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Academic Global Health in the Context of China's Belt & Road Initiative

Abstract: This presentation will discuss the overview of China's academic global health institutions and opportunities for partnership, China's Belt and Road Initiative, and how it may influence the development of global health, as well as some specific projects of Sun Yat-sen Global Health Institute that may entail partnerships with LSHTM.

 

Bio: Professor Dong (Roman) Xu is the Executive Deputy Director and research professor of the Sun Yat-sen Global Health Institute (SGHI) of the Sun Yat-sen University. His research focuses on health system innovations, particularly those involving chronic diseases, health quality, and mHealth in the context of global health.  He is leading a large study on the quality of primary health care in seven provinces of China, using unannounced standardized patients and smartphone-based virtual patients. He co-directs a nurse-led continuum of care randomized trial for people with diabetes in Nepal, and a mHealth assisted community-based mental health program (LEAN Trial) in Hunan, China. Roman held leadership positions at the China Medical Board, Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Medical International, Medtronic Inc., and the Chinese Medical Association. Roman received his PhD in global health implementation science at the University of Washington, Masters in public policy (health policy) from Harvard University, as well as medicine & English from Sichuan University.

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