Prof Yali Cong

Professor of Medical Ethics and Deputy Director of the Institute of Medical Humanities

Peking University Health Science Centre, China

Yali Cong is a Professor in Bioethics, Dean of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Law, Peking University Health Science Center.
She was trained on biology during undergraduate study in Beijing Normal University, and got her PhD degree in Philosophy of Science and Technology in 1995 from Renmin University of China. She has been teaching medical ethics for clinical medical students for more than 20 years. Also, she has a wide range of research interest in Research Ethics, Global Public Health Ethics and Medical Professionalism. She has published a variety of papers in the field of Bioethics and works actively as PIs in the areas of medical professionalism, human subject protection and medical ethics education. Prof. Cong took her position as PKU IRB Chair since June 2010 and taken effort in leading the institutional capacity building and policy-making regards to human subject protection at Peking University. She has participated some international organization in this area, including being an ERB member of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF, Doctors without Borders), and board member of IAB (International Association of Bioethics). Now, she is the designed Chair of China Medical Ethics Association by 2019.
Currently She and her team are working on the ethics of big health data.