2016 CHPAMS Rising Scholar Best Paper Award

It is our pleasure to announce that the winner of 2016 CHPAMS Rising Scholar Best Paper is granted to "The effect of air pollution on mortality in China: Evidence from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games", authored by Drs. Guojun He, Maoyong Fan, and Maigeng Zhou.

CHPAMS established the Rising Scholar Best Paper Award in November 2016 to recognize outstanding peer review publications authored by CHPAMS members who are in their early career stage (either current students or within five years since receiving their last academic degrees). The application for the 2016 Award was open from November 2016 to January 2017. We received eight highly qualified applications, published by CHPAMS members in China, Hong Kong, The Netherland, and U.S.  A six-member Award Committee (see list below) completed a thorough review of all applications and selected the winner for the first CHPAMS Best Paper Award.

The winning paper, "The effect of air pollution on mortality in China: Evidence from the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games", estimates the causal effect of air pollution on mortality in China in a quasi-experimental design. The paper exploits exogenous variations in air quality during the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, and, compares the air pollution levels and health outcomes between cities that were regulated with cities that were not regulated before, during and after the Olympic Games. The paper reports that a 10% decrease in PM10 concentrations reduces the monthly standardized all-cause mortality rate by 8%. The age groups for which the air pollution effects are greatest are children under 10 years old and the elderly. The estimates generated from this quasi-experiment are substantially larger than the associational estimates, suggesting that previous studies may under-estimate the health impacts of air pollution. The findings also imply that tighter environmental regulations can lead to significant health improvement in China. The paper was published on the September 2016 issue of Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, a leading journal in environmental economics.  

The winning paper’s lead author, Dr. Guojun He, is an economist working on environmental, health and development issues. He is an assistant professor appointed jointly at Division of Social Science, Division of Environment and Department of Economics at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Before joining HKUST, he was a research fellow at Harvard School of Public Health and obtained his Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley. His current research focuses on understanding the complex relationship between economic development, environment, and human health from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Congratulations to Drs. Guojun He, Maoyong Fan, and Maigeng Zhou!

Lead Author, Dr. Guojun HE

2016 Best Paper Award Committee

·      Dr. Feijun Luo, U.S. CDC*
·      Dr. Lu Shi, Clemson University
·      Dr. Marie Ng, IBM Watson Health; CHPAMS’s Director of Academics
·      Dr. Xuesong Han, American Cancer Society; CHPAMS’s Director of Membership
·      Dr. Zhehui Luo, Michigan State University
·      Dr. Zheng (Jane) Li, U.S. CDC*; CHPAMS’s Secretary

* Drs. Feijun Luo and Zheng (Jane) Li are serving in their personal capacities


First CHPAMS Inspiration Award goes to Dr. Youfa Wang

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 above and beyond the expectation. The Inspiration Award was exclusively funded through member donations. In September 2016, CHPAMS started the nomination process and formed a five-member Award Committee that was made up of CHPAMS President Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen and four distinguished researchers as below.

·       Teh-Wei Hu, PhD, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

·       Shanlian Hu, MD, MSc, Professor of Health Economics, Director of Training Center for Health Management and Director of Pharmacoeconomics Research and Evaluation Center at School of Public Health, Fudan University

·       Winnie Yip, PhD, Professor of the Practice of International Health Policy and Economics, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard T. Chan School of Public Health), and

·       Hai Yu, MD, PhD, Professor, Director of International Education Program and Director of Center of Distance Education, Zhejiang University School of Medicine.  

We received four highly quality nominations including three individual nominees and one team nomination. All the individuals and team members being nominated have exemplified perseverance, dedication, and leadership in their impressive achievements and accomplishments.  After independent assessment and a round of group discussion, the Award Committee selected Dr. Youfa Wang as the winner of the 2016 Inspiration Award.

