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…

Jared Mazzanti (小马哥)

Senior Program Coordinator, Harvard China Health Partnership
Department of Global Health and Population

Jared Mazzanti focuses on expanding and maintaining partnerships of the Harvard China Health Partnership (HCHP) and on providing comprehensive support to the academic activities of faculty and researchers affiliated with HCHP. Jared has cultivated an interest in China through almost 7 years of experience working and studying across its Northern and Southern provinces and through extensive travel in the region. He is also deeply committed to and intimately familiar with…

Angela Chen

Researcher
Department of Global Health and Population

Angela graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, concentrating in Health Care Management and Policy and minoring in Chemistry. She spent the following year in Beijing, China as a member of the inaugural class of Schwarzman Scholars. Her research interests include global health care systems, health care access, cost-effectiveness analysis and outcome evaluations.

Jia Xiang

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Global Health and Population

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 in China.

Hao Zhang

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Global Health and Population

Hao Zhang obtained her Ph.D. in Economics in 2017 from Tinbergen Institute and Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. She has a general interest in the areas of health economics and microeconometrics. Her previous work includes the evaluation of the China Rural Health Project (the eleventh World Bank health project in China) and an impact study of a provider payment reform in Henan province, China.