Professor Lijing.L.YAN - 阎丽静教授


Honorary Professorial Fellow


Professor YAN is the Honorary Professorial Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center. She is also a researcher at the Health Economics and Management Institute, Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, Beijing, China and an adjunct associate professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA.

A bachelor degree holder from Peking University and a doctoral graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, she has experiences working in several American and Chinese academic institutions including the National Bureau of Economic Research, Northwestern University, and Peking University. Her main areas of research are chronic disease (cardiovascular disease and diabetes in particular) prevention and control, economic evaluations in health care, and integrated health management.

She is the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on a number of NHLBI-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, Circulation, and Archives of Internal Medicine.

In her current capacity as the Director of the Chronic Disease Center, she oversees the research, capacity development, and advocacy activities for a large network of five international academic institutions and seven Chinese institutions in their concerted efforts to combat chronic diseases in China. The flagship project of the Center is the China Rural Health Initiative (LifeSeeds Program).