Center Seminar Series – Winnie Yip

Winnie Yip Headshot

From Social Experiments to Policy Decisions: China’s Health Care Reform

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 1-1:50pm

Winnie Yip is Professor of the Practice of Global Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and also Faculty Director of Harvard China Health Partnership. Professor Yip’s research focuses on the design, implementation, evaluation and scaling up of systemic health care interventions, for improving affordable and equitable access to quality health care, especially for the poor. Yip’s research encompasses both why health systems fail and how to improve them for the benefit of the people they serve. Her approach typically involves large-scale social experimentation of health system interventions by using experimental design to integrate the transformation of financing, incentives, organization, management and technology.

This year, the Center’s Seminar Series has focused on the two themes: Translation and communication and biology and well-being. In keeping with the theme on translation, Professor Yip spoke about her experience studying evidence-based policy, discussing how evidence can be translated to influence policy.