Cheng Yu

Years of Stay at HYI: 
Sep 2015 to May 2016

Dr. Yu Cheng received his Ph.D. from Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) and his M.A. from South Central University for Nationalities. After training as a post-doctoral fellow at Yale University, Prof. Cheng has taught in the Department of Anthropology at Sun Yat-sen University and has worked as the director of the Center for Medical Humanities of the Zhongshan School of Medicine at SYSU. His current research interests focus on migrant health and the patient-physician relationship in China. During his stay as a Coordinate Researcher, he will collaborate with Professor Arthur Kleinman on a project on rebuilding patient-physician trust in China. They will also develop training programs to promote medical humanities education in southern China.