Leadership

Chenkai Wu, MSc, MPH, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Global Health, Director of Graduate Studies for MSc-Global Health Program, 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. 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.

Kaikai Yang

Assistant Director of Global Health Program, Duke Kunshan University

Kaikai Yang is the Assistant Director for Global Health Program.

Her responsibilities in this capacity include providing leadership and coordination to support the Global Health Research Center and the MSc-GH program, leading and supervising the administrative team to support faculty and researchers in education, training, and research projects, and contributing to the efficient management of program operation and finance in collaboration with relevant units of Duke Kunshan University and partners.

Shenglan Tang, MD, PhD, MPH, MSc

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

Mary & James Semans Professor of Medicine
Department of Population Health Science, Duke Medical School

Research Professor of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute, USA &
SingHealth-Duke-NUS-Global Health Institute, Singapore

Dr. Shenglan Tang is Co-Director of Global Health Program and Professor at Duke Kunshan University. He is Mary D.B.T. and James Semans Professor at Department of Population Health Science in the Duke University School of Medicine and Professor of Global Health at SingHealth-Duke-NUS Global Health Institute. Dr. 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).

Yunguo Liu, MD, MPH

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

Dr Yunguo Liu is currently the Co-Director and Professor of Global Health Program, Duke Kunshan University in China, and the Adjunct Professor of Global Health in Duke University of USA.

Dr Liu started his professional career in health from Mid 1970s when he worked as a village doctor (called Barefoot Doctor then) engaged in primary health care in Chinese countryside. From 1988 he worked in the Ministry of Health, the People’s Republic of China, on health policy, national health program management and study in health equity.

From 2008 to 2020 Dr Liu worked in the World Health Organization as WHO Representative in Lao PDR, Cambodia and South Pacific (based in Fiji), and as the Director of Program Management Division of WHO Regional Office for the Western Pacific based in Manila.

Dr Liu received MD and MSc degrees in Tongji Medical University of China, and MPH in the School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley.

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