Scientist and Lecturer
The Heller School for Social Policy and Management
Health Financing, Health Economics, Cost-Effectiveness Analysis, Health Systems, Program Evaluation, Epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, Economic Modeling, Capacity Building
Dr. Zeng, a health economist and epidemiologist, is a research scientist and lecturer at the Schneider Institutes for Health Policy at the Heller School. His research has centered on health care systems, health financing, and cost-effectiveness analysis in health in both developed and developing countries. His recent research has concerned with designing and evaluating performance-based financing schemes in developing countries, and examining efficiency of health facilities in delivering primary care services. He has evaluated the efficiency of HIV/AIDS services at the national and sub-national level. He has also conducted studies to design health insurance and health financing schemes and to assess their impact on utilization of health care. He has also worked on cost-effective modelling of various policy and clinical interventions. Dr. Zeng's research has received support from the World Bank, UNAIDS, the Gates Foundation, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
Dr. Zeng has taught courses of epidemiology, econometrics and health financing at the Heller School. Previously, he was an instructor at Shanghai Second Medical University (Shanghai Jiaotong University) in China, teaching epidemiology, biostatistics and preventive medicine.
Brandeis University, Ph.D.
Brandeis University, M.A.
Brandeis University, M.S.
Awards and Honors
Fujian Science & Technology Award, Government of Fujian Province, China (2003)
Distinguished Graduate in Fujian Province, China (1999)
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