Y. Tony Yang
Y. Tony Yang
Sc.D., LL.M., M.P.H.
Associate Dean for Health Policy and Population Science
Endowed Professor in Health Policy (Tenured)
Y. Tony Yang is an endowed professor (with tenure) in Health Policy at the George Washington University School of Nursing with a joint appointment at the Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. He is a Program Lead (Cancer Control and Health Equity) with the GW Cancer Center and an affiliate faculty with the GW Cancer Center and the District of Columbia Center for AIDS Research (DC CFAR). He is also the Associate Dean for Health Policy and Population Science.
His scholarship explores the effects of law and policy on health care delivery and population health outcomes. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an FDA Regulatory Science Fellow (jointly organized by the National Academy of Medicine), and a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-National Center of Health Statistics Health Policy Fellow.
Dr. Yang has authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles. His first-authored work has appeared in leading medical (including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA), health policy and services (including Health Affairs, Medical Care), public health (American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Reports), and health law (Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Food and Drug Law Journal) journals. He is the lead author of a book about vaccine policy published by Springer. The impact of his scholarship is observable in media coverage on outlets such as CNN, Fox News, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and The Washington Post.
Dr. Yang received an Early Career Award for Excellence from American Public Health Association. He is a Distinguished Fellow of the National Academies of Practice. Dr. Yang has been awarded more than $5.5 million in U.S. federal grants as principal investigator, including an active 4-year R01 from NIH-National Cancer Institute. He has been supported by various foundation funders as principal investigator, including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Policy for Action, Interdisciplinary Research Leaders and Public Health Law Research). He is a member of AcademyHealth Education Council.