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DPhil candidate Paul Kadetz Appointed Assistant Professor at Peking University
ODID DPhil Candidate in Development Studies, Paul Kadetz, has joined the faculty of Peking University's China Center for Health Development Studies as an Assistant Professor.
The Center researches health development studies pertinent to China and low- and middle- income countries internationally. Themes include health care reform, social determinants of health, and health care system capability to address demographic, nutritional, and epidemiological transitions.
Paul's current research examines the outcomes of historical and current Sino-African Health diplomacy at the local level in African contexts, comparing these outcomes to those of more neoliberal-based health diplomacy from the U.S. and the World Bank.
Paul began his professional career as a clinician before pursuing research in international health and development. Clinically, he is a board-certified Adult Nurse Practitioner (APRN-BC; MSN, Vanderbilt), and a board-certified Acupuncturist/Herbalist (LAc; MSOM, Samra University, USA and internship at Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China) within the United States.
He also holds an MPH in International Health and Development (Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine); an MSc in Medical Anthropology (Oxon.); a BA in Biology and Psychology (NYU); a BSN in Nursing, a post-masters certificate in Teacher Education (Pennsylvania) and a certificate in Health and Human Rights (Harvard).
He has recently served as a researcher, Facilitator and Rapporteur for The Western Pacific Region Office of the World Health Organization.