AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION AND RESEARCH FOCUS
Medical Anthropology; Health Promotion & Practice; Health, Rehab and Disabilities; Cross-cultural Gerontology; Social Behavioral Research Methodology; Healing traditions/Chinese Medicine; Culture & Mental Health; Health Beliefs and Health Care behaviors
1995-1997 Research Fellow in Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School 1994 Ph.D. University of Connecticut, Medial Anthropology1989 M.A. University of Connecticut, Education 1982 B.A. Nanjing University, Education
2001-2003 Certification of Training in Chinese Medicine, the Training Center of the ChineseAcademy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Beijing2002-2003 Clinic Internship in Chinese Medicine Theories and Diagnosis, Training Center ofthe Chinese Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Beijing2001 Certification of Training in Chinese Cultural Studies, Beijing University1996 Fellow of National Institute on Aging Summer Research Institute1993 Fellow of Geriatric Research Certification Program, Travelers Center onAging/University of Connecticut
2007-present UC Foundation Professor, University of Tennessee Chattanooga2008-2014 Faculty, University Honor Program, University of Tennessee Chattanooga 2007-2009 Head, Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Geography, UTC2004-2007 UC Foundation Associate Professor, University of Tennessee Chattanooga 2004-present Honorary Visiting Professor, Nanjing University, China2004-2008 Honorary Visiting Professor, Suzhou, China1998-2004 Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Chattanooga 1997-1998 Lecturer, Harvard Medical School
BooksGuo, Zibin. Ginseng and Aspirin: Health Care Alternatives of Aging Chinese in New York City. New York: Cornell University Press, 2000.Guo, Zibin. Rising from the stillness – the transformation of Mind and Body. Pending.
Articles & Book Chapters
Liang, Y.; Wu, D.; Guo, Z.; Ledesma, D.; Kaplanoglu, E.; and Skjellum, A. 2021VIGOR — a Versatile, Individualized and Generative Orchestrator to motivate the movement of the people with limited mobility. Accepted for publication by IntechOpen.Ren, Z.; Qu, W.; Guo, Z. 2021. A Grounded Theory Exploration of the Stages of Relationship Development in Marriages of Convenience in China. Family Process, Vol. x, No. x, 2021. Family Process Institute doi: 10.1111/famp. 12626Yu, L.; D. Wu; D. Ledesmaa; C. Davisa; R. Slaughtera; Z. Guo. 2018. Virtual Tai-ChiSystem: A Smart-connected modality for rehabilitation. Journal of Smart Health. 9-10: Pp. 232-249. Guo, Z. 2014. “Dancing in the Chair: A Collaborative Effort of Developing and Implementing WheelchairTaijiquan.” In Roger Sanjek (ed) Mutuality: Anthropology’s Changing Terms of Engagement. University of Penn Press.Barlew, Lauren, Janet Secrest, Zibin Guo, Nancy Fell and Glenn Haban. 2013. “The Experience of Being Grounded: a Phenomenological Study of Living with a Wheelchair.” Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing. 38(4):Pp. 193-201.Guo, Z. 2012. “Thirteen Postures of Wheelchair Taijiquan (Tai Chi): Wheelchair Use as an Instrument of Empowerment.” Journal of Technology and Innovation – Proceedings of the National Academy of Inventors. 13(4): Pp. 267-279.Guo, Z. 2012. “Wheelchair Taijiquan & the Paralympics”. The Diplomat. http://thediplomat.com/sport- culture/2012/07/18/wheelchair-taijiquan-and-the-paralympics/Guo, Z. 2010. “A Short Survey of the Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine in China”, Journal of Education about Asia, 15(2): 46-49.Guo, Z. and Y. Zang. 2010. “Dancing in the Chair: Wheelchair Taijiquan for People with Ambulatory Impairment”, International Journal of Disability, Community & Rehabilitation, 9(1).Guo, Z. 2009. “Seated Tai Chi Chuan for Ambulatory Difficulty”, Acupuncture Today, 10 (10), Pp1 & 37. Guo, Z. & Y Zhang. 2009. “Dancing in a Chair – Promoting Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan in China.Advance for Occupational Therapy Practitioners.https://occupational-therapy.advanceweb.com/Article/Dancing-in-the-Chair.aspxGuo, Z., 2003. Response to Dementia-Related Illness: An Ethnographic Study in a Chinese American Community. InLin Zhan (Ed) Asian Americans: Vulnerable Populations, Model Interventions, and Clarifying Agendas. Pp.253-268. Jones & Bartlett Publications.Guo, Z. 2002. “Renegotiating the Illness” In Lin Zhan (ed.) Asian Americans. Pp. 215-217. Jones & Bartlett Publications.Guo, Z. 2002. Nanjing, China in Melvin and Carol Ember (ed.) Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures. Volume 3, Pp. 296-304. Grolier Publishing Company.Guo, Z. 2002. The Transmission of Chinese medicine (Book Review), by Elisabeth Hsu, Cambridge University Press 1999. Medical Anthropology Quarterly, 16(2): 250-252.Guo Z, Levy B, Hinton WL, Weitzman PF, Levkoff SE. 2000. Recruiting Dementia-Affected Chinese American Elders and their Caregivers. In Levkoff SE, Prohaska TR, Weitzman PF, Ory MG (Eds) Recruiting and Retention in Minority Populations: Lessons Learned in Conducting Research on Health Promotion and Minority Aging. Pp.103-112; Springer Publishing Company; New York, 2000.Guo, Z., Levy, B., Hinton, L., & Levkoff, S. 2000. The Power of labels: Recruiting Chinese American Caregivers of dementia. Journal of Aging and Mental Health, 6(1): 103-112.Hinton WL, Zibin G, Hillygus J, Levkoff S. 2000. Working with Culture: A Qualitative Analysis of Barriers to The Recruitment of Chinese-American Family Caregivers for Dementia Research. Journal of Cross-
