Dr. Yanzhong Huang joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in the fall of 2003. He directs the School’s Center for Global Health Studies, which examines global health issues from a foreign policy and security perspective. He is also a Senior Fellow for Global Health at the Council on Foreign Relations and the founding editor of Global Health Governance: The Scholarly Journal for the New Health Security Paradigm.
He has written extensively on global health governance, health diplomacy, health security, public health in China and East Asia. He has published numerous reports, journal articles, and book chapters, including articles in Survival, Foreign Affairs, Bioterrorism and Biosecurity, and Journal of Contemporary China, as well as op-ed pieces appearing in New York Times, International Herald Tribune, The Diplomat, and CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS, among others. In 2006, he coauthored the first scholarly article that systematically examines China’s soft power. His book, Governing Health in Contemporary China, looks at the health care reform, government ability to address disease outbreaks, and food and drug safety in China. Most recently, he was listed by Inside Jersey magazine as one of New Jersey’s “20 exceptional intellects who are changing the world.” He is frequently consulted by major media outlets, the private sector, and governmental and non-governmental organizations on global health issues and China. He was a research associate of the National Asia Research Program, a public intellectuals fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations, a visiting senior research fellow at the National University of Singapore and a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC.
Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. degree in political science from the University of Chicago. In summer 2006, he obtained a certificate from MIT's Professional Program on Combating Bioterrorism and Pandemics. During 1992-1993, he was a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Chinese and American Studies, Nanjing, China
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- Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2000
- M.A., Fudan University, 1994
- B.A., Fudan University, 1991
"If a Government Can't Deliver Safe Vaccines for Children, Is It Fit to Rule?" The New York Times, January 30, 2019
"China's vaccine scandals must trigger deeper health care reforms." Nikkei Asian Review, August 15, 2018
"Emerging Powers and Global Health Governance: The Case of BRICS Countries", C. McInnes, K. Lee, & J. Youde (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Global Health Politics. Oxford University Press, June 2018
"Reforming the World Health Organization." co-authored with Gabriella Meltzer, Routledge Handbook on Politics of Global Health. New York: Routledge, December 2018
"At the Mercy of the State: Health Philanthropy in China." VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, January 31, 2018
Governing Health in Contemporary China. London: Routledge, 2015
"Older and unhealthier," China Economic Quarterly, March 2017, pp. 7-13.
"China's Response to the 2014 Ebola Outbreak." Global Challenges 1, no. 2 (January 30, 2017), pp. 1-7.
"China and Global Health Governance," in Scott Kennedy ed., Global Governance and China: The Dragon's Learning Curve (New York: Routledge, 2017).
"History of China's Health Care System," in Lawton Robert Burns and Gordon Liu, eds., China's Healthcare System and Reform (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2016). With Lawton Robert Burns.
"Pandemics and Global Health Security," in Simon Rushton & Jeremy Youde eds., Routledge Handbook of Health Security (Routledge, 2015), 83-91.
"International Institutions and China's Health Policy."
Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law 40, no. 1: 41-71, February 2015
"Domestic Politics and China's Health Aid to Africa."
China: An International Journal 12, no. 3: 176-198, December 2014
"The Global Fund's China Legacy."
Council on Foreign Relations Working Paper, March 2014
"China's Position in Negotiating the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control and the Revised International Health Regulations."
Public Health 128, no. 2: 161-6, February 2014
"Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda for Asia and the Pacific."
RSDD Sustainable Development Working Paper Series, no. 28, Asian Development Bank, September 2013
"Enter the Dragon and the Elephant: China's and India's Participation in Global Health Governance."
Council on Foreign Relations IIGG Working Paper, April 2013
"China's Corrupt Food Chain."
International Herald Tribune, page 6, August 2012
"Health Agency Overshadowed but Vital."
New York Times International Weekly, August 2012
"Sick Man of Asia: China's Health Crisis."
Foreign Affairs 90, no. 6, 119-136, December 2011
"Managing Biosecurity Threats in China."
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 9, no. 1, 31-40, March 2011
"Pursuing Health as Foreign Policy: The Case of China."
Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 17(1), December 2010
In-Flew-Enza: Pandemic Flu and Its Security Implications (Book Chapter)
In Andrew F. Cooper and John J. Kirton (Eds.), "Innovation in Global Health Governance: Critical Cases," London: Ashgate, 127- 150, March 2009
China's New Health Diplomacy (Book Chapter)
In Charles W. Freeman III and Xiaoqing Lu (Eds.), "China's Capacity to Manage Infectious Diseases: Global Implications," Washington, DC: CSIS, 86- 92, March 2009
- Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations, 2010 –
- Research Associate, National Asia Research Program (NARP), National Bureau of Asian Research and Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2010-2012
- Visiting Senior Research Fellowship, East Asian Institute (EAI), National University of Singapore, summer 2008, 2009.
- Public Intellectuals Fellow, National Committee on United States-China Relations, 2008-2010.
- Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University, 2008-2010
- Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, summer 2005.
- Harvard, Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Berkeley, Brown, Cornell, NYU, Johns Hopkins SAIS, University of Chicago, Georgetown, Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations, Chatham House, Institute of Medicine (IOM), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), World Bank, HHS, Asia Society