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LONG, Qian, MD, MPH, DMedSci

Assistant Professor, Duke Kunshan University

Her research interest and experience centres on health equity in relation to health systems development (with a focus on health financing and health services organization and delivery), including maternal and child health….

Her research interest and experience centres on health equity in relation to health systems development (with a focus on health financing and health services organization and delivery), including maternal and child health, tuberculosis control and non-communicable diseases management in poor areas and among vulnerable groups of China and other low- and middle-income countries. Prior to joining Duke Kunshan University, she worked in the Department of Reproductive Health and Research, World Health Organization, based in Geneva for over two years.

TANG, Shenglan, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc

Co-Director of Global Health Program, Professor, Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Shenglan Tang is Professor of Medicine and Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute.

Dr. Shenglan Tang is Professor of Medicine and Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute.

He is also Associate Director of DGHI for China Initiatives, and Executive Director of Global Health Program at Duke Kunshan University in China, as well as Director of Research Hub for Asia-Pacific Observatory on Health Systems and Policies/WHO, which has research projects in Cambodia, Nepal, Vietnam and other Asian countries. In his capacity at Duke Kunshan University, he was elected as President of Chinese Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CCUGH) in November 2015. Tang has more than 30 years of experience undertaking research on health systems reform, disease control and maternal and child health in China and other countries, and has provided consultancy services on health systems strengthening to many international organizations and governments of developing countries. In 2012, Tang came to Duke from the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Program for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), based in Geneva, where he was Unit Leader for TB/HIV and Health Systems. Before his assignment at WHO, Tang was a faculty member at Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in UK, and School of Public Health of Fudan University (former Shanghai Medical University).

WU, Chenkai, MSc, MPH, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Duke Kunshan University

Dr. Chenkai Wu is an Assistant Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University (DKU). Prior to joining DKU, he was a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health at New York Medical College.

Dr. Chenkai Wu is an Assistant Professor of Global Health at Duke Kunshan University (DKU). Prior to joining DKU, he was a faculty member in the Department of Epidemiology and Community Health at New York Medical College. Dr. Wu has a B.S. degree in Psychology from Zhejiang University and a M.S. in Human Development and Family Sciences, an M.P.H. in Biostatistics, and a Ph.D. in Public Health from Oregon State University. His main research interests include prevention of cardiovascular disease, frailty, and disability as well as promotion of healthy aging and longevity with three foci: (1) measurements, epidemiology, and clinical implications of frailty, (2) quantification and determinants of healthy aging and longevity, and (3) traditional and novel risk factors for cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. Dr. Wu has published extensively in the fields of epidemiology, gerontology, and cardiovascular disease. His work has been featured in major national and international media, including the Wall Street Journal, the Guardian, and National Public Radio.

YAN, Lijing L., PhD, MPH

Professor, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University
Head of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases (NCDs) Research, Duke Kunshan University

Lijing L. Yan, PhD, MPH, is currently a professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University in the USA and the Head of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases (NCDs) Research at the Global Health Research Center of Duke Kunshan University in China since July 2014.

Lijing L. Yan, PhD, MPH, is currently a professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University in the USA and the Head of Non-communicable Chronic Diseases (NCDs) Research at the Global Health Research Center of Duke Kunshan University in China since July 2014. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of the George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center and Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, a large network of 5 international academic institutions and 7 Chinese institutions dedicated to combat NCDs in China. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Peking University, a Master of Public Health degree and a doctoral degree in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley. Her main areas of research are chronic disease prevention and control (hypertension, heart disease, and stroke in particular), healthy aging, and innovation in translational health systems and services research and implementation science. She is the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on a number of NHLBI-funded and China-funded research grants. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed scientific papers some of which in leading medical journals such as JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and BMJ. She also provides advices and consultancy to national and international organizations.

ZHANG, Jim, PhD, MSc

Professor, Global and Environmental Health, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University

Jim Zhang is Professor of Global and Environmental Health at Duke University and Duke Kunshan University in China. He directs the Exposure Biology and Chemistry Laboratory.

Jim Zhang is Professor of Global and Environmental Health at Duke University and Duke Kunshan University in China. He directs the Exposure Biology and Chemistry Laboratory. He also directs the Regional Ozone Sino-US Collaborative Research Center. Professor Zhang’s main research interests include exposure science and environmental health sciences. Dr. Zhang authored more than 180 peer-reviewed articles, including those published in top biomedical journals (NJEM, the Lancet, JAMA) and environmental sciences journals. His early work on characterizing sources of non-methane greenhouse gases made him one of the officially recognized contributors to the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to IPCC. He is the 2012 recipient of the Jerome Wesolowski Award, the highest honor of the International Society of Exposure Science. In 2013, Professor Zhang was named an AAAS Fellow.

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