Yuyan Shi

Title(s)Associate Professor, Family Medicine And Public Health
SchoolHealth Sciences
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    Yuyan Shi is a health policy analyst and health economist with research interests in policy and economic analysis of drug abuse, including but not limited to the abuse of tobacco, marijuana, opioid analgesics, and other illicit and prescription drugs. She is interested in understanding the epidemiology and geographic patterns of drug abuse, evaluating the impacts of economics and health policies in vulnerable subgroups and in the general population as a whole, applying behavioral economics approach to assess preferences for drugs, and conducting economic evaluations to assess cost-effectiveness/cost-utility/cost-benefit of behavioral interventions. She is particularly interested in epidemiology of novel tobacco products such as e-cigarettes and hookah, health consequences of marijuana and opioid use among vulnerable population, neighborhood environments of marijuana use, marijuana purchasing behaviors, and impacts of marijuana legalization policies on marijuana and opioid outcomes. She is specialized in economics and statistical modeling, spatial analysis, conjoint analysis, and policy evaluation using primary and secondary large population data.

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    Marijuana Dispensaries and Adolescents' Use of Marijuana and Tobacco
    TRDRP 27IR-0014Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Neighborhood Physical, Economic, and Socioeconomic Environment In Relation to Marijuana Use and Disorder
    NIH/NIDA R01DA042290Feb 1, 2017 - Dec 31, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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