Chunheui Chi

University: Oregon State University

School/Department: International Health Program, School of Biological & Population Health Sciences, Oregon State University

Position: Coordinator, International Health Program; Director, Center for Global Health

Degrees: MPH, Sc.D


Health topics of expertise: global health governance, health system strengthening, health system finance, critical assessment of health programs, developing graduate programs in global health, program evaluation, equity in health and health care, community development, intersectionality and equity in health, displaced population

Geographical focus: Asia, Africa, and South America

Service Activities: Community program development, education and training programs and workshops, internships

Recent related Consultancy/Grants/Collaborations:

  1. National Health Insurance Administration, Taiwan
  2. MAMTA, India
  3. University of Gondar, Ethiopia

Recent related publications:

  1. Nunez A, Chi C
    Equity in health care utilization in Chile.
    International Journal for Equity in Health 2013;12:58-64.
  2. López-Cevallos DF, Chi C
    The role of emigrant remittance as a predictor of health care utilization in Ecuador.
    Rev Panam Salud Publica /Pan American Journal of Public Health 2012;31(1):9-16..
  3. Chi C., Lee JL, Schoon R
    Assessing Health Information Technology in a National Health Care System — An Example from Taiwan.
    Advances for Health Care Administration 2012;12 :75-109.


Chunhuei Chi completed his MPH in International Health at the University of Texas School of Public Health and Sc.D. in Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health. In 1993, he established the MPH in International Health (IH) Program at Oregon State University. His experience includes developing a model IH program for the Japanese Ministry of Education while at the University of Tsukuba in 1999 and assisting in developing Taiwan’s first graduate IH Program at National Yang-Ming University (NYMU) in 2002. He mentored 16 Ph.D. students in conducting IH research in Ecuador, Chile, Malawi, Zambia, Jordan, Thailand, and Taiwan. He helped establish the Center for Global Health at OSU and became its first Director in January 2014. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers and received several awards, including OSU’s International Service Award and Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award. He volunteers broadly in promoting equitable universal health care, including serving as a U.S. House Blue Ribbon Task Force Committee member, as a Policy Advisor to Taiwan’s National Health Insurance Administration, and as an affiliated faculty member for both International Health Program at NYMU and Graduate Program in Global Health and Development at Taipei Medical University, both in Taiwan.