Cultural Gerontology 15(2): 119-137. 2000.Guo, Z. 1998. The Dilemma in Searching for Health Care – Chinese American Elderly in a Developing Multi-Cultural Urban Community. In Lin Zhan (Ed) Asian Voice: Asian and Asian American Health Educators Speak Out. Pp. 117-145. Jones & Bartlett Publications.Levkoff S. Hinton WL, Simmons J, Lam M, Guo Z, Kleinman A. et al. 1997. “A qualitative analysis of Dementia explanatory models across four ethnic groups. In K Iqbal, B Winbald, T. Nishimura, M Takeda, HM Wisniewski (Ed), Alzheimer’s disease: Biology Diagnosis, and Therapeutics. Pp. 799-804. John Wiley & Sons Ltd.Guo, Z. 1994. “Health, medicine, and beliefs: Chinese American elderly in a developing multicultural urban Community”. Doctoral Dissertations. Paper AAI9525666. http://digitalcommons.uconn.edu/dissertations/AAI9525666Guo, Z. 1993 Sources of Bias in Health Status Statistics among Chinese American Elderly in Flushing, New York. National Center for Health Statistics Research Report. Washington. D.C. 1993. http://www.cdc.gov/NCHS/about/grants/projects/progdir/poncesub.htm.Guo, Z. 1983. “The Principles of Encountering”, Journal of Sport Science, Shanghai Sport, Exercise and Science College Publications.Conference Proceedings2013 Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Taijiquan – Transforming Assistive Device to the Tool of Empowerment and “Normalization”. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. Supl. 53, June 2013.2014 Guo, Z. “Seated tai-chi for patients with non-functional ambulation: a case series” European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Vol. 50, Supply. 1 to No. 3.
2020- Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan as an Adaptive Sport for Veterans with Ambulatory Disability2021 Program Expansion and Promotion” $123,028.00. U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.2019- Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan as an Adaptive Sport for Veterans with Ambulatory Disability –2020 Program Expansion and Promotion” $96, 000.00 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs2018- Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan as an Adaptive Sport for Veterans with Ambulatory Disability –2019 Program Further Expansion and Promotion” $100, 000.00 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.2017- Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan as an Adaptive Sport for Veterans with Ambulatory Disability –2018 Program Expansion and Promotion” $58, 000.00 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.2016- Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Tai Chi as form of Empowerment for Veterans and Families”. $60, 000.00 U.S.2017 Department of Veterans Affairs.2016 Guo, Z. “Empowering through Tai Chi on the Wheels – Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan for Veterans withAmbulatory Disability & PTSD”. $3,000. Roth S. Holmberg Grant2015 Guo, Z. Seated/Wheelchair Tai Chi Instructor Training. $1,998.00. Community Foundation of GreaterChattanooga.2008 2008 Beijing Olympics/Paralympics Committee “Bring Wheelchair Taijiquan to BeijingOlympics/Paralympics” ($50,000.00)2008 UC Foundation Research Grant: “Rising from Stillness – A Pilot Study of the Effects of SittingTaijiquan on People with Severe Physical Disabilities” ($5,000.00)2007 2008 Beijing Olympics/Paralympics Committee/UTC “Wheelchair Taijiquan at Beijing OlympicsCultural Festival” ($40,000.00)2006 2008 Beijing Olympics/Paralympics Committee. Invited to conduct the very first “National WheelchairTaijiquan Instructor’s Training Workshop” in Beijing, China” ($15,000.00)
2005 Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research/American Philosophical Society. Fieldwork “Asians in American West” ($4000.00)2001 UC Foundation Faculty Research Grant – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Project title: The Measurement of Job Satisfaction and Commitment within an Organizational Context ($3,000).1999 Faculty Summer Research Grant – University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Project title: The Dynamics of Home Remedy: An In-depth and Cross-Culture Analysis of Home Remedy Usage among Two Elderly Populations ($5,000).1995-1997 NIA Postdoctoral Research Grant – National Institute on Aging. Project title: Training and Practicing in Research Methodology at Harvard Medical School ($120,000).
