Issue 39, March 2016

From Editors

The CHPAMS Monthly is an e-newsletter of the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS). The Newsletter provides updates and activities related to CHPAMS and information of potential interest for CHPAMS members.

CHPAMS Activities

1. "Bridging the Minds in Health Policy" 1st Conference of CHPAMS and China Health Review (CHR) in Atlanta on May 13-14, 2016.

Purpose: This conference aims to bridge the innovative minds within CHPAMS across disciplines related to health policy. Scientific and professional development sessions will help members establish professional networks. The Board of Directors of CHPAMS and Editorial Board of CHR will host business meetings and communicate with engaged members to promote the organization and the journal to a new stage. 

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH, CHPAMS Advisor, Vice President for Global Health at Emory University, Former Director of US CDC. 

Members can participate in the conference on site or via internet. To register, please visit the conference site.

Call for sponsorship: If any institution is interested in sponsoring events in the conference, please contact Dr. Harry Zhang (

2. The China Medical Board invites young investigators from Chinese Universities for a sixth annual round of proposal submissions for the CMB Open Competition (CMB-OC) research program in the field of Health Policy and System Science (HPS). This year’s OC program will prioritize project submissions that seek to advance quality with equity in China’s health system. Projects that aim to improve the quality and equity of health care system in China will receive higher priority than other themes. Eligible applicants for 2016 exclude OC winners in 2015, 2014, and 2013. If interested, please submit your abstract to before the deadline of Apr 15th. For more information, please visit the RFP site.

3. CHPAMS will hold reception at the 2016 annual meeting of Population Association (PAA) in Washington, DC

Time: Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 6:15PM
Location: TBD
RSVP: Please RSVP if you are interested in attending
Contact: Liming Cai (

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Senior Program Officer, Philanthropic Partnerships, China Job
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Application Deadline: Currently open
[Location: Beijing, China] 

Postdoctoral Fellow
Nanjing University Center for Health Management and Care Security Policy Research
Application Deadline: Currently open
[Location: Nanjing, China]
*If interested, please send your application material (resume, copy of graduation certificate, selected publications and other awards) to

United States

Lecturer of Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Cornell University
Application Deadline: April, 15th, 2016
Location: Ithaca, NY, USA

Lecturer of Food Systems for Health
Cornell University
Application Deadline: April, 15th, 2016
Location: Ithaca, NY, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental Health and Safety
Harvard University School of Public Health
Application Deadline: Currently open
Location: Cambridge, MA, USA

Postdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral Health and Science
Emory University School of Public Health
Application Deadline: April, 15th, 2016
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA

Associate Director of the Master of Public Health Program
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
Application Deadline: April, 15th, 2016
Location: Ithaca, NY, USA

Associate Professor/Professor/Chair of Environmental Health Science
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Application Deadline: April, 12th, 2016
Location: Amherst, MA, USA

Assistant/Associate Professor in Mental Health Services Research
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Baltimore, MD]

Associate Director of Healthcare Analytics
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Various locations]

Other Countries

Research Fellow
The Mental Health Innovation Network
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Deadline: March 24th, 2016
[Location, London, UK]

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Scholarships & Fellowships

Summer Internship Award, Climate Change and Health Initiative
Yale School of Public Health
Deadline: March 30th, 2016
[Location, New Haven, CT]

Summer Epidemiology Internship
IBM Almaden Research Center
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: San Jose, CA, USA]
* Please contact Dr. Kun Hu,, for more information and submitting the resume.

Research Fellow, Department of Global Health
Boston University School of Public Health
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Boston, MA, USA]

Fellow, FDA Regulatory Policy
Avalere health
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Washington DC, USA]  

NCD Research Coordinator
Duke Global Health Institute
Duke University
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Kunshan, Jiangsu, China]

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American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting
Conference Date: October 29th – November 2nd, 2016
Location: Denver CO

6th Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists
Conference Date: June 12nd – 15th, 2016
Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

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Research Updates

Dan Wu and Tai Pong Lam. Underuse of primary care in China: The scale, causes and solutions. Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2016 March.

Colette Browning, Anna Chapman, Hui Yang, et al. Management of type 2 diabetes in China: the Happy Life Club, a pragmatic randomized controlled trial using health coaches.British Medical Journal Open. 2016 March.

Jay Pan, Sen Tian, Qin Zhou, and Wei Han. Benefit distribution of social health insurance: evidence from china’s urban resident basic medical insurance. Health Policy and Planning. 2016 March.

Xiaoyan Zhang and Pengqian Fang. Job satisfaction of village doctors during the new healthcare reforms in China. Australian Health Review. 2016 February.

Francesca Valeria Hansstein, Yu Hong and Chen Di. The relationship between new media exposure and fast food consumption among Chinese children and adolescents in school: a rural–urban comparison. Global Health Promotion.2016 February.

Yan Yang, Nengxiu Liang, Yi Tan and Zhichun Xie. Epidemiological trends and characteristics of Japanese encephalitis changed based on the vaccination programme between 1960 and 2013 in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southern China. International Journal of Infectious Disease. 2016 March.

Jian Wu, Xiaofan li, Yao Song, et al. The impact of a bundled policy intervention on improving the performance of rural healthcare in China.International Journal for Equity in Health. 2016 March.

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