Dr. Wang, a founding member of CHPAMS, was chosen 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.  As an internationally-known expert, he has published over 210 papers in top journals such as Lancet, Circulation, and JAMA Internal Medicine, many of which are widely cited for well more than 2000 times. During his career, he has secured about $23 million NIH research grants including multiple R01 grants and a >$16 million U54 center grant (Systems-Oriented Pediatric Obesity Research and Training (SPORT) Center of Excellence (U54).  In total, he has secured about $46 million research grants as PI or Co-I.  He has fostered and established transdisciplinary- 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. In addition, his constant support and contribution as a key founding member and a member of the Founding Board of Directors of CHPAMS make him a well-deserved winner for this award. 

Congratulations to Dr. Youfa Wang!



Call for Nominations: CHPAMS Inspiration Award

The CHPAMS Inspiration award is to recognize CHPAMS member’s determination to overcome significant barriers and achieve the beyond-expectation accomplishment in scientific research, community services, or innovative activities. Interested members can visit www.chpams.org for more details. If you are interested in nominating an eligible member or yourself, please send a letter of application within 1,000 words to Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen (zchen@chpams.org) by October 1, 2016. The winner will be selected by an Award Selection Committee that consists of renowned scholars in public health and health policy, as well as practitioners and entrepreneur in the area of healthcare. The winner will receive $500 at minimum level and an award plaque.

1st Conference of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) & China Health Review (CHR)


Bridging the Minds in Health Policy

1st Conference of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) & China Health Review (CHR)

Atlanta, May 13-14, 2016

Room 1000, Claudia Nance Rollins Building - Rollins School of Public Health,
Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30322

Click here to register


This is the 1st conference of China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS) and its official journal-China Health Review (CHR). This conference aims to bridge the professional minds within CHPAMS across disciplines related to health policy and public health. The participants will have the opportunity to establish professional network with potential leaders in the field. Scientific and professional development sessions will be developed based on interest groups. The Board of Directors of CHPAMS and Editorial Board of CHR will host business meetings and communicate with engaged members to promote the organization and the journal to a new stage. 

Keynote Speaker: Jeffrey P. Koplan, MD, MPH

Dr. Koplan is Vice President for Global Health at Emory University. He serves on the advisory board for CHPAMS. From 1998 to 2002, Dr. Koplan served as the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Koplan is a graduate of Yale College, the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians and a member of the Institute of Medicine. 

Call for abstracts: 

Although abstract submission is not required, we welcome abstracts on health research, policy, practice, and education related to China and the general population health sciences. We especially encourage methodological or theoretical innovations related to health policy and management in China. The abstract shall be structured with introduction, method, results, and discussion (400-word limit). Authors have the option to indicate whether this abstract will compete for “best abstract award.” The winner will receive $100 plus the certificate. The full article will be invited to be published in an upcoming issue of the China Health Review. 

Deadline of abstract submission is March 31, 2016. Notification of acceptance will be made no later than April 20, 2016. The best abstract award will be announced in the Atlanta meeting.

Incentives for students and volunteers

1.     For all students who pay the conference registration fee and attend the conference, CHPAMS will refund 100% of the registration fee after the conference.

2.     For all volunteers who pay the conference registration fee and help organize or facilitate the conference in a significant way, 50% refund will be issued after the conference. 

3.     Limited number of travel grants ($250) will be provided for students who pay the conference registration fee. To apply, email member@chpams.org with updated CV.  

4.     To receive any of the incentives, attendants must be registered members on www.chpams.org and pay the conference registration fee first.

We will have a voluntary, self-paid team building event on May 15 (Sunday) morning and attendants are flexible to arrange their departures from Atlanta. 

For Questions

For questions on abstract submission, please contact Dr. Marie Ng (marieng@uw.edu)   

For questions on the conference, please contact member@chpams.org


Call for Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is designed to recognize the shared value and vision between CHPAMS and institutional members to promote health and health equity in China or among Chinese population. CHPAMS will assist the members with developing, supporting and sustaining their institutional activity, such as recommending speakers, hosts for visiting scholars, organizing research webinars, and participating receptions in international conferences. For more information, please view here.

