Faculty Who Taught at China Senior Health Executive Education Program

Julio Frenk, Dean

Dean Frenk (dean_julio_frenk.jpg)Dr. Julio Frenk is the Dean of the Faculty, Harvard School of Public Health and T & G Angelopoulos Professor of Public Health and International Development, Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School.

Dr. Frenk is an eminent authority on global health who served as the Minister of Health of Mexico from 2000 to 2006. He introduced a program of comprehensive national health insurance, known as Seguro Popular, which expanded access to health care for tens of millions of previously uninsured Mexicans. He was the founding director-general of the National Institute of Public Health in Mexico, one of the leading institutions of health education and research in the developing world. In 1998, Dr. Frenk joined the World Health Organization (WHO) as executive director in charge of Evidence and Information for Policy. Most recently, he served as a senior fellow in the global health program of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and as president of the Carso Health Institute in Mexico City. He is chair of the board of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington.

Dr. Frenk holds a medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, as well as three advanced degrees from the University of Michigan: master of public health, master of arts in sociology, and a Ph.D. in medical organization and sociology.

Dr. Frenk lectures on From Research to Policy, Lessons from Mexico at China Senior Health Executive Program.

Barry R. Bloom, Ph.D.

Dr. Barry R. Bloom is the Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health, and the former Dean of Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Bloom is a leading scientist in the areas of infectious diseases, vaccines, and global health and former consultant to the White House. He has been extensively involved with the World Health Organization (WHO) and is a member of the WHO Global Advisory Committee on Health Research. During his tenure as HSPH Dean, Dr. Bloom had advanced public health through learning, discovery, and communication both at HSPH and around the globe.

Dean Bloom currently serves as Chair Emeritus of the International Vaccine Institute. He serves as a member of the Ellison Medical Foundation Scientific Advisory Board, the Scientific Advisory Board of the Wellcome Trust Center for Human Genetics, the Earth Institute External Advisory Board at Columbia University, and the United Nations Development Programme: Millennium Development Goals Working Group on Tuberculosis. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dean Bloom received his B.A. degree and an honorary Sc.D. from Amherst College, an M.A. from Harvard University, and his Ph.D. from the Rockefeller University.

Dean Bloom lectures on Global Agendas in Public Health at the China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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Donald Berwick, MD, MPP

Donald Berwick (donald_berwick.jpg)Dr. Donald Berwick is the Administrator of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services.

Paul Biddinger, MD

Paul Biddinger (paul_biddinger.jpg)Dr. Paul Biddinger is the Director for Operations for Emergency Medicine and Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He is also the Associate Director of the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness and an Assistant Professor for Health Policy and Management at HSPH.

 

Maureen Bisognano

Maureen Bisognano (maureen_bisognano.jpg)Ms. Maureen Bisognano is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement. She is a prominent authority on improving health care systems and a member to the Institute of Medicine. Ms. Bisognano advises health care leaders around the world, is a frequent speaker at major health care conferences on quality improvement. She is also an Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a Research Associate in the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Division of Social Medicine and Health Inequalities. Prior to joining IHI, she served as CEO of the Massachusetts Respiratory Hospital and Senior Vice President of The Juran Institute.

Ms. Bisognano taught improvement of health care quality at China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P

David Blumenthalbio (David_Blumenthalbio.jpg)David Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.P.is Director, Institute for Health Policy and Physician at The Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners HealthCare System in Boston, Massachusetts. He is also Samuel O. Thier Professor of Medicine and Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School.

From 1987-1991 he was Senior Vice President at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a 720-bed Harvard teaching hospital. From 1981 to 1987 he was Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy and Management and Lecturer on Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard. During the late 1970s, Dr. Blumenthal was a professional staff member on Senator Edward Kennedy’s Senate Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research.

He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences, and serves on several editorial boards, including the American Journal of Medicine and Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. He is also a National Correspondent for The New England Journal of Medicine. He serves on advisory committees to the National Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Medicine, the National Academy of Social Insurance, the Open Society Institute and other foundations.

Dr. Blumenthal was the founding chairman of AcademyHealth (formerly the Academy for Health Services Research and Health Policy), the national organization of health services researchers. He is also Director of the Harvard University Interfaculty Program for Health Systems Improvement. He is recipient of the Distinguished Investigator Award from AcademyHealth, and a Doctor of Humane Letters from Rush University. He is a Senior Advisor to the Obama campaign in health policy. He has served as a trustee of the University of Chicago Health System and currently serves as a trustee of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (Penn Medicine).

His research interests include the dissemination of health information technology, quality management in health care, the determinants of physician behavior, access to health services, and the extent and consequences of academic-industrial relationships in the health sciences. For Chinese biography, please visit Here chinver2 (chineseversion_002.jpg)

Thomas J. Bossert, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas J. Bossert is a Lecturer and Director of Politics and Governance Group at the Harvard School of Public Health. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science from University of Wisconsin, Madison. For over twenty years, Dr. Bossert’s research focuses on the decentralization of health care systems in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. He has developed the innovative analytical tool called the “Decision Space Approach” based on the principal agent theory. This approach provides a comparative tool for analyzing the range of choice over different functions allowed in decentralized establishments. Dr. Bossert has used this in studies of decentralization in Chile, Colombia, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Morocco, Zambia, Uganda, Ghana and the Philippines.

