Institute of Child and Adolescent Health of Peking University

Jun MA, Chair and Professor
Approved by the Chinese Science and Technology Commission, the Institute of Child and Adolescent Health of Peking University was established in 1982. At present, it is the unique national institute of child and adolescent health/school health, being a national leader in the field. The institute provides technical support in child and adolescent health and school health for the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, All-China Women’s Federation, National Population and Family Planning Commission, General Administration of Sport, State Ethnic Affairs Commission, Ministry of Science and Technology, and other administrative organizations. Professor Jun Ma is the current director of the institute.Since its foundation, the institute has been responsible for the policy- and regulation-drafting, scientific research, technical guidance, professional consulting, and expertise training for nationwide activities in child and adolescent health and school health. Major research fields include growth and development, child nutrition, mental health, puberty endocrinology and reproductive health, health education and promotion, school health standards, and school health administration and disease control. The discipline of adolescent health and maternal and child health care has been a candidate of key national discipline approved by Ministry of Education in 2007, and it was sanctioned as the only key discipline of the field in Beijing in 2008.

Faculty
The 17 faculty and staff members with full-time primary appointments in the Institute of Child and Adolescent Health, including 4 professors and 6 associate professors, are responsible for the core scientific research and academic activities.
Jun MA
Professor, Director of the Institute, Deputy Chair of Department of Child, Adolescent and Women’s Health
Research interests: school-age child and adolescent health, school health administration and policy development,prevention of students’ common diseases
Jingqi CHEN
Professor, Research interests: school-age child and adolescent health, women’s health and reproductive health, school health education and promotion
Xiaoming YU
Professor. Research interests: women’s health and reproductive health, school-age child and adolescent health, school health administration and policy development
Yinghua MA
Professor, Deputy Director of the Institute. Research interests: school-age child and adolescent health, school life skill and health education, school health
administration and policy development
Zhuoping HUO
Associate Professor. Research interests: school-age child and adolescent health, school health administration and policy development
Liubai LI
Associate Professor, Research interests: school-age child and adolescent health, prevention of students’ common diseases, information systems of school health
Guangrong ZHU
Associate Professor,Research interests: school-age child and adolescent health, health of vulnerable women and children, school health education and promotion
Yi XING
Associate Professor,Research interests: school-age child and adolescent health, prevention of students’ common diseases, information systems of school health
Haijun WANG
Associate Professor,Deputy director of the Institute, Deputy Chair of Department of Child, Adolescent and Women’s Health. Research interests: school-age child and adolescent health, prevention of students’ common diseases
Tianjiao CHEN
Associate Professor,Research interests: school-age child growth and development, prevention of students’ common diseases
 

Teaching
The institute offers courses to undergraduate, M.Sc., Ph.D. students, and professionals wishing to receive advanced education in Peking University Health Science Center. It also runs courses outside the university. In addition, there is a postdoctoral program.
Courses for undergraduate students: Child and Adolescent Health, Child Growth and Adolescent Health, Chronic Disease Prevention in Childhood, Adolescence Reproductive Health, Life Skill Education and Mental Health Promotion, HIV/AIDS Transmission and Prevention, Child and Adolescent Risk Behavior and Injury Prevention, Women Health Thematic lecture, Child Nutrition and Dietary Behavior
Courses for graduate students: Advanced Child and Adolescent Health, Chronic Disease Prevention in Childhood、School Health Education and Health Promotion, Child Injury Prevention and Life Skill-based Intervention, Youth Auxology and Health, Adolescent Behavior Development and Health, Advanced Nutrition Study Design
The institute has produced 86 masters and 37 Ph.D. graduates.

Scientific Research
The institute has undertaken 352 projects related to school health or child and adolescent health from the National Natural Science Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and international organizations. 1042 academic papers, including 74 SCI papers, have been published in national and international journals.

Scientific Projects
>  Survey on Chinese students’ constitution and health in 2010, funded by six government departments
   (Ministry of Education etc.) of China,2009-2012
>  School-based environmental policy intervention for obesity in children,
    funded by China Medical Board (CMB), 2012-2014 
>  Study on the role and mechanism of candidate genes of childhood obesity based on the INSIG-SCAP-SREBP
    pathway, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2012-2014 
>  Development and application of technologies and criteria for preventing and controlling major diseases of
    students, funded by the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health of China, 2012-2014 
>  Candidate genes and epigenetics of NAFLD and abnormal lipids, funded by the Ministry of Science and
    Technology of China (sub-project of 973 program),2012-2015

Scientific Achievements
>  Nutritional appraise and the prevention and therapy of students common diseases in China, The second prize for  
    the National Major Natural Science of Higher Education of China, 2001
>  The research of the evaluating indicator of nutritional status monitoring of children and adolescents, The third
    prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Beijing, China, 2002
>  The establishment and application of the BMI criteria for screening overweight/obesity in Chinese school-aged
    children and adolescents, The first prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of China Preventive Medicine
    Association, 2009
>  The research of body composition and establishment of criteria for screening obesity in Chinese school-aged
    children and adolescents, The third prize for Scientific and Technological Progress of Beijing, China, 2011 
 

CONTACT INFORMATION
Location: 1st to 5th floor, The Public Health Building in Peking University Health Science Center
Tel:+86-10-82801524
Contact Person:Ms. Hong JI
Email:spsc@bjmu.edu.cn