Kellogg’s Runsen Chen named on Forbes 30 Under 30 China

7 November 2019

Congratulations to Kellogg student Runsen Chen on his inclusion in this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 China list.

Released on 17 October, the list names young entrepreneurs, entertainers, sports people, technicians, researchers and members of the Arts, who currently lead the way in their field.

Runsen, who is in his third year of a DPhil in Psychiatry, was the principle investigator of China’s first research project on brief group based psycho-education for bipolar inpatients. Runsen and his team found that brief group based psycho-education programs can improve bipolar patients’ social function and reduce recurrence and readmission rates. Their programmes have been implemented in various local communities in Beijing, benefiting bipolar patients across the region.

Runsen also led the first team to investigate the health care and mental wellbeing of the Chinese transgender population. Based on their findings, Runsen and his colleagues reported to Chinese policy makers and regulatory bodies the need to respond to the inadequate access to information and provision of non-discriminatory, safe, gender-affirming interventions in relation to metal health issues within the community and to improve the medical environment for the transgender population in China.

In addition, Runsen led the research project of post-disaster mental health survey in China, and he participated in the writing of China’s first national post-disaster plan for mental health intervention.

Runsen stated that he was very proud to receive this honour, which acknowledges the importance of his and his colleagues’ work in China.