Hao Yu

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Policy Researcher; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in health services research and policy, University of Rochester; M.A. in health economics, Shanghai Medical University; B.A. in medicine, Shanghai Medical University

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Hao Yu is a policy researcher at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. He has particular interest and experience in studying the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) in the United States and health care reforms in China. Yu received his B.A. in medicine and M.A. in health economics from Shanghai Medical University and his Ph.D. in health services research and policy from the University of Rochester.

Recent Projects

  • Risk-adjusted capitation rates for children
  • CHIP and children with special health care needs
  • Evaluation of Arkansas Tobacco Settlement
  • Patient safety evaluation in the United States
  • Health insurance in rural China

Selected Publications

Yu, H., Dick, A, "Risk-Adjusted Capitation Rates for Children: How Useful Are the Survey-Based Measures?" Health Services Research, :DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2010., 2010

Yu, H., Greenberg, M., Haviland, A., Farley, D., ""Canary Measures" among the AHRQ Patient Safety Indicators," American Journal of Medical Quality, 24(6):465-473, 2009

Yu, H., Dick, A, "Recent Trends in SCHIP Eligibility and Coverage for Children with Special Health Care Needs," Pediatrics, 124:S337-S342, 2009

Yu, H., Dick, A., Szilagyi, P., "Does Public Insurance Provide Better Financial Protection Against Rising Health Care Costs for Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs?" Medical Care, 46(10):1064-1070, 2008

Yu, H., Dick, A., Szilagyi, P., "The Role of SCHIP in Serving Children with Special Health Care Needs, Health Care Financing Review," Health Care Financing Review, 28(2):53-64, 2006

Yu, H., Seid, M., "Uninsurance among Children Eligible for SCHIP: Results from A National Survey," Managed Care Interface, 19(5):31-39, 2006

Yu, H., and Lucas, L., "Financing Health Care in Poor Rural Counties in China: Experiences from a Township-Based Co-operative Medical Scheme," IDS Working Paper 66, the Institute of Development Studies, at the University of Sussex, Brighton, BN1 9RE, UK, 1998

Honors & Awards

  • 2004 Best Student Paper in Maternal and Child Health, American Public Health Association
  • 2003 New Investigator in MCH: Dissertation Award, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
  • 2000-2002 Sproull Fellowship, University of Rochester