Professor Yuting Zhang is a Professor of Health Economics at the Melbourne Institute: Applied Economic & Social Research within the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne.
Professor Zhang’s research focuses on economic evaluations of health policy. Her expertise is to use advanced econometrics and statistical methods and large datasets to design rigorous observational studies to study causal relationship between health policy/interventions and outcomes including patient health, healthcare spending, and quality of care. Her research areas include pharmaceutical policy and economics, mental health policy, value-based healthcare design, comparative effectiveness analysis, health insurance markets, the effect of healthcare reforms on healthcare spending and quality of care, and international health.
Her research has been published in the world’s most prestigious medicine, health policy, and economics journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, and the American Economic Review. She has been interviewed hundreds of times by reporters from television or radio broadcast, magazines and newspapers and her work has reached to many best international media outlet including the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and US National Public Radio.
She has led several large-scaled projects with funding from the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the Commonwealth Fund, and has received multiple international awards including the prestigious Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship. She is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics, and an appointed method/statistical reviewer at JAMA Network Open, and has served on the editorial board of PLOS ONE. She has served as a consulting advisor to the IOM and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and a reviewer for the NIH, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, and the US Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.
Professor Zhang received her PhD in Health Economics and MS in Health Policy & Management, both from Harvard University.