China Research and Engagement Fund Recipients

For each funding cycle, CREF recipients are listed below in alphabetical order of the last name of the Principal Investigator.

Comprehensive Global Health Education in China

Principal Investigators: Glen Gaulton, Vice Dean and Faculty Director, Center for Global Health; and Joshua Atkins, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and Co-Director, Penn-China Anesthesia Partnership

Understanding Judicial Outcomes in China

Principal Investigator: Yue Hou, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science

China in the Caribbean/The Caribbean in China

Principal Investigator: Deborah Thomas, R. Jean Brownlee Term Professor of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology

Prenatal and Postnatal Secondhand Smoking Exposure on Adolescents' Externalizing Behavior

Principal Investigator: Jianghong Liu, Associate Professor of Nursing, Penn Nursing, Associate Professor of Public Health, Perelman School of Medicine

Targeting Stroke Therapeutic Window

Principal Investigators: Renyu Liu, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Co-Director of Penn-China Anesthesia Partnership Program, Penn Medicine; Jing Zhao, Fudan University

Political Factions, Local Accountability and Economic Performance: Evidence from Chinese Provinces

Principal Investigator: Hanming Fang, Class of 1965 Professor Economics, School of Arts and Sciences

China and Ashkenazic European Jewry: Transnational Encounters

Principal Investigator: Kathryn Hellerstein, Associate Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures & Ruth Meltzer Director of the Jewish Studies Program

Co-Principal Investigators: XU, Xin, Diane and Guilford Glazer Chair Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies and Dean of the Glazer Institute of Jewish and Israel Studies, Nanjing University; SONG Lihong, Secretary-General, Chinese National Institute for Jewish Studies, Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Nanjing University, and Deputy Director, Glazer Institute of Jewish Studies, Nanjing University

Improving the Productivity, Efficiency, and Sustainability of Chinese Pork Producers

Principal Investigator: Thomas Parsons, Associate Professor of Swine Production Medicine, Department of Clinical Studies – New Bolton Center

Co-Principal Investigators: David T Galligan, Professor of Animal Health Economics; Gary Althouse, Professor and Chairman, Department of Clinical Studies, New Bolton Center & Marion Dilley and David George Jones Endowed Chair in Animal Reproduction

Planning for Large-Scale Aviation Growth on the Ground and in the Air in China

Principal Investigator: Megan Ryerson, Assistant Professor of City of Regional Planning and Electrical and Systems Engineering

Symposium and Summer School on “Pattern Recognition and Human Centered Robotics”

Principal Investigator: Jianbo Shi, Professor of Computer and Information Science & GRASP Laboratory Co-Principal Investigators: Shu Yang, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering

A Comparison of Chinese, EU, and U.S. Competition Law and Policy

Principal Investigator: Christopher Yoo, John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, and Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition

Co-Principal Investigators: Joseph Harrington, Patrick T. Harker Professor & Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy, The Wharton School

Acquisitions by Chinese Multinational Enterprises and the Host Country Environment

Principal Investigator: Minyuan Zhao, Associate Professor of Management

Co-Principal Investigator: Shixiang Wang, School of Management, Zhejiang University

Prenatal Ambient Air Pollution and Fetal and Child Development in South China 

Principal Investigator: Jere Behrman, W.R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Economics

A Tale of Two Capitals: A Comparative Study of Development in Beijing and Ulaanbaatar

Principal Investigator: Mien-hwa Chiang, Director, Chinese Language Program; Senior Lecturer in Foreign Languages Co-Principal Investigators: Melissa DiFrancesco, Associate Director, Center for East Asian Studies; David Dettmann, U.S. Director, American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS)

The United States, China, and International Law

Principal Investigator: Jacques deLisle, Professor of Law Co-Principal Investigator: William W. Burke-White, Deputy Dean and Professor of Law, and Richard Perry Professor and Inaugural Director, Perry World House

China in Global Economic History

Principal Investigator: Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde, Professor of Economics

Improving the Productive and Health Efficiency of the Chinese Dairy Industry

Principal Investigator: David Galligan, Professor of Animal Health Economics

Co-Principal Investigators: Jim Ferguson, Professor of Nutrition; Zhengxia Dou, Professor of Agricultural Systems

New Horizons in East Asia

Principal Investigator: Mauro Guillen, Director, The Lauder Institute

Co-Principal Investigators: Frederick Dickinson, Deputy Director, Center for the Integrated Study of Japan; Kenric Tsethlikai, Managing Director, The Lauder Institute

Penn China Cardiovascular Imaging Project

Principal Investigator: Yuchi Han, MD, MMSc, Assistant Professor of Medicine

Co-Principal Investigators: Dinesh Jagasia, MBBS, FAAC, Professor of Clinical Medicine; Yundai Chen, MD, PhD, Chief, Cardiovascular Medicine, PLA General Hospital

Advancing Dental Research and Clinical Practice in China

Principal Investigator: Syngcuk Kim, DDS, PhD, Louis I Grossman Professor of Endodontics & Associate Dean for Global Affairs

Co-Principal Investigators: Songtao Shi, DDS, PhD., Chair and Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology; Dana Graves, DDS, DMSc, Interim Chair and Professor of Periodontics, Vice Dean for Scholarship and Research Director for the Doctor of Science in Dentistry Program; Hyun Koo, DDS, PhD, Professor of Orthodontics

Linguistic Diversity in China

Principal Investigator: Mark Liberman, Director, Linguistic Data Consortium

Co-Principal Investigators: Christopher Cieri, Executive Director; Jiahong Yuan, Associate Director of Speech Research

Ownership Challenges and the Next Round of Reform of Chinese State-Controlled Enterprises

Principal Investigator: Marshall Meyer, Professor Emeritus of Management and Sociology

Co-Principal Investigators: Ann Harrison, Professor of Management and Professor of Business Economics and Public Policy; Minyuan Zhao, Associate Professor of Management; Linda Zhao, Professor of Statistics

Building Capacity for Interprofessional Pain Education and Evidence-based Practice to Improve Perioperative Pain Care in China

Principal Investigator: Rosemary Polomano, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor Pain Practice; Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care

Co-Principal Investigators: Renyu Liu, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Co-Director, Penn-China Anesthesia Partnership Program; Joshua H. Atkins MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Co-Director Penn-China Anesthesia Partnership Program

Exhibit of Architecture & Urban Design in China and of Chinese Architecture Scholars at PennDesign in the 1920s

Principal Investigators: Ali Rahim, Professor of Architecture; Stefan Al, Associate Professor of Urban Design

The PennDesign China Research Program

Principal Investigator: Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Dean

Co-Principal Investigators: Richard Weller, Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and Professor and Chair of Landscape Architecture; John Landis, Professor in the Department of City & Regional Planning; Stefan Al, Associate Professor of Urban Design; Randy Mason, Professor and Chair of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation and Executive Director of PennPraxis; Nancy Davenport, Assistant Professor of Fine Arts, Photography

The Rise of the City in China

Principal Investigator: Susan Wachter, Sussman Professor of Real Estate

Community in-Alliance for Recovery: Challenging Mental Health Stigma in Rural China

Principal Investigator: Yin Ling Irene Wong, Associate Professor

Co-Principal Investigators: Mao-Sheng Ran, The University of Hong Kong Department of Social Work & Social Administration; An-Li Wang, Annenberg Public Policy Center; David Metzger, Department of Psychiatry

Penn Media Scholars in China

Principal Investigator: Guobin Yang, Associate Professor