• Affiliate Professor, Global Health
  • Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

PO Box 23350
Seattle, WA 98102
United States

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Dr. Hong Wang has over 30 years of experience in health economics, financing, and systems in developing countries. He is a Senior Program Officer/Senior Policy Advisor at BMGF’s China office. He manages several grant portfolios to address domestic public health policy issues. He also supports China-for-Africa policy analysis and advocacy activities. Before joining the CCO, he was a Senior Program Officer working on the critical health system issues particularly related to the PHC development. Dr. Wang was a Principal Associate/Senior Health Economist in Abt Associates Inc. as the technical lead on health financing-related projects in India, Indonesia, Bangladeshi, Nigeria, Liberia, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, Senegal, Mali, and other LMICs. Dr. Wang was an Assistant/Clinical Associate Professor at Yale School of Public Health, an Associate Professor/Acting Director in the Health Economics Department at Beijing Medical University, and an Adjunct Professor/Deputy Director at National Health Economics Institute, China. Dr. Wang graduated from Beijing Medical University (MD) and The University of Wisconsin/Madison (Ph.D. in Population Health and Health Economics).

  • PhD (University of Wisconsin)
  • MD (Beijing Medical University (China))
  • English
  • Mandarin
Health Topics 
  • Community-Based Primary Health Care
  • COVID-19
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Economics
  • Health Financing
  • Health Policy
  • Health Policy and Advocacy
  • Health Systems Strengthening and Human Resources Development
  • Malaria
  • Nutrition
  • Poverty
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • TB
  • Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drug Use

Jeremy Veillard, Krycia Cowling, Asaf Bitton, Hannah Ratcliffe, Meredith Kimball, Shannon Barkley, Laure Mercereau, Ethan Wong, Chelsea Taylor, Lisa Hirschhorn, and Hong Wang. Better Measurement for Performance Improvement in Low-and-Middle-Income Countries: The Primary Health Care Performance Initiative (PHCPI) Experience of Conceptual Framework Development and Indicator Selection. December 2017, Milbank Quarterly.

Dan Kress, Yanfang Su, Hong Wang, Assessment of Primary Health Care System Performance in Nigeria: using the Primary Health Care Performance Indicator Conceptual Framework. Health System & Reform (2016) 2:4

Hong Wang, Licheng Zhang, Winnie Yip, William Hsiao, “An experiment in payment reform for doctors in rural China reduced some unnecessary care but did not lower total costs”. Health Affairs 30(12):2427-2436, 2011

Hong Wang, Winnie Yip, Licheng Zhang, William Hsiao, “The impact of rural mutual health care on health status: evaluation of a social experiment in rural China”, Health Economics, Vol 18 Supplement 2, S65-S82, 2009

Hong Wang, Jody Sindelar, Susan Busch; The Impact of Tobacco Use on Household expenditure patterns in Rural China. Social Science & Medicine, 62: 1414-1426, 2006.