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Brandon Yan

UCSF Resident Physician & Health Policy Researcher

Brandon Yan is a resident physician in the UCSF Department of Medicine dedicated to providing high-quality clinical care and bringing evidence to health policy reform. He is also a research collaborator at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. His research was the first to uncover how the opioid epidemic blunted the mortality benefit from Medicaid expansion. His unprecedented work on COVID's impact on Asian Americans went on to influence local, state, and national policy.

He earned his MD at the UCSF School of Medicine and trained in policy analysis and public health at Duke University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, respectively. Cited in major media including the SF Chronicle, LA Times, US News & World Report, Newsweek, and KRON4 News, his published studies include those on Medicare's accountable care payment models, cost-effectiveness of heart failure treatment guidelines, COVID-19's impact on Asian Americans, the opioid epidemic, and the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion.

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See also: Academia University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) - Public research university that is part of the University of California system and dedicated entirely to health science

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Global longevity gap narrows as men catching up with women's longer lifespans

New Scientist - 17-Jan-2024

Advances in healthcare and lifestyle changes bridge the