Issue 50, February 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

CHPAMS Upcoming Webinar

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

Date & Time: Rescheduled to March 2017 (Details TBA)

Speaker: 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.

Title: Promise and challenges of chronic diseases and global health research

Date & Time: March 2017 (Details TBA)

Speaker: Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, MS, FTOS, Professor
                Dean, Xi’an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute
                John and Janice Fisher Endowed Chair, Associate Director of the Fisher Institute,
                College of Health, Ball State University
                Vice Chair, Chinese Prevention Medicine Association Global Health Section
                Chair, (North America), The Obesity Society (TOS) Pediatric Obesity Section 


Dr. Youfa Wang is founding Dean of the Xi’an Jiaotong University Global Health Institute, John and Janice Fisher Endowed Chair, Associate Director of the Fisher Institute, and Professor of Nutrition and Health Science in College of Health, Ball State University, and previously, Professor of Epidemiology, Environmental Health and Pediatrics, Department Chair and Program Director in State University of New York at Buffalo, and the Founding Director of the Global Center on Childhood Obesity and Associate Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Wang is recently chosen as the recipient of the 2016 CHPAMS Inspiration Award, based on his impressive research achievements, significant scientific contributions and leadership 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. As an internationally-known expert, Dr. Wang has published over 210 papers in top journals such as the Lancet, Circulation, JAMA, and JAMA Internal Medicine, many of which are widely cited for well more than 1000 times. Over the past 15 years, as the principle investigator (PI) he has secured about $23 million in NIH research grants including multiple R01 grants and a >$16 million NIH U54 center grant (“Systems-Oriented Pediatric Obesity Research and Training (SPORT) Center of Excellence”).  In total, he has secured about $46 million research grants as PI or Co-I.  He has fostered and established trans-disciplinary- and international collaborations on large research projects, which demonstrated his high strong research background and ability to collaborate well with a large number of scientists worldwide. His key research interests include epidemiology, nutrition, childhood obesity etiology and prevention, noncommunicable chronic diseases global health, big data, systems models, and mHealth. 

2016 CHPAMS Volunteer Award

It is our honor to announce the 2016 CHPAMS Volunteer Award winner, Dr. Jing Hao! Jing has been instrumental in many fronts of CHPAMS's activities. She, joint with Drs. Kun Zhang, Donglan Zhang, and Muzi Na, started the CHPAMS Monthly newsletter and demonstrated her initiative and leadership in the process. Jing also played a critical role in membership development, hosting CHPAMS reception or gathering events at APHA 2010, 2011, and 2012, as well as AcademyHealth 2015. She has helped in conducting interviews with Professor Michael Phillips and others. While Jing may have to retreat from some of CHPAMS activities for a little while to spend more time with the new addition to her family, we would like to recognize her for what she has done for CHPAMS, wish her well and hope she will be back soon! 


Director, Population Health Institute
School of Medicine and Public Health
The University of Wisconsin  
[Location: Madison, WI]
Deadline: March 1, 2017

Associate or Full Professor- Health: Policy, Economics or Services Research Faculty
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health (FMPH)
University of California, San Diego's School of Medicine
[Location: San Diego, CA]
Deadline: open until filled (review of application begins on March 1, 2017)

Associate or Full Professor (3 Vacancies)
Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy
City University of New York
[Location: New York, NY]
Deadline: open until filled (review of application begins on Feb 13, 2017)

Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor
Stanford University Department of Medicine
[Location: Stanford, CA]
Deadline: open until filled

Associate Professor
Division of Outcomes Research and Quality,
Department of Surgery
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
[Location: Hershey, PA]
Deadline: open until filled

Assistant/Associate/Professor, Director of MPH Program
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPBI)
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
[Location: Cleveland, OH]
Deadline: open until filled

Department Chair, Health Policy and Management
Department of Health Policy and Management
Georgia Southern University, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
[Location: Statesboro, GA]
Deadline: open until filled

Assistant/Associate Professor--Health Services Research
Physician Assistant Division, Department of Community and Family Medicine
Duke University Medical School
[Location: Durham, NC]
Deadline: March 15, 2017

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Scholarships & Fellowships  

Interdisciplinary Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Health Services Research and Geriatrics/Gerontology
Brown University
[Location: Providence, RI]
Deadline: open until filled

Moorefield Fellowship in Economics & Health Policy
American College of Radiology Economics & Health Policy Department
[Eligibility: radiology residents]
Deadline: June 1, 2017

Genetics & Public Policy Fellowship
American Society of Human Genetics
Deadline: April 21, 2017

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ISPOR 22nd Annual International Meeting
Dates: May 20-24, 2017
[Location: Boston, MA]

American Diabetes Association 77th Scientific Sessions
Dates: June 9-13, 2017
Late breaking abstract submission: March 13, 2017
[Location: San Diego, CA]

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Research Update

Zhou M, Wang H. National and regional under-5 mortality in China in the past two decades. Lancet Global Health. Feb 2017.

He C, Liu L, Chu Y, Perin J, Dai L, Li X, Miao L, Kang L, Li Q, Scherpbier R, Guo S. National and subnational all-cause and cause-specific child mortality in China, 1996–2015: a systematic analysis with implications for the Sustainable Development Goals. The Lancet Global Health. Feb 2017.

Hou X, Zhang J. The effects of public health insurance expansion on private health insurance in urban China. Int J Health Econ Manag. Feb 2017

Lu L, Zeng J, Zeng Z. What limits the utilization of health services among china labor force? analysis of inequalities in demographic, socio-economic and health status. International Journal for Equity in Health. Feb 2017.

Qian MB. Neglected tropical diseases and global burden of disease in China. Infectious Diseases of Poverty. Feb  2017.

Zhang HH, Du Y, Liu W, Song SD, Zhao W, Huang GW, Wang HS. Effectiveness of Antibiotic Use Management in Tianjin (2011-2013): A Quasi-Experimental Study. Med Sci Monit. Feb 2017.

Xiong L, He J, Li L, Liu Z, Wang H. Epidemiology of Injury-Related Death in Children under 5 Years of Age in Hunan Province, China, 2009–2014. PloS one. Jan 2017

Si L, Chen M, Palmer AJ. Has equity in government subsidy on healthcare improved in China? Evidence from the China’s National Health Services Survey. International Journal for Equity in Health. Jan 2017.

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