About the Authors

Weirong Yan

weirongy@ki.se

Affiliations Division of Global Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Lars Palm

Affiliation Future Position X (FPX), Gävle, Sweden

Xin Lu

Affiliations Division of Global Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Sociology, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden, Department of Information Systems and Management, National University of DefenseTechnology, Changsha, China

Shaofa Nie

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Biao Xu

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Qi Zhao

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Tao Tao

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Fudan University, Shanghai, China

Liwei Cheng

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Li Tan

Affiliation Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China

Hengjin Dong

Affiliations Institute of Public Health, Heidelberg University, Heidelberg, Germany, Center for Health Policy Studies, School of Public Health, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China

Vinod K. Diwan

Affiliation Division of Global Health (IHCAR), Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WRY VKD SFN BX LP XL HJD. Performed the experiments: SFN BX QZ TT LWC LT. Analyzed the data: WRY LP XL LT. Wrote the paper: WRY LP XL VKD.