Issue 32, August 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

1.      CHPAMS Participation at International Health Economics Association (iHEA) 2015 World Congress

The China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) and its members actively participated in the International Health Economics Association (iHEA) 11th World Congress in Milan, Italy on July 13-15, 2015. CHPAMS was highlighted as one of the premier Chinese organizations in the Congress' brochure. CHPAMS members contributed to the biennial conference as scientific committee members, session chairs, and presenters. CHPAMS also hosted a reception for attending members with a memorable reunion in the summer of Milan.

2.   Jump-start Your Career Webinar Review Videos

In summer 2015, CHPAMS initiated a career development webinar series, “Jump-start Your Career”, to bridge academic institutes in China and public health professionals all over the globe via online conference platform.  This series has successfully launched two events for four top universities: Shandong University, Peking University, Zhejiang University and Fudan University.   For highlights on these events, please visit CHPAMS video channels on Youtube or Youku to watch the review video (~2 min) of each Jump-start Your Career Webinar.   

3. "Members' Corner" section aims 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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Special Announcement

[Public Lecture] Opportunities for Investment in Health and Wellness in the USA and China
Speaker: William A. Haseltine, PhD
Chairman and President of ACCESS Health International

Time: Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Location: Columbia Global Centers | East Asia
1 F, Core Plaza, No.1 Shanyuan St.,
Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing, China
Please click here for more details.

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Member’s Corner

CHPAMS member, Yan Ding, Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Germany, recently published a manuscript at BMC Health Services Research, in collaboration with Professor DONG Hengjin at Zhejiang University. The paper is titled “Measuring costs of data collection at village clinics by village doctors for a syndromic surveillance system-a cross sectional survey from China”. Congratulations to Yan!

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program
Peking University
[Location: Beijing, China]

 United States  

Assistant Professor in Families, Health and Policy
Department of Family & Consumer Studies
University of Utah
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin in September 2015 and will continue until the position is filled
[Location: Salt Lake City, UT]

Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Application deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Las Vegas, NV]

Assistant or Associate Professor (Research)
Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice
Brown University School of Public Health
Application deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Providence, RI]

Tenure-Track Assistant, Associate, or full Professor
Health Care Finance or Related Field

Division of Health Services Management and Policy
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin October 1, 2015. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
[Location: Columbus, Ohio]

Assistant/Associate Tenure-track Faculty Position in Health Disparities/Health Equity
Department of Social Medicine
School of Medicine
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin September 15th and continue until the position is filled
[Location: Chapel Hill, NC]

Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Mental Health
Florida State University College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine
Application Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Tallahassee, FL]

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Policy and Management
Department of Public Health
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
[Location: Knoxville, TN]

Research Investigator/Research Associate
HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research
Application deadline:
[Location: Minneapolis, MN]

Faculty Position in Health Services Research
Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery and Center for Individualized Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Application deadline: NA, currently open
[Location: Jacksonville, FL]

Health Services Researcher/Research Specialist
American Board of Family Medicine
Application deadline: NA, currently open
[Lexington, KY]

Other Countries

Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Full Professors (Tenure Track)
Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health
National University of Singapore
[Location: Singapore]

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Scholarships & Fellowships   

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
University of Central Florida
College of Health and Public Affairs
Application deadline: open until filled
[For more information and application, please contact Dr. Xinliang Liu]

Post-doctoral Fellowships in Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR)
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Application deadline: Review of applications will start immediately and continue through September 15, 2015
[Location: Baltimore, MD]

Post-doctoral Position in Health Services Research and Policy
Department of Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine,
University of California Davis
Application: NA, currently open
[Location: Davis, CA]

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The Third International Conference of Long Term Care Directors and Administrators
Abstract submission deadline: October 31, 2015
Conference dates: March 3-6th, 2016  
[Location: Atlanta, GA] 

The 5th. U.S.-China Health Summit: Innovations in Healthcare Reform and Technology
The 1st Youth Leadership Forum in Health
Conference date: September 28-29th, 2015
[Location: Boston, MA]

2015 Youth Innovation Competition
Conference date & location:
·         August 29th, 2015 Location: Beijing, China
·         September 12th, Location: Boston, MA, U.S.

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Research Updates

Jay Pan, Xiaoyan Lei, and Gordon G. Liu. Health Insurance and Health Status: Exploring the Causal Effect from a Policy Intervention. Health Economics. 2015 August.

C. Li, L. Zheng, M.J. Dibley Evaluation of socio-economic inequalities in the use of maternal health services in rural western China. Public Health. 2015 August.

Li Kuang, Yuan Liang, Jie Mei Family Practice and the Quality of Primary Care: a Study of Chinese Patients in Guangdong Province. Family Practice. 2015 August.

Yan Ding, Yang Fei, Biao Xu Measuring costs of data collection at village clinics by village doctors for a syndromic surveillance system-a cross sectional survey from China. BMC Health Services Research. 2015 July.

Timothy Powell-Jackson, Winnie Chi-Man Yip, and Wei Han. Realigning Demand and Supply Side Incentives to Improve Primary Health Care Seeking in Rural China. Health Economics. 2015 June.

Bin Liu, Yan Sun, Qian Dong et,al. Strengthening Core Public Health Capacity Based on the Implementation of the International Health Regulations(IHR) (2005): Chinese Lessons. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. 2015 June. 4(6): 381-6.

Ho Ting Wong, Ying Qi Guo, Marcus Yu Lung Chiu Spatial Illustration of Health-care Workforce Accessibility Index in China: How Far has Our 2009 Health-care Reform Brought US? The Australian Journal of Rural Health. 2015 May.

Winnie Yip and Williams C. Hsiao. What Drove the Cycles of Chinese Health System Reforms? Health Systems & Reform. 2015 February.

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