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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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…

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…

Tracy Han (韩慧文)

Student Research Assistant

Huiwen (Tracy) Han is an undergraduate student at Boston University (BU’23) pursuing a degree in biology with minors in computer science and business. While taking courses on politics in post-Mao China and politics in Taiwan, she researched the operations of China’s public hospitals and Taiwan’s 1995 healthcare reform.

Yizhou (Leo) Huang (黄翊洲)

Student Research Assistant

Yizhou (Leo) Huang is a Master of Science student in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health. His research interests include health insurance, health reform, and health systems; and he has previously worked at an insurance and health alliance (医联体). Yizhou received his Bachelor of Arts degree from University of California, Berkeley, with a double major in mathematics and philosophy.

Zili Huang (黄自砺)

Student Research Assistant

Zili Huang is a Master of Science student in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China. Her research interests include evidence-based health and non-health interventions, as well as health reform evaluation.