Dr. RAN Maosheng

Dr. Ran is an associate professor at Department of Social Work and Social Administration, and an honorary professor at Department of Psychiatry, The University of Hong Kong. He has medical degrees (BMed., MMed) from West China University of Medical Sciences and a PhD in Social Work from the University of Hong Kong. He was a clinical psychiatrist at Department of Psychiatry, West China Hospital, Sichuan University from 1985 to 1999, and a full professor at Division of Health Sciences, University of Guam (USA) from 2011 to 2013. His research interests include social/transcultural psychiatry, community mental health, epidemiology, family intervention, stigma intervention, mental health social work, and suicide. He is an expert of National Disabilities Prevention Action Plan, China Disabled Persons’ Federation, and a consultant of National Epidemiological Survey of Mental Disorders in China. He is principal investigator of numerous research projects supported by World Health Organization (WHO), National Institute of Health (NIH, USA), American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), and etc. He is the founder and principal investigator of Chengdu Mental Health Project (CMHP), a unique ongoing longitudinal (1994-present; population: about 150,000) mental health project in China. He has published over 110 academic papers and 4 books or chapters.

1. Ran, M.S., Chui, C.H.K., Wong, I.Y.L., Mao, W.J., Lin, F.R., Liu, B., Chan, C.L.W. (2016). Family caregivers and outcome of people with schizophrenia in rural China: 14-year follow-up study. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 51: 513-520.
2. Ran, M.S., Weng, X., Chan, C.L.W., Chen, E.Y.H., Tang, C.P., Lin, F.R., Mao, W.J., Hu, S.H., Huang, Y.Q., Xiang, M.Z. (2015). Different Outcomes of Never-Treated and Treated Patients with Schizophrenia: 14-year Follow-up Study in Rural China. British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(6): 495-500.
3. Ran, M.S., Chan, C.L.W., Ng, S.M., Guo, L.T., Xiang, M.Z. (2015). The Effectiveness of Psychoeducational Family Intervention for Patients with Schizophrenia in a 14-year Follow-up Study in a Chinese Rural Area. Psychological Medicine, 45(10): 2197-2204.
4. Ran, M.S., Mao, W.J., Chan, C.L.W., Chen, E.Y.H., Conwell, Y. (2015). Gender differences in outcomes in people with schizophrenia in rural China: 14-year follow-up study. British Journal of Psychiatry, 206 (4): 283-288.
5. Zhang, Z., Ran, M.S., Li, Y.H., Ou, G.J., Gong, R.R., Li, R.H., Fan, M., Jiang, Z., Fang, D.Z. (2012). Prevalence and risk factors of posttraumatic stress disorder among adolescents after Wenchuan earthquake in China. Psychological Medicine, 42, 1687-1693.
Committee Member, Crisis Intervention Committee, China Association for Mental Health
Honorary Chair, Academic Committee, Chengdu Mental Health Center, Chengdu, China
Editorial Member of Academic Journals: British Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies; Chinese Mental Health Journal; Chinese Studies; ISRN Psychiatry; Journal of Medicine; Open Journal of Psychiatry; Psychiatry, Depression & Anxiety; Suicidology Online
1. “Mental Health Status in the Pacific Region.” WHO, 2012-2013. US$15,000. Principal Investigator.
2. “Community in-Alliance for Recovery: Challenging Mental Health Stigma in Rural China”. Penn China Research and Engagement Fund, UPenn. 2015-2018. US$119,623. Co-Principal Investigator.

Courses Code Courses Title
SOWK6304 Human behavior and social environment II