Dr. Bossert has directed a WHO initiative to examine health systems capacity for human resource development, developing an assessment tool and applying it to Ethiopia. He has served as a consultant to the Colombian Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. As Director of the Harvard Project in Health Sector Reform in Colombia, Dr. Bossert participated in a three-year assessment of the process and performance of the health financing reform in Colombia. This research produced a major report and ten-year implementation plan and several articles in various journals. This research also produced course material for the World Bank Flagship Course on Health Sector Reform. Dr. Bossert is currently directing a research project in Central and Eastern Europe on out of pocket payments in Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Romania, and Croatia.

Dr. Bossert lectured on Health System Reforms: Other Countries’ Experiences and Decentralization for the 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Program. He also lectured on Organizational Framework and Political Framework for the 2006 Program.

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Paul Campbell, Sc.D.

PC (Paul_Campbell.jpg)Dr. Paul Campbell is the Co-Director of the China Initiative’s Senior Health Executive Education Program. He earned his doctorate in Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Following his doctoral studies at Harvard, he served as Director of Management Services at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), a large health management consulting firm. At JSI he began a long-standing consultation and training connection with community health centers across the country, the “safety net providers” that provide primary care to the urban and rural poor populations in the United States. In 1989 he joined the faculty at the Boston University School of Public Health where he taught in the Department of Health Services. In 1991 he returned to the Harvard School of Public Health, where he currently has faculty appointments in two departments, Health Policy and Management and Population/International Health. He also serves as Deputy Director of the International Health Systems Program (IHSP), which was established to assist low and middle-income countries involved in fundamental reform of the health sector. Through the IHSP Dr. Campbell managed a three million dollar four-year technical assistance project in Poland. He currently serves as a consultant for the World Bank on health systems development in India where he first worked for a Ford Foundation project in 1992. In addition to Poland and India, he has also worked in many other countries and regions, including China, Zimbabwe, Morocco and the Eastern Caribbean.

Dr. Campbell lectured on Aging and Primary Care, Performance Measurement and Compensation, and led site visits to the Boston Elder Service Plan (PACE) Program and the Hebrew Rehabilitation Center for the 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Program. He also lectured on Re-Engineering Primary Healthcare for the 2006 Program.

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David Canning, Ph.D.

David Canning (david_canning.jpg)Dr. David Canning is a Professor of Economics and International Health at the Harvard Schools of Public Health. Dr. Canning’s research focuses on the role of demographic change and health improvements in economic development. His research on demographic change focuses on the effect of changes in age structure on aggregate economic activity, and the effect of changes in longevity on economic behavior. In terms of health, the research focuses on health as a form of human capital and its effect on worker productivity.

Before assuming his position at the Harvard School of Public Health, Professor Canning held faculty positions at the London School of Economics, Cambridge University, Columbia University, and Queen’s University Belfast. Professor Canning has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank. In addition, he was a member of Working Group One of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Macroeconomics and Health. He is currently deputy director of Harvard’s Program on the Global Demography of Aging.

Dr. Canning lectured on Economic Development and Health at the 2006 China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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Martin P. Charns, Ph.D.

Martin P. Charnbio (Martin_P._Charnbio.jpg)Martin Charns is Professor of Health Policy and Management and Director of the Program on Health Care Organization Studies at Boston University School of Public Health, and Director of the Center for Organization, Leadership & Management Research (COLMR), a Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research center of excellence. Dr. Charns is a graduate of Harvard Business School, where he earned his Masters and Doctorate degrees in Business Administration with specialization in Organizational Behavior, and Case Institute of Technology, where he earned his B.S. in mathematics. He has co-authored three books, and numerous articles, book chapters and case studies on organization design and change. He has been a member of the editorial board of Medical Care Review and a regular reviewer for several journals including Medical Care and Health Care Management Review. Dr. Charns has been Chairperson of the Health Care Administration Division of the Academy of Management and has served on the national advisory committee of the Strengthening Hospital Nursing Program, sponsored jointly by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Pew Charitable Trusts. Until the establishment of COLMR in 2004, he was Director of the VA Management Decision and Research Center (MDRC), bridging research and practice. He is currently principal investigator for the evaluation of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s “Pursuing Perfection” Program and of studies investigating organizational factors associated with quality of care, organizational transformation and implementation of evidence-based practices.

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Lincoln C. Chen, M.D.

Dr. Lincoln Chen is the founding Director of Harvard’s Global Equity Initiative, which promotes research, education, and networking on equitable world development. Beginning July 1, 2006, he assumed the Presidency of the China Medical Board, an independent foundation based in New York that seeks to advance health in China and Asia through medical education and research.

Dr. Chen’s career has spanned three professional fields – academia, philanthropy, and social service. He founded and directed the Global Equity Initiative in Harvard University’s Asia Center. From 1987 to 1996, he served as the Taro Takemi Professor of International Health and Chair of the Department of Population and International Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and Director of the university-wide Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. Dr. Chen is a member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the World Academy of Arts and Sciences. He graduated from Princeton University (B.A.), Harvard Medical School (MD), and the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health (MPH). He was trained in internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

From 1997 to 2001, Dr. Chen served as Executive Vice-President for Strategy of the Rockefeller Foundation. From 1987 to 1996, he chaired the Advisory Committee to the Board on population and reproductive health of the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation. Since 2001, Dr. Chen has been Chair of the Board of Directors of CARE/USA, one of America’s leading international relief and development organizations.

