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Wei Yu

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Wei Yu

Shanghai University of Finance and Economics' School of Public Economics and Administration
healthcare reform in China
elderly patients' use of healthcare resources
international comparisons of healthcare financing and healthcare delivery systems


Dr. Wei Yu is a professor at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics School of Public Economics and Administration. He also serves as director for the school's Center for Health Policy and Administration. Wei also is a fellow with the Center for Health Policy (CHP) and the Center for Primary Care and Outcomes Research (PCOR) at Stanford University. He is a former health economist at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.  He conducts economic analysis in healthcare studies for national VA healthcare research programs. His work also focuses on health care financing methods, community-based health care systems, and training programs on health economics in China. He is a key investigator for the China-U.S. Health and Aging Research Training Program at CHP/PCOR. Before joining Stanford and the VA Palo Alto, he was an assistant professor at Boston University's School of Medicine. He is a member of the Scientific Review and Evaluation Board of the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Services, and is chair of the finance committee for the Chinese Economist Society. He received a B.S. from East China University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from Clemson University. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Institute on Aging, and a multidisciplinary training program on aging and health economics at Boston University.

School of Public Economics and Administration, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics
777 Guoding Road
Shanghai  200433
United States
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