Issue 27, March 2015


Happy Year of Goat for All CHPAMS Members! Best Wishes for You on Study, Research, and Professional Life in the New Year!

From Editors

CHPAMS Newsletter is a monthly e-newsletter from the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS). The Newsletter serves as a communication platform to provide updates and activities related to CHPAMS and information of potential interest for CHPAMS members.

Members' Corner

Apricot Forest, Inc (杏树林), the mobile health care company founded in China by senior CHPAMS member Dr. ZHANG Yusheng, was recently ranked the 25th most innovative company around the world by the top business magazine “Fast Company”. Apple, Google, and Alibaba are among the top five most innovative companies. “Fast Company” is a worldwide leading progressive business media and was founded by two editors from Harvard Business Review. For more details please visit Big congratulations to Yusheng and 杏树林!                                                                                                   

CHPAMS Activities and Announcements                      


Welcome new voting members who registered in February 2015. The following members were randomly drawn to receive an Amazon Gift Card. Good luck in the new year!

GAI Yunwei      (Babson College, USA)
HAN Wei           (University of Oxford, UK)
TANG Xianyan  (Guangxi Medical University, China)
YAO Yu             (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China)
ZHU Weiming    (Peking University, China)

Member registration is still open at . More lucky registered members in March will be announced next month.


Speaker: Dr. BAO Shuming (鲍曙明博士)Director, China Data Center, University of Michigan (美国密歇根大学中国数据中心主任)
Title: Spatial Health: Integrating Multi-level Data in China and the US

Date and Time:
USA Time:    Monday, March 16, 2015, 8PM (Eastern Daylight Time)
China Time:   Tuesday, March 17, 2015, 8AM (Beijing Time)

For more details and participations, please click the link or visit

3.  In order to feature and promote the accomplishments from our members, if you have new publications and awards, please let us know at

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Special Announcements


To promote health economics research among junior researchers, we will organize multiple CHPAMS Forums at Chinese Economist Society (CES) Annual Meeting in Chongqing, China on June 13-14. For more details about the conference, please visit

To participate, please send the following information to with the subject as "CHPAMS Forum" before March 22, 2015

1. Title

2. Authors, Affiliations, and Presenter's email (Please mark the registered CHPAMS members)

3. Paper abstract of no more than 400 words.

For accepted papers, CHPAMS will provide $300-$500 per session to cover presenters' conference-related expenses depending on number of registered CHPAMS members in each session and the relevance of the theme to CHPAMS' mission and vision.

The participants still need to submit the abstracts through CES regular channel separately. Please make a reference of "CHPAMS Forum" in the comments section of the CES submission. For CHPAMS members who have already submitted their abstracts to CES, please resend the abstracts to to be eligible for CHPAMS forum. If you have any questions, feel free to contact


Mahidol University in Thailand is pleased to announce the Call for Abstracts for the Prince Mahidol Award Conference 2016 “Priority Setting for Universal Health Coverage”. Abstracts must be submitted electronically at the conference website The closing date for abstract submission is 31 March 2015 at 4 pm Thailand Local time (GMT+7). Should you have any inquiries regarding the Call for Abstracts, please contact the Secretariat at

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Professors, Associate Professors, and Ph.D. graduates in Administration Management, Human Resource Management in Public Sector, Social Medicine and Health Management, Policy Science, Administrative law, Economics
School of Public Administration
Southwestern University of Finance and Economics
Deadline: Open until filled, for questions please contact
[Location: Chengdu, China]

United States

Instructor in Health Management and Policy
Oregon State University
Deadline: April 10, 2015
[Location: Corvallis, OR]

Assistant or Associate Professor Department of Health Services Policy and Management
University of South CarolinaDeadline: Open until filled
[Location: Columbia, South Carolina]

Assistant or Associate Professor - Nutritional Sciences Department of Health Services
University of Washington
Deadline: Review of applications to begin on April 1, 2015. Open until filled
[Location: Seattle, Washington]

