Jie Zhang, Distinguished Professor of sociology and Buffalo State College, who also has served as director of the campus's Center for China Studies since 2000, can speak to the rise in hate crimes against Asian-Americans in the United States. He also can speak to suicide in males, especially males in China.  

Dr. Zhang is an internationally known scholar in suicidology and has published both in China and the United States as well as other places of the world on social and cultural effects on suicide. He is a social scientist with numerous grants from various sources including the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Professor Zhang teaches social psychology, sociological theory, social medicine, and research methods.