Dr. Chen lectured on Health Sector Reform and Development: the Role of Health Human Resources for the China Senior Health Executive Education Program. He also lectured on Health Development and Reforms: The Role of Human Resources Development for the 2006 Program.

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David Christiani, M.D.

Dr. David Christiani is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Physician, Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit at MGH, where he directs the Molecular Epidemiology Research Group. Dr. Christiani received his M.D. from Tufts University in 1976, followed by Masters Degrees in Public Health and Physiology from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He did his postgraduate medical training at Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. His research interests include environmental and molecular epidemiology. He has led several major research projects in the United States, including projects on molecular studies of lung cancer, esophageal, bladder, and skin cancers, pollutant-induced cancers, as well as acute lung injury and chronic obstructive lung disease. He is a leader in research on gene-environment interactions.

In addition, he has developed extensive cooperative ties with industrializing countries in Asia, Africa, and Central America since the early of 1980s, and has led and conducted many studies on environmental and occupational health in these countries. Dr. Christiani is at the forefront developing and adapting of epidemiologic and laboratory techniques to the conditions to international studies. He lived in Shanghai from 1981-2, during which time he and his Chinese colleagues initiated the Shanghai Textile Workers Study, now in its 25th year. He returns to China often. He has been an Honorary Professor at Shanghai Medical University (now Fudan University) and Tongji/Huazhong University. He is also a consultant to the Public Health Department of the Putuo District People’s Government in Shanghai and the Chaoyang Hospital/Capital Medical University Respiratory Disease Center in Beijing.

Dr. Christiani lectured on Occupational and Environmental Health at the 2007 and 2006 China Senior Health Executive Education Programs.

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Michael Dukakis

Michael Dukakis graduated from Brookline High School (1951), Swarthmore College (1955), and Harvard Law School (1960). Dukakis began his political career as an elected Town Meeting Member in the town of Brookline. In 1970 he was the Massachusetts Democratic Party’s nominee for Lieutenant- Governor. Dukakis won his party’s nomination for governor in 1974 and beat Sargeant decisively in November of that year.In 1986 his colleagues in the National Governors Association voted him the most effective governor in the Nation. Dukakis won the Democratic nomination for the Presidency in 1988 but was defeated by George Bush. Since June of 1991, Dukakis has been a professor at Northeastern University’s political science department and has also taught in the senior executive program for State and Local managers at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. During the winter quarter, he is a visiting professor at UCLA School of Public Affairs. His research has focused on national health care policy reform and the lessons that national policy makers can learn from state reform efforts. He lectured on Leadership in the Public Sector at the China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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Robert Hoch, M.D.

Robert Hoch (robert_hoch.jpg)Dr. Robert Hock is Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of the Harbor Health Services, Inc. in Mattapan, Massachusetts. Dr. Hoch is Board Certified in Pediatrics in Massachusetts and Wisconsin. He received his Medical degree from State University of New York–Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He also holds a MPH degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a member of the American College of Physician Executives and the National Association of Community Health Centers. Dr. Hoch held academic positions at the New England Medical Center-Department of Pediatrics, Harvard School of Public Health and Boston University-School of Public Health.

William Hsiao, Ph.D.

Dr. William Hsiao is the K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University and he is also a qualified actuary with extensive experience in insurance. His current research focuses on developing health system economics that provide an analytical framework in diagnosing the causes for the successes or failures of a system. He has advised many nations on their health sector reforms, including Colombia, Poland, Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Sweden, Cyprus, and South Africa. Dr. Hsiao has served as advisor to three US presidents and the US Congress on health and Social Security policy. He has published more than one hundred and fifty papers and several books. Dr. Hsiao was elected to the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science and National Academy of Social Insurance, and serves as an advisor to the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the International Monetary Fund.

Dr. Hsiao lectured on the Cycle of Policy Development, the Diagnostic Tree, Health System Control Knobs II: Financing and Payment, and Healthcare in Transitional Countries: Challenges and Strategies for the 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Program. He also lectured on Health System Performance and Control Knobs, Economic Framework for Policy Analysis, and Applying the Framework to Analyze China’s Rural Healthcare Issues for the 2006 Program.

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Frank Hu, Ph.D.

Dr. Frank Hu is an Associate Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hu received his medical degree at Tongji Medical College in Wuhan and PhD at University of Illinois, Chicago. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard University. His research has focused on epidemiology and prevention of diabetes and cardiovascular disease in both developed and developing countries. Dr. Hu is the receipient of the American Heart Association Established Investigator Award. He is also a Yangtze Scholar at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science & Technology.

Dr. Hu’s research has focused on diet and lifestyle determinants of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is the Principal Investigator of the diabetes component of the Nurses’ Health Study, and leads two NIH-funded projects to study biochemical and genetic risk factors for cardiovascular complications among patients with diabetes in the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study. His current research has expanded to investigate complex interactions among nutrition, biomarkers, and genetic factors in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular complications. Dr. Hu is also collaborating with researchers from China to study obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease in Chinese populations.

