Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, PhD (Health Service and Policy Research)

Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Cancer Prevention and Control Fellow, Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA, USA

Dr. Yao is a health services researcher with principal interests in the quality, effectiveness, and disparities of healthcare in cancer patients. He has worked extensively with large databases, including those from Medicare, SEER-Medicare, SEER, state cancer registry files, MEPS, NHIS, ARF, and clinical trial data. He uses econometric modeling, spatial analysis, and network analysis in his research. His research is supported by a R25 grant from National Cancer Institute and a research grant from the Rockefeller-endowed China Medical Board. He has also received a training grant from the Komen Foundation to train the next generation researchers in breast cancer disparities.