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Kun TANG, MBBS, MS, D.Phil.

Associate Professor

Member of the World Health Organization Advisory Group for Adolescent Health Metrics

Member of the World Health Organization COVID-19 Global Research Roadmap Social Science Group


2009-2013,D.Phil., Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford

2007-2009,MS, T.H.Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University

2001-2007,Medical Bachelor, Health Science Center, Peking University


2020/7 to date Associate Professor, Vanke School of Public Health, Tsinghua University

2019/1-2020/6 Assistant Professor, Research Centre for Public Health, Tsinghua University

2014/1-2018/12 Lecturer Department of Global Health, School of Public Health, Peking University

2005/1-2005/12 Consultant, United Nations Population Fund


Global health and governance

Maternal and child health

Sexual and reproductive health

Social determinants of health

Research projects

(1)National Natural Science Foundation of China,Study on the health impacts of regional integration and its underlying mechanisms under the Belt and Road Initiative: a multi-channel big data analysis,PI,2021/1-2024/12

(2)Tsinghua University Spring Breeze Fund,A Multi-country Comparative Study of the Global Health Governance and Practice during the Pandemic of COVID-19,PI,2020/11-2021/11

(3)World Health Organization,Qualitative Research on Pregnancy, Pregnancy Prevention and Induced Abortion in the Context of COVID-19 and health facility assessment,PI,2020/7-2021/7

(4)United Nations Children’s Fund/China South-South Cooperation Fund,Maternal and child health care system evaluation in the Democratic Republic of Congo,PI,2020/3-2020/12

(5)UNICEF,Situational Analysis of adolescent and youth health and wellbeing in Kyrgyzstan,Co-PI,2019/12-2020/6

(6)China Medical Board,Development of pre-departure training system for the Chinese medical teams,PI,2019/12-2022/1

(7)China Family Planning Association,HIV/AIDS prevention among young MSM populations,PI,2019/4-2019/12

(8)Rural Women Development Foundation, A cohort study of sexual and reproductive health of rural children in China,PI,2019/5-2020/5

(9)Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation/Harvard University,Evaluating the Impact and Cost-Effectiveness of the China-Tanzania Malaria Demonstration Project,Co-PI, 2018/6-2022/12

(10)United Nations Population Fund,the “Belt and Road”Youth Leadership Training,PI,2019/1-2021/10

(11)China Family Planning Association,Development of a volunteer management system,PI, 2019/8-2020/11

(12)Marie Stopes International (China),A cluster-randomised controlled trial of Online Sex Education in middle schools in China,PI, 2018/4-2021/12


(1)Global health and governance

Tang K*, Zhao Y. Health system strengthening in post-conflict ethnic regions of Northeastern Myanmar: a qualitative study[J]. Health policy and planning, 2019.

Tuangratananon, T., Tang, K., Suphanchaimat, R., Tangcharoensathien, V., & Wibulpolprasert, S. (2019). China: leapfrogging to become a leader in global health?. Journal of global health, 9(1).

Zhao Y, Kennedy K, Tang K*. Factors influencing the allocation of China’s development assistance for health[J]. Journal of global health, 2018, 8(2).

Tang K.*, Li, Z., Li, W., & Chen, L. (2017). China's Silk Road and global health. The Lancet, 390(10112), 2595-2601.

Tang K*, Zhao Y, Li B, et al. Health inequity on access to services in the ethnic minority regions of Northeastern Myanmar: a cross sectional study. BMJ Open 2017;7:e017770. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017770

Liu, Y., Zhao, Y., Song, H. Tang K*. Social inequity in health awareness and its association with health service utilization in ethnic conflict regions in northeastern Myanmar. J Public Health (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10389-017-0867-3

Tang K*, Zhao Y. Health as a bridge to peace and trust in Myanmar: The 21st Century Panglong Conference[J]. Globalization and health, 2017, 13(1): 40.

Zhao YX, Liu YN, Tang K*, Trilateral development cooperation under global health assistance framework for health, Fudan International Studies Review, 2017 (1): 246

Tang K*, Zhao YX, Li C, Coordination of development assistance for health at global and country levels. Chinese Journal of Public Health Management, 2016 32(5): 632

(2)Maternal and child health/sexual and reproductive health

Jiang, L#, Tang, K.#, Levin, M., Irfan, O., Morris, S. K., Wilson, K., ... & Bhutta, Z. A. (2020). COVID-19 and multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children and adolescents. The Lancet Infectious Diseases.

Tang, K.*, Gaoshan, J., & Ahonsi, B. (2020). Sexual and reproductive health (SRH): a key issue in the emergency response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Reproductive Health, 17(1), 1-3.

Wang, Y., Chen, M., Tan, S., Qu, X., Wang, H., Liang, X., ... & Tang, K*. (2020). The socioeconomic and lifestyle determinants of contraceptive use among Chinese college students: a cross-sectional study. Reproductive health, 17(1), 1-11.

Tang K*, Liu Y, Meng K, et al. Breastfeeding duration of different age groups and its associated factors among Chinese women: a cross-sectional study[J]. International Breastfeeding Journal, 2019, 14(1): 19。

Liu, Y., Yang, M., Zhao, C., Tan, S., & Tang, K.* (2019). Self-identified sexual orientations and high-risk sexual behaviours among Chinese youth. BMJ sexual & reproductive health, 45(4), 255-262.

Tang K*, Qu X, Li C, et al. Childhood sexual abuse, risky sexual behaviors and adverse reproductive health outcomes among Chinese college students[J]. Child abuse & neglect, 2018, 84: 123-130.

Li C, Cheng Z, Wu T, Liang X., Gaoshan J., Li L, Tang K*. The relationships of school-based sexuality education, sexual knowledge and sexual behaviors—a study of 18,000 Chinese college students[J]. Reproductive Health, 2017, 14(1): 103.

Zheng D, Li C, Wu T, Tang K*. Factors associated with spontaneous abortion: a cross-sectional study of Chinese populations[J]. Reproductive Health, 2017, 14(1): 33.

Li C, Tang K*. Sexual and reproductive health promotion among adolescents, Chinese Journal of Family Planning, 2016, 24(9): 580

(3)Social determinants of health

Wang, Z., & Tang, K.* (2020). Combating COVID-19: health equity matters. Nature Medicine, 1-1.

Fang, Z., Chen, C., Wang, H., & Tang, K.* (2020). Association Between Fetal Exposure to Famine and Anthropometric Measures in Adulthood: A Regression Discontinuity Approach. Obesity, 28(5), 962-969.

Zhang, H., Qu, X., Wang, H., & Tang, K.* (2020). Early life famine exposure to the Great Chinese Famine in 1959–1961 and subsequent pregnancy loss: a population‐based study. BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 127(1), 39-45.

Tang K*, Wang H, Liu Y, et al. Interplay of regional economic development, income, gender and type 2 diabetes: evidence from half a million Chinese[J]. J Epidemiol Community Health, 2019: jech-2018-211091.

Liu Y, Tang K*, Long J, et al. The association between hepatitis B self-awareness and depression: Exploring the modifying effects of socio-economic factors[J]. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 2017 24: 330–336. doi:10.1111/jvh.12647

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