Cardiovascular Epidemiologist Joins DGHI Faculty

June 25, 2014

Lijing L. Yan joins the Duke Global Health Institute in July as Associate Research Professor of Global Health.

Yan comes to DGHI 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.  At the Chronic Disease Center, she oversaw research, capacity development and advocacy activities for a network of Chinese and international academic institutions in an effort to combat chronic diseases in China. The flagship project is the China Rural Health Initiative, also known as the LifeSeeds Program.

Yan is a cardiovascular epidemiologist with a background in demography and health economics. Her main research interests are prevention and control of cardiovascular diseases, including diabetes. She is also involved in economic evaluations in health care and integrated health management, and is committed to translating best evidence into policy and practice globally. She is a lead investigator on a number of NHLBI-funded and China-funded research grants and has published dozens of papers.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Peking University in Beijing and a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.

Yan will be based at Duke Kunshan University and will conduct research as part of the DKU Global Health Research Center and teach in the DKU Master of Science in Global Health program.

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