Prof. Zhang is Vice Chair?Secretary-General, China Health Economics Association; Honorary Director-General?Professor, China National Health Development Research Center, MoH (Ministry of Health); Vice ...
Prof. Zhang is Vice Chair?Secretary-General, China Health Economics Association; Honorary Director-General?Professor, China National Health Development Research Center, MoH (Ministry of Health); Vice Secretary-General, Expert Committee on Health Policy and Management, MoH, China; Consultant for Public Health, China Ministry of Civil Affairs; Professor at Harbin Medical University.
In recent years, Prof. Zhang has been working intensively in the research areas of China’s health development strategy, healthcare policy and healthcare management, with main studies done on “Healthy China 2020” strategic planning, allocation of health resources, health protection schemes, healthcare service management mechanisms, medical classification and payment system reform.
He was the key designer and principle technical adviser of the first MFA project in China, namely, the Medical Financial Assistance for the Extremely Poor People in the Health Project funded by the World Bank. And he was also the principle investigator of the “Standardization of National Fee Schedule for Medical Procedures and Services, 2001 and 2012 version.
In recent years, he has been working as the country coordinator in several cross-country research projects on health development and health care reform supported by international agencies, such as EU commission, the World Bank, DFID, WHO, etc. These research consortia have been participated by leading health research institutions and experts from other countries.
He was invited to write the health-related part in the “2005 China Human Development Report” which was co-launched by the Chinese MOH and UNDP. He wrote a chapter on “healthcare for the China in the Ten Years after Asian Economic Crisis” funded by the China Development Foundation. He also wrote a chapter on “healthcare reforms in Chinese Reforms in Thirty Years” and “Health Welfare in Chinese Welfare Society” in 2008.He was Chief Editor of “China Health Development Green Book”.