Issue 28, April 2015

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. 

CHPAMS Activities and Announcements

Member Registration 

Welcome new voting members who registered in March 2015. The following members were randomly drawn to receive an Amazon Gift Card. Congratulations!

HU Min (Fudan University, China)
LI Wenkai (China Medical Board, USA)
SUN Jing (Inner Mongolia Medical University, China) 
HUANG Yixiang (Sun Yat-Sen University, China) 
MA Chao (Southeast University, China) 
TIAN Geyuan (Peking Union School of Public Health, China) 
ZHANG Hui (Sun Yat-Sen University, China)

Member registration is open at . 

 CHPAMS Conference Receptions for Members 

·    International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Annual International Meeting (May 16-20, 2015, Philadelphia, PA). CHPAMS members are welcome to social and food will be provided. If interested, please email Dr. Lizheng Shi ( with subject line “CHPAMS 2015 ISPOR Reception”.  

Date & Time: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015 at 6:00pm; Venue: To be announced 

 ·      AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting (June 14-16, 2015, Minneapolis, MN). CHPAMS members are welcome to social and food will be provided. If interested, please email Dr. Jing Hao ( with subject line “CHPAMS 2015 AcademyHealth ARM Reception”. 

Date & Time: Monday, June 15th, 2015 at 6:00pm; Venue: To be announced

CHPAMS Ongoing Conference Activities 

·        CHPAMS Forums will be held at Chinese Economist Society (CES) Annual Meeting in Chongqing, China, June 13-14th, 2015. For more details of the conference, please visit:  

·        CHPAMS is working with China Medical Board (CMB) and Zhejiang University School of Medicine to organize the Westlake Youth Forum 2015 on June 15-18th in Hangzhou, China. Westlake Youth Forum provides excellent educational and networking opportunities to junior public health and health policy scholars in China and oversea. Thanks to CMB’s generous support, selected CHPMAS voting/registered members will attend the forum. To review Westlake Youth Forum I and CHPAMS’ participation, please click here.  

CHPAMS’ 1st Webinar was successfully held on March 16th, 2015. 

Speaker: Dr. BAO Shuming, Director, China Data Center, University of Michigan. 
Title: Spatial Health: Integrating Multi-level Data in China and the US
The webinar presentation slides and recorded video are now available here.  

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Special Announcement 

Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford recently launched a new website featuring the re-alignment of health system incentives to improve affordable and effective healthcare project which was initiated in the context of China’s health reform since 2009. The project is led by Dr. Winnie Yep at University of Oxford and Dr. William Hsiao from Harvard School of Public Health, in collaboration with Fudan University, Peking University Health Science Center, and Ningxia Medical University. Please click here for detailed information on policy intervention, study design, papers, conferences and presentation and more. 

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Member’s Corner

·         CHPAMS member Dr. Liang Wang, an Assistant Professor at College of Public Health, East Tennessee University, was recently nominated for “Mentor of the Year Award”, which is “presented each year at the Compact for Faculty Diversity Institute on Teaching and Mentoring” to recognize “faculty members who have provided outstanding service as mentors to doctoral scholars in the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) State Doctoral Scholars Program”. For more details please visit: Big congratulations to Liang! 

·         CHPAMS member Dr. Donglan Zhang recently published a manuscript at journal PLOS ONE in collaboration with Shanghai Children’s Medical Center, Shanghai Jiaotong University:  “Association between Physical Activity and Teacher-Reported Academic Performance among Fifth-Graders in Shanghai: A Quantile Regression”. The study was funded by multiple institutes including Chinese National Natural Science Foundation, Ministry of Health and Shanghai Municipal Committee of Education. Big congratulations to Donglan! 

·         CHPAMS member Yanfang Su, PhD candidate at Harvard School of Public Health, recently published two manuscripts in collaboration with School of Public Policy and Administration, Xi’an Jiaotong University:  “The impact of China’s Zero-Markup Drug Policy on county hospital revenue and government subsidy levels” at Journal of Asian Public Policy and “The financial impact of the 'Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs' on patients in county hospitals in western rural China” at journal PLOS ONE. The study was funded by National Natural Science Fund of China, Shaanxi Social Science Fund and China Medical Board (CMB). Big congratulations to Yanfang! 