CHPAMS's 6th Jump-Start Your Career Webinar

Healthcare Start-up in China

Date & Time:

February 22, 2016,Monday, 9 - 10 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)
February 23, 2016,Tuesday, 10 - 11 AM (China time)

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Yusheng Zhang, Founder & CEO of Apricot Forest/Xingshulin, Inc., Founding member of CHPAMS

Access Information:
WebEx Online (www.webex.com)
Meeting number: 199 114 241 (This meeting does not require a password)
Call-in (optional): +1-415-655-0001; Access code: 199 114 241

Dr. Yusheng Zhang’s Brief Bio

Yusheng Zhang, MD, MPH, MBA, one of the founding members of CHPAMS, is the founder and CEO of Apricot Forest, Inc., a leading Mobile Health company in China. Apricot Forest focuses on developing smart phone applications for Chinese physicians and helping them to work more efficiently. It has had over 20% of Chinese doctors as their users. In 2015, Apricot Forest was rated as the 2nd most innovative company in China, only after Alibaba. In early 2016, Apricot Forest received $30 million series C investment with an estimated $200 million market value. Dr. Zhang was trained as a physician in Peking Union Medical College and received his MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University, where he was a Sommer Scholar. Prior to Apricot Forest, he worked for a healthcare big data startup and a leading health insurer in the US.



2016 Board of Directors Nomination is Open

The term of the current board of directors will expire on June 30, 2016. Therefore, we will start the nomination and election process based on the bylaws. Please see the enclosed nomination forms and instructions. Note that only the members who registered on chpams.org can be nominated, endorse and vote for the candidates. Definitely you are one of them!

I'm so honored and humble to serve this wonderful organization in the last two years. It is the best non-profit organization I've ever volunteered on and the experience is terrific! My board of directors contributed significant efforts to make critical decisions that move the organization forward; so many volunteers work behind the scenes to contribute everything they can contribute to this organization. Making so many new friends and learning so much from them!

I've already informed the board that I will step down as the President after June 30. I believe newly elected leadership can develop more potentials from this great organization. I really appreciate all your support in the past two years and hope you can support the new leadership as you support me.

We encourage more members with the leadership skills and potentials to step up and serve on the board. One of the important missions for CHPAMS is to provide leadership training to our members so they can develop well in their own careers. The board has appointed me, Adam Chen, and Roman Xu, as the nomination committee. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact any of us.

Chinese New Year is just around the corner and best wishes for you and your family to have a wonderful Year of Monkey!


Qi (Harry) Zhang, Ph.D.
China Health Policy and Management Society

CHPAMS Nomination Form MSWord

CHPAMS Nomination Form PDF


Support Us through AmazonSmile


Support us through AmazonSmile at no cost to you

AmazonSmile is website operated by Amazon that let you automatically support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop at Amazon, at no cost to you.  When you shop at http://smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same prices and selections as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to a charitable organization of your choice.  Therefore, you can do your everyday shopping at Amazon and support us without spending any extra money.

Here is how:

-       Initial set up

  • Go to http://smile.amazon.com
  • Log in with your Amazon account
  • Find “China Health Policy And Management Society”, and select it as the charity organization you'd like to support (note: must be the full name)
  • Start shopping (see example screen below. The yellow box highlights where the supporting charitable organization)

-       Shop.  Next time when you shop at Amazon, always start at http://smile.amazon.com, and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price to CHPAMS.  (Note: Please make sure to start at smile.amazon.com.  If you use Amazon Apps or go directly to Amazon.com for your purchases, Amazon will not make the donation)

Amazon最近启动了“ 微笑计划” 。您可以挑选一个非营利机构,之后您每一次购物,0.5% 的购物金额会由 Amazon捐赠给这个机构。

比如:您每个月都会上Amazon 购买$200的奶粉,如果从这个月开始,您选择我们“China Health Policy and Management Society” 作为捐赠对象,那么在您结帐时,Amazon 将捐赠$1.0给我们,而商品价格和Amazon是完全一样的,就是说您所花的钱没有改变。


