Issue 74, October 2018

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.

Greetings for the 10th birthday of CHPAMS (from Dr. Jody Sindelar)

“I am Jody Sindelar from Yale University. I am very excited to be part of CHPAMS. I am impressed by all the people and ideas. The topics are organized with the overall goals. I am also very interested in doing more work in China. I would like to work and collaborate with people too. I think the opportunities here are great. I am glad to be part of it.”

The full address can be found at CHPAMS official YouTube Account.


Prof. Jody Sindelar

Dr. Jody Sindelar is a Professor of Public Health and Economics at the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH), Department of Health Policy and Management (HPM), and at the Yale University Department of Economics. In addition, she is a Research Associate at the National Bureau Economic Research (NBER), Research Fellow at the IZA Institute of Labor Economics, Associated Faculty at the Institution for Social and Policy Studies (ISPS) at Yale, Bing Visiting faculty at Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA and Washington, DC, and has been the President-elect, President, Past President & founding member of the American Society of Health Economists (ASHEcon). Dr. Sindelar is an expert on the economics of substance abuse, including alcoholism, illicit drugs and smoking, as well as obesity. Her studies include lost productivity, cost-effectiveness of treatments, social costs, and policy. She has published over 100 papers and studies on the impacts of substance abuse on productivity, educational attainment, gender differences, and related policy issues in economics, policy, addiction, health and medical journals. She has served on numerous editorial, review, advisory and other boards and committees, and has presented her research at seminars and conferences both nationally and internationally.

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Activities: CHPAMS releasing expert information database

CHPAMS is releasing our expert information database that helps facilitate improved matching between potential academic mentors and mentees overseas, high-quality public policy consultation, and as a guide for media interview. The data were collected from CHPAMS members between September and October 2018. We will also plan to renew this database every other year. Non-commercial uses of the CHPAMS Expert Information Database are welcomed. All rights are reserved by the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS). Click to see the database.

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Assistant or Associate Professor

The Center for Human Capital and Labor Market Research (CHLR)

Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)

Deadline: December 15, 2018

Contact: Ning Jia Ph.D.

[Location: Beijing, China]

United States   

Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Economics and Outcomes Research

Tufts Medical Center/GlaxoSmithKline

Deadline: Open until filled


Tara Lavelle, Ph.D.

or Paige Lin, Ph.D.


Year 1: Tufts Medical Center, Boston MA

Year 2: GSK Vaccines Health Outcomes and Epidemiology Team, Philadelphia PA]


Health Economics Research Analyst

Geisinger Health System

Deadline: Open until filled

Contact: Jing Hao, Ph.D.,

[Location: Danville, PA]


Assistant Professor in Healthcare Management

School of Public Health & Information Science, University of  Louisville

Deadline: Open until filled

[Location: Louisville, KY]


Assistant or Associate Professor

The Department of Health Services Policy and Management (HSPM)

Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina

Deadline: Open until filled

[Location: Columbia, SC]


Faculty Positions

Division of General Internal Medicine, UCLA

Deadline: Open until filled

[Location: Los Angeles, CA]


Faculty Position in Population Health and Health Equity Research

The School of Public Health, University of Minnesota

Deadline: Open Until Filled

[Location: MN]


Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Public Health Policy and Management

New York University

Deadline: Open until filled

[Location: New York, NY]


Faculty Positions in Health Services Research

Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice, Brown University

Deadline: Open until filled

[Location: Providence, RI]


T32 Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Disparities Research

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Deadline: Feb 1, 2019


Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH, Program Director,

Pam Asquith, PhD, Program Administrator,

[Location: Madison, WI]

Other Countries


Office of Health Economics

Deadline: Nov 12, 2018

[Location: London, UK] 


Health Economist/Analyst

Queen Mary University of London

Deadline: Nov 2, 2018

[Location: London, UK]

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2018 Junior Scholar Forum of Health Policy and Management

Conference time: November 9-11, 2018

[Location: Guangzhou, China]


The 2nd Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress

2018 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of Silk Road

Conference time: November 23-25, 2018 

[Location: Xi’an, China]

United States   

The College on Problems of Drug Dependence 80th Annual Scientific Meeting

Conference time: June 15-19

Abstract deadline: Dec. 3, 2017

[Location: San Antonio, TX]

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Research Updates

Li, T., Zhang, Y., Wang, J., Xu, D., Yin, Z., Chen, H., ... & Kinney, P. L. (2018). All-cause mortality risk associated with long-term exposure to ambient PM2· 5 in China: a cohort study. The Lancet Public Health, 3(10), e470-e477.

Zhu, Z., Cheng, Y., Zeng, L., Elhoumed, M., He, G., Li, W., ... & Chang, S. (2018). Association of antenatal micronutrient supplementation with adolescent intellectual development in rural western China: 14-year follow-up from a randomized clinical trial. JAMA pediatrics, 172(9), 832-841.

Wang, S. K., Guo, Y., Liao, C., Chen, Y., Su, G., Zhang, G., ... & He, M. (2018). Incidence of and Factors Associated With Myopia and High Myopia in Chinese Children, Based on Refraction Without Cycloplegia. JAMA ophthalmology, 136(9), 1017-1024.

Linderman, G. C., Lu, J., Lu, Y., Sun, X., Xu, W., Nasir, K., ... & Krumholz, H. M. (2018). Association of Body Mass Index With Blood Pressure Among 1.7 Million Chinese Adults. JAMA Network Open, 1(4), e181271-e181271.

Gong, S., Cai, H., Ding, Y., Li, W., Juan, X., Peng, J., & Jin, S. (2018). The availability, price and affordability of antidiabetic drugs in Hubei province, China. Health policy and planning, 33(8), 937-947.

Yan, J., Ren, Y., Zhou, Z., Xu, T., Wang, X., Du, L., & Si, Y. (2018). Research on the horizontal equity of inpatient benefits among NCMS enrollees in China: evidence from Shaanxi Province. BMC health services research, 18(1), 726.

Zheng, L., Hu, R., Dong, Z., & Hao, Y. (2018). Comparing the needs and utilization of health services between urban residents and rural-to-urban migrants in China from 2012 to 2016. BMC health services research, 18(1), 717.

Fu, X., Sun, N., Xu, F., Li, J., Tang, Q., He, J., ... & Sun, C. (2018). Influencing factors of inequity in health services utilization among the elderly in China. International journal for equity in health, 17(1), 144.

Ko, P. C., & Yeung, W. J. J. (2018). Childhood conditions and productive aging in China. Social Science & Medicine.

Luo, Y., Pan, X., & Zhang, Z. (2018). Productive activities and cognitive decline among older adults in China: Evidence from the China health and Retirement Longitudinal Study. Social Science & Medicine.

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