Hong Zhao is a professor of School of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College in Beijing China. She is also deputy director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Nursing Policy-making and Quality management. In her academic roles, she teaches obstetric & gynaecology (obs & gynae) nursing, community nursing and nursing administration.
She became coordinator of ICN TB program in China in 2009. She worked as coordinator of ICN Leadership for Change program from 2007-2009.
Hong Zhao served as a RN in Obs and Gynae Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital from 1990-1995. She received her BSN in nursing from School of Nursing, Peking Union Medical College. She received her MSN and PhD with focus in nursing administration from School of Nursing, the University of Tokyo.