1993 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award – University of Connecticut. Project: Health beliefs and Health Care behavior Among Elderly Chinese-Americans in Flushing, New York. ($5,000)1992-1993 Principal Investigator – Asian American Health Forum INC./National Health Center for Health Statistics: Sources of Bias in Health Status Statistics In Minority Elderly Populations. ($23,000)1990 Research Consultant: Institute of Community Health Research, Hartford, CT (Project on: Developing Community Needs Assessment Instrument $10,000).
2021 Liang, Y.; Wu, D; Guo, Z.; Wang, Y. “SCH: Using Graph-based Motion Analysis to Promote Physical Activity” National Science Fundation/National Insituties of Health. $1,200,000.00. Submitted on February 16, 2021.2014-2017 COMPASS – “Combating Obesity’s multiple chronic conditions through Preparation Activities Shared among Students.” $1,107,961 (DHHS). Member of Project Team. School of Nursing UTC .2015 Liang Yu, Zibin Guo, Dalei Wu, Nancy Fell and Amanda Clark. Virtual TaiJi System: An Innovative Rehabilitation Strategy $8,000.00. CRISP (UTC).2012-2015 Yu, R.; Tang, J.; Zhang, H.; Guo, Z.; Gu, C.; Su, Y.; Cha, Z.; Gu, J.; Meng, X.; Li. J. Comparative of Studies in Improving Public Health through Promoting Physical Activities in major Industrial Societies.¥ 150,000.00 Chinese National Foundation of Social Sciences (12BTY005).2012-2015 Lindgren K, Smith C, Jackson J, Clark A, Fell N, Tillman L, Wilkerson G, Colston M, Panda M, Guo Z.$1,088,064.00. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) School of Nursing.2012-2015 Lindgren K, Smith C, Schreeder C, Clark A, Fell N, Radu V, White D, Guo Z. $1,438,680.00 Health Resources and Services Administration; Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and RetentionProgram (HRSA; NEPQR) Inter-Professional Collaborative Practice Approach for Geriatric Education Strategies (IPCP-AGES) (Grant# UD7HP25061). School of Nursing.2011-2014 Health Conditioning Specialist: “Get Healthy”. $298,547.00 DHHS. (Grant# D11HP22208). School of Nursing.1998 Research Consultant – Women’s Research Center, Wellesley College, MA Project title: Cultural Competence Training for Community Health Care Providers ($1,200).1994 Program Development Consultant – Department of Community & International Health University of Connecticut Health Center. Project title: Developing Training and Recruiting Strategies for Minority
International Health Care Professionals. ($1,000)1994 Research Consultant – Manchester Connecticut: Designing the Health Needs Assessments among an under-served urban population; conducting in-depth interviews with health care providers and final data analysis ($15,000).1993 Research Consultant – New York Task Force on Immigrant Health: Cultural and Social Construction of Tuberculosis in an Asian-American Pregnant Women Population. ($8,000)
USVA FUNDED PROGRAM IMPLEMENTATIONS
Based on years of research, the program “Wheelchair/Adaptive Tai Chi as a Narrative Engagement for Veterans” I developed has been recongnized as a model of intervention for Veterans with physical and psychological challenges by USVA. Since 2016, funded by USVA, I dreicted and conducted (or schedudled to conduct) program implementation training at 50 VA Medical Centers in 35 Sates to more than 600 healthcare providers.
