Yinong Chong, a leading life transformation and wellness coach, and certified aroma therapist, excels in connecting dots between modern science and Eastern wisdoms, and in helping people to achieve vibrant health and wellness.
Dr. Chong is a Mayo Clinic certified "health and Wellness Coach". She earned her PhD in Sociology from Arizona State University, her MS in Journalism from Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and her BA in English Literature from Beijing University. She also holds a graduate certificate in Research Methodology from the University of Maryland, and was a post doctorate fellow at CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS Officer).
Dr. Chong shares transformative ideas through vivid story telling. Her self-healing stories and years of disciplined mind-body practice inspire her clients and students to reach their own highest potentials. Her research expertise enables her to bridge the ancient teachings and modern scientific research, and became a rare interpreter for cross cultural and interdisciplinary dialogues. Dr. Chong’s high proficiency in classical Chinese and ability to “speak English like a native” make her well sought-after hostess and moderator for highly visible intercultural events.
Dr. Chong has over 20 years of experience in public health research, having conducted over two-dozen epidemiologic and methodological studies, all published in peer-reviewed journals or presented at scientific meetings. She led the design, development and production of a series of highly successful education and communication products. These include data visualization gallery and CDC accredited online courses which teach users how to prepare and analyze complicated national survey data. Widely used by researchers and graduate students around the world, this online course series earned her the CDC Innovation Award. Combining her communications background with public health expertise, Dr. Chong also led the development and production of a series of multi-media products to effectively communicate the agency’s mission and accomplishments. She won the Director’s Award from the National Center of Health Statistics for these productions.
As a co-founder of TCCII Dr. Chong led the development and production of several wellness products including training DVDs, CDs, whitepapers, online and off-line courses, seminars, events and classes. She is a highly sought-after public speaker on the topics of health, wellness, inter-culture communications, and life transformation.