Lijing Yan

Professor of Global Health, Duke Kunshan University Associate Research Professor of Global Health, Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University

Currently Professor (with tenure) of global health 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, stroke, and diabetes 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 research grants totaling more than 10 million US dollars. She has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers some of which in leading medical journals such as JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and BMJ. Her Scopus citation h-index is 30, Google Scholar h-index, 48, and i10-index, 77. She also provides advices and consultancy to national governments and international organizations.



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