Yaou Flora Sheng

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Statistical Analyst
Washington Office


M.P.H. in epidemiology, Tulane University; M.B.B.S. in forensic medicine, Sichuan University - West China Medical College; B.Ec. in finance, Sichuan University


Flora Sheng is a statistical analyst at the RAND Corporation. She performs quantitative analysis evaluating effects of policy implementation on health care outcomes among vulnerable populations, including Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, people with HIV and/or opioid use disorders (OUD). She also worked on studies examining the associations between psychological-behavioral-environmental factors associated and adverse health outcomes in early childhood. Her statistical skills include multivariate regressions, difference-in-difference analysis, inverse probability weighting, and latent change score modeling. She is highly proficient in SAS, STATA, and QGIS.

Prior to joining RAND, she was a senior research analyst at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and served as a consultant at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. Sheng earned her M.B.B.S. degree from West-China Medical College and M.P.H. degree from Tulane University.


Chinese (Mandarin)