China Initiative Team

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.

Contact Dr. Liu at yuanliu@hsph.harvard or (617) 432-4623.

Paul Campbell, Sc.D.

PC (Paul_Campbell.jpg)Dr. Paul Campbell is the Co-Director of the China Senior Health Executive Education Program.  He earned his doctorate in HealthPolicy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Following hisdoctoral studies at Harvard, he served as Director of Management Services atJohn Snow, Inc. (JSI), a large health management consulting firm. At JSI hebegan a long-standing consultation and training connection with communityhealth centers across the country, the “safety net providers” thatprovide primary care to the urban and rural poor populations in the UnitedStates. In 1989 he joined the faculty at the Boston University School of PublicHealth where he taught in the Department of Health Services. In 1991 hereturned to the Harvard School of Public Health, where he currently has facultyappointments in two departments, Health Policy and Management andPopulation/International Health.  He alsoserves as Deputy Director of the International Health Systems Program (IHSP),which was established to assist low and middle-income countries involved infundamental reform of the health sector. Through the IHSP Dr. Campbell manageda three million dollar four-year technical assistance project in Poland.  He currently serves as a consultant for theWorld Bank on health systems development in India where he first worked for aFord Foundation project in 1992. In addition to Poland and India, he has alsoworked in many other countries and regions, including China, Zimbabwe, Moroccoand the Eastern Caribbean.

Contact Dr. Campbell at or (617) 432-0681.

Fan Jiang, MS

Fan (fan.jpg)Fan Jiang is the General Coordinator at Harvard School of Public Health China Initiative. He is responsible to assist the HSPH China Initiative director and coordinate China Initiative’s programs and other events. Fan has more than 20 years of working experience in many fields of Chinese and American health care sytems including medical education, health care management, medical research and pharmaceutical market study. He holds a medical degree from the Capital Medical University in Beijing, China and a Master of Science in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health.

Contact Fan at or (617) 432-1185.

Lingling Zhang, Sc.D., MPA, MS

Zhang lingling (zhang_lingling.jpg)Ms. Lingling Zhang is a Research Fellow and Program Coordinator at Harvard School of Public Health China Initiative. Recently graduated from the Doctor of Science program at HSPH, she is interested in studies on health system and health personnel development.

Contact Lingling at

Yvonne Xu, MA, MS

Xu Ye (xu_ye.jpg)Ms. Yvonne Xu is a Program Coordinator at Harvard School of Public Health China Initiative. She is a doctorate candidate at HSPH majoring in health system study.

Contact Yvonne at