Department of Social Medicine and Health Education
Peiyu WANG, Chair and Professor
Department of Social Medicine and Health Education was founded in 2002, the current director of the Department is Professor Pei-Yu WANG. The department offers the following courses for undergraduate and graduate students including Health Education and Health Promotion, Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology and Social Medicine, Health Behavior, and Health Management. The main research areas are Health education and Health promotion, Health Communication, Health Management for Non-Communicable Diseases, Nutritional Epidemiology, and Social Medicine, etc.
There are 12 full-time faculties in the Department, including 3 professors, 4 associate professors and 5 lecturers.
Professor, Department Chair. Research interests: Nutritional Epidemiology and Social Epidemiology for NCD, Nutrition and Food Safety, and Health Promotion and Management for NCD.
Professor, Deputy Chair of the Department. Research interests: Health Education and Health Promotion, Health Behavior
Professor. Research interests:
Health Communication, Health Education and Health Promotion, Intervention Strategies and Tools for NCD in community, Health Management.
Associate Professor. Research interests: Health Education
and Health Promotion, Epidemiology of NCD.
Associate Professor. Research interests:
Epidemiology of NCD, Health Management for NCD
Associate Professor. Research interests: Health Behavior, Health Education and health promotion
Courses for undergraduate students:
Preventive medicine, Epidemiology and Social Medicine for students majored in Clinical Medicine, Basic Medical Sciences, Stomatology and Nursing are aiming at enabling students’ skills of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine and Public health. Health education and health promotion for students in School of Public Health and Health Education and Health Management for students in School of Nursing are aiming at building their capacity of planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion projects. Public Health and Health Promotion is offered to junior students of Nursing School to establish basic concepts of public health and abilities of carry on health education and health promotion in hospitals. The elective courses offered by the Department include Interpersonal Communication & Leadership Building for all undergraduate students in PKHSC, University Students Health Education for no-medical students from neighbor universities, Health Communication and Healthy Life Style for the students in main campus of Peking University .
Courses for graduate students:
Health Education and Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Health Management for NCD.
Research subjects for graduate students: Health Education and Health Promotion, Health Communication, Health Management for NCD, Nutritional Epidemiology, Social Medicine, etc.
By the end of Semptember 2012, 2 Ph.D, 31 Masters and 25 MPH (Master of Public Health) have been awarded. And there are 8 Ph.D candidates, 26 master candidates and 32 MPH candidates in our department now.
Research Grants in Recent 5 Years
> Application of Health Belief Model on salt-restriction-spoon use among Beijing Residents and a Community trial
of the Improved Spoon. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2012-2014
> Pilot study on increasing health literacy to promote utilizing basic public health service,
Ministry of Education, 2012-2013
> The effect and mechanism of R- and S-enantiomers of equol on the colon carcinogenesis and the proliferation,
invasion, and apoptosis of the colon cancer cells. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2013-2015
> Health Promotion of natural delivery, Chinese Maternal and Children Health Association/UNFPA, 2012-2013
> Nutrition survey of the pregnant mothers, lactating mothers, and 0-36 month infants in 8 cities in China.
> Assessment of motor ability for children aged from 6 months to 9 years.
12th Five year Plan Project from Beijing Education Commission. 2011-2013
> Health needs and coping strategy of migrant children in schools.
National Social Sciences Foundation of China, 2011-2013
> Relationship between NGOs and government in public health. Ministry of Education, 2011-2013
> Health literacy on respiratory infectious diseases among urban residents and migrants,
China Health Education Center/ CDC of U.S.A, 2010-2011
> Research on health communication strategy for prevention and treatment of TB in minority Area.
China Association of Chemotherapy/ Global Fund, 2010-2011
> Effectiveness evaluation of early screening and health education intervention in migrants in China.
WHO/ PKU Sixth Hospital, 2010-2011
> Promotion on health risk awareness and health service utilization among young migrants.
> Biomarkers in the China Health and Retirement Longitudinal Study, NIH U.S.A, 2009-2011
> Prevalence of equol producer phenotype and its relation to intestinal microorganisms in healthy adults of
Beijing. National Natural Science Foundation of China, 2009-2011
> Estrogenic effects of soy isoflavones on the growth of breast cancer. National Natural Science Foundation of
Location: 1st Floor, Nursing School Building, Peking University Health Science Center
Contact Person: Ying JI