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Shenglan Tang, MD, MSc, MPH, PhD

Professor, Medicine and Global Health, Duke University and Duke Kunshan University
Director of the Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University
Associate Director of DGHI for China Initiatives

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shenglan.tang@duke.edu 

 

SUMMARY

Shenglan Tang, PhD is Professor of Medicine and Global Health at Duke Global Health Institute at Duke University, Associate Director of DGHI for China Initiatives, and Director of the Global Health Research Center at Duke Kunshan University.  His research focuses on health systems reform, disease control and maternal and child health in China and other countries.  Tang regularly provides consultancy services on health systems strengthening to many international organizations and governments of developing countries.

TEACHING

TitleNumberLevelSemesterPrerequisites
Health System in Developing CountriesGLHLTH 750KGraduateSpringN/A

ON-GOING PROJECTS

Developing and Evaluating Financial Models for TB/MDRTB Care in China

With funding from the Gates Foundation, a team led by Duke Global Health Institute will support China TB/MDRTB Care in the areas of intervention design, normative evaluation and related activities required for the successful implementation of various components of these interventions. It will also provide necessary technical support to produce and disseminate project outputs and outcomes, such as project reports and peer-review publications, etc.

Catastrophe and impoverishment from diabetes: a case study on the economic burden of diabetes in Ghanaian households

To explore the economic burden for individuals, families and communities, of managing and living with Type 2 Diabetes, this study will bring together research techniques from the disciplines of health economics, social psychology, anthropology and epidemiology and collect micro-level household data to gain a rich and nuanced understanding of the ongoing costs of a chronic condition and the effect on other household expenditures. The findings of this study will contribute to identifying the diverse components of cost and inform health policy, health financing and health systems in the management of the growing chronic disease burden in low and middle income countries. 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

  1. Tang S. Developing equitable and efficient health insurance in China. Paulson Policy Memorandum, 2014 Oct. University of Chicago.
  2. Liu P, Guo Y, Qian X, Tang S, Chen L. China's distinctive engagement in global health. Lancet. 2014 Aug 30:384(9945):7093-804
  3. Yan F, Tang S, Zhang J. Global implications of China's healthcare reform. International J of Health Planning and Management. 2014 May 29. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Xiao N, Long Q, Tang X, Tang S. A community-based approach to non-communicable disease management within a context of advancing universal health coverage in China: progress and challenges. BMC Public Health. 2014;14 Suppl 2:S2
  5. Sun J, Deng S, Xiong X & Tang S. Equity in access to healthcare among the urban elderly of China: does health insurance matter. International J of Health Planning and Management. 2014;Apr-Jun:29(2):e127-44
  6. Tang S, Brix H & Bekedam. Advancing universal coverage of healthcare in China: translating political will into policy and practice. International J of Health Planning and Management. 2014 Apr-Jun;29(2):160-74 (corresponding author)
  7. Mao H, Tang S & Chen Wen. Does economic incentive lead to irrational medicine use? The power of invisible hand - experience from China. Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. (accepted)
  8. Sun J, Deng S, Xiong X & Tang S. Equity in access to healthcare among the urban elderly of China: does health insurance matter. International J of Health Planning and Management (in press)
  9. Wang H, Liu Q, Vu H, Tang S. Comparison between peer-led and teacher-led education in tuberculosis prevention in rural middle schools of Chongqing, China. Asia-Pacific Journal of Public Health. Oct. 2013
  10. i Y, Ehiri J, Tang S, et al. Factors associated with patient, and diagnostic delays in Chinese TB patients: A systematic review and Meta-analysis. BMC Medicine. 2013
  11. Tang S, Brix H & Bekedam. Advancing universal coverage of healthcare in China: translating political will into policy and practice. International J of Health Planning and Management. 2013 (corresponding author)
  12. Long Q, Xu L, Bekedam H & Tang S. Changes in health expenditures in China in 2000s: Has the health system reform improved affordability? International J for Equity in Health (corresponding author)
  13. Huang K, Tao F, Faragher B, Raven J, Tolhurst R, & Tang S. A mixed method study of factors associated with differences in caesarean section rates at community level: The case of rural China. Midwifery 2013 Feb 20. doi:pii: S0266-6138(12)00209-4. 10.1016/j.midw.2012.11.003. [Epub ahead of print]
  14. Tang S, Ehiri J & Long Q. China's biggest, most neglected health challenge: Non-communicable diseases. BMC infectious diseases of poverty. 2013, 2:7 (5 April 2013)
  15. Wu Z, Lei P, Hemminki E, Xu L, Tang S, Li X, Raven J, Gao J, Tolhurst R. (2012). Changes and equity in use of maternal health care in China: from 1991 to 2003. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Feb;16(2):501-9. Citation: 4
  16. Raven JH, Tolhurst RJ, Tang S, van den Broek N. (2012). What is quality in maternal and neonatal health care? Midwifery. 2012 Oct;28(5):e676-83. doi: 10.1016/j.midw.2011.09.003. Epub 2011 Oct 20. Citation: 1
  17. Hemminki E, Long Q, Zhang WH, Wu Z, Raven J, Tao F, Yan H, Wang Y, Klemetti R, Zhang T, Regushevskaya E, Tang S. (2012). Impact of Financial and Educational Interventions on Maternity Care: Results of Cluster Randomized Trials in Rural China, CHIMACA. Matern Child Health J. 2012 Feb 23. [Epub ahead of print] Citation: 0
  18. Liu X, Tang S, Yu B, Phuong NK, Yan F, Thien DD, Tolhurst R. (2012). Can rural health insurance improve equity in health care utilization? A comparison between China and Vietnam. Int J Equity Health. 2012 Feb 29;11:10. doi: 10.1186/1475-9276-11-10. Citation: 2
  19. Collins C, Gonzalez Block MA, Tang S. (2012). Disease control and health systems in low- and middle-income countries: enhancing positive interrelation. Trop Med Int Health. 2012 May;17(5):646-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-3156.2012.02968.x. Epub 2012 Mar 16. Citation: 0
  20. Huang K, Tao F, Raven J, Liu L, Wu X, Tang S. (2012). Utilization of antenatal ultrasound scan and implications for caesarean section: a cross-sectional study in rural Eastern China. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Apr 12;12:93. Citation: 1
  21. Huang K, Tao F, Bogg L, Tang S. (2012). Impact of alternative reimbursement strategies in the new cooperative medical scheme on caesarean delivery rates: a mixed-method study in rural China. BMC Health Serv Res. 2012 Jul 24;12:217. doi: 10.1186/1472-6963-12-217. Citation: 0
  22. Li Z, Hou J, Lu L, Tang S, Ma J. (2012). On residents' satisfaction with community health services after health care system reform in Shanghai, China, 2011. BMC Public Health. 2012 Jun 22;12 Suppl 1:S9. doi: 0.1186/1471-2458-12-S1-S9. Epub 2012 Jun 22. Citation: 0
  23. Tang S, Tao J, Bekedam H. (2012). Controlling cost escalation of healthcare: making universal health coverage sustainable in China. BMC Public Health. 2012 Jun 22;12 Suppl 1:S8. doi: 0.1186/1471-2458-12-S1-S8. Epub 2012 Jun 22. Citation: 1
  24. Zhang J, Yan F, Tang S. (2012). The Incoherence of China's National Health Development Strategies. Am J Public Health. 2012 Dec;102(12):e14-6. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2012.301046. Epub 2012 Oct 18. Citation: 0

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