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Master student shines in leading international journal

Master student shines in leading international journal

Mr Jason Dean-Chen Yin, student of the Master of Public Policy and Governance Programme (MPPG) of EdUHK publishes a research article—as first author—in Health Policy, a leading international journal in health policy studies. With a five-year impact factor of 2.380, this SSCI-indexed journal is a renowned academic platform in the international research community. This is the first time for a student of a taught-degree programme in the Department of Asian and Policy Studies (APS), the host department of the MPPG Programme, to publish a research work in an international journal. This publication does not only reflect Mr Yin’s gorgeous achievement, but also serves as a testament of the MPPG Programme’s training rigor.

Titled “Health insurance reforms in Singapore and Hong Kong: How the two ageing Asian tigers respond to health financing challenges?”, this article is coauthored with Dr He Jingwei Alex, Associate Professor of APS, and examines the recent health financing reforms in Singapore and Hong Kong from a comparative perspective.

Mr Yin, a U.S. citizen, joined the MPPG Programme in September 2017, as the third international student of the Programme. He held a bachelor degree of biology from the University of California-Davis. Prior to his study in EdUHK, Mr Yin worked as a Research Assistant at the School of Public Health in the National University of Singapore. Mr Yin says, “I moved to Hong Kong because I was primarily interested in addressing policy problems in the Greater China Region, specifically in health. The MPPG programme at EdUHK equipped me with theoretical knowledge and quantitative skills to analyze those issues. Not only that, it was coupled with close faculty mentorship and guidance in the APS Department, which made the learning process smooth and enjoyable. I was not only able to complete my degree, but also develop my portfolio through internships in the NGO sector and through publishing alongside scholars in my field.. so it’s been a quick, but fruitful year!”.

Mr Jason Dean-Chen Yin, student of the Master of Public Policy and Governance Programme (MPPG) 

The article can be accessed at https://www.healthpolicyjrnl.com/article/S0168-8510(18)30128-3/fulltext.