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Dr Wei Yang

Dr Wei Yang

  • Academics

Lecturer in Global Health

Research subject areas

  • Mental Health
  • Ageing

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Dr Wei Yang is a health economist with an interest in health and long-term care (LTC) research. Her previous work focuses on measuring the impacts of social health insurance on inequities in access to care and fairness in financing, and on identifying factors that drive inequities using longitudinal survey datasets.

She has published widely in journals such as Health Policy and Planning, and Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy. She is a member of the editorial board of Global Health Research and Policy, and the guest-editor of a special issue of the Asian Journal of Public Policy on China’s National Health Reform.

Wei holds the Future Research Leader award from the Economics and Social Research Council. Before joining King’s, she was a Research Fellow in Health Economics at the University of Kent.

She completed her PhD in Health Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science (2014), MPhil in Medical Sociology at National University of Singapore (2009) and BA in Sociology at Fudan University in China (2006).


  • Inequalities in health and social care
  • Health and long-term care financing policy
  • Cost-effectiveness analysis in heath and health care

Wei's current research explores issues relating to efficiency and sustainability in loan-to-cost (LTC) financing in China. She also holds expertise in using cost-effectiveness analysis and decision analytical modelling to evaluate health interventions across population groups, with a focus on cardiovascular diseases among the elderly population.




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See Wei's research profile