2020-2021 Aurora (CO) VA Medical Center;Wilmington (DE) VA Medical Center; Miami (FL) VA Medical Center;Ft. Harrison (MT) VA Medical Center; Reno (NV) VA Medical Center;NYC (NY) VA Medcial Center; Albany (VA) Medical Center;Oklahoma City (OK) VA Medical Center; Temple (TX) VA Medical Center;Dallas (TX) VA Medical Center; Spokane (WA) VA Medical Center; Cheyenne (WY) VA Medical Center; Long Beach (CA) VA Medical Center.
2019-2020 Salem (VA) VA Medical Center;San Juan (PR) VA Medical Center; Lexington (KY) VA Medical Center; Augusta (GA) VA Medical Center; Dayton (OH) VA Medical Center; Ann Arbor (MI) VA Medical Center; Biloxi (MS) VA Medical Center;Nebraska-Western (NE) VA Healthcare System; Chicago (IL) VA Medical Center;Central Iowa VA Healthcare System; Pittsburgh (PA) VA Medical Center; Houston (TX) VA Medical Center.
2018-2019 Lyons (NJ) VA Medical Center;Diego (CA) VA Medical Center;St. Louis (MO) VA Medical Center; Amarillo (TX) VA Medical Center; Atlanta (GA) VA Medical Center; Gainesville (FL) VA Medical Center;
Bonham (TX) VA Medical Center; Martinsburg (WV) VA Medical Center; Perry Point (MD) VA Medcial Center; Syracuse (NY) VA Medical Center; Grant Junction (CO) VA Medical Center; Evansville (IN) VA Medical Center; Tuscaloosa (AL) VA Medical Center; Boston (MA) VA Medical Center; Milwaukee (WI) VA Medical Center; San Francisc (CA) VA Medical Center.
2017-2018 Palo Alto (CA) VA Health Care System; Fort worth (TX) VA Medical Center; Jackson (MS) VA Health Care System;Salt Lake City (UT) VA Healthcare System; Tampa (FL) VA Healthcare System;New Orleans/Louisiana VA Healthcare System; Murfreesboro/Tennessee VA Healthcare System; Phoenix/Arizona VA Healthcare System.
2016-2017 Murfreesboro/Tennessee VA Healthcare System
OTHER INVITED WORKSHOPS (Selected)
Since the wheelchair Tai Chi program I developed appeared in 2008 Paralympics, I have been invited by medical and healthcare organizations of both domestic and abroad to conduct training workshops for health care professionals to apply this program as a rehab modality.
2017 Guo, Z. & Crook, R. “Integrating Traditional Healing Arts with Modern Application: The Clinic Implication of Adaptive Tai Chi”. Southeast American Osteopathic Association Annual Conference. Ashville, NC.2012 Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Tai Chi and Rehab Medicine” Invited workshop at Department of Physical Therapy, Mayo Clinic.2011 Guo, Z. “Seated Taijiquan for Everybody. “Invited workshop at Southeast Aging and Disability Training Conference. Memphis, TN.2009 Guo, Z., Morgan, L. “Dancing in the Chair – Seated tai Chi for Rehabilitation” Invited by American Therapeutic Recreation Association, conducted a training workshop for therapists on integrating seated Tai Chi program with the therapeutic intervention. Minneapolis, MN.2009 Guo, Z. Collaborated with Area Agency on Aging and Disability, conducted a seated Tai Chi Instructor’s training workshop for health care providers from area nursing homes, senior centers and assisted living facilities. Chattanooga, TN.2009 Guo, Z. “Seated tai Chi for rehabilitation” Invited by Michigan Therapeutic Recreation Association, conducted a training workshop for therapists on applying seated Tai Chi program to therapeutic intervention.2006 Guo, Z. Development and Conducted the first Wheelchair Tai Chi National Instructors Training Workshop in Beijing, China. Invited and Sponsored by 2008 Paralympics Committee2006 “Rising from Stillness: Tai Ji as an art of healing” Invited workshop by Tennessee Psychological Association Annual Conference. Nashville, TN.
2005 “Tai Ji as a way of Emotion Cultivation” Invited by Tennessee Psychological Association Annual Conference. Nashville, TN.
