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Yuting Zhang

Professorial Fellow
Melbourne Institute Of Applied Economic And Social Research
Mental Health
Health Insurance
Healthcare System
Health Policy Evaluation
Pharmaceutical Economics
United States
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Yuting Zhang

Business And Economics
Primary Interest
Health Economics
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Yuting Zhang


Professor Zhang's research focuses on economic evaluations of healthcare system, health policy and healthcare reforms. Her research has been published in leading medicine, health policy, and economics journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, 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 ARC, NHMRC, the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM), 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. 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 Australian Victorian's Department of Health and Human Services, the IOM and the US 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.

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Displaying the 8 most recent projects by Yuting Zhang.

Additional Information

Below is a list of selected ongoing and completed grants:

Health insurance design: choices, consumer behaviors, and policy challenges, funded by ARC future fellowship, 2020-2024;

Predicting the population health economic impact of current and new cancer treatment, funded by NHMRC MRFF, 2020-2023

Impact of Insurance Benefit Design on Patient Outcomes: Evidence from the Medicare Part D Coverage Gap Closure, funded by the US National Institutes of Health;

Evaluating the effects of Pioneer ACOs on Part D spending, funded by the Commonwealth Fund;

Claims Data Mining to Predict Side Effects of Anti-dementia Drugs, funded by the US Alzheimer's Association;

Assessing geographic and spatial distribution of emergency medicines and modeling pharmaceutical supplies for emergency preparedness in China, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China;

Capacity-building of urban and rural grass-roots health care under the national strategy of Healthy China: theories and mechanisms, funded by National Natural Science Foundation of China;

Optimising Medicare Part D plan choice by beneficiaries with schizophrenia, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health in the US;

Updating Measures of Geographic Variation in the Quality of Prescribing in Medicare, funded by the Commonwealth Fund;

Geographic Variation in Health Care Spending and Promotion of High-Value Health Care, funded by the US Institute of Medicine;

Racial and Ethnic Differences in Response to the Medicare Coverage Gap among Patients with Cardiac Diseases, funded by the US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality;

Comparing Methods to Pay for Psychotropic Medications for Medicare Beneficiaries, funded by the US National Institute of Mental Health

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 85 most recent scholarly works by Yuting Zhang.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships


ARC Future Fellowship 2020-2024


Dean's Certificate for Research Excellence for 2017, twice


Honors Convocations Award Recipient, University of Pittsburgh


Australian-American Health Policy Fellowship

Australian Commonwealth Department of Health


1st place at the American Heart Association’s 24th annual Fellows Research Day


Guest professor, the 3rd Xiangya Hospital of Central South University in China


Guest Professor, China Center for Health Development Studies, Peking University


Honorary Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China


Finalist for the National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM)’s Sixteenth Annual Research Award


Excellence in Mental Health Policy and Economics Research Award, awarded by the International Center for Mental Health Policy and Economics


Best New Investigator Podium Presentation Award at the ISPOR 13th Annual International Meeting, Toronto, Canada


Finalist for the Hamolsky award for junior faculty at the Society of General Internal Medicine


Thomas O. Pyle Fellow, Harvard Medical School


Pharmaceutical Policy Research Fellow, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgram Health Care


Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship


(1 in 2 selected in China in 1997 to receive full tuition and stipend supports to study at Harvard for a two-year Master’s degree)

Hong Kong Hang Seng Bank Overseas Scholarship


Outstanding College Graduate of Beijing


University Presidential Scholarship






Professorial Fellow

Melbourne Institute Of Applied Economic And Social Research

Core Founding Member

International Consortium Against the overuse of Opioids in Surgery (CAOS)

Appointed Method Reviewer

JAMA Network Open editorial team

Editorial Board Member

Journal of Hospital Management and Health Policy

Academic Editor


Associate Editor

Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics editorial board



Health Policy (Economics concentration)

Harvard University

Health Policy & Management

Harvard School of Public Health


Renmin University of China