Volume 4 Issue 2

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Editorial Introduction

The July 2013 issue of China Health Review includes the CMB Open Competition Interview Series I, a perspective article by Professor Rui Wang, and a special interview with Dr. Helena Wang, the Asia Editor of the Lancet, in addition to our usual sections.

In the China Medical Board Open Competition (CMB-OC) Interview Series (I), we invited Ms. Linda Zhou, CMB grants Manager; Dr. Shufang Zhang, coordinator of the OC review process, and finalists (Drs. Xinglin Feng,  Weiyan Jian, Guoqing Hu, Li Zhao, and Ms. Qian Li) to share their experience and insight about the OC Program.

In the Perspective section, Professor Rui Wang discussed the long-term effects on people’s lifestyle and health caused by the rapid change of China’s urban built environment, and suggested researchers act promptly to develop robust evidence of the relationship between urban form and health behavior.

In the Special Interview, Dr. Helena Wang, the Asia Editor of the Lancet, reviewed the history and focus of the Lancet China themed issues, described the purpose and scope of the Lancet, and offered suggestions regarding research topic selection and scientific writing from an editor’s perspective.

Research Twitter provides summaries of ten recent publications, covering topics such as H7N9 infection, comparative epidemiology on H7N9 and H5N1, assessment of clinical severity of H7N9, health-education package to prevent worm Infections among Chinese schoolchildren, the association between government subsidy and injection use in primary health care institutions, public hospital reform, responsiveness of community health services in urban china, the impacts of health insurance on health care utilization among elderly, and effect of ambient air pollution on stroke mortality in China.

Policy Practice and Updates includes six updates concerning topics including the integration of drug and food administrations, the role of private funded hospitals, initial steps in combining medical insurances, twelfth five-year plan medical reform blueprint, and medical reforms in Qinghai and Shanxi.

In About CHPAMS, we provide a summary of the roundtable discussion about China’s public hospital reform hosted by CHPAMS during the 2013 Chinese Economists Society’s annual meeting in Chengdu, China. The feature member of this issue is Jing Hao, an active CHPAMS Planning Committee member and a doctoral candidate in Health Policy and Management at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Amherst. You will also find recent career and professional updates of Professor Dongfu Qian and Dr. Yi Pan.  

Enjoy Reading!












CMB Open Competition Interview Series Introduction

CMB Open Competition Interview Series (I)

Interview with Dr. Feng Xinglin

Interview with Dr. Weiyan Jian

Interview with Dr. Guoqing Hu

Interview with Dr. Li Zhao

Interview with Ms. Qian Li


City Building and Public Health: Threats and Opportunities in China
by Rui Wang, PhD

Special Interview

Dr. Helena Wang, Asia Editor, The Lancet
by Yi Pan, PhD

Research Twitter

Policy and Practice Updates


From the CHPAMS Planning Committee

Feature Member: Jing Hao, MD, MPH

Members’ Updates