HCHP Research @ iHEA Congress 2021

The academic collaborations that the Harvard China Health Partnership has forged over decades of work in China enable us to conduct meaningful research to answer pressing questions for China’s health system. These engagements simultaneously promote capacity building for the country’s next generation of thought leaders in health economics. As China makes advances in healthcare financing, telemedicine, eldercare, and other areas, this research also carries important lessons for other global health systems…

Harvard Crimson: Harvard Economics Professor Talks Broken American Health System

The Harvard Crimson highlighted Professor William Hsiao’s extensive work on the U.S. healthcare system in an article based on the HCHP webinar “Fixing the Underlying Problems of the Broken American Health System.” Hsiao, who has worked on healthcare reform efforts around the globe, referred to previous attempts at reforming the U.S. healthcare system–including the creation of Medicare and policies like the Affordable Care Act (ACA)–as “band-aid” solutions. He advocates for the introduction…

Wary of coronavirus vaccines, some Chinese citizens are ‘opting out’ (Prof. Winnie Yip quoted in The World)

Countries across the globe are wrestling with the complexities of rolling out vaccination programs, but as Dr. Winnie Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, shared with The World, “The fact that China was able to control [the pandemic] allows them to have a slower schedule on the vaccine.” At the same time, China’s relative success in curbing the spread of COVID-19 may ultimately complicate its long-term vaccination efforts. Some…

China Health Connection – Inaugural Newsletter of HCHP

The Harvard China Health Partnership has launched the inaugural issue of its newsletter China Health Connection. This newsletter will bring readers the latest news on the progress we are making across our research portfolio and the positive impact HCHP’s work is having on strengthening China’s health system. In the first issue, Faculty Director Winnie Yip recaps our continued work with China’s policy makers at the National Healthcare Security Administration, the China and…

Masks Against the Coronavirus (Prof. Winnie Yip interviewed by BBC News)

In an interview with Spanish-language BBC News Mundo (part of the BBC World Service’s foreign language offerings), Dr. Winnie Yip discusses the impact personal actions can have on broader social well-being and explores differences in the attitudes seen across the United States and Asia in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Dr. Yip was in Hong Kong in January when information about COVID-19 began to spread and noticed that media outlets…

Interview on Long-Term Care in China (The Lancet)

A recent article in The Lancet outlined the current situation of long-term care for the elderly in China, including the challenges faced by the long-term care of the elderly and policy recommendations and prospects for the future. The Lancet interviewed corresponding author Winnie Yip and co-author Zhanlian Feng. Resources: Read the abstract and download the article in English here. Read the interview with lead authors Zhanlian Feng and Winnie Yip…

Reflections on China’s Medical Reforms Post-COVID-19 (Prof. Winnie Yip interviewed by Xinhua News)

Xinhua News Agency

Recently, Dr. Winnie Yip was interviewed by Xinhua, the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China. In this interview, Dr. Yip reflects on the achievements and remaining challenges of the Chinese health system in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. She notes that with the challenges of an aging population and an increase in patients with chronic diseases, now especially with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese health system is…

How Taiwan beat the coronavirus (Prof. William Hsiao on CNBC News)

Summary CNBC.com looked at how places around the world have tackled COVID-19. Taiwan, the third subject of the series, has confirmed 451 COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in a population of 23.7 million. Taiwan had a plan in place for years, which involved quarantines, contact tracing and wide availability of masks, among other things. William Hsiao, emeritus professor of economics in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the…

Welcoming Dr. Jia Xiang to Harvard China Health Partnership

We are delighted to announce that Dr. Jia Xiang has started as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. Dr. Jia Xiang received her Ph.D. in Economics from Penn State in 2020. She finds synergies between Health Economics and empirical Industrial Organization in research. Her previous work estimates a structural model to quantify the effects of asymmetric information in physician-patient interaction on medical treatment decisions and social welfare, using healthcare insurance claims data…

Dr. Winnie Yip appointed Interim Director of Fairbank Center

The Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies has announced that Professor Winnie (Chi-Man) Yip, of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, will serve as interim faculty director for the Fairbank Center beginning on September 1, 2020, for one year while faculty director Michael Szonyi enjoys a well-deserved sabbatical. Winnie has been an active member of our community doing groundbreaking research on public health. We look forward to Winnie’s leadership…