Lijing L. Yan (PhD, MPH) is a professor, head of Non-communicable Chronic Disease Research at Global Health Research Center of Duke Kunshan University in China and an associate research professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, Duke University in the US. Previously, she was the Deputy Director of the George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center and Director of the China International Center for Chronic Disease Prevention, a large network of 5 international academic institutions and 7 Chinese institutions dedicated to combat NCDs in China. Her main areas of research are chronic disease prevention and control (hypertension, heart disease, and stroke in particular), healthy aging, and innovation in translational health systems and services research and implementation science. She is the Principal Investigator or Co-Investigator on a number of NHLBI-funded and China-funded research grants. She has published dozens of peer-reviewed scientific papers some of which in leading medical journals such as JAMA, Lancet, Circulation, and BMJ.