Dr. Hu lectured on Controlling Non-Communicable Diseases for the 2006 China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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Ashish Jha, M.D., MPH

Ashish Jha (ashish_jha.jpg)Dr. Ashish Jha is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School. He also practices internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. His focused researches include quality of care provided by health care systems, information technology among other tools as potential solutions for reducing medical errors and disparities while improving over-all quality, and study of the organizations that provide care for minorities and underserved populations and the role clinicial information systems can play in improving their care.

Nancy M. Kane, D.B.A.

Dr. Nancy M. Kane is Professor of Management in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr Kane earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in Business Administration from the Harvard Business School. Prior to obtaining her business training, she practiced as a hospital-based physical therapist. Dr. Kane directs the Masters in Healthcare Management Program, an executive leadership program created for mid-career physicians leading healthcare organizations. She has taught in Executive and Masters Degree programs in the areas of health care accounting, payment systems, financial analysis, and competitive strategy.

Her research interests include measuring hospital financial performance, quantifying community benefits and the value of tax exemption, the competitive structure and performance of hospital and insurance industries, and nonprofit hospital governance. Professor Kane consults with a wide range of federal and state agencies involved in health system design, oversight, and payment. She is currently an outside director of the Urban Medical Group, a nonprofit physician group practice providing care to frail elderly in institutional and home settings, and a member of the Medical Payment Advisory Commission, an independent federal body advising the U.S. Congress on issues affecting the Medicare Program.

Dr. Kane lectured on Regulating Hospitals and Doctors and Hospital Strategic Planning and Management for the 2006 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Programs. She also lectured on Regulating and Managing Hospitals and How Medicare Works for the 2006 Program.

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Howard K. Koh, M.D.

Dr. Howard Koh is the Harvey V. Fineberg Professor of the Practice of Public Health, Associate Dean for Public Health Practice, and Director of the Division of Public Health Practice at the Harvard School of Public Health. He serves as Director of the Harvard School of Public Health Center for Public Health Preparedness, the academic center that educates the public health workforce about bioterrorism and other emerging health threats. Dr. Koh served as Commissioner of Public Health for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from 1997-2003 after being appointed by Governor William Weld.

Dr. Koh graduated from Yale College, where he was the President of the Yale Glee Club, and from the Yale University School of Medicine. After training and serving as chief resident at both Boston City Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, he earned board certification in four medical fields (internal medicine, hematology, medical oncology, and dermatology) as well as a Master of Public Health degree from Boston University. Then, as a faculty member at Boston University Schools of Medicine and Public Health, he became Director of Cancer Prevention and Control as well as Professor of Dermatology, Medicine, and Public Health. He has published over 200 articles in the medical and public health literature, addressing areas such as cancer prevention, tobacco control, Asian American health issues, emergency preparedness, and skin oncology (melanoma and cutaneous lymphoma). In addition, he is Principal Investigator for the National Cancer Institute-funded initiative on cancer disparities entitled MASSCONECT (Massachusetts Community Networks to Eliminate Cancer Disparities through Education, Research and Training).

Dr. Koh lectured on Regulating and Managing Public Health Agencies and How Medicaid Works for the 2006 China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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Lucian Leape, M.D.

Lucian Leape (lucian_leape.jpg)Dr. Lucian Leape is an adjunct professor of health policy at Harvard School of Public Health, and chair of Lucian Leape Institute in the National Patient Safety Foundation. His research has focused on patient safety and quality of care. Dr. Leape is internationally recognized as a leader of the patient safety movementis. His research demonstrated the success of the application of systems theory to the prevention of adverse drug events. In addition, he has directed research into overuse and underuse of cardiovascular procedures. He has published over 100 papers on patient safety and quality of care. Dr. Leape was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Quality of Care in America Committee, which published “To Err is Human” in 1999 and “Crossing the Quality Chasm” in 2001. Prior to joining the faculty at Harvard in 1988, he was Professor of Surgery and Chief of Pediatric Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine and the New England Medical Center. Dr. Leape is a graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Medical School. He trained in surgery at the Massachusetts General Hospital and in pediatric surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Thomas Henry Lee, MD. MS

Thomas Lee (thomas_lee.jpg)Dr. Thomas Lee is the CEO of Partners Community Healthcare, Inc. and Network President for Partners Healthcare System. He is also a professor of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health and a Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lee is interested in application of clinical epidemiology and health services research methods in organizational quality improvement. Dr. Lee holds a M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical School and a master of science degree from Harvard School of Public Health.

Yuanli Liu, Ph.D.

Liu Yuanli_0412 (liu_yuanli_0412.jpg)Dr. Yuanli Liu, a health economist serving on the faculty of the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), has been teaching and conducting research in the areas of health policy and health system analysis since 1994 at Harvard, and has carried out extensive research and policy consultation work in many African and Asian countries. In particular, he has been closely involved in helping inform China’s policy making process for series of reforms and strategic developments in its health sector since 1993, including a 8-year survey and intervention study (1993-2001) on improving access to healthcare in China’s poor rural areas and the most recent work on Healthy Beijing 2020 – developing China’s first 10-year strategic plan for effectively combating diseases and improving population health. Since 2006, Dr. Liu has been serving as the founding director of HSPH China Initiative, which has conducted series of high impact programs in applied research, leadership development and policy dialogues. Dr. Liu also served on the United Nations Millennium Development Taskforce on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Access to Basic Medicines. He consulted for many international agencies including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO as well as global corporations. He is also Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Management at Tsinghua University in Beijing.

