Issue 81, May 2019

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

·        China Health Policy and Outcome Research Social Event Organized by CHPAMS

Lizheng Shi, Tulane University

On May 19, 2019, around one hundred Chinese researchers and scholars gathered at Tulane University for the China Health Policy and Outcome Research Social Event. This event was organized by China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS), Prof. Lizheng Shi and his team from Tulane University.


Prof. Lizheng Shi gave an opening remark for this event. He said, this meeting provided a great opportunity for researchers and professionals from health insurance, health economics, and pharmcoeconomics to discuss and share the challenges and opportunities in their works. He added that, the discussion from this meeting could be contribute to the improvement of healthcare and health economic policy in China. 


Prof. Wen Chen from Fudan University gave a keynote address on the developments and prospects on the pharmcoeconomics and health technology assessment in China. He addressed the implementation of pharmcoeconomics and health technology form a policy perspective in China. 


Dr. Hong Li, the vice-president of Digital China Health, addressed the situation and trends of the real world research in China.


During the first panel session, five researchers from China and US shared their views on HERO, data analysis, and pharmcoeconomics research and implementation in China; the implementation of evidence based health policy in the US CDC. These researchers were Min Hu from Fudan University, Mengchun Gong from Digital China Health, Ming Hu from Sichun University, Jian Wei Xuan from Sun Yat-sen University, and Hui Shao from Florida University.


During the second panel session, Wai-kit Ming (Sun Yat-sen University), Larry Liu (Merck), Qiang Shi (J&J), Yang Xie (IQVIA), and Cindy Gao (Pharmerit), shared their experience as early-career researchers.


·        CHPAMS members attending the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting

Xuesong Han, American Cancer Society

On June 2, 2019, around 20 CHPAMS members attending the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting gathered and visited the Association of American Medical Colleges in Washington, DC. All CHPAMS members had a great time expanding their professional and personal networks through this event.


CHPAMS Members in the News

  • Jing Li, Weill Cornell Medical College

Published in the Journal of Health Economics, the study by Dr. Jing Li, “Plastic surgery or primary care? Altruistic preferences and expected specialty choice of U.S. medical students,” measures how medical student altruism affects which field one pursues. (Read more: Altruism and specialty choice: What's the connection?)

  • Xi Chen, Yale School of Public Health

Tiny toxic particles in air pollution is being linked to cognitive deficits in children in an emerging field of research. Xi Chen, a health economist at the Yale School of Public Health, weighs in on the issue in this story in C&EN. (read more: Air pollution may impair children's memory

  • Nengliang Yao, Xiaojie Sun, Shandong University

China accounts for approximately 27% of global cancer deaths. However, the lasting effects of cancer and cancer treatments on patients have not been investigated in China. . Prof. Nengliang Yao and A/Prof. Xiaojie Sun at Shandong University, developed a questionnaire, the China Survey of Experiences with Cancer, for Chinese cancer survivors. Results from this study were recently published on Cancer. (read more: Experiences with cancer survey in China

  • Xi Chen, Yale School of Public Health

Improving China’s medical payment models was the topic of discussion when Yale School of Public Health Dean Sten H. Vermund traveled to Beijing in January 2019 to meet with officials from China’s National Health Commission as part of the country’s ongoing healthcare reform efforts. (read more: YSPH Collaborating with China to Develop New Medical Payment Models)

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Program & Grants Manager
China Medical Board
Deadline: June 15, 2019
[Location: Beijing]

Research assistant
SESH Global
Deadline: Currently open
[Location: Guangzhou]

Multiple positions
Peking Union Medical College
Deadline: Currently open
[Location: Beijing]

Multiple positions
Shandong University
Deadline: Currently open
[Location: Jinan]

Postdocs in Global Health
Center for Global Health, Nanjing Medical University
Deadline: Currently open
[Location: Nanjing]

Executive Director of Global Health Program
Duke Kunshan University
Deadline: Currently open
[Location: Kunshan]

United States   

Postdoctoral Fellow in Health Outcomes and Policy Research
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
Deadline: Currently open
[Location: Memphis]

Principal scientist/health economist
Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp
Deadline: 20 June, 2019
[Location: New Haven]


2 Postdoctoral Research Fellows in the Economics of Public Health
The University of Exeter
Deadline: 20 June, 2019
[Location: Exeter, UK]

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Workshop time: 17-18 June, 2019
[Location: Ningbo]

Workshop time: July, 2019
[Location: Wuhan]

2nd Real World Data  and Research Conference
Conference time: 21-22 June, 2019
[Location: Chengdu]

2019 International Health Management Youth Forum
Conference time: 14-16 June, 2019
[Location: Nanjing]

Chinese Economists Society 2019 China Annual Conference
Conference time: 8-9 June, 2019
[Location: Dalian]

United States   

Society for Epidemiologic Research (SER) Annual Meeting
June 18-21, 2019
[Location: Minneapolis]

8th Conference of the American Society of Health Economists
June 23-26, 2019
[Location: Washington DC]

American College of Epidemiology Annual Meeting
September 7-10, 2019
[Location: Pasadena]

Ninth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
19–20 September 2019
[Location: Berkeley]

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Research Updates

Huang, Y., Wang, Y., Wang, H., Liu, Z., Yu, X., Yan, J., ... & Wang, Z. (2019). Prevalence of mental disorders in China: a cross-sectional epidemiological study. The Lancet Psychiatry, 6(3), 211-224.

Jia, P., & Wang, Y. (2019). Global health efforts and opportunities related to the Belt and Road Initiative. The Lancet Global Health, 7(6), e703-e705.

Zhang, L., & He, M. (2019). Is population-based glaucoma screening cost-effective in China?. The Lancet Global Health.

Chen Q, Larochelle MR, Weaver DT, et al. Prevention of Prescription Opioid Misuse and Projected Overdose Deaths in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2019;2(2):e187621.

Greenhalgh, Susan. "Making China safe for Coke: how Coca-Cola shaped obesity science and policy in China." BMJ 364 (2019): k5050.

Sun, Yangbo, Buyun Liu, Linda G. Snetselaar, Jennifer G. Robinson, Robert B. Wallace, Lindsay L. Peterson, and Wei Bao. "Association of fried food consumption with all cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: prospective cohort study." BMJ 364 (2019): k5420.

Chen, Wanqing, Changfa Xia, Rongshou Zheng, Maigeng Zhou, Chunqing Lin, Hongmei Zeng, Siwei Zhang et al. "Disparities by province, age, and sex in site-specific cancer burden attributable to 23 potentially modifiable risk factors in China: a comparative risk assessment." The Lancet Global Health 7, no. 2 (2019): e257-e269.

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