Interview with Dr. WANG Yu (Director, China CDC)

  • Chiu-fang Chou


Dr. WANG Yu graduated from Beijing Medical University in 1982. He continued onto his graduate study at the Institute of Hepatology, Beijing Medical University from 1983 to 1989 and received his Master’s and Doctorate of Medicine during this period. From 1991 to 1993, he studied at the Jichi Medical School in Japan and received a Ph.D. degree in Preventive Medicine. In 1999, He completed Master of Business Economics program from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Starting in 1985, he had been an assistant professor, associate professor, professor, deputy director and director of the Institute of Hepatology in Beijing Medical University, specializing on hepatology and viral molecular biology. Dr. Wang had participated in and chaired a number of national scientific and technological projects and programs, such as the Natural Science Foundation of China. He served as a committee member of the Chinese Medical Association and vice chairman of the Medical Virology Branch of the Chinese Medical Association. Since 1996, he had served as the Executive Vice-Director and Director of the Office of Scientific Research in Beijing Medical University, and Deputy Dean, School of Medicine, Peking University. From 2000 to 2003, he was appointed Deputy Director of the Center for Biological Engineering and Development, China Ministry of Science and Technology. From 2003 to 2004, he was Deputy Director of the Office of Rural and Social Development at the Ministry of Science and Technology. In June 2004, he was appointed as the Director of Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention under the Ministry of Health, China.
Dr. Wang was invited to have a phone interview with the China Health Policy and Management Society in August. The interview was conducted by Dr. Chiu-fang Chou on September 8, 2012. Drs. Zhuo (Adam) Chen and Zheng Li from CHPAMS also participated in the interview. CHPAMS acknowledges help from Ms. Doris Wang, Mr. Lin Wang, and Ms. Xuhong Ding in facilitating the interview.