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Leonard J. Marcus, Ph.D.

Dr. Leonard J. Marcus is founding Director of the Program for Health Care Negotiation and Conflict Resolution at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). Dr. Marcus is also founding Co-Director of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative, a collaborative effort of HSPH and the Kennedy School of Government, developed in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the White House, and the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department of Defense. In addition, he is Associate Director of the HSPH Center for Public Health Preparedness, funded by the CDC. In recent years, Dr. Marcus has played a leading national and international role in terrorism preparedness and emergency response, developing the conceptual and pragmatic basis for “connectivity” – the coordination of “people, organizations, resources, and information to best catch, contain, and control a terrorist or other public health threat,” and “meta-leadership”- “overarching leadership that strategically links the work of different agencies and levels of government.”

Dr. Marcus is the lead author of the primary text in the field, Renegotiating Health Care: Resolving Conflict to Build Collaboration. The book was selected as co-recipient of the Center for Public Resources Institute for Dispute Resolution 1995 “Book Prize Award for Excellence in Alternative Dispute Resolution”. He teaches HSPH courses on negotiation and conflict resolution and leadership. In 1992, he co-founded Health Care Negotiation Associates (HCNA), a national consulting, mediating, and training organization. His international work includes assignments in the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. Dr. Marcus completed his doctoral studies at The Heller School of Brandeis University. He was selected as a Fellow for the Kellogg National Leadership Program from 1986-1989.

Dr. Marcus lectured on Leadership in Emergency Response at the 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Program. He also lectured on Public Health Emergency Responses at the 2006 Program.

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James J. Mongan, M.D.

Dr. James Mongan is President and CEO of Partners HealthCare in Boston, an integrated health system founded in 1994 by Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. A professor of health care policy and social medicine at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Mongan also serves on the board of the Commonwealth Fund and chairs its Commission on High Performance Health Systems.

Prior to being appointed president and CEO of Partners in 2003, Dr. Mongan was president for seven years of Massachusetts General Hospital, the largest and oldest teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. He also served for 15 years as executive director of the Truman Medical Center in Kansas City, a large public hospital, and served as dean of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.

A native of San Francisco, Dr. Mongan received his undergraduate education at the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University, and his medical degree from Stanford University Medical School. He completed his internship at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco and served for two years in the U.S. Public Health Service.

Dr. Mongan presented an overview of the Partners HealthCare system at the China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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Peter J. Neumann, Sc.D.

Dr. Peter J. Neumann is Director of the Center for the Evaluation of Value and Risk in Health at the Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies at Tufts-New England Medical Center, and Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. He is also Adjunct Professor at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, where he was previously Associate Professor of Policy and Decision Sciences. His research focuses on the role of cost-effectiveness analysis in health care decision making. He has conducted numerous economic evaluations of medical technologies, including evaluations of treatments for Alzheimer’s disease. He also directs a project to develop a comprehensive registry of cost-effectiveness analyses in health care.

Dr. Neumann has contributed to the literature on the use of willingness to pay and quality-adjusted life years (QALYs) in valuing health benefits. His other research has focused on the Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of health economic information, and the role of clinical and economic evidence in informing public and private sector health care decisions, including those made by the Medicare program. He has published widely in the medical literature and is the author of Using Cost-Effectiveness Analysis to Improve Health Care (Oxford University Press, 2005). He is a contributing editor of Health Affairs and a member of the editorial board of Value in Health. Dr. Neumann is currently serving as President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), and a trustee of the Society for Medical Decision Making. He has also held various policy positions in Washington, including Special Assistant to the Administrator at the Health Care Financing Administration. He received his Ph.D. in health policy and management from Harvard University.

Dr. Neumann lectured on Regulating the Pharmaceutical Industry for the 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Program. He also lectured on Regulating and Organizing Medical Devices and Pharmaceutical Industries for the 2006 Program.

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Jay B. Pieper

JP (Jay_Pieper.jpg)Jay B. Pieper has been a director of Eclipsys since May 1996. Since May 1995, Mr. Pieper has served as Vice President of Corporate Development and Treasury Affairs for Partners HealthCare System, Inc., the parent organization of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Inc. and Massachusetts General Hospital. He is also President of Partners International Medical Services LLC. Mr. Pieper serves on the Board of Directors of Biopure Corporation, a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, and is a member and past director of Financial Executives International.

Mr. Pieper lectured on Partners HealthCare’s International Collaborations at the China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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Michael E. Porter, Ph.D.

MichaelPorterbio (MichaelPorterbio.jpg)Michael E. Porter, Ph.D. is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Business School. A leading authority on competitive strategy and the competitiveness of nations and regions, his work is recognized in governments, corporations, non-profits, and academic circles across the globe.

Professor Porter’s core field is competition and strategy, and this remains the focus of his research. His ideas have also re-defined thinking about competitiveness, economic development, economically distressed areas, and the role of corporations in society. He is the author of 17 books and numerous articles.

