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Lijing Yan

Associate Research Professor of Global Health
Duke Global Health Institute

Duke Kunshan Unversity

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Lijing Yan


Yan came to DGHI in July 2014 from China, where she served as the Deputy Director at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center and Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention.

Her main areas of research are chronic disease prevention and control (cardiovascular disease and diabetes in particular), economic evaluations in health care, and integrated health management. She is the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on a number of NHLBI-funded and China-funded research grants. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed scientific papers some of which in leading medical journals such as JAMA (3 first-authored papers and 2 co-authored papers), Circulation, and Archives of Internal Medicine. As the Director of the Chronic Disease Center, she oversaw the research, capacity development, and advocacy activities for a large network of five international academic institutions and seven Chinese institutions in their concerted efforts to combat chronic diseases in China. The flagship project of the Center is the China Rural Health Initiative (LifeSeeds Program).

A bachelor's degree holder from Peking University and a doctoral graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, she
has experience working in several American and Chinese academic institutions including the National Bureau of Economic Research, Northwestern University, and Peking University.



Recent Publications

Yan LL, Li C, Chen J, Luo R, Bettger J, Zhu Y, Feigin V, O%u2019Donnell M, Miranda JJ, Zhao D, Wu Y. Chapter 10. Stroke. Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries. Third Edition Volume 5: Cardiometabolic and Respiratory Diseases.

Li R, Xu X, Chen J, Xu Z, You L. Chapter 5 Non-communicable diseases and global health. Introduction to Global Health. People's Medical Publishing House, 2016.

Yan Y, Yang Y, Li Z, Zhou B, Zhao Y, Yuan S, Zhang R, Sebranek M, Veerman L, Li M, Gong E, Chen S, Ma W, Huang L, Cho K, Leeder S, Yan LL. The association between medical students%u2019 lifestyle and their attitudes towards preventive counseling in different countries. BMC Public Health. 2015 15(1):1124 View

Miranda J.J, Weinhouse C, Carrillo-Larco RM, Yan LL. Capitalizing on Natural Experiments in Low- to Middle- Income Countries to Explore Epigenetic Contributions to Disease Risk in Migrant Populations. Global Health, Epidemiology and Genomics. Accepted.

Ma Y, He FJ , Li N, Hao J, Zhang J, Yan LL, Wu YF. Salt sales survey: a simplified, cost-effective method to evaluate population salt reduction programs- a cluster-randomized trial. Hypertension Research. 2015 Accepted. View

Tian M, Gong X, Rath S, Wei J, Yan LL, Lamb SE, Lindley RI, Sherrington C, Keith Willett K, Norton R. Management of hip fractures in older people in Beijing: a retrospective audit and comparison with evidence-based guidelines and practice in the UK. Osteoporos Int. 2015 Aug13. View

Zhou M, Wang H, Zhu J, Chen W, Wang L, Liu S, Li Y, Wang L, Liu Y, Yin P, Liu J, Yu S, Tan F, Barber MR, Coates MM, Dicker D, Fraser M, Medina DG, Hamavid H, Hao Y, Hu G, Jiang G, Kan H, Lopez AD, Phillips M, She J, Vos T, Wan X, Xu G, Yan LL, Yu C, Zhao Y, Zheng Y, Zou X, Naghavi M, Wang Y, Murray CJL, Yang G, Liang X. Cause-specific mortality for 240 causes in China during 1990-2013: a systematic sub-national analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 2015 October. View

GBD 2013 Risk Factors Collaborators. Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioral, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries,1990-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013. The Lancet. 2015; 386:2287-2323. View

GBD 2013 DALYs and HALE Collaborators. Global, regional, and national disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) for 306 diseases and injuries and healthy life expectancy (HALE) for 188 countries, 1990-2013: quantifying the epidemiological transition. The Lancet. 2015; 386: 2145-2191. View

Tian M, Ajay VS, Dunzhu D, Hameed SS, Li X, Liu Z, Li C, Chen H, Cho K, Li R, Zhao X, Jindal D, Rawal I, Ali MK, Peterson ED, Ji J, Amarchand R, Krishnan A, Tandon N, Xu LQ, Wu Y, Prabhakaran D, Yan LL. A cluster-randomized, controlled trail of a simplified multifaceted management program for individuals at high cardiovascular risk (SimCard Trail) in rural Tibet, China, and Haryana, India. Circulation. 2015; 132:815-824 View

Min Y, Jiang L, Yan LL, Wang L, Basu S, Wu Y, Stafford R. Symposium Summary: Tackling China%u2019s Non- Communicable Diseases: Shared Origins, Costly Consequences and the Need for Action. Chinese Medical Journal. 2015;128(6):839