Roman XU

Professor of Health Systems and Global Health, School of Health Management of Southern Medical University,

China (SMU) Executive Deputy Director, SMU Institute for Global Health

Dong (Roman) Xu, PhD/MPP, is a Professor at the School of Health Management, Southern Medical University, Executive Deputy Director of the SMU Institute for Global Health (SIGHT), and the director for SMU Center for World Health Organization Studies and the Acacia Lab for Implementation Science. He serves as Co-Editor-in-Chief of Implementation Science Communications and deputy Editor-in-Chief of Global Health Research and Policy, a committee member of the Lancet Commission on Evidence-based Implementation in Global Health, and a committee member of the Global Health Fund Committee of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) in the UK. Previously, he served as the China Representative of the China Medical Board (CMB) and the Asia Pacific Director of the Harvard Medical School Harvard Medical International. He is currently leading multiple research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the National Social Science Foundation of China, the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, the Ministry of Education of China, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), and NIHR. His research focuses on implementation science in the context of global health (such as implementation research of clinical practice guidelines) and the measurement and improvement of primary healthcare service quality. In the recent five years, he has published over 60 academic articles in peer-reviewed journals such as The Lancet, PLOS Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, and Implementation Science. He holds a PhD in Global Health (Implementation Science) from the University of Washington, an MPP in Health Policy from the Kennedy School of Government of Harvard University, and a Bachelor's degree in Medical English from West China University of Medical Sciences (now Sichuan University). He can be reached at