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What Lessons Can China Draw from the U.S. Healthcare System?

Monday, November 25, 2019

Time and Location

Monday, November 25
Registration:   6:30-7:00 pm
Discussion:7:00-7:30 pm
Open to Audience:7:30-8:00 pm
Mingling: 8:00-8:30 pm

Yale Center Beijing
8 Jianguomenwai Avenue, 36th Floor, Tower B, IFC Building (Yong’anli Station, Exit C)

Registration and Fees

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Free for students; RMB 60 for Yale alumni; RMB 80 for others.

Walk-ins are not accepted.

Note: Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis.


The language of the event will be English.

The Event

Sten H. Vermund, Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, will discuss “What Lessons Can China Draw from the U.S. Healthcare System?”. He will highlight the different components of U.S. healthcare, including the four models that co-exist in the U.S.: (1) the U.K. model of Socialized Medicine; (2) the European/Latin American Socialized Insurance model ; (3) the Canadian National Health Insurance model; and (4) the Out-of-Pocket model. He will close with some cautionary notes about U.S. healthcare regulation that are relevant to modern China.

The Speaker

Sten H. Vermund
Dean, Yale School of Public Health

Sten H. Vermund, MD, PhD, is Dean of the Yale School of Public Health, the Anna M.R. Lauder Professor of Public Health, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Yale School of Medicine. He is a pediatrician and infectious disease epidemiologist focused on diseases of low and middle income countries, and on health disparities in the U.S. His work on HIV-HPV interactions among women in a Bronx methadone program motivated a change in the 1993 CDC AIDS case surveillance definition and inspired cervical cancer screening programs launched within global HIV/AIDS programs.

Dr. Vermund's research has focused on health care access, adolescent medicine, prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission, and reproductive health. He has founded two non-governmental organizations: Centre for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) and Friends in Global Health in Mozambique and Nigeria.

Dr. Vermund is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the AAAS. Prior to joining Yale in 2017, Dr. Vermund was the Amos Christie Chair in Global Health and Professor of Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University. He founded and directed the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health and served as Vanderbilt's Assistant Vice Chancellor for Global Health and Vice President for Global Health for the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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