350 Ferst Dr NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
A China Research Center Lecture on the New Coronavirus
Disease Prevention and Control in China: Bull’s nose ring or tail?
By Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen
Wednesday, March 4th, 2020, 12:30-1:45
Student Center Room 321
Georgia Institute of Technology
350 Ferst Dr NW, Atlanta, GA 30332
With cities in lockdown and tens of thousands of patients in intensive care units in China because of the novel coronavirus outbreak in mid-February, 2020, disease prevention and control has again been put into spotlight, albeit unwanted. This presentation will discuss China’s disease control prevention systems, its evolution over time, and its key components and structure. The presentation will offer some food for thoughts on how effective China’s health systems is in responding to the outbreak and policy recommendations.
Dr. Zhuo (Adam) Chen is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management, College of Public Health, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA; and Li Dak Sum Chair Professor in Health Economics and Co-Director, Centre for Health Economics, School of Economics, University of Nottingham Ningbo China. He was a senior health economist with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and a recipient of the CDC Excellence in Social and Behavioral Science Research Award before joining the UGA faculty in 2017. Dr. Chen served as the President of the Asian Pacific Islander Employees of CDC/ATSDR during 2014-2016 and was awarded the Civilian Award of Excellence in Diversity by the Federal Asian Pacific American Council in 2016.