INVITED PRESENTATIONS (Selected)
2019 Guo, Z. Empowering through Gentle Motion. Keynote Speaker at SUR RT Club Annual Workshop.Slippery Rock University.2017 Guo, Z., Smith, C. “Standing like a tree and Moving like Water – the Effects of Using Tai Chi Chuan Movement, Music and Metaphors as an Intervention Tool among a Group of Inner City Adolescents”. United States Public Health Services Scientific Symposium. Chattanooga TN.2014 Guo, Z. & Yuyang Z. “Healing through self-empowering – wheelchair tai chi chuan.” 19th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Marseille, France.2013 Guo, Z., “Healthy People” policy: the cultural and social backgrounds of public fitness engagement Policy. Invited presentation at Suzhou Science & Technology, China.2013 Guo, Z., “The Culture of Physical activity & inactivity in American Schools”. Invited lecture at Suzhou University, China.2013 Guo, Z & Zwitter, M. “Standing like Tree, Moving like Water: the Use of 4-postures of Tai Chi Program to Promote Fitness Participation among Individuals with SPMI.” International Society of Psychiatric- Mental Health Nurses 15th Annual Conference. San Antonio, TX.2013 Guo, Z. “Rising from Stillness – Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan as a Tool for Mind and Body Rehab.” 7thWorld Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Beijing, China.2012 Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Tai Chi – Rehab through Empowering” Invited presentation at Mayo Clinic.2012 Guo, Z., “Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan – Transforming Assistive Device to the Tool ofEmpowerment and ‘Normalization’. Invited lecture at Department of Rehab Medicine, MayoClinic, Rochester, MN.2012 Guo, Z., “Empowerment & Normalization of the Disabled.” Invited seminar at Office of Diversity and
2011 Inclusion Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.Guo, Z., “Seated Taijiquan for SCI Rehab”. Invited Presentation at 2nd Biennial Spinal Cord Injury:Acute and Chronic Management & Promising Research. Asheville, NC.2009 Guo, Z., “Rising from Stillness – 13 Moves of Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan” Invited Presentation atInternational Tai Chi Symposium. Vanderbilt University, TN.2008 Guo, Z., “The 2008 Olympics and China’s Encounter with the West”, China’s Encounter with the West –A History Institute for Teachers, sponsored by the Philadelphia Foreign Policy Research Institute.Chattanooga, TN.2006 Guo, Z. “Social Behavioral Research Methods” Invited by Suzhou University, China.2004 Guo, Z., “Chinese Medicine: Theory and Practice”. Invited lecture at Tennessee Osteopathic AssociationAnnual Conference.2002 Guo, Z., “Qualitative Research Method” Nanjing University, China2001 Guo, Z., “Angry Liver and Weak Kidney: Fundamental Principles in Chinese Medicine” InternalMedicine Grand Rounds. University of Tennessee Medical Center.
PRESENTATIONS AT PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES
2017 Yu, L.; Guo, Z,; Wu, D.; Fell, N.; Clark, A. Virtual TaiChi System, an Innovative Rehabilitation Modality” 2017 Defense Innovation Technology Acceleration Challenges Showcase. Tampa, FL.
2017 Guo, Z., Attle, A., Stephen, S.; Lubber, D. “Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan as an Adaptive Fitness program for Veterans with Physical disabilities and PTSD” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Conference. Santa Fe, NM.2017 Guo, Z., Attle, A., Stephen, S.; Lubber, D. “Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan as an Intervention Strategy for Veterans with Physical and Psychological Disabilities”. American Therapeutic Rehabilitation Association Conference. Orlando, FL.2017 Guo, Z., Smith, C. “Standing like a tree and Moving like Water – the Effects of Using Tai Chi Chuan Movement, Music and Metaphors as an Intervention Tool among a Group of Inner City Adolescents”. United States Public Health Services Scientific Symposium. Chattanooga TN.2015 Yu, L; Guo, Z.; Wu, D.; Fell, N.; Clark, A. Virtual TaiJi System – An Innovative Modality for Rehabilitation. 2015 Conference of Biomedical Science and Engineering. Oak Ridge National Laboratory.2014 Guo, Z. “Seated tai-chi for patients with non-functional ambulation: a case series”. 19th European Congress of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Marseille, France.2014 Zwitter, M; Guo, Z. and Ezell, C. “Integrating Care for the Severe and Persistently Mentally Ill at Point Of Service: The use of Tai Chi with Group Home Residents”. Presented at the poster session of American Psychiatric Nursing 27th Annual Conference at San Antonio, Texas.2013 Guo, Z. “Wheelchair Taijiquan – Transforming Assistive Device to the Tool of Empowerment and “Normalization”. 7th World Congress of the international society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. Beijing, China.2011 Guo, Z., “Bridging Common Interest – A Collaborative Effort of Promoting Wheelchair Taijiquan.” American Anthropological Association Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada.2010 Guo, Z., “Dancing in the Chair: The Implications of Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan” American Anthropological Association Annual Conference. New Orleans, LA.2010 Guo, Z., “Dancing in the Chair: The Promotion of Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan”, Society for Disability Studies Annual Conference. Philadelphia, PA.2010 Fell, N, Guo, Z.; Secrest, J.; Haban, G. “Seated Tai Ji for Women with Non-Functional Ambulation: A Case Series.” American Physical Therapy Annual Conference (Poster session). Boston, MA.2008 Guo, Z., “The Social and Political Construction of Identity: Chinese Immigrants in the United States”, the 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnographical Sciences (IUAES). Kunming, China.2003 Guo, Z., “Renegotiating the Meaning of Mental Impairment through Family caring Structure” Society for Applied Anthropology Annual Meetings, Portland, OR.
