National Coordinating Centre (Beijing)

Yu Guo, NCC Director

Yu Guo gained her BSc degree at Harbin Medical University, China in 1985, and an MSc degree in Public Health School in Beijing Medical University in 1998. She worked on disease control and management in Dalian City CDC for 12 years and for the Non-Communicable Disease Department of the Ministry of Health in China from 1997-1998. Since March 2003, she has been working as the Chief of the National Coordinating Centre (NCC) for the China Kadoorie Biobank. This started with establishing NCC, selecting the 10 study sites, helping Regional Centres setting up in each site, and taking charge of all field work. The field work included organizing, coordinating and monitoring the baseline survey of 0.5 million participants between 2004-2008; the first resurvey of ~20,000 participants in 2008; and the second resurvey of ~25,000 participants from 2013-1014. She has a lead role coordinating the long-term follow-up of the cohort including the data linkage with the national health insurance system making it possible to collect data on hospitalization events for 97% of participants. Her main research focuses on public health management and evidence-based medicine, based on big cohort studies, in order to provide strategies for chronic disease prevention and control in developing countries.

Zheng Bian, Senior Coordinator

Zheng Bian graduated from the Nursing Department, Peking Union Medical College in 2002. She obtained her medical degree from Peking University Health Science Centre in 2009 with a specialization in Social Medicine and gained an MSc from Peking Union Medical College in 2011 with a specialization of Health Management. She worked in the Intensive Care Unit at the Peking Union Medical College Hospital for two years joining the CKB National Coordination Centre in 2004, when the CKB was just starting. Zheng Bian has been involved in the coordination and management of the baseline survey and the first and second resurveys. As CKB Senior Coordinator her responsibilities include management of field surveys, onsite training, data quality control, bio-sample storage and shipment, routine surveillance, event adjudication and health insurance data collection.

Pei Pei, Clinical Fellow

Pei Pei is a Clinical Fellow at CKB, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in nursing in 2002 at Peking Union Medical College and then worked as a clinic nurse in Peking Union Medical College Hospital for 9 years. This provided a significant background in chronic disease and critical care medicine. She worked in Bayer Healthcare Company as Medical Communications Officer between 2011 and 2014. She joined CKB in 2014 and has been involved in the outcome validation and adjudication project, which includes monitoring RCs activities through frequent visits and ensuring that applicable SOPs and regulations are followed. She is responsible for i-CASE(Internet-based Case Adjudication for clinical Events) project coordination and communications.

Yunlong Tan, Clinical Fellow

Yunlong Tan started his career with China Kadoorie Biobank after graduating from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine with a Degree of Medicine in 2012. He works as a clinical fellow and contributes to the study project implementation in 10 regions. His main job is to coordinate, assess and summarise the field work, including routine endpoint event surveillance, outcome validation and resurvey. He is also responsible for some quality control measures. He was a key member of the cancer validation team in 2012-2014 and 2nd resurvey training and data processing group in 2013-2014.



Canqing Yu, Research Fellow

Canqing Yu completed an undergraduate degree in preventive medicine at Peking University (PKU) in 2004, and spent the next 5 years completing his PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics in school of Public Health in PKU where he has been working as an assistant professor ever since. From 2007-2008, he studied cancer epidemiology as visiting scholar at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in United States. He visited China Kadoorie Biobank at CTSU, Oxford University from September 2012 - August 2013 while in receipt of a scholarship from Sino-British Friendship Trust. He joined National Coordination Centre in 2011. He is responsible for data management at NCC Beijing, preparing and providing datasets for RCC and other collaborative institutes and organizations in China. His research interests focus on non-communicable diseases and their genetic and non-genetic determinants in large cohort studies as well as twin studies in China.

Jun Lv, Professor

Jun Lv is a Professor of Epidemiology, associate director of Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at School of Public Health, Peking University, and associate director of Peking University Institute of Environmental Medicine. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine degree from Beijing Medical University in 1998 and received her Ph.D. degree in Epidemiology from Peking University in 2003. She was a visiting scholar at the School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles from 2005 to 2006, and at the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University in 2016. Her main research focuses on risk factors of major chronic disease, lifestyle behaviour and the built environment, and strategies for chronic disease prevention.


Shuzhen Qu, Biological Sample Management

Shuzhen Qu completed his BSc in Biology at Zaozhuang University in 2013. He majored in biological technology and then worked for a year as a biotechnology support technician. Since going to university, he has developed a strong interest in biotechnology, epidemiology and public health medicine. He is especially interested in the correlation between diet, physical activity, other lifestyle factors and chronic epidemics. Shuzhen joined the China Kadoorie Biobank team in 2014. He is mainly responsible for CKB biological samples management, including coordinating the daily work of sample management between NCC, RC and ICC.


Ge CHEN, IT Management

Ge ChenGe Chen graduated from Wuhan Textile University in 2012 obtaining a Bachelor's Degree in Information Management and Information Systems. After graduating he worked in a software company as a technical support engineer, resolving customers’ problems and participating in software design. He joined China Kadoorie Biobank team in 2014. In liaison with ICC staff, he is responsible for the management of NCC and RC IT infrastructure, as well as providing technical support for RC and NCC in order to resolve any CKB software problems.



Can HOU, Administration

Can HuoAs NCC Office Administrator, Can Hou is responsible for all funds management, conference and workshop organization, equipment and consumables purchasing and other project-related issues. She started her career with China Kadoorie Biobank in 2009 as a secretary after graduation from China Women’s University with a Bachelor’s Degree. She was in charge of news and minutes writing, equipment, stationary and documents management, and compiling financial statements.