Ray Yip, director of the China Program, represents the foundation in Asia. His work involves assisting the government as well as civil society by addressing key global health issues while supporting the planning and development of major foundation projects. He also oversees a team that provides technical and management assistance to grantees.
Before joining the foundation, Yip worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including five years as the CDC representative and director for the Global AIDS Program in China and seven years on detail to UNICEF as chief of health and nutrition in China and Indonesia. His research and programmatic responsibility at the CDC, prior to overseas assignments, focused on maternal and child health, nutrition, refugees, and disaster response. Prior to joining the CDC, Yip was a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. Currently, Yip serves as an adjunct professor at Tuft University’s Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.
Yip received both his medical and Masters of Public Health degrees from the University of Minnesota. He also completed the Epidemic Intelligence Service and a preventive medicine residency at the CDC. He specializes in pediatrics and pediatric hematology and oncology.