Issue 84, August 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. 

President’s Message

Amid rising tensions of global trade and economics disputes, the flattening globalized world might nevertheless become more harmonized if people can share more common values. In this regard, public health has been an appealing arena that could serve as the glue to bind people together. Encouragingly, the world has evolved with unprecedented improvement in human wellbeing over the past two centuries, although wealth between the poor and the rich has been increasingly diverging.

To promote a more convergent and sustainable world, what are some common global values our human communities could offer? What might be the role of public health? What part can China play during its health reform and transitions? These are some of the questions we keep asking ourselves as members of CHPAMS, a global professional organization for over 2,200 researchers and scholars around the world to advance public health research and policy practice. Our mission is to improve health and health equity and contribute to the advancement of population health research, practice, and education of areas including but not limited to, health policy and management, health economics, epidemiology, and global health. We strive to accomplish our mission by fostering and promoting scholarly exchanges among its members and with Chinese public health community.

As usual, you will find in this issue of CHPAMS monthly newsletter our exciting activities and events, media communications, job opportunities, conferences, and research updates. Let us work harder to move our mission forward! Happy reading!

-Xi Chen, CHPAMS President (2018-2020)


1.Initiated in the summer of 2019, the CHPAMS Runners Club is now recruiting new members who love sports and/or would like to contribute to the design of the club logo. The club aims to organize activities for members, meet new friends, and exercise during academic meetings worldwide. Please consider joining us via scanning the QR Code for WeChat below. 


Members in The News 

Sui-Lee Wee. “China Eases Rules on Cheap Drug Imports to Fight Chronic Diseases” The New York Times. Aug 27, 2019 

How 5G Technology is changing the healthcare industry”. CGTN Live Interview.

 Simao Chen. “The power of awareness”. The BMJ Opinion. July 11, 2019

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United States   

Assistant Teaching Professor - Global Health
The Global Health Program at UC San Diego
Deadline: October 15, 2019
[Location: San Diego, CA] 

Assistant Professors of Public Health
Syracuse University. 
Application Deadline: October 1, 2019 
[Location: Syracuse, NY]

Master of Public Health Program, Health Behavior and Health Promotion - Assistant Professor
Old Dominion University
Application Deadline: October 7, 2019
[Location: Norfolk, VI]

Tenure/open Track Faculty in Biostatistics
Temple University College of Public Health
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Philadelphia, PA]

Childhood Obesity: Associate Professor/Full Professor
The University of Arizona Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Application Deadline: February 4, 2019
[Location: Phoenix, AZ]

Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track) in Health Promotion and Behavioral Science
The School of Public Health, San Diego State University
Application Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: San Diego, CA]

Policy analyst I
Policy analyst II
Boston University, School of Public Health, Health Policy & Management 
Duke University School of Medicine 
Deadline: Open until filled
[Location: Boston, MA] 

Postdoctoral Fellow
Georgia Prevention Institute, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta University 
Contact: Dr. Yanbin Dong at (706) 721-5015 or 


Executive Dean
School of Biomedical Engineering, Division of Life Sciences and Medicine, University of Science and Technology of China
Deadline: October 8, 2019
Contact: Dr. Hongyun Yu (; (+86 0551-6360 1127))
[Location: Hefei]

Global Public Health, Tenured/Tenure-Track
NYU Shanghai
Deadline: October 1,2019
[Location: Shanghai]

Program Officer
The Ford Foundation
Deadline: September 24, 2019
[Location: Beijing]

Multiple positions 
Ask Health 
[Location: Beijing, Shanghai]

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United States   

American Public Health Association Annual Conference 
Conference time: Nov 2-6, 2019
[Location: Philadelphia, PA]

ObesityWeek 2019
Conference time: November 4-9, 2019
[Location: Las Vegas, NV]

The Gerontological Society of America annual conference
Conference time: November 13-17, 2019, 2019
[Location: Austin, TX]


The 3rd Belt & Road Initiative Global Health International Congress & 2019 Global Health Forum of the University Alliance of the Silk Road
Conference time: September 14, 2019
Registration time: August, 2019
[Location: Xi’an, China]

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Research Updates

LANCET Public Health. (2019). China’s health reform:10 years on. Special Issue. Volume 4, Number 9, e431-e481.

Liu, C., Chen, R., Sera, F., Vicedo-Cabrera, A. M., Guo, Y., Tong, S., ... & Valdes Ortega, N. (2019). Ambient particulate air pollution and daily mortality in 652 cities. New England Journal of Medicine, 381(8), 705-715.

Xing, Xiaolong, Xueli Yang, Fangchao Liu, Jianxin Li, Jichun Chen, Xiaoqing Liu, Jie Cao et al. "Predicting 10-Year and Lifetime Stroke Risk in Chinese Population: The China-PAR Project." Stroke (2019): STROKEAHA-119.

Yang, Lei, Yuping Mao, and Jeroen Jansz. "Understanding the Chinese Hui Ethnic Minority’s Information Seeking on Cardiovascular Diseases: A Focus Group Study." International journal of environmental research and public health 16.15 (2019): 2784. 

Gao, Xiujuan, and Yingjiang Xu. "Overwork death among doctors a challenging issue in China." International journal of cardiology 289 (2019): 152.

Gu, Shuyan, et al. "Efficacy and Safety of Pharmacological Combination Therapies for the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes in China: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis."Available at SSRN 3384901 (2019).

Gao, Mingyue, et al. "Research environment of clinician–scientists in China in health policy/health services research." Journal of clinical epidemiology 112 (2019): 87-92.

Wang R, Chen Z, Zhou Y, Shen L, Zhang Z, Wu X, Melancholy or mahjong? Diversity,  frequency, type, and rural-urban divide of social participation and depression in middle- and old-aged Chinese: A fixed-effects analysis. Social Science & Medicine, Accepted. 

Wang R., Bishwajit  G, Zhou Y, Wu X, Feng D, Tang S, Chen Z, Shaw I, Wu T, Song H, Fu Q, Feng Z. Intensity, frequency, duration, and volume of physical activity and its association with risk of depression in middle- and older-aged Chinese: evidence from the China  Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, 2015, PLoS ONE 14(8): e0221430.

Song H, Zhang D, Chen Z, Wang R, Tang S, Bishwajit G, Chen S, Feng D, Wu T, Wang Y, Su Y, Feng Z. Utilisation of national community-based hypertension monitoring service among Chinese older patients and its impact on hypertension control—a mediation analysis in logistic regression. BMC Geriatrics. 2019 vol:19 (1) pp:162

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