Ottawa-Shanghai Joint School of Medicine



Chief physician

Violence behavior; mental health legislation and policy


Tel: 13817513406


Dr. Shao's daily work is forensic psychiatry. He is also working as the vice director at the Shanghai Mental Health Center, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He graduated from the Shanghai Second Medical University in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree and obtained a doctoral degree in psychiatry from Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine in 2009. From 2007 to 2008 he worked as a research fellow at Harvard Medical School (Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Fogarty Institute sponsored program). His research interests include mental health legislation and violent behavior in mentally ill individuals.


  • Hua-Jian Ma, Yu-Chen Zheng, Bin Xie, Yang Shao. Risk assessment and its influencing factors of involuntary admission in patients with mental disorders in Shanghai, China. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2022 Jun; 68(4): 745-753

  • Xinyue Hu, Danhua Fan, Yang Shao. Social Withdrawal (Hikikomori) Conditions in China: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey. Frontiers in Psychology 2022, 13:826945

  • Ying Shao, Jiahui Xu, Ying Qiao, Yang Shao, Jian-Ming Fei. The Effects of Temperature on Dynamics of Psychiatric Outpatients. Front Psychiatry. 2020 Dec 7; 11: 523059.

  • Ying Shao, Yang Shao, Jian-Ming Fei. Psychiatry hospital management facing COVID-19: From medical staff to patients. Brain Behav Immun. 2020 Aug; 88: 947.

  • FengJu Liu, Yang Shao, Xin Li, Li Liu, Rong Zhao, Bin Xie, Yi Qiao. Volumetric Abnormalities in Violent Schizophrenia Patients on the General Psychiatric Ward. Frontiers in Psychiatry 2020, 11:788

  • Yi Qiao, Cai Ping Liu, Hui Qin Han, Feng Ju Liu, Yang Shao, Bin Xie. No Impact of Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Symptoms or Hostility Among Patients With Schizophrenia. Front Psychiatry. 2020; 11: 312.

  • Ma Huajian, Shao Yang. Commentary: The Implementation of China's Mental Health Law-Defined Risk Criteria for Involuntary Admission: A National Cross-Sectional Study of Involuntarily Hospitalized Patients[J]. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2019, 10(121).

  • Shao, Yang; Qiao, Yi; Xie, Bin; Zhou, Min. Intermittent Explosive Disorder in Male Juvenile Delinquents in China . Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2019, 10:485

  • Shao, Yang; Xie, Bin. Approaches to Involuntary Admission of the Mentally Ill in the People's Republic of China: Changes in Legislation From 2002 to 2012. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PSYCHIATRY AND THE LAW, 2015: 43(1): 35-44

  • Shao, Yang; Wang, Jijun; Xie, Bin.The first mental health law of China. ASIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 2015, 13: 72-74

  • Yang Shao, Bin Xie, Zhiguo Wu. Psychiatrists’ attitudes towards the procedure of involuntary admission to mental hospitals in China. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 2012, 58(4): 440-7

  • Yang Shao, Bin Xie, et al.  Current Legislation on Admission of Mentally Ill Patients in China. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 2010, 33(1): 52-57