Dr. Ma is Associate Professor and Director of China Center at the Department of Population Medicine and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.
Dr. Ma has an extensive experience in prospective and longitudinal population research in the United States. Dr. Jing Ma has been conducting an extensive high quality studies on nutritional, hormonal and metabolic biomarker and genetic markers as well as environmental and lifestyle exposures on cancer risk and progression, drawing on the data of Physicians’ Health Study and Nurses’ Health Study among others. She has also been closely involved in fostering international research collaborations with multiple cohorts among many countries.
Between 2005 to 2015, under the auspices of the China Initiative at Harvard School of Public Health, founded by Dr. Yuanli Liu (now Dean of School of Public Health, SPH at PUMC), Dr. Ma had served as the co-leader for the Harvard China Senior Health Executive Program. Since 2011, Dr. Ma has been the President and Secretary-General of the U.S.-China Health Summit, an annual international conference among health sector leaders from the two countries, alternately held in China and the U.S. As an adjunct visiting professor at PUMC, Dr. Ma currently serves as the chief international advisor on two large China studies, the National Stroke Prevention and Control Project and the National Hospital Performance Survey. In 2018, Dr. Jing Ma was invited by the Sichuan Academy of Medical Science-Sichuan Provincial People’s Hospital (SAMS-SPPH) to help create the “Center for Translational Medicine & Transformative Healthcare (CTMTH)”.