INVITED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
2017 Guo, Z. “Ancient Wisdom and Modern Application” Innovators in Aging Care Summit. Chattanooga, TN.2016 Guo, Z. “Pain Expressions in the Cultural & Social Context” 2nd Annual Colloquium – Interdisciplinary Humanities. UTC, TN2013 Guo, Z., “Healthy People” policy: the cultural and social backgrounds of public fitness engagement Policy. Invited presentation at Suzhou Science & Technology, China.2013 Guo, Z., “The Culture of Physical activity & inactivity in American Schools”. Invited lecture at Suzhou University, China.2012 Guo, Z., “Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan – Transforming Assistive Device to the Tool of Empowerment and ‘Normalization’”. Invited lecture at Department of Rehab Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.
2012 Guo, Z., “Empowerment & Normalization of the Disabled.” Invited seminar at Office of Diversity and
2011 Inclusion Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.Guo, Z., “Seated Taijiquan for SCI Rehab”. Invited Presentation at 2nd Biennial Spinal Cord Injury:Acute and Chronic Management & Promising Research. Asheville, NC.2009 Guo, Z., “Rising from Stillness – 13 Moves of Wheelchair Tai Chi Chuan” Invited Presentation atInternational Tai Chi Symposium. Vanderbilt University, TN.2008 Guo, Z., “The 2008 Olympics and China’s Encounter with the West”, China’s Encounter with the West –A History Institute for Teachers, sponsored by the Philadelphia Foreign Policy Research Institute.Chattanooga, TN.2004 Guo, Z., “Chinese Medicine: Theory and Practice”. Invited lecture at Tennessee Osteopathic AssociationAnnual Conference.2002 Guo, Z., “Qualitative Research Method” Nanjing University, China2001 Guo, Z., “Angry Liver and Weak Kidney: Fundamental Principles in Chinese Medicine” InternalMedicine Grand Rounds. University of Tennessee Medical Center.
AWARDS AND HONORS
2019-2020 Outstanding Faculty Research & Creative Achievement Award, University of TennesseeChattanooga2019-2020 Researcher of the Year Award – CAS, University of Tennessee Chattannoga2019 Citation of Merit. UT President’s Award2017-2018 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2015-2016 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2013-2014 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2012-2013 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2011-2012 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2010-2011 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2011 “Health Researcher of the Year” – Taijiquan Enthusiasts Choice Awards. 2011 Health &Martial Arts Festival & Symposium2009-2010 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2008-2009 Department Head Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2009 “Appreciation for Contribution”. The 29th Olympics Committee.2009 “Most Innovative Special Populations Research Award”. 2009 International Tai Chi ChuanSymposium at Vanderbilt University2009 “Harold Love Outstanding Community Involvement Award”. State of TennesseeHigher Education Commission2007-2008 Department Head Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2004-2005 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2002-2003 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2001-2002 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga2002 Fellow Status, Society for Applied Anthropology2011 UC Foundation Professorship2000-2001 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga1999-2000 Exceptional Merit Award – University of Tennessee Chattanooga1994 “Honorable Mention Award” – Peter K. New Award Committee of Society for AppliedAnthropology.
