Deputy Secretary, CPC Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) Committee
Secretary, Commission for Discipline Inspection, CPC Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) Committee
Yan is a researcher and joined the China CDC in July 2020. She obtained her PhD in management from Beijing Normal University in 2019, and received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in medicine and public health in 1987 and 1993 respectively. From May 1989 to July 2020, she worked at the National Health Commission (formerly the Ministry of Health) where she held multiple positions in departments for public health, diseases prevention & control and mental health.
Yan has been engaged in the work of disease prevention and control for many years. She led and participated in the formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation the national plans for malaria elimination, echinococcosis prevention and control in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, and the three-year campaign against schistosomiasis and endemic diseases. She helped formulate the Mental Health Law of the People's Republic of China and the Regulations on Supervision and Inspection of Cosmetics Hygiene and revise the Regulation on Iodized Salt to Eliminate Impact from Iodine Deficiency. In addition, she presided over the establishment of the national continuing management and intervention community program for psychoses and further improvement of the national community-based mental health service system, and promoted post disaster psychological intervention services after the earthquakes of Sichuan Wenchuan in 2008 and Qinghai Yushu in 2010, the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020. Apart from her work in injury prevention and control, chronic disease prevention and control, school health, immunization planning, environmental health and other areas, Yan has also carried out studies on the community-based mental health policy evolution in China and the effective evaluation of projects for water improvement to reduce fluoride.