John (Jiangnan) Cai is a strategic advisor to Double Helix Consulting on projects relating to China. John is a highly experienced economist and health economist with 20 years' experience in both China and the US. John is a Senior Health Policy Analyst at the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services in the U.S. He has also many joint affiliations including Adjunct Professor of Health Economics at Tufts University Medical School, Adjunct Professor of Economics at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Adjunct Professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.; Adjunct Professor at Department of Social Management and Policy, Fudan University in China; Senior Research Associate at China Research Center for Public Policy in Beijing; Expert Member of the Advisory Committee for Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Health; Invited Editor ofChina Health Carejournal; and Associate Editor in Chief ofChina Hospital CEOjournal.
John has participated in the design, implement and evaluation of the first comprehensive health care reform plan (Massachusetts) in the U.S. and has also actively involved in the design of recent national health care reform plan in China. He was one of the three cofounders and the director of the Institute of Economic Development at East China University of Science and Technology (Shanghai) (1987-1990) and the first Chair at Department of Public Economics at Fudan University (2006-2009). He received 1990 Sun Yie-fang National Economics Prizes-Best Paper Award, 2002 Most Outstanding Abstract Award by Academy for Health Services research and Health Policy Annual Research Meeting in Washington D.C., and 2009 Outstanding Paper Award from Shanghai Social Science Annual Meeting.
John received his Ph.D degree in Public Policy (Health Policy major) from the Heller School for Advanced Studies in Social Policy and Management, Brandeis University in 1997 and his MA degree in Economics at Fudan University in 1984.