Professor Porter has recently devoted considerable attention to understanding and addressing the problems in health care evident in the United States and abroad. His book, Redefining Health Care (with Elizabeth Teisberg), develops a new framework for understanding how to transform the value delivered by the health care system.For more information, see the web site of the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness (www.isc.hbs.edu). For Chinese biography, please visit Here.chinver2 (chineseversion_002.jpg)

Mitchell T. Rabkin, M.D.

MR (Mitch_Rabkin.JPG)Dr. Mitchell T. Rabkin graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School and trained in internal medicine and endocrinology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Rabkin was President of Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital (1966-1996) and, following its merger with Deaconess Hospital, President of its parent organization, CareGroup (1996-1998). He is Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and Institute Scholar at the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

A former Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges, Dr. Rabkin is a member of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is Chair of the Advisory Committee to the President of Huashan Hospital, a major teaching hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai. Dr. Rabkin is also a director of the Washington Advisory Group (www.theadvisorygroup.com), an LECG company providing strategic counsel and management consulting to leaders of companies, universities, governments, and not-for-profit organizations. Most clients are engaged in scientific and engineering R & D, health care or in higher education, either as a major activity or as a key element of their mission.

Dr. Rabkin lectured on How to Be an Effective Hospital CEO for the 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Program. He also lectured on The Role of the Private Sector in Financing and Provision at the 2006 Program.

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Michael Reich, Ph.D.

MR (Michael_Reich.jpg)Dr. Michael Reich is the Taro Takemi Professor of International Health Policy at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Yale University in 1981. Dr. Reich’s research program addresses the political dimensions of public health policy. He is particularly interested in the health and population policies of poor countries, the politics of policy-making processes, and pharmaceutical policy. A major area of Dr. Reich’s research examines access to medicine in developing countries.

Dr. Reich has conducted various studies on the political economy of health policy reform, in both developed and developing countries. He has developed an applied research tool (a Windows-based software program) for analyzing the political dimensions of public policy. This tool, called PolicyMaker, provides a computer-assisted guide for strategic thinking about policy reform. The software leads the user through a step-by-step analysis of the policy content, positions and power of major players, opportunities and obstacles to policy change, and strategies for change. The method can be used for health policy reform as well as other areas of public policy. A free version of the software is available on the internet (www.polimap.com). Dr. Reich and his collaborators have applied the method for analyzing health reform issues in more than ten countries, in collaboration with national governments and international agencies. The method is used in policy courses around the world, including the World Bank Flagship Course on Health Sector Reform and Sustainable Financing.

Dr. Reich lectured on Politics and Policy and Health Sector Reforms in Mexico at the 2007 and 2006 China Senior Health Executive Education Programs.

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Marc Roberts, Ph.D.

MarcRo2006 (MarcRo2006.jpg)Dr. Marc Roberts is a Professor of Political Economy at the Harvard School of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1968. In recent years, Dr. Roberts has focused much of his work on health sector reform around the world. Working with the World Bank, he has offered training sessions for senior leaders and managers from many countries in the U.S. and overseas. With three colleagues he has completed a handbook on how to think about health sector reform that is published by Oxford Press.

In the U.S. context, Dr. Roberts continues as an active consultant helping organizations adjust to changing market conditions. He is also a co-leader of a new school of Public Health initiative on the role of trust in the health care system and how managers can build trust to reinforce their market position.

Dr. Roberts also has continuing interest in the clinical and philosophical basis of health care policy. Recent papers in this area include an essay offering a framework for thinking about health ethics, and an analysis of the ethics of public- private partnerships in international health.

Dr. Roberts lectured on Health System Control Knobs I: Organization and Health System Control Knobs III: Regulation for the 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Program. He also lectured on Health Sector Reforms in Transitional Countries and A Case Study at BIDMC for the 2006 Program.

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Anthony Saich, Ph.D.

Anthony Saich (anthony_saich.jpg)Dr. Anthony Saich is the Daewoo Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Harvard University Asia Center. He is Faculty Chair of the Asia Programs and the China Public Policy Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. This work includes significant training programs for national and local officials from China, including a program to help Beijing officials prepare for the Olympics. He also sits on the Executive Committees of the Fairbank Center and the University’s Asia Center. From 1994 until July 1999, he was the Representative for the China Office of the Ford Foundation. Prior to this he was the director of the Sinological Institute, Leiden University, the Netherlands. He first visited China as a student in 1976-77 and has been there for longer or shorter trips almost each year since. Currently, he is also a guest Professor at the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University, China. He has advised a wide range of government, private and not-for-profit organizations on work in China and elsewhere in Asia. He is a member of the Trustees of the China Medical Board of New York and International Bridges to Justice. His current research focuses on the interplay between state and society in China and the respective roles they play in the provision of public goods and services at the local level. He has written several books on developments in China, including: Chinas Science Policy in the 80s (1989); Revolutionary Discourse in Maos China (1994, with David E. Apter); The Rise to Power of the Chinese Communist Party (1996); The Governance and Politics of China (2004); AIDS and Social Policy in China (2006, with Joan Kaufman & Arthur Kleinman). He studied political science in the U.K. and has taught at universities in England, Holland, and the U.S.

