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Feng CHENG, Ph.D., Professor.

Professor Cheng is interested in the study of infectious disease epidemiology and public health policy, emphasizing on the prevention and control of major infectious diseases, the application of new technologies in the field of public health, and the study of global health strategies.


1992 - 1995 Doctor of Tropical Medicine, The University of Liverpool

1991 - 1992 Master of Tropical Health, The University of Queensland

1980 - 1985 Bachelor of Medicine, Tongji Medical University


July 2020 - Now, Research Professor and Chief Physician, Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University

2014 - 2020, Research Professor and Chief Physician, Research Center for Public Health, Tsinghua University School of Medicine

2013 - 2014 Vice President, Global Health Strategies (GHS)

2003 - 2012 Country Director and Chief of Party, FHI 360

2000 - 2003 Principal Investigator and Chief Physician for China-UKHIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Project, Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine

1996 - 1999 Deputy Chief Physician, Hubei Provincial CDC

1985 - 1990 Research Fellow, Hubei Academy of Medical Sciences


Empirical studies on new approaches to majorinfectious diseasesprevention and control (especially HIV/AIDS and STI)

Smoking cessation APP

Global health strategies in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative

Research Projects

Community prevention and management strategies for ATS abuse and HIV infection among MSM (NFSC)

Evaluation study on HIV 90-90-90 strategies in Beijing (BSTC)

Country-specific study on global health and development under the Belt and Road Initiative (NHC)

Silk-road Global Health Fellowship Program and its related studies (CMB)

ReckittGlobal Hygiene Institute (RGHI) and its related hygiene and behavior change studies (RB)


Yurim Park, Daniel Casey, Indra Joshi, Jiming Zhu, Feng Cheng. Emergence of New Disease: How Can Artificial Intelligence Help? Trends in Molecular Medicine. 2020; 26:627-629.

Ke-Wei Wang, Jie Gao, Xiao-xiao Song, Jiang Huang, Hua Wang, Xiaolong Wu, Qin-fang Yuan, Xiao-shan Li, Feng Cheng*, Yang Cheng.Fangcang shelter hospitals are a One Health approach for responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China.One Health 2020, 10.https://doi.org/10.1016/j.onehlt.2020.100167

Junfang Xu, Anders Sönnerborg, Liangmin Gao, Peicheng Wang, Jennifer Z.H. Bouey and Feng Cheng*.Delayed Treatment for People Living with HIV in China, 2004–2016: An Analysis of An Observational Cohort.Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 10.3390/ijerph17051809

Jun-Fang Xu, Pei-Cheng Wang and Feng Cheng *.Health related behaviors among HIV-infected people who are successfully linked to care: an institutional-based cross-sectional study.Infectious Diseases of Poverty,2020,9:28

Muhammad Zakaria, Junfang Xu, Farzana Karim and Feng Cheng*.Reproductive health communication between mother and adolescent daughter in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study.Reproductive Health. 2019, 16:114

Yang Cheng, Feng Cheng*.China’s unique role in the field of global health.Global Health Journal. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.glohj.2019.11.004

Junfang Xu, Brick J, Xiaoxing Fu, Chunyan Su, Feng Cheng*.Considerations in the Design and Development of Smoking Cessation Apps: Smokers Perspective in China.Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2019 | vol. 7 | iss. 10 | e12200

Junfang Xu, Feng Cheng*.Time between diagnosis and initiation of antiretroviral therapy among people infected with HIV/AIDS from 2004 to 2016 in China: a retrospective database study.Lancet 2018, 392:S8, DOI: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)32637-0

Junfang Xu, …. Feng Cheng*.Antiretroviral Regimen Change among People Infected with HIV: Evidence from a Cross-Sectional Study in China.Global Health Journal, 2018,2(3):21-30

Shu Su, Limin Mao, Jinxian Zhao, Liang Chen, Jun Jing, Feng Cheng*, Lei Zhang*.Epidemics of HIV, HCV and syphilis infection among synthetic drugs only users, heroin-only users and poly-drug users in Southwest China.Scientific Reports.2018 Apr 26;8(1):6615.

Shu Su, Lei Zhang*, Feng Cheng*, Shunxiang Li, Shifu Li, Jun Jing, Christopher Kincaid Fairley, Liang Chen, Jinxian Zhao, Limin Mao.Association between recreational drug use and sexual practices among people who inject drugs in Southwest China: a cross-sectional study.BMJ Open 2018;8:e019730. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019730

Jing Liao, Feng Cheng, Asher Harris, Dong Xu.The new face of China’s foreign aid: where do we go from here?Lancet 2018; 392:636

Nyi Nyi Soea, …… Feng Cheng*, et al.Should human papillomavirus vaccination target women over age 26, heterosexual men and men who have sex with men?A targeted literature review of cost-effectiveness,Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics, 2018; 14(12): 3010–3018.

Xiaomeng Ma, …… Feng Cheng*, et al.Prevalence of human papillomavirus by geographical regions, sexual orientation and HIV status in China: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Sex Transm Infect 2018; 94:434–442

Junfang Xu, Yuqian Zhang, Chengxuan Qiu and Feng Cheng*,Global and regional economic costs of dementia: a systematic review.Lancet, 2017.Vol 390 S47. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(17)33185-9

Junfang Xu, Zhongqiang Ming, Yuqian Zhang, Feng Cheng*.Family support, discrimination and quality of life among ART-treated HIV-infected patients: a two-year study from China.Infectious Disease of Poverty, 2017, 6 (1) :152. DOI 10.1186/s40249-017-0364-5

Feng Cheng, Junfang Xu, Chunyan Su, Xiaoxing Fu, et al.Content analysis of smartphone Apps for smoking cessation in China.Journal of Medical Internet Research, 2017,5(7):e93.

Mohon Shajalal, Junfang Xu, Jie Zhang, Peicheng Wang, Feng Cheng*.China’s engagement in public health development in Africa.Global Health Research and Policy, 2017,2:24.

Dong Xu, Feng Cheng, Yingyao Chen ……,Harnessing China's universities for global health.Lancet. 2016. 1860-1862 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(16)31839-6