Winnie Yip (叶志敏)

Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics, Faculty Director of Harvard China Health Partnership
Department of Global Health and Population

Dr. Winnie Yip’s research focuses on: 1) the design, implementation and evaluation of systemic health care interventions, for improving affordable and equitable access to and the efficiency and quality of health care delivery, especially for the poor; and 2) modeling and evaluating the effects of incentives on the behavior of providers (organization and individual) and patients. Dr. Yip’s research encompasses both why health systems fail and how to improve them…

William Hsiao (萧庆伦)

Professor Emeritus
Department of Global Health and Population, and Department of Health Policy and Management

Dr. William Hsiao has conducted health financing studies for more than four decades. He was actively engaged in designing universal health insurance programs and health system reforms for many countries, including the United States, China mainland, Colombia, Malaysia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Sweden, Cyprus, Uganda and South Africa. The U.S. state of Vermont commissioned him to design the single-payer system for the state. Currently he is involved with an economic analysis of Medicare…

David Christiani, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics
Department of Environmental Health, and Department of Epidemiology

Dr. Christiani was the first visiting scholar from the Harvard Chan School to the PRC, chosen in 1980, to work in residence. He lived in Shanghai from 1981-1982, during which time he and his Chinese colleagues initiated the Shanghai Textile Workers Study (see pictures below), now in its 37th year. This study has been a landmark effort, resulting in improved working conditions for millions of workers in China.

Frank Hu

Fredrick J. Stare Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, and Chair, Department of Nutrition
Department of Nutrition, and Department of Epidemiology

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John Spengler

Akira Yamaguchi Professor of Environmental Health and Human Habitation
Department of Environmental Health

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Elizabeth Osborn

Project Director, Harvard China Health Partnership
Department of Global Health and Population

Elizabeth (“Betsy”) Osborn is Project Director of the Harvard China Health Partnership, supporting faculty and researchers to maximize connections at Harvard and impact of our health systems research for public health in China. Previously, Betsy led multi-disciplinary research initiatives on Indonesia, India, and Malaysia at Harvard, and had a decade of service with the U.S. Agency for International Development including five years in Indonesia. Betsy has an Ed.M. in International…

Terence Cheng

Research Scientist
Department of Global Health and Population

Dr. Terence Cheng’s research focuses on the economics of health care systems, with a particular emphasis on how public and private health care systems interact. He has studied private health insurance markets, medical labor markets, and well-being. Prior to joining Harvard, Dr. Cheng held academic and research appointments at universities in Australia and Singapore. He was an Australian Endeavour Fellow in 2018. Terence received a M.Soc.Sci. from the National University…

Xuanyi Nie (聂玄翊)

Visiting Scentist
Department of Global Health and Population

Dr. Xuanyi Nie obtained his doctoral degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. His dissertation explored typological approaches to integrate healthcare industry and economic development in Chinese cities, and as a student, his research with CHP examined financing and land policies for private healthcare facilities in China. Xuanyi’s work currently focuses on the development of China’s eldercare system. Xuanyi received his Master of Architecture Degree from the Harvard Graduate…

Hanmo Yang (杨涵墨)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Global Health and Population

Dr. Hanmo Yang recently received her Ph.D. degree in Economics from National School of Development, Peking University. Her research interests focus on health economics and population studies, especially on healthy aging. Some of her recent works include the impact of the poverty alleviation program on the mortality rate from cerebrovascular diseases in China and the causal relationship between intergenerational interaction and informal care for the disabled elderly. Hanmo has field…

Xiangnan Wang (王向楠)

Visiting Scholar
Department of Global Health and Population

Dr. Xiangnan Wang is an Associate Researcher at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS). He works as the Director of the Insurance and Social Security Department at the Institute of Finance and Banking within CASS, and is the Secretary-General of the Research Center for Insurance and Economic Development of CASS. His research focuses on health insurance and risk management in an aging society, such as health insurance purchasing and…