·       在地址栏输入 smile.amazon.com (最关键一步)
·       登陆到您的 amazon账号
·       在搜索框中输入 China Health Policy and Management Society(注意是全称,不是 CHPAMS)
·       像往常一样开始购物(请看以下截屏,黄色方框中显示捐赠对象)
·       下次购物时请从smile.amazon.com 开始,那您就实现了不花钱为我们捐款啦!(最关键一步,直接去amazon.com或Amazon app都不行)


Happy New Year from CHPAMS

Year 2015 was the first full year after CHPAMS received its 501c non-profit status.  With the support from CHPAMS members and friends, we have made substantial accomplishments and progress.  As we enter the new year of 2016, we want to extend the most sincere greetings to you.  We wish you a prosperous and successful 2016 that is filled with happiness and love!

一元复始山河美,万象更新锦绣春。2015年是CHPAMS与许许多多的新老朋友携手共进、增进友谊的一年。在会员和朋友的努力下,我们取得了许多进步和成就。在2016开始之际,CHPAMS向所有新老朋友致以新年的问候: 祝大家在2016年里事业有成! 身体健康! 家庭幸福!


CHPAMS is run by many volunteers who are the cornerstone of the organization.  Each year, CHPAMS honors 1~3 individuals through the Volunteer of the Year Award (http://www.chpams.org/policies-and-documents-1/2015/9/6/volunteer-policy). For 2015, the Award goes to Ms. Cuiwen (Cynthia) Liu for her excellent contributions on a variety of CHPAMS activities and tasks, including Jump Start Your Careers webinars, event reports, membership database, and China Health Review.

Ms. Cuiwen (Cynthia) Liu has a master degree in Health Management and Policy from the University of Michigan and is a Strategy and Operation consultant at the Deloitte Consulting in Chicago, serving healthcare providers, payers and life sciences companies.  Before graduate school, she studied finance and economics in Fudan University and worked as a business analyst of financial industries in China.

Congratulations, Cynthia!

CHPAMS's 5th Jump-Start Your Career Webinar

Title: CHPAMS's 5th Jump-Start Your Career Webinar – Open Faculty Positions at U.S. Universities

Date & Time: November 19, Thursday, 9 - 11 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)


·         Teh-wei Hu, Ph.D. (CHPAMS Advisor & Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health, UC-Berkeley)

·         Jay Shen, Ph.D. (Associate Dean, School of Community Health Sciences, University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

·         Peihua, Qiu, Ph.D. (Professor and Founding Chair, Department of Biostatistics, University of Florida)

·         Yuhua Bao, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, Department of Healthcare Policy & Research and Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College)

·         Ning Zhang, Ph.D. (Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, University of Massachusetts-Amherst)

·         Qi (Harry) Zhang, Ph.D. (Associate Professor, School of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University)

Access Information:
WebEx Online (www.webex.com)
Meeting number: 198 353 218
Password: This meeting does not require a password
Telephone Call-in (Optional): +1-415-655-0001 US TOLL
Access Code: 198 353 218

CHPAMS will host its 4th Jump-Start Your Career in October

Title: Careers in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (US DHHS)

Date & Time: October 22, Thursday, 9 – 11 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)


National Institute of Health (NIH)

Xinzhuan Su, Ph.D. Senior Investigator and Chief

     (Dr. Su nominated Dr. Youyou Tu for the 2015 Nobel Prize in Medicine)

XinzhiZhang, MD Ph.D. Program Director

Cuilin Zhang, Ph.D. Senior Investigator


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) / Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR)

Zhuo (Adam) Chen, Ph.D., Senior Economist

Zheng (Jane) Li, Ph.D. Lead Environmental Health Scientist


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

Lan Liang, Ph.D. Economist


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

Sai Ma, Ph.D., Social Scientist

Limin Cai, Ph.D. Economist


Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Yueqin (Jenny) Zhao, Ph.D. Mathematical Statistician

Jing Xu, Ph.D. Visiting Scientist


Access Information:          

