Board of Directors(2014-2016)




Brief Bios

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Dr. Qi (Harry) Zhang is an Associate Professor in the School of Community and Environmental Health at Old Dominion University in the U.S. As a health economist, he has an active research agenda on socioeconomic determinants of health and related health policies in the U.S. and China. He has more than 30 publications in international journals and has been a Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on multiple grants funded by National Institutes of Health and US Department of Agriculture. He received his B.A. in economics from Fudan University in 1998 and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Alabama in 2001.

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Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen is a Senior Health Economist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)*. His research has focused on health economics and applied econometrics. He has published more than forty articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics including social determinants of health, forecast combining, and economics of obesity. He received his PhD (2004) in Economics from Iowa State University. He is the President of the Association of Asian and Pacific Islander Employees of CDC/ATSDR (2014-2016) and the Founding Editor of China Health Review. He received the 2013 CDC Excellence in Behavioral and Social Science Research Award.

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Roman (Dong) Xu is a PhD student in global health (implementation science) at University of Washington. He is currently engaged in two large studies on  mHealth in mental health (the LEAN trial) in Liuyang, Hunan, and public hospital reform in Guizhou province.   Before Roman joined UW, he had hold several professional and leadership positions for a range of organizations including the Chinese Medical Association, Medtronic, Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Medical International, and the China Medical Board.  Roman obtained his master in public policy (health policy) from Harvard University in 2004 and bachelor in medical English from West China University of Medical Sciences in 1996. Roman has been involved in the development of CHPAMS since its earliest discussion in 2008. For a more detailed profile, see

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Dr. Youfa Wang is Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Pediatrics at University at Buffalo, State University of New York.  As an internationally known expert, he has over 160 publications, and has secured about $23 million research grants from the NIH as the PI over the past 13 years. His research interests include nutritional epidemiology; child growth and nutrition; childhood obesity prevention; non-communicable chronic diseases; health disparities; global health; and application of systems science in public health. He has served on numerous national and international expert panels and leadership positions. He received his PhD in nutritional epidemiology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001, his medical degree from Beijing Medical University in 1992, and his master's degree in Epidemiology from the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College in 1995.

Dr. Lu Shi is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Lu earned his PhD in Policy Analysis from F.S. Pardee RAND Graduate School in 2008. His research interests include population health modeling, empirical methods, and behavioral and cognitive economics. He has joined the preparatory work of China Health Policy and Management Society since 2008, and is the current Executive Editor of China Health Review.

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Dr. Zheng (Jane) Li is a Lead Environmental Health Scientist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)*. Her research areas include environmental health, environmental epidemiology, exposure assessment, air pollution, etc. She was the President of the Association of Asian and Pacific Islander Employee of CDC/ATSDR (2012-2014). She received a BS in chemistry from Wuhan University, MS in chemistry from Mississippi State University, PhD in Environmental Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology with a minor in environmental health from Emory University, and a MPH in public health practice from the University of South Florida.

* Drs. Chen and Li are serving in their personal capacity.