2015 – Present Reviewer, Center for Disease Control Publications 2014-present Reviewer, Journal of Rehabilitation Nursing2005-2013 Editorial Board member: Medical Anthropology Quarterly. 2002-2003 Reviewer, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology.2001 Reviewer, Cornell University Press.
SELLECTED MEDIA COVERAGE
2018 NPR (National Public Radio) “To Treat Pain, PTSD and Other Ills, Some Vets Try Tai Chi”https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/04/02/594914429/to-treat-pain-ptsd-and-other-ills-some-
2012 National Geography – documentary series Taboo (Recorded) “Chinese Medicine and Healing.”2009 NPR. “Taking Wheelchair Tai Chi to China”, May 2009.http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2009/05/taking_wheelchair_tai_chi_to_c.html
2009 USA Today. “Chattanooga: Wheelchair tai chi classes to be offered at nursing homes”http://www.usatoday.com/topics/article/Places,+Geography/States,+Territories,+Provinces,+Islands/T
2009 “Tai Chi for all – even in a wheelchair”, Powerful Patient, 2009 Week 35http://powerfulpatient.org/archive/2009/week0935_taichi.php2009 Powerful Patient. “Tai Chi for all – even in a wheelchair”.http://powerfulpatient.org/archive/2009/week0935_taichi.php2009 Medical News Today. “Wheelchair Tai Chi – One Of The Simplest Ways For People Who UseWheelchairs To Improve Their Physical And Mental Health”.http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/152104.php
2009 Modern Healthcare.com, 2009 “Outliers: Expanding exercise”http://www.modernhealthcare.com/article/20090608/SUB/306089988
2009 Therapy Times. “Wheelchair Tai Chi Improves Physical and Mental Health.”www.therapytimes.com/content=0302J84C487E948040A040441
2009 American Physical Therapy Association. “Wheelchair Tai Chi Program Can Improve Functional Status,Say UTC Researchers”.www.apta.org/AM/PrinterTemplate.cfm?Section=General_Information&TEMPLATE=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&CONTENTID=603592009 Acupuncture Today. “Tai Chi Helps Patients in Wheelchairs”www.acupuncturetoday.com/mpacms/at/article.php?id=31988
2009 Journal of Gerontological Nursing. . “Professor Promotes Seated Tai Chi for Wheelchair Users”. Vol.35(8); 2009, Pp 9.2009 Consumer Report on Health. “Wheelchair Tai Chi.” Vol. 21(9), Pp. 3.2009 The International Magazine of Tai Chi Chuan. “Wheelchair Taiji Featured at Beijing Paralympics”(Featured on the cover) 33(1) 2009; Pp. 6-11.2009 Rehab & Community Care Medicine. “Wheelchair Tai Chi”. (Featured on the cover of summer issue)2008 The Journal of Disability in China. “Zibin Guo Develops Wheelchair Tai Chi – a mind and body healingMethod” 3, pp. 26-27.2008 Beijing Olympic Times. “The Promoter of Wheelchair Tai Chi” 3; Pp. 70-71.2008 Gratuita elportavoz.“Nueva Actividad En Los Jusegos Paralimpicos Tai Chi En Silla De Ruedas”
2(4), Pp. 19-20.2008 Xinhua News. “北京残奥会文艺演出走进社区”http://news.xinhuanet.com/olympics/2008-09/05/content_9803232.htm2008 China Central Television.com. “北京 2008 残奥会文化广场活动拉开序幕“http://news.cctv.com/china/20080906/100719.shtml2008 China Sports. “残奥精神感动社区 体育让残疾人更加健康自信” www.sports.cn/2008-09-122008 Sina.com. 北京残奥会文艺演出走进社区，轮椅太极也翩翩起舞”http://sports.sina.com.cn/o/2008-09-05/20043923910.shtml2007 China Disabled People’s Federation. “全国轮椅太极拳教练员培训班在京举办”www.cpc2008.org.cn/2007-02/05/content_7714.htm
郭子斌教授，美国肯乃迪克州州立大学运动健康学硕士，美国肯乃迪克州州立大学医学文化学博士、美国哈佛大学医学院社会医学系博士后、美国田纳西州大学人类医学文化学教授。美国田纳西大学教授、社会学系主任。与臧育扬一同创编了29式轮椅太极拳，是对残疾人群众体育运动的一次积极有益的开拓和创新。主要研究方向：文化和健康;社会健康行为研究方法; 医学文化学; 文化和心理健康; 健康意识和健保行为；美国健康文化。