[Time] 18:00-19:30, May 10 (Monday), 2021
ZOOM ID: 864 5243 5579
[Speaker] Dr. Simiao Chen
Another possibility of studying industrial engineering: to work for the health and well-being of mankind
[Bio] Dr. Simiao Chen is the Head of Research Unit for Health and Population Economics at Heidelberg Institute of Global Health at Heidelberg University in Germany, a Visiting Professor at Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College in China, and an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow. Her primary areas of research include population health, health economics, health systems, aging, and health policy, mainly focusing on: i) developing and testing population health interventions that address large health care needs, such as COVID-19, hypertension, COPD, and mental health condition; ii) the interrelations between health status and economic growth; and iii) social determinants of health. Her research has been funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Research Foundation (DFG), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Pan American Health Organization. She has published more than 40 articles in renowned journals such as the Lancet, JAMA, BMJ, Lancet Planetary Health, Science Translational Medicine, Health Affairs, and Social Science and Medicine. Simiao was also a consultant for the World Bank, Pan American Health Organization, the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Population Council in Pakistan. She received her bachelor degree in industrial engineering from Tsinghua University, master degree in management science from Columbia University, and doctorate in global health and population from Harvard University.
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