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Dahai Yue

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management

Dahai Yue is a health economist and assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management. His research focuses on deploying medical knowledge, economic theories, and rigorous methods to understand better how social factors (e.g., education and housing) shape health and healthcare-seeking behaviors and evaluate the impacts of public programs (e.g., health insurance expansion). The overarching goal of his research is to improve healthcare efficiency and reduce health disparities. His work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and featured in top journals, including the Journal of Health Economics, Health Affairs, and Health Services Research.

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Areas of Interest

Health Equity; Health Economics; Health Services Research; Social Determinants of Health

PhD, Health Policy and Management (Economics cognate), 2020

University of California, Los Angeles

HLSA 775 Health Services and Policy Research Methods

HLSA 776 Advanced Empirical Methods in Health Services Research

Selected Publications (Full Publications: Google Scholar, My Bibliography)

Pourat, N., Yue, D., Chen, X., Zhou, W., O’Masta B. (2023). Easy to Use and Validated Predictive Models to Identify Beneficiaries Experiencing Homelessness in Medicaid Administrative Data. Health Services Research.

Lleras-Muney, A., Price, J., Yue, D. (2022). The association between educational attainment and longevity using individual-level data from the 1940 census. Journal of Health Economics, 81: 102649.

Yue, D., Pourat, N., Essien, E. A., Chen, X., Zhou, W., & O'Masta, B. (2022). Differential Associations of Homelessness with Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations by Race, Ethnicity, and Gender. Health Services Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.14009

Yue, D., Ettner, SL., Needleman, J., Ponce NA. (2022). Selective Mortality and Nonresponse in the Health and Retirement Study: Implications for Health Services and Policy Research. Online First, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology.

Sehgal, N., Yue, D., Pope, E.,* Wang, R. H.*, Roby, D. H. (2022). The association between COVID-19 mortality and county-level partisan divide in the United States. Health Affairs, 41(6): 853-863.

Yue, D., Chen, X., Zhu, Y., Macinko, J., Meng, Q. (2022). Reductions in Under-Five Mortality and Public Health Improvements of the China Healthy Cities (Counties) Initiative: A Nationwide Quasi-Experimental Study. BMJ Global Health, 7(3): e007154. doi: 10.1136/bmjgh-2021-007154.

Yue, D., Ponce, N. A., Needleman, J., & Ettner, S. L. (2021). The relationship between educational attainment and hospitalizations among middle-aged and older adults in the United States. SSM-Population Health, 15, 100918. doi: 10.1016/j.ssmph.2021.100918.

Yue, D., & Ponce, N. A. (2021). Booms and Busts in Housing Market and Health Outcomes for Older Americans. Innovation in Aging, 5(2), igab012. doi:10.1093/geroni/igab012.

Yue, D., Zhu, Y., Rasmussen, P. W., Godwin, J., & Ponce, N. A. (2020). Coverage, Affordability, and Care for Low-Income People with Diabetes: 4 Years after the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid Expansions. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 35(7), 2222-2224. doi:10.1007/s11606-019-05614-2.

Yue, D., Pourat, N., Chen, X., Lu, C., Zhou, W., Daniel, M., Hoang, H., Sripipatana, A., Ponce, N. A. (2019). Enabling Services Improve Access To Care, Preventive Services, And Satisfaction Among Health Center Patients. Health Affairs, 38(9), 1468-1474. doi:10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05228.

Yue, D., Rasmussen, P. W., & Ponce, N. A. (2018). Racial/Ethnic Differential Effects of Medicaid Expansion on Health Care Access. Health Services Research, 53(5), 3640-3656. doi:10.1111/1475-6773.12834. Top 20 downloaded articles in Health Services Research, 2017-2018.

Yue, D., Ruan, S., Xu, J., Zhu, W., Zhang, L., Cheng, G., & Meng, Q. (2017). Impact of the China healthy cities initiative on urban environment. Journal of Urban Health, 94(2), 149-157. doi: 10.1007/s11524-016-0106-1.