Summary of Talk:
In this informal seminar, I will first introduce several cluster-randomized trials in rural China. Then, I invite the audience to engage in a discussion with me and the study team on design issues in an on-going trial on stroke. The pilot of this trial will begin on Jan. 20th.
Lijing L. Yan, PhD, MPH, is currently an Associate Research Professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University in the USA 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 is also an Honorary Associate at the Center for Healthy Aging and Development Studies, National School of Development, Peking University, Beijing, China and Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Australia and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Peking University, a Master of Public Health degree in Epidemiology and a doctoral degree in Demography from the University of California, Berkeley. Her main areas of research are primary care and community-based chronic disease prevention and control (hypertension, stroke, heart disease, and diabetes in particular), healthy aging, health innovation and implementation science. She is the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on a number of US NIH and UK MRC-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, the Lancet, and Circulation. She is the secretary general of the China Consortium of Universities for Global Health and the elected member of the Chinese Global Health Society of the China Preventive Medicine Association. She also provides advices and consultancy to national and international organizations.