China’s Health Reforms: Global Trends and Chinese Characteristics


Monday, April 19, 2010, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Littauer Tower, Fainsod Room (3rd floor)

Yuanli Liu, Senior Lecturer on International Health, HSPH

About Yuanli Liu
Dr. Yuanli Liu is senior lecturer on international health at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and founding director of the HSPH China Initiative. The China Initiative aims at helping advance health and social development in China by carrying out series of applied research studies, regular policy dialogues and senior health executive education programs. More than 300 health policy makers and hospital CEOs from China have graduated from the Initiative’s Senior Executive Education Program. Professor Liu has been teaching and conducting research in the areas of health financing and health system analysis since 1994 at Harvard. He was profiled in 2003 as one of six “Future Leaders in Public Health”. He is also an adjunct professor of health policy and management at Tsinghua University and the founding director of Health and Development Institute at Tsinghua School of Public Policy and Management in Beijing. He serves as a policy advisor to the Chinese Ministry of Health as well as several provincial governments such as Shanghai and Hainan Province. Professor Liu has conducted extensive studies on health policy and health system reforms in developing countries, particularly in China. Dr. Liu served on the United Nations Millennium Development Taskforce on HIV/AIDS, Malaria, TB, and Access to Basic Medicines. He consulted for many international agencies including the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, UNDP, UNICEF, WHO as well as global corporations.

This event is organized by Harvard Kennedy School China Caucus and sponsored by Harvard Kennedy School Student Government.