Bradley Chen is an ScD Candidate concentrating in Health Systems in the Department of Global Health and Population at Harvard School of Public Health. He graduated magna cum laude and received his MD from National Taiwan University School of Medicine. He also holds an MPH from Harvard with a concentration in international health. Prior to his graduate study, Bradley practiced as a general physician in rural Taiwan. He oversaw the emergency department of a local hospital and was in charge of the district emergency preparedness project. In the summer of 2006, he worked in the Rural Mutual Health Care Project in Shaanxi Province, China, to evaluate the quality of care delivered by the village doctors. Since then, as a research assistant of the Program in Health Care Financing, he has been involved in a series of projects to conduct systematic assessment of the Chinese healthcare system and impact evaluation of health policies, including access to care in a community-financing scheme and financial impact of different insurance benefit packages. He has also worked with World Bank and Harvard's China Initiative to provide training in health sector reform and impact evaluation to Chinese government officials.
As a doctoral student in global health and health systems, Bradley is broadly interested in supply-side research in health economics and political economics of health policy. His dissertation examines the incentive structure of the global budget payment system and the collective action among providers, as well as its impact on health system performance. Currently, he is also working with Professor Melani Cammett at Brown University to study the impact of political institutions on welfare provision in Lebanon. He is a recipient of the Taiwanese Physician Fund Fellowship, Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship, and Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. He was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan.