Issue 41, May 2016

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 Announcement

1st CHPAMS & China Health Review Conference Completed in Atlanta, USA

CHPAMS successfully hosted its 1st conference in Atlanta, USA on May 13-15. The three-day conference provided ample learning opportunities for attending members. Dr. Jeffrey Koplan, CHPAMS Advisor and Vice President for Global Health at Emory University, delivered the keynote speech. Members actively participated in sessions on scientific research, career development, academic publication, and team building events. With attending members' open vote, Dr. Xi Chen from Yale University won the best abstract award and five students received travel awards. Transition ceremony was conducted between Dr. Qi (Harry) Zhang (CHPAMS President, 2014-16) and Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen, (CHPAMS President, 2016-18). All conference logistics were provided by volunteering members and CHPAMS thanks them for their excellent services! 

CHPAMS’ Reception at American Society of Health Economists 6th Biennial Conference on June 13, 2016

CHPAMS will hold a reception at the ASHEcon 2016 Conference (June 12-15, Philadelphia, PA). CHPAMS members are welcomed to participate and develop new and continued fellowship and friendship. If interested, please email Dr. Xi Chen ( with subject line “CHPAMS 2016 ASHEcon Reception”.

Time: Monday, June 13th, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Location: TBD

Contact: Xi Chen (

CHPAMS’ Reception at AcademyHealth Annual Conference onJune 27, 2016

CHPAMS will hold a reception at the AcademyHealth 2016 Annual Conference (June 26-28, Boston, MA). CHPAMS members are welcomed to participate and develop new and continued fellowship and friendship. If interested, please email Ms. Qian Shi ( with subject line “CHPAMS 2016 AcademyHealth Reception”.

Time: Monday, June 27th, 2016 at 7PM

Location: TBD

Contact: Qian Shi (

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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor
Department of  Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy
University of Florida College of Pharmacy
[Location: Gainesville, FL]

Professor in Health Policy, Quality of Life and Health Disparities
School of Nursing
The George Washington University
[Location: Washington, DC]

Assistant Professor in Research and Statistics
School of Nursing
The George Washington University
[Location: Washington, DC]

Associate Professor
School of Nursing
The George Washington University
[Location: Washington, DC]

Non-Tenure Track Faculty Position
Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science
Department of Population Health
NYU School of Medicine
[Location: New York City, NY]

Non-Tenure Track Research Assistant Professor
Health/care Disparities Research Program
Section of General Internal Medicine
Department of Medicine
Boston University School of Medicine
[Location: Boston, MA]

Faculty Position in Health Outcomes
College of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee   
[Location: Memphis, TN]

Faculty Member
Department of Population Medicine
Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
[Location: Boston, MA]

Department Chair
Population Health Sciences
Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
[Location: Albany, NY]

Assistant Professor
Social and Administrative Sciences Division
School of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin
[Location: Madison, WI]

V.A. Boston Health Care Sysem
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Boston, MA]

Health Policy Analyst
Consumers Union
[Location: Washington, DC]

Medical Officer Positions
Office of Health Policy
HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation
[Location: Washington, DC]

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Scholarships & Fellowships  

Postdoctoral Associate
University of Pittsburgh
Schools of Health Sciences, Health Policy Institute
[Location: Pittsburgh, PA]

Post-Doctoral Fellow in Health Policy
The Dartmouth Institute
Lebanon New Hampshire

Post-Doctoral Fellow n Health Economics and Value Measuremen
Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health
Tufts Medical Center
[Location: Boston, MA]

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27th Annual Health Economics Conference (AHEC)
Deadline for paper submission: June 6, 2016
Conference date: October 13-14, 2016
[Location: Nashville, TN]

AANP 2017 Health Policy Conference
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Conference date: February 26-28, 2017
Registration:  TBD
[Location: Washington, DC]  

International Health Policy Conference 2017
Deadline for abstract submission: October 1, 2016
Registration: November 30, 2016 (Early-bird)
[Location: London, UK]

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Research Update

Junfang Xu, Jian WangEmail author, Anders Wimo & Chengxuan Qiu. The economic burden of mental disorders in China, 2005–2013: implications for health policy. BMC Psychiatry. 2016 MayGuizhi Wang, SaiJu Gu, Jibo Chen, Xianhua Wu & Jun Yue. Assessment of health and economic effects by PM2. 5 pollution in Beijing: a combined exposure–response and computable general equilibrium analysis. Environmental Technology. 2016 May

Jingdong Ma, Juan Xu, Zhiguo Zhang & Jing Wang. New cooperative medical scheme decreased financial burden but expanded the gap of income-related inequity: evidence from three provinces in rural China. International Journal for Equity in Health. 2016 May.

Yueh-Han Hsu, Pei-Tseng Kung, Shih-Ting Wang, Chuan-Yin Fang, Wen-Chen Tsai. Improved patient survivals with colorectal cancer under multidisciplinary team care: A nationwide cohort study of 25,766 patients in Taiwan. Health Policy. 2016 April.

Donglan Zhang , Lu Shi, Fang Tian, Lingling Zhang. Care Utilization with China’s New Rural Cooperative Medical Scheme: Updated Evidence from the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study 2011–2012. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine. 2016 April.

Du H, Li L, Bennett D, Guo Y, Key TJ, Bian Z, Sherliker P, Gao H, Chen Y, Yang L, Chen J. Fresh Fruit Consumption and Major Cardiovascular Disease in China. New England Journal of Medicine. 2016 April

Pan, Xiong-Fei, Jin Xu, & Qingyue Meng. Integrating social health insurance systems in China. The Lancet. 2016 March. 

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