John received his MSc in Economics from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in Economics from the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York, England. From 2009 to 2015, he was a health economist at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Research Design Service at Imperial College, London.
From 2015 to 2017, John was a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Health Economics at Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health at the National University of Singapore.John’s research interests are in the Economics of Prevention, with an emphasis on the link between research evidence and policy. Current interests include the economic burden of multi-morbidity, tobacco control, pay-for-performance and universal health coverage.With colleagues, he has over 40 referred papers in leading public health and medical journals, including Health Affairs, The Lancet, BMJ, CMAJ, Paediatrics, Annals of Family Medicine, Tobacco Control, BMJ Global Health and Preventive Medicine. He has featured in media outlets including the BBC News, Reuters, the Times of India and BBC Radio.John has been a reviewer for public health and global health journals and is Associate Editor for BMC Public Health. He reviews grant and fellowship proposals for international funding agencies.John teaches on the Masters of Public Health program at University of Melbourne. He has supervised numerous PhD, MPH students, and public health trainees.From 2016-2017, he served as President of the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research Singapore Chapter. In 2016, he was awarded the Alan Williams Fellowship from the Centre for Health Economics at the University of York. In Melbourne, John served as a coordinator of the University of Melbourne Health Economics Group (UMHEG).Google scholar-https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=bV8lmjQAAAAJ&hl=enORCID-https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1551-4923
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Impact of Indonesia's national health insurance scheme on inequality in access to maternal..
Physical multimorbidity, health service use, and catastrophic health expenditure by socioe..
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Comorbid Depression and Obesity: Correlates and Synergistic Association With Noncommunicable Diseases Among Australian Men.
Tilahun Nigatu Haregu, John Tayu Lee, Brian Oldenburg, Gregory Armstrong
Journal article | 2020 | Preventing Chronic Disease
INTRODUCTION: Obesity and depression are among the leading causes of disease worldwide. Their bidirectional relationship often res..
Impact of Indonesia's national health insurance scheme on inequality in access to maternal health services: A propensity score matched analysis.
Kanya Anindya, John Tayu Lee, Barbara McPake, Siswanto Agus Wilopo, Christopher Millett, Natalie Carvalho
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Global Health
Background: Reducing inequality in maternal, neonatal and infant mortality are key targets in the Sustainable Development Goals. T..
Physical multimorbidity, health service use, and catastrophic health expenditure by socioeconomic groups in China: an analysis of population-based panel data
Yang Zhao, Rifat Atun, Brian Oldenburg, Barbara McPake, Shenglan Tang, Stewart W Mercer, Thomas E Cowling, Grace Sum, Vicky Mengqi Qin, John Tayu Lee
Journal article | 2020 | The Lancet Global Health
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity, the presence of two or more mental or physical chronic non-communicable diseases, is a major challenge..
Rural and urban differences in health system performance among older Chinese adults: cross-sectional analysis of a national sample
Vicky Mengqi Qin, Barbara McPake, Magdalena Z Raban, Thomas E Cowling, Riyadh Alshamsan, Kee Seng Chia, Peter C Smith, Rifat Atun, John Tayu Lee
Journal article | 2020 | BMC Health Services Research
BACKGROUND: Despite improvement in health outcomes over the past few decades, China still experiences striking rural-urban health ..
Implications of multimorbidity on healthcare utilisation and work productivity by socioeconomic groups: Cross-sectional analyses of Australia and Japan
Grace Sum, Marie Ishida, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Ankur Singh, Brian Oldenburg, John Tayu Lee
Journal article | 2020 | PLOS ONE
BACKGROUND: Multimorbidity, the presence of 2 or more non-communicable diseases (NCDs), is a major contributor to inequalities of ..
Patients with more comorbidities have better detection of chronic conditions, but poorer management and control: findings from six middle-income countries
Grace Sum, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Stewart W Mercer, Lim Yee Wei, Azeem Majeed, Brian Oldenburg, John Tayu Lee
Journal article | 2020 | BMC PUBLIC HEALTH
BACKGROUND: The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) is rising rapidly in middle-income countries (MICs), where NCDs are oft..
Implications of multimorbidity patterns on health care utilisation and quality of life in middle-income countries: cross-sectional analysis
Grace Sum, Chris Salisbury, Gerald Choon-Huat Koh, Rifat Atun, Brian Oldenburg, Barbara McPake, Sukumar Vellakkal, John Tayu Lee
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Global Health
Protecting the poor? Impact of the national health equity fund on utilization of government health services in Cambodia, 2006-2013
Peter Leslie Annear, John Tayu Lee, Keovathanak Khim, Por Ir, Ellen Moscoe, Tapley Jordanwood, Thomas Bossert, Matthias Nachtnebel, Veasnakiry Lo
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ Global Health
Introduction: Cambodia's health equity fund (HEF) is the country's most significant social security scheme, covering the poorest o..