 Newsletter initiated a new section "Members' Corner" to feature and promote the accomplishments from our members. If you have new publications or awards that would like to share with peer members, please let us know at

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Assistant Researcher/Associate Researcher
Center for Health Management and Policy
Shandong University
Application deadline: Currently Open 
[Contact: Professor SUN Xiaojie, email:, phone:(86)0531-88382142-8098]
[Location: Ji Nan, Shandong]

United States  

Two Full-time Open-Rank Tenure Track Health Policy/Health Services Research
Faculty Positions
Health Policy & Management
Graduate School of Public Health
University of Pittsburgh
Application deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Pittsburgh, PA]

Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Health Management & Policy
School of Social & Behavioral Health Sciences 
College of Public Health and Human Sciences
Oregon State University
Closing date: June 30, 2015
[Location: Corvallis, OR]

Associate Professor
Adult and Child Center for Health Outcomes Research and Delivery Science 
Colorado School of Public Health 
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Application deadline: open until filled. 
[Location: Aurora, CO]

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor – tenure track (2 positions)
Department of Health Services Management and Policy
College of Public Health 
East Tennessee State University
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Johnson City, TN]

Assistant/Associate Professor of Health Systems and Policy
Department of Health Systems and Policy
Rutgers University School of Public Health
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Piscataway/New Brunswick, NJ]

Associate Director Center for Research to Advance Community Health
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: San Antonio, TX]

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Health Care Quality and Safety
Department of Health Services and Promotion
Sam Houston State University
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Huntsville, TX]

Health Research Positions (multiple)
Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Lebanon, NH]

Research Fellow (Technical Advisor)
Division of Health Policy and Management
School of Public Health, University of Minnesota
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Minneapolis, MN]

Research Associate
KNG Health Consulting, LLC
Application deadline: currently open
[Rockville, MD]

Senior Research Analyst
Center for Policy and Research
America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Application deadline: currently open
[Location: Washington, DC]

Other Countries 

A Deputy Director and an Economist
Office of Health Economics (OHE)
Application deadline: April 17, 2015
[Location: London, UK]

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Scholarships & Fellowships  

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Comparative Effectiveness Research and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (CER/PCOR) and Health Disparities
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Application deadline: May 15, 2015
[Location: Baltimore, MD]

Post-doctoral Fellowship
University of Pittsburgh Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing
Application deadline: currently open
[Location: Pittsburgh, PA]

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Health Economics/Health Services Research
Department of Preventive Medicine 
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Application deadline: currently open 
[Location: Memphis, TN] 

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Chinese Economists Society (CES) Annual Conference 
Conference dates: June 13-14, 2015  
Early Bird Registration: May 1, 2015
[Location: Chongqing, China] 

Concordium 2015 (Data and Knowledge Transforming Health)
Abstract submission deadline:  May 18th, 2015
Conference dates: September 21-22, 2015
[Location: Washington DC]

AHRQ Annual Conferences
Abstract submission deadline: to be announced soon
Conference dates: October 4-6, 2015
[Location: Crystal City, VA]

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Research Updates

David Blumenthal, William Hsiao. Lessons from the East — China's Rapidly Evolving Health Care System. The New England Journal of Medicine. 2015 April. 

Renzhong Li, Yunzhou Ruan, Qiang Sun, Xiexiu Wang, et.alEffect of a comprehensive programme to provide universal access to care for sputum-smear-positive multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in China: a before-and-after study. The Lancet Global Health. 2015 April. 

Heng Jiang, Robin Room, Wei Hao. Alcohol and related health issues in China: action needed. TheLancet Global Health. 2015 April. 

Sean Sylvia, Yaojiang Shi, Hao Xue, Xin Tian, et.alSurvey using incognito standardized patients shows poor quality care in China's rural clinics. Health Policy and Planning.  2015 April. 

Yanhong Gong, Chen Yang, Xiaoxv Yin, Minmin Zhu, et.alThe effect of essential medicines programme on rational use of medicines in China. Health Policy and Planning. 2015 March.

Yunting Zhang, Donglan Zhang, Yanrui Jiang, Wangqi Sun, et.alAssociation between Physical Activity and Teacher-Reported Academic Performance among Fifth-Graders in Shanghai: A Quantile Regression. PLoS One. 2015 March. 

Zhongliang Zhou, Yanfang Su, Benjamin Campbell, Zhiying Zhou, et.alThe financial impact of the 'Zero-markup Policy for Essential Drugs' on patients in county hospitals in western rural China. PLoS One. 2015 March. 

Zhongliang Zhou, Yanfang Su, Benjamin Campbell, Zhiying Zhou, et.alThe impact of China’s Zero-Markup Drug Policy on county hospital revenue and government subsidy levels. Journal of Asian Public Policy. 2015 February. 

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