Featured Speaker Series: Dr. Chunhuei Chi

Chunhuei Chi is a professor of the Global Health Program, Health Management and Policy Program, and the Director of Center for Global Health at College of Public Health and Human Sciences, Oregon State University. He completed his MPH in International Health from University of Texas School of Public Health, and Sc.D. in Health Policy and Management from Harvard School of Public Health. He established the Master of Public Health in International Health (renamed Global Health in fall 2016), and MPH in Health Management and Policy Program at Oregon State University in 1993. He planned the Center for Global Health at OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and became its first Director in January 2014. His expertise and research includes health systems finance, critical evaluation of IH programs, equity in health development, and equity in health and financial burden of healthcare, governance and priority setting in health programs and system, and community ownership approach to health systems strengthening. His peer-reviewed publications focused on equity in health, health care, and financial burden of health care in Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador, and Taiwan, in addition to community oriented health development in Zambia and critical international health.

His professional experiences include developing a model graduate international health program for the Japanese Ministry of Education while at University of Tsukuba in 1999. In 2002, he assisted Taiwan to develop its first graduate international health program at National Yang-Ming University, which in 2003 became OSU’s partner university.   He has been teaching at National Yang-Ming University in Taiwan for intensive courses since 2010, and global health workshop at Taipei Medical University since 2015. He won several awards, including OSU’s International Service Award and Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award. He also initiated and/or engaged in community initiatives for health development in Ethiopia, The Gambia, Haiti, and Zambia, and is developing new initiatives with partners in Chile, Malawi, and Taiwan. He served as a consultant or policy advisor for Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Administration, Taiwan’s Health Promotion Administration, as an advisory committee member of Bureau of International Collaboration of Taiwan’s Ministry of Health and Welfare. He also volunteers for Physician for National Health Programs (PNHP) Oregon Chapter, Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO), Mid-Valley Healthcare Advocate, and testified at Oregon’s Legislature three times to promote universal healthcare in Oregon.

 

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