Thrombolysis Guided by Perfusion Imaging up to 9 Hours after Onset of Stroke
H Ma, BCV Campbell, MW Parsons, L Churilov, CR Levi, C Hsu, TJ Kleinig, T Wijeratne, S Curtze, HM Dewey, F Miteff, C-H Tsai, J-T Lee, TG Phan, N Mahant, M-C Sun, M Krause, J Sturm, R Grimley, C-H Chen, et al.
Journal article | 2019 | New England Journal of Medicine
Sociodemographic factors in relation to hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment and control in a multi-ethnic Asian population: a cross-sectional study
Seaw Jia X Liew, John Tayu Lee, Chuen Seng Tan, Choon Huat Gerald Koh, Rob Van Dam, Falk Mueller-Riemenschneider
Journal article | 2019 | BMJ Open
CELEB trial: Comparative Effectiveness of Lung volume reduction surgery for Emphysema and Bronchoscopic lung volume reduction with valve placement: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial
Sara Buttery, Samuel V Kemp, Pallav L Shah, David Waller, Simon Jordan, John T Lee, Winston Banya, Michael C Steiner, Nicholas S Hopkinson
Journal article | 2018 | BMJ Open
The impact of user charges on health outcomes in low-income and middle-income countries: a systematic review
Vicky Mengqi Qin, Thomas Hone, Christopher Millett, Rodrigo Moreno-Serra, Barbara McPake, Rifat Atun, John Tayu Lee
Journal article | 2018 | BMJ Global Health
Background: User charges are widely used health financing mechanisms in many health systems in low-income and middle-income countr..
Comparative health system performance in six middle-income countries: cross-sectional analysis using World Health Organization study of global ageing and health
Riyadh Alshamsan, John Tayu Lee, Sangeeta Rana, Hasan Areabi, Christopher Millett
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
Impact of the National Health Service Health Check on cardiovascular disease risk: a difference-in-differences matching analysis
Kiara Chu-Mei Chang, John Tayu Lee, Eszter P Vamos, Michael Soljak, Desmond Johnston, Kamlesh Khunti, Azeem Majeed, Christopher Millett
Journal article | 2016 | Canadian Medical Association Journal
Coverage of a national cardiovascular risk assessment and management programme (NHS Health Check): Retrospective database study
Kiara Chu-Mei Chang, Michael Soljak, John Tayu Lee, Maria Woringer, Desmond Johnston, Kamlesh Khunti, Azeem Majeed, Christopher Millett
Journal article | 2015 | Preventive Medicine
Associations between active travel and weight, blood pressure and diabetes in six middle income countries: a cross-sectional study in older adults
Anthony A Laverty, Raffaele Palladino, John Tayu Lee, Christopher Millett
Journal article | 2015 | International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
Rural, urban and migrant differences in non-communicable disease risk-factors in middle income countries: a cross-sectional study of WHO-SAGE data.
Oyinlola Oyebode, Utz J Pape, Anthony A Laverty, John T Lee, Nandita Bhan, Christopher Millett
Journal article | 2015 | PLOS ONE
BACKGROUND: Understanding how urbanisation and rural-urban migration influence risk-factors for non-communicable disease (NCD) is ..
Non communicable disease multimorbidity and associated health care utilization and expenditures in India: cross-sectional study
Sanghamitra Pati, Sutapa Agrawal, Subhashisa Swain, John Tayu Lee, Sukumar Vellakkal, Mohammad Akhtar Hussain, Christopher Millett
Journal article | 2014 | BMC Health Services Research
Use of the NHS Choices website for primary care consultations: results from online and general practice surveys.
Joanna Murray, Azeem Majeed, Muhammad Saleem Khan, John Tayu Lee, Paul Nelson
Journal article | 2011 | JRSM Short Reports
OBJECTIVES: To determine the effect of using the NHS Choices website on primary care consultations in England and Wales. We examin..
Multimorbidity, Health Service Use and Catastrophic Health Expenditure by Socio-Economic Groups in China: A Panel Data Analysis
Yang Zhao, Rifat Atun, Brian Oldenburg, Barbara McPake, Shenglan Tang, Stewart Mercer, Thomas E Cowling, Grace Sum, Vicky Mengqi Qin, John Tayu Lee
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Visiting Scientist (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Visiting Scholar (National Yang-Ming University)
Alan Williams Fellowship
Senior Lecturer - Nossal Institute For Global Heal
Melbourne School Of Population And Global Health
University of Melbourne Health Economics Group
International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), Singapore Chapter
International Health Economics Association (iHEA)
Doctor of Philosophy
University of York
Master of Science
The University of Edinburgh