Issue 49, January 2017

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

1.      New Year Greetings from Zhuo (Adam) Chen, President, CHPAMS

Dear members, the year of 2016 has been great for CHPAMS with many accomplishments, we thank you for your support and look forward to continuing the work in building this platform of scholarly exchange for public health and health policy researchers and practitioners in 2017. Please let us know if you have any thoughts or suggestions on how CHPAMS might be able to better engage the membership or how you might be interested to participate. We wish you well in your career endeavor and a prosperous New Year ahead in the Year of Rooster!

2.      CHPAMS’s First Inspiration Award

It is with our greatest honor to announce the winner of CHPAMS’s first Inspiration Award, Dr. Youfa Wang, the founding Dean of the Xi’an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute, Associate Director of the Fisher Institute, John and Janice Fisher Endowed Chair in Wellness, and Professor of Nutrition and Health Science, Ball State University, and previously, Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Pediatrics in University at Buffalo, State University of New York and the Director of the Global Center on Childhood Obesity at Johns Hopkins University.

CHPAMS established the Inspiration Award in August 2016 to recognize members’ extraordinary determination to challenge the “status quo”, overcome significant barriers and achieve accomplishments in scientific research, community service, or innovative activities that are beyond-expectation. The Inspiration Award is purely funded by members' donation. Dr. Wang, a founding member of CHPAMS, was chosen by a distinguished 5-member Award Committee for his impressive research achievements, significant scientific contributions in a number of areas on a global scale, many years’ dedication to promoting global health, strong support for young scholars’ career development, and outstanding leadership in multiple international and domestic organizations including the WHO and American Society for Nutrition, and, top universities such as Johns Hopkins University. 

Congratulations, Youfa!

3.      CHPAMS Webinar, February 2017

Title: Demystifying Provider Payment Reform: Implications for China’s Healthcare Reform

Date & Time: TBA

Winnie Yip, Ph.D.

Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics

Department of Global Health and Population

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Dr. Winnie Yip is Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and also Director of the school-wide China Health Partnership. Dr. Yip holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on:1) the design, implementation, and evaluation of systemic health care interventions, for improving affordable and equitable access to and the efficiency and quality of health care delivery, especially for the poor; 2) modeling and evaluating the effects of incentives on the behavior of providers (organization and individual) and patients. With a network of Chinese universities, Dr. Yip’s ongoing research projects cover over 25 million people in the low-income provinces in China. Dr. Yip has published extensively in top policy and economics journals, such as the Lancet, Health Economics. Before joining Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Yip was previously a Professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford, and Senior Research Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford, where she was director of the Global Health Policy Program. Dr. Yip has served as an adviser to many international agencies, including the World Bank and the World Health Organization. She is a Senior Editor of Social Science and Medicine (Health Policy editorial office), Associate Editor of Health Economics and Health Systems & Reform and serves on the editorial board for several other health policy publications.

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Graduate Programs

DrPH program at Texas A&M University School of Public Health

The Texas A&M University School of Public Health, Department of Health Promotion and Community Health Sciences is seeking a doctoral student and research assistant in the Doctoral of Public Health (DrPH) program. The student will be enrolled as a full-time student in the DrPH program, and work 20 hours a week on research projects related to mHealth behavior and policy. The student is expected to maintain full-time student status and good academic standing. Most fulltime students can graduate within 3 years.

Eligibility: 1) Obtained master’s degree by summer 2017; 2) Undergrad GPA>3.0; Graduate GPA>3.3. GRE score>60%; 3) Completed intermediate training in statistics and can independently perform statistical analysis; 4) High proficiency in written and oral communication. A writing sample is required for application; 5) Background in social sciences or related fields such as public health, public policy, education, psychology, sociology.

How to apply: Please send your CV and 3 reference contacts (name, affiliation, email, phone) and a writing sample to for initial review.
[Location: College Station, TX]
Application dates: open until filled

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Tenure Track Faculty Positions
Texas A&M University School of Public Health
[Location: College Station, TX]
Deadline: open until filled

Assistant/Associate Professor
Duke Kunshan University
[Location: Kunshan, China]
Deadline: March 15, 2017

Senior Faculty Position in Mental Health Services Research
UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
[Location: Los Angeles, CA]
Deadline: March 31st, 2017

Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate or Full Professor
Florida International University
[Location: Miami, FL]
Deadline: a review of all applications will begin on February 1, 2017

Tenure-Track Faculty in Health Information Systems/ Health Informatics
George Mason University
[Location: Fairfax, VA]
Deadline: open until filled 

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Policy & Management, University of Kansas Medical Center
[Location: Kansas City, KS]
Deadline: open until filled

Research Scientist
Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
[Location: Oakland, CA]
Deadline: open until filled

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Scholarships & Fellowships  

CDC Steven M. Teutsch Prevention Effectiveness Fellowship
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[Location: Atlanta, GA]
Deadline: January 27, 2017

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Population Association of America Annual Conference
Conference dates: April 27 – 29, 2017
[Location: Chicago, IL]

American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting
Conference dates: November 4-8, 2017
Abstracts Due: February 20-24, 2017
[Location: Atlanta, GA]

AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
Conference Dates: June 25-27, 2017
Late-Breaking Abstracts Due: March 31, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. EDT
[Location: New Orleans, LA]

UCLA Summer Institute on Longitudinal Research & 2017 International Conference on Global Health
Conference Dates: Aug 15-17, 2017
Abstracts Due: February 15, 2017
[Location: Los Angeles, CA]

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Research Update

Pan, J., Zhao, H., Wang, X., & Shi, X. (2016). Assessing spatial access to public and private hospitals in Sichuan, China: The influence of the private sector on the healthcare geography in China. Social Science & Medicine, 170, 35-45.

Wang, Q., Zhang, D., & Hou, Z. (2016). Insurance coverage and socioeconomic differences in patient choice between private and public health care providers in China. Social Science & Medicine, 170, 124-132.

Li, H. T., Luo, S., Trasande, L., Hellerstein, S., Kang, C., Li, J. X., ... & Blustein, J. (2017). Geographic Variations and Temporal Trends in Cesarean Delivery Rates in China, 2008-2014. JAMA, 317(1), 69-76.

Ni, Y., Tein, J. Y., Zhang, M., Yang, Y., & Wu, G. (2017). Changes in depression among older adults in China: A latent transition analysis. Journal of Affective Disorders, 209, 3-9.

Si, Q., & Cardinal, B. J. (2017). The Health Impact of Air Pollution and Outdoor Physical Activity on Children and Adolescents in Mainland China. The Journal of Pediatrics, 180, 251-255.       

Xu, Q., Wang, S., Guo, Y., Wang, C., Huang, F., Li, X., ... & Wang, W. (2017). Acute exposure to fine particulate matter and cardiovascular hospital emergency room visits in Beijing, China. Environmental Pollution, 220, 317-327.             

Liu, M., Huang, Y., Ma, Z., Jin, Z., Liu, X., Wang, H., ... & Kinney, P. L. (2017). Spatial and temporal trends in the mortality burden of air pollution in China: 2004–2012. Environment International, 98, 75-81.

Liu, S., Zhang, M., Yang, L., Li, Y., Wang, L., Huang, Z., ... & Zhou, M. (2017). Prevalence and patterns of tobacco smoking among Chinese adult men and women: findings of the 2010 national smoking survey. Journal of epidemiology and community health, 71(2), 154-161.       

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