Issue 44, August 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 Announcements  

1.      CHPAMS 1st Webinar

Title: Global burden of disease study and its application in China

Speaker:  Haidong Wang, Ph.D.
                Associate Professor
                Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
                University of Washington
Date and Time: September 28th, 2016, 9:00-10:00pm U.S. Eastern Time
Webinar Access Link: TBA

2. CHPAMS Calls for Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is designed to recognize the shared value and vision between CHPAMS and institutional members to promote health and health equity in China or among Chinese population. CHPAMS will assist the members with developing, supporting and sustaining their institutional activity, such as recommending speakers, hosting visiting scholars, and organizing research webinars. For more information, please visit The Institutional Membership policy is available here.   

3.      Call for Nominations: CHPAMS Inspiration Award

CHPAMS Inspiration award is to recognize CHPAMS member’s determination to overcome significant barriers and achieve the beyond-expectation accomplishment in scientific research, community services, or innovative activities. Interested members can visit for more details. Qualified members should send an application letter with no more than 1,000 words to Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen ( by October 1, 2016. The winner will receive $500 at minimum level and an award plaque. 

4.      "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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Scholarships & Fellowships   

Tufts Medical Center Post-Doctoral Fellow in Health Economics and Value Measurement
Tufts Medical Center
Application deadline: NA, currently open
[Location: Boston, MA]

PhD Post-Doctoral Advanced Fellowship
VA Health Services Research
Application deadline: Jan 31st, 2017
[Location: Seattle, WA]

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The 6th U.S.-China Health Summit: Health for all Through Innovation
Conference dates: September 2-4th, 2016
[Location: Xi’an, Shaanxi, China]  

Concordium 2016: Data and Knowledge Transforming Health
Conference dates: Sep 12-13th, 2016
[Location: Crystal City, VA]

ISPOR 7th Asia-Pacific Conference
Conference dates: Sep 3-6th, 2016
[Location: Singapore]

9th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health
Conference dates: Dec 14-15th, 2016
[Location: Washington, DC]

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Faculty Positions (12 openings)
The Research Center for Public Health of Tsinghua University
[Location: Beijing, China]

Two Lecturer Positions  
Professor Therese Hesketh’s team
Institute of Global Health
[Location: Hangzhou, China]
[Note: please refer to attachment for job description.
For details about the positions, please contact:
Professor Therese Hesketh and 
or her PA Yingying Zhu:]

Multiple positions: Senior Program Manager/Program Manager, Communication Manager & Interns
ACCESS Health International
[Location: Beijing or Shanghai, China]

United States   

Associate Director in the Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
[Location: New York City, NY] 

Director for the Center for Public Health Practice
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
[Pittsburgh, PA]

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Tenure Track)
Position # P100007806  FY 18
Department of Health Sector Management and Policy (HSMP)
University of Miami School of Business Administration
Application deadline: December 2nd, 2016
[Location: Miami, FL]

Faculty Position, Health Outcomes
University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Memphis, TN]

Tenure-Track Faculty Positions at the Assistant or Associate Rank
Department of Health Services Policy and Management
Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Columbia, SC]

Tenure-Track Faculty Position
Population Studies of Infectious Diseases
NYU School of Medicine
[Location: New York City, New York

Organizational Behavior and Management of Healthcare Systems Position
Department of Health Policy and Management
Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University
[Location: New York City, NY]

Faculty Position, Health Outcomes
The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy
Application deadline: This position is available immediately but the start date is negotiable
[Location: Memphis, TN]

Senior Scientist
AHRQ’s Center for Evidence and Practice Improvement
Application deadline: NA, currently open
[Location: Rockville, MD]

Senior Clinical Quality Researcher
Mathematica Policy Research  
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Princeton, NJ; Washington, DC; Cambridge, MA; Chicago, IL; Oakland, CA; Ann Arbor, MI]

Health Services Research Scientists (multiple openings)
Parkland Center for Clinical Innovation
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Dallas, TX]

Health Services Research Investigator Opening
Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research
VA Boston Healthcare System
Application deadline: open until filled
[Location: Boston, MA]

Clinical Research Scientist
American Urological Association
[Linthicum, MA]

Policy Analyst 
Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured
Kaiser Family Foundation
[Location: Washington, DC]

Research Associate-Global Evidence Coordination
Application deadline: NA, currently open
[Location: Mansfield, MA; but working remotely is possible]

Other Countries

PhD studentships in Health Economics in 2017
Centre for Health Economics at Monash University
Application deadline: Sep 30th, 2016
[Location: Victoria, Australia]

Monash University PhD studentships in Health Economics
Centre for Health Economics, Monash Business School, Monash University
Application deadline: Sep 30th, 2016
[Location: Melbourne, Australia]

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Research Updates

Tian X, Di Z, Yu L, Ren X, Chai Y, Ding F, Chen J, Southerland J, Cui Z, Hu X, Xu J, Xu S, Qian G, Wang L*. A study on the development of an infectious disease specific health literacy scale. BMJ Open. 2016;6:e012039 

Yong Hao G, Da Xing F, Jin X, Xiu Hong F, Pu Mei D, Jun L, Ying Y, Yan Yang Z, Wan Shen G. The prevalence of hepatitis B infection in central China: An adult population‐based serological survey of a large sample size. Journal of Medical Virology. 2016 Aug 1.

Liang Y, Wang F, Zhang L, Cheng Y, Zhang P. How does residents’ experiences with community health service affect their utilization wishes? A population-based survey in China. European Journal for Person Centered Healthcare. 2016 Jul 26;4(2):323-9. 

Wang L, Suo S, Li J. An investigation into traditional Chinese medicine hospitals in China: development trend and medical service innovation. Int J Health Policy Manag. 2016;5.

Yang W, He AJ, Fang L, Mossialos E. Financing institutional long-term care for the elderly in China: a policy evaluation of new models. Health Policy and Planning. 2016 Jul 3:czw081.

Liu C, Zhang X, Wang X, Zhang X, Wan J, Zhong F. Does public reporting influence antibiotic and injection prescribing to all patients? A cluster-randomized matched-pair trial in china. Medicine. 2016 Jun 1;95(26):e3965.

He AJ, Wu S. Towards Universal Health Coverage via Social Health Insurance in China: Systemic Fragmentation, Reform Imperatives, and Policy Alternatives. Applied Health Economics and Health Policy. 2016 Jun 22:1-0.

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