Assistant or Associate Professor Department of Health Services
UW Interdisciplinary Health Services Administration Program
University of Washington
Deadline: Review of applications to begin on March 15, 2015. Open until filled
[Location: Seattle, Washington]

Policy and Governance Faculty
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Columbus, Ohio]

Data Management Faculty College of Public Health
The Ohio State University
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Columbus, Ohio]

Assistant Professor of Health Services Administration and Policy Department of Public Health
Temple University
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]

Professor and Chair of Health Policy and Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina]

Chair and Professor
School of Public Health, Department of Health Services
University of Washington
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Seattle, Washington]

Other countries

Research Scientist
Laboratory of Population Health and Laboratory of Fertility and Well-being
Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Rostock, Germany]

Health Specialist
Asian Development Bank
Deadline: March 20, 2015
[Location: Manila, Philippines]

Research Assistant Professor in Health Economics
University of Oxford Old Road Campus
Deadline: March 25, 2015
[Location: Oxford, UK]

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Scholarships & Fellowships  

Post-Doctoral or Research Fellow in Economics of Ageing (Health, Housing and Pensions)
Centre for Research on the Economics of Ageing
School of Economics
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Singapore]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Economics/Health Services Research
Preventive Medicine
College of Medicine
Deadline: April 30, 2015
[Location: Memphis, TN]

Postdoctoral Associate
Health Policy and Management
Yale School of Public Health
Deadline: August 13, 2015
[Location: New Haven, Connecticut]

Post-doctoral Fellowship
CAMH (Center for Addiction and Mental Health)
Deadline: Review of applications to begin on March 15, 2015. Open until filled.
[Location: Toronto, Canada]

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Global Health Leadership Forum (GHLF)
Conference Dates: April 18 - 22, 2015
Location: Berkeley, CA

Canada’s Applied Research in Cancer Control Conference 2015
Conference Dates: May 24 - 25, 2015
Location: Montreal, Quebec

BigData In Healthcare
Conference Dates: April 28 - 30, 2015
Location: Boston, MA

Singapore Health Economics Association Conference 2015
Conference Dates: May 11, 2015
Location: Singapore

14th Annual Canadian Health Economists’ Study Group Meeting
Conference Dates: May 27 - 28, 2015
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

DIA 2015 51st Annual Meeting
Conference Dates: June 14 - 18, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

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Research Updates

Yi-Ting Xie, De-Hua Lai, Guang-Yuan Liu, Jin-Lin Zhou, Zhao-Rong Lun. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in China. The Lancet Infectious Disease. 2015, Volume 15, Issue 2.

Yong-bao Wei, Jin-rui Yang, Yun-liang Gao, Bin Yan, Zhao Wang. Pre-exposure prophylaxis for migration-associated HIV in China.  The Lancet Infectious Disease. 2015, Volume 15, Issue 2.

Robbert J Duvivier. Education of health professionals in China. The Lancet Infectious 2014, Volume 384, Issue 9960.

Zhenyu Yang, Yifan Duan, Guansheng Ma, Xiaoguang Yang, Shian Yin. Comparison of the China growth charts with the WHO growth standards in assessing malnutrition of children. BMJ Open 2015;5:2

Ruoling Chen, Zhi Hu, Ruoli Chen, Dongmei Zhang, Long Xu, Jingjing Wang, Li Wei. Socioeconomic deprivation and survival after stroke in China: a systematic literature review and a new population-based cohort study. BMJ Open 2015;5:1

Huamin Sun, Xiaoyan Li, Eric PF Chou, et al. Methadone maintenance treatment program reduces criminal activity and improves social well-being of drug users in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ Open 2015;5:1

Dan Wu, Yun Wang, Kwok Fai Lam, Therese Hesketh. Health system reforms, violence against doctors and job satisfaction in the medical profession: a cross-sectional survey in Zhejiang Province, Eastern China. BMJ Open 2014;4:12

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