WebEx Online (www.webex.com)

Meeting number: 196 070 475

Password: This meeting does not require a password

Telephone Call-in (Optional): +1-415-655-0001 (US TOLL)

Access Code: 196 070 475

CHPAMS’s 3rd Jump-Start Your Career Webinar

Title: New Rules, New Plans: Special Legal Webinar for F1/J1/H1b Holders in the US

Date & Time:  September 16, Wednesday, 8 – 10 PM (U.S. Eastern Time)

Speaker: Jerry Zhang, Attorney at Law and Founding Partner of Zhang & Associates, P.C. (B.S., Physics, Jilin University, M.S. Physics, Peking University and University of Washington, J.D. University of Texas School of Law at Austin). Click here (http://www.hooyou.com/zbg_team/attorney-jzhang.html) for his complete bio.

Access Information:

WebEx Online (www.webex.com)

Meeting number: 198 209 701

Password: This meeting does not require a password

Telephone Call-in (Optional): +1-415-655-0001 (US TOLL)

Access Code: 198 209 70

CHPAMS’ upcoming webinar series entitled “Jump-start Your Career”

CHPAMS’ upcoming webinar series entitled “Jump-start Your Career”

About: To provide career opportunities and promote our members' career development, the first episode of the series invites two special guests from Peking University and Shandong University who will deliver recruitment talks and provide opportunity to interact live with members via video conferencing.


Prof. MENG Qingyue, Dean, School of Public Health, Executive Director, PKU China Center for Health Development Studies, Peking University

Prof. SUN Qiang, Deputy Dean, School of Medicine and Health Management, Executive Director, Center for Health Management and Policy, Shandong University

Date & Time: May 12, 2015, 9-11am (Beijing Time)

Free ticket reservation: Please click here to register. If you have problems to reserve the ticket, please email member@chpams.org.

Note: For members who are interested in applying for jobs at PKU and SDU and to be interviewed in Jumpstart Your Career, please send CVs to member@chpams.org.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - CHPAMS Forums at Chinese Economist Society

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION - CHPAMS Forums at Chinese Economist Society

To promote health economics research among junior researchers, we will organize multiple CHPAMS Forums at Chinese Economist Society (CES) Annual Meeting in Chongqing, China on June 13-14, 2015. For more details about the conference, please visit http://www.china-ces.org/

To participate, please send the following information to member@chpams.org with the subject as "CHPAMS Forum" before March 15, 2015

1. Title
2. Authors (Please mark the registered CHPAMS members)
3. Paper abstract of no more than 400 words.

For accepted papers, CHPAMS will provide $300-$500 per session to cover presenters' conference-related expenses depending on number of registered CHPAMS members in each session and the relevance of the theme to CHPAMS' mission and vision. 

The participants still need to submit the abstracts through CES regular channel separately. Please make a reference of "CHPAMS Forum" in the comments section of the CES submission. For CHPAMS members who have already submitted their abstracts to CES, please resend the abstracts to member@chpams.org to be eligible for CHPAMS forum. If you have any questions, feel free to contact member@chpams.org.



Welcome new voting members who registered in February 2015. The following members were randomly drawn to receive an Amazon Gift Card. Good luck in the new year!

GAI Yunwei      (Babson College, USA)
HAN Wei          (University of Oxford, UK)
TANG Xianyan (Guangxi Medical University, China)
YAO Yu             (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, China)
ZHU Weiming   (Peking University, China)

Member registration is still open at http://www.chpams.org/member-registration/ . More lucky registered members in March will be announced next month.

CHPAMS received a two-year grant from CMB

We are very pleased to announce that China Medical Board (CMB, http://chinamedicalboard.org/) has awarded a two-year grant to CHPAMS. We really appreciate the strong support from Dr. Lincoln Chen, CMB President, and our colleagues at the CMB Beijing Office!

The board will discuss how to leverage on the resources to create more opportunities for our members and affiliated organizations.If you have any suggestions, please feel free to let us know!