Dr. Saich lectured on the Changing Roles of Government in China at the China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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David A. Shore, Ph.D.

DS (David_Shore.JPG)Dr. David A. Shore teaches the popular Harvard graduate courses “Strategic Marketing: Gaining Competitive Advantage Through Positioning, Branding, and Building Trust” and “Forces of Change: Market Dynamics and Strategies for a Shifting Health Care Marketplace.” He frequently delivers keynote addresses and workshops, and has consulted on six continents. He chaired the first, second, and third national executive Conferences on Branding, Positioning and Competitive Strategies for the Health Care Industries. He is the author of The Current State of Trust in the American Healthcare Enterprise: Physicians and Managed Care in Changing Times (2004), The Trust Prescription for Healthcare: Building Your Reputation with Consumers (Health Administration Press, 2005), and editor of The Trust Crisis in Healthcare: Causes, Consequences, and Cures (Oxford University Press, 2006). His forthcoming book is on stakeholder conflicts and the tragedy of the commons and will be published by Oxford University Press. Dr. Shore is Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Center for Continuing Professional Education at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Shore lectured on Hospital Branding at the 2006 and 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Programs. He also lectured on Forces of Change in Health Care at the 2006 Program.

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Richard Siegrist, M.B.A.

Mr. Richard Siegrist is Senior Vice President and General Manager of WebMD Quality Services. He was previously co-founder and CEO of HealthShare Technology, Inc., which was acquired by WebMD in March 2005. WebMD Quality Services focuses on comparative information and decision support for hospitals, health plans and employers. He is also Adjunct Lecturer on Management at the Harvard School of Public Health where he has taught financial management, management control and decision support for the last 20 years in the graduate, executive and physician education programs.

Mr. Siegrist was previously a co-founder and Vice President of Transition Systems, Inc. (TSI), a leading cost accounting and decision support vendor for hospitals that is now part of Eclipsys. He began his career in healthcare at New England Medical Center in Boston.

Mr. Siegrist received a B.A. in Political Economy from Williams College, an MS in Accounting from the NYU Graduate School of Business, and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is also a CPA.

Mr. Siegrist lectured on Hospital Budgeting and Cost Control at the 2006 and 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Programs.

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Peter L. Slavin, M.D.

Peter L. SlavinBio1 (Peter_L._SlavinBio_001.jpg)Peter L. Slavin, M.D., is the President of Massachusetts General Hospital and Professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School

Dr. Slavin graduated from Harvard College in 1979, Harvard Medical School in 1984, and Harvard Business School in 1990.

He did his training in Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital from 1984 to 1987. While on staff at MGH, he attended Harvard Business School and developed the hospital’s first quality and utilization management program. In 1994, he was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

In 1997, he was recruited to serve as the first president of the recently merged Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, the adult teaching hospital of the Washington University Medical Center. In 1999, he returned to Boston to serve as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, which included over 1,700 physicians and employed nearly 1,000 of them.

In January 2003, he was appointed to his current position. Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest hospital in the United States and is the largest Harvard teaching hospital. MGH operates over 900 inpatient beds, has an annual operating budget of over $1.9 billion per year, is the largest employer in the City of Boston, and has the largest research program (over $500 million per year) of any hospital in the United States.

Dr. Slavin teaches internal medicine at MGH and health care management at Harvard Medical School.

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Nancy Turnbull

Nancy Turnbull

Nancy Turnbull (nancy_turnbull.jpg)Ms. Nancy Trunbull is a senior lecturer on health policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management and the Associate Dean for Education Program at Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include health insurance regulation, health care access, consumer participation in managed care plans, and international applications of managed care. Before joining HSPH, Nancy worked for almost ten years for the Massachusetts Division of Insurance, where she was First Deputy Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner for Health Policy. Nancy is on the board of a number of state health policy organizations, including the Massachusetts Health Policy Forum, Commonwealth Care Alliance, and the Massachusetts Health Council.

Ms. Turnbull teaches American health care and universal healthcare in the HSPH China Initiative executive program.

Anita Wagner, PharmD, MPH, DrPH

Anita Wagner (anita_wagner.jpg)Dr. Anita Wagner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care in Boston. She is a member of Population Medicines’s Drug Policy Research Group and of the WHO Collaborating Center in Pharmaceutical Policy (WHO CCPP). She co-directs the Harvard Medical School Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Policy Research and leads the global Medicines and Insurance Coverage (MedIC) Initiative on behalf of the WHO CCPP. Dr. Wagner conducts research to inform evidence-based policy decisions that improve access to and use of medicines for vulnerable populations in the United States and particularly in developing countries. Dr. Wagner received her MPH degree and a doctorate in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. She also holds a doctorate in clinical pharmacy from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and is licensed to practice pharmacy in Germany and Massachusetts.

James Ware, Ph.D.

JW (James_Ware.JPG)Dean James Ware is Dean for Academic Affairs and Frederick Mosteller Professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dean Ware’s research interests focus on methods for the analysis of longitudinal and environmental data, and on the application of biostatistics to environmental epidemiology and clinical research. During the 1980s, Dean Ware developed statistical methods for the design and analysis of longitudinal studies, with application to studies of the health effects of air pollutants. That research led to new methodology for the analysis of longitudinal data, and to many publications on the health effects of air pollutants. This work also stimulated research on errors of measurement and their effects on the design and analysis of studies. With colleagues Nan Laird and Garrett Fitzmaurice, Dean Ware recently completed a book on methods for analysis of longitudinal data.

Dean Ware directed the statistical center for the Brain Injury Trial, a randomized trial comparing two strategies for protecting the brain during surgery to repair transposition of the great arteries in infants. In 1993, the Harvard School of Public Health was selected to serve as the Data Coordinating Center for the Treatment of Lead Exposed Children Trial. This trial, sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, is investigating the benefits of chelation to lower blood lead levels in children with high blood lead levels resulting from environmental exposures. Dean Ware serves as the Director of the Coordinating Center. Dean Ware is a statistical consultant to the New England Journal of Medicine, teaches a course on clinical trials at HSPH, and writes occasional papers on statistical issues in clinical research. Dean Ware received his B.A. degree from Yale University and his Ph.D. from Stanford University.

Dean Ware provided an Introduction to the Harvard School of Public Health at the 2007 and 2006 China Senior Health Executive Education Programs. He also presided over the 2007 Diploma Ceremony.

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Lisa Whittemore, MSW, MPH

Ms. Elizabeth Whittemore is the administrative director of Brigham and Women’s Hospital Primary Care practices. She administrates BWH’s 11 primary care practices, including Brookside Community and Southern Jamaica Plain health centers. Ms. Whittemore holds a master’s degrees in social work from Smith College and a master of public health degree from Harvard School of Public Health.

Daniel Wikler, Ph.D.

Daniel Wikler (daniel_wikler.jpg)Dr. Daniel Wikler is the Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. His current research interests are ethical issues in population and international health, including the allocation of health resources, health research involving human subjects, and ethical dilemmas arising in public health practice.

He served as the first Staff Ethicist for the World Health Organization, and remains a consultant to several WHO programs. Dr. Wikler was co-founder and second president of the International Association of Bioethics and has served on the advisory boards of the Asian Bioethics Association and the Pan American Health Organization Regional Program in Bioethics.

Dr. Wikler is presently co-director of the Program on Ethical Issues in International Health Research at the School of Public Health. In addition to a program of both empirical and theoretical research on ethical issues in health research, particularly in developing countries, the Program offers fellowships for scholars in developing countries and sponsors an intensive each year for an international clientele. Versions of the course have been taught in ten developing countries.

Dr. Wikler currently is co-director of a collaborative project with the PRC Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization to join Chinese colleagues, including former Program fellows, in an effort to enhance the China’s capacity for ethical review of health research. A frequent lecturer on ethics and health in the PRC and Hong Kong, Prof. Wikler holds honorary appointments at two Beijing research institutions.

Dr. Wikler lectured on Access and Resource Allocation for the 2007 China Senior Health Executive Education Program.

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Benjamin Zander

benbio (Benjamin_Zanderbio.jpg)Benjamin Zander started his early musical training under the guidance of his father, in his native England, with lessons in cello and composition. When he was nine, Benjamin Britten, England’s leading composer, took an interest in his compositions and invited the family to spend three summers in Aldeburgh in Suffolk where he lived. He left school when he was fifteen, to study in Florence with the great Spanish cello virtuoso, Gaspar Cassadó, who was his teacher and mentor for the next five years. In 1964 Benjamin Zander completed a degree at London University, winning the University College Essay Prize, and a Harkness Commonwealth Fellowship for post-graduate work at Harvard. Boston has been his home ever since. In 1967 Mr. Zander joined the Faculty of the New England Conservatory, where he teaches the Interpretation Class, conducts the Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and regularly conducts the Conservatory’s orchestras. In 1979, he became the conductor of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra. In their twenty-eight seasons together they have performed an extensive repertoire, with an emphasis on late Romantic and early Twentieth Century composers, including a traversal of the complete cycle of symphonies of Gustav Mahler. To celebrate the orchestra’s 25th Anniversary in 2003-2004, the BPO completed an all-Mahler season, including a concert of Mahler’s Second Symphony in Carnegie Hall. The BPO has recorded five extremely succesful CDs, all of which are listed in the Penguin Guide of the Best recordings of the Past 20 years. Their recording of The Rite of Spring was named as one of the ten most important Musical Events of 1992 by the New York Times.

Benjamin Zander has established an international reputation as a guest conductor. He has conducted the Israel Philharmonic for three consecutive years, and conducted orchestras as diverse as the Bournemouth Symphony, the Scottish and Irish National Orchestras, the St Petersburg Philharmonic, the Malaysian Symphony, the St Louis Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony the Youth Orchestra of the Americas, and appeared with the National Youth Orchestra of New Zealand, and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Benjamin Zander has an extensive speaking career, traveling the world lecturing to organizations on leadership. He has recently returned from Davos, Switzerland where he was the final keynote speaker at the World Economic Forum. The best-selling book, The Art of Possibility, co-authored with his partner, leading psychotherapist Rosamund Zander, has been translated into sixteen languages.

Mr. Zander was awarded the 2002 “Caring Citizen of the Humanities” Award by the International Council for Caring Communities at the United Nations.

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