Yan Jun

chinacdc.cn | Updated: 2022-01-05
Deputy Director General, China CDC
In July 1987, Yan Jun graduated from the School of Public Health of the West China University of Medical Science with a bachelor's degree in medicine. She received a master's degree in public health from the Chinese Academy of Medical Science & Peking Union Medical College in January 1994, and a doctorate in management from the School of Social Development and Public Policy of Beijing Normal University in June 2019.
From July 1987 to May 1989, Yan worked as a research intern at the Institute of Environmental Health Monitoring of the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.
From May 1989 to July 2020, she worked at the Department of Health Inspection and the Bureau of Disease Control and Prevention in the Ministry of Health (known as the National Health and Family Planning Commission or the National Health Commission in different periods). 
From July 2020 to April 2023, she served as the deputy secretary of the Leading Party Members' Group as well as the secretary of Commission for Discipline Inspection of the China CDC. 
In April 2023, she was appointed as the deputy director general and a member of the Leading Party Members' Group of the China CDC.
Yan has been engaged in disease prevention and control for many years. She led and participated in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the national planning for malaria elimination, echinococcosis prevention and control in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and the three-year campaign for schistosomiasis and endemic diseases control.
Her work has led to the establishment of a nation-wide community health service network for major mental disorder prevention and treatment, an improvement to the mental health service system, and the promotion of post-disaster psychological intervention services after the Wenchuan (Sichuan) and Yushu (Qinghai) earthquakes in 2008 and 2010 respectively as well as the COVID-19 pandemic.
She participated in the formulation of the Mental Health Law of the People's Republic of China, Regulations Concerning the Hygiene Supervision over Cosmetics, and the revision of Regulations on Edible Salt Iodization as a Means to Eliminate Iodine Deficiency Disorders.
In addition, she has also worked in areas such as injury prevention, chronic disease prevention and health promotion, school hygiene, expanded immunization program and environmental sanitation.