Estimating Causal Effects of Health Policies

Room 515, Level 5, 207 Bouverie Street

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Centre for Health Policy

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In this presentation, Yuting will present some of her recent work on evaluating the effects
of US Accountable Care Organizations on Medicare spending, geographic variations in US Medicare spending and quality of care, effects of a pharmaceutical policy on the use of downstream medical care services, and how individuals change their medication use in response to current and future price changes.

She will introduce the US Medicare data used for these projects and explore opportunities for collaborations.

Yuting Zhang is Associate Professor of Health Economics, and the founding Director of the Pharmaceutical Economics Research Group in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh. She has been awarded the Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship and is currently a visiting professor at the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economics and Social Research, University of Melbourne.

Professor Zhang's research focuses on economic evaluations of health policy and healthcare reforms, with a focus on pharmaceutical policy and economics. Her research has been published in leading medicine, health policy, and economics journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, Health Affairs, American Economic Review, and has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and on National Public Radio. She has led several large-scaled projects with funding from the U.S. Institute of Medicine, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the Commonwealth Fund, and has received multiple international awards.

Professor Zhang received her PhD in Health Economics and MS in Health Policy & Management, both from Harvard University.

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