Seminar – HIV/AIDS In China: A Potential Epidemic?

Lecture by Konglai Zhang, MD, Professor at the Department of Epidemiology in Peking Union Medical College. Dr. Konglai Zhang has spent most of his scientific career in the studies of epidemiology which involve infectious and endemic diseases, clinical epidemiology and child health Care system. For the last 20 years, he has been working on HIV/AIDS issues, particularly focusing on policy development and social/behavioral aspects of the problem. He is currently…

Seminar – Burden & Prevention of Chronic Diseases in China: implications for Healthy China 2020 (Professor Frank Hu)

Lecture by Frank Hu, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition and Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Hu’s research has focused on diet and lifestyle determinants of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is the Principal Investigator of the diabetes component of the Nurses’ Health Study, and leads two NIH-funded projects to study biochemical and genetic risk factors for cardiovascular complications among patients with diabetes in the Nurses’ Health…

Seminar – A Decade of Applied Research on Gender and Health in China: Generating Evidence and Pilot Testing Interventions (Professor Joan Kaufman)

Lecture by Dr. Joan Kaufman, a Lecturer in Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and founding Director of the AIDS Public Policy Training Project at the Kennedy School. She is a Senior Scientist at the Schneider Institute for Health Policy at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis and is the China Director for the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). She was a 2001-2002 Bunting Fellow at…

Seminar – Occupational and Environmental Health in China: Challenges and Opportunities (Professor David Christiani)

Lecture by Dr. David Christiani, Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit at MGH, where he directs the Molecular Epidemiology Research Group. Dr. Christiani received his M.D. from Tufts University in 1976, followed by Masters Degrees in Public Health and Physiology from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He did his postgraduate medical training at Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.…

Seminar – How to Measure a Country’s Health System Performance: The Case of China (Dr. Yuanli Liu)

Lecture by Dr. Yuanli Liu, a Senior Lecturer of International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and Director of the China Initiative. Dr. Liu has been teaching and conducting research studies in the areas of health financing and health system analysis since 1994 at Harvard. He was profiled by the HSPH in 2003 as one of six “Future Leaders in Public Health.” He is also an Adjunct…

Seminar – China Health Care Reform: The Good and the Bad (Professor William Hsiao)

Lecture by Dr. William Hsiao, K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and he is also a qualified actuary with extensive experience in insurance. His current research focuses on developing health system economics that provide an analytical framework in diagnosing the causes for the successes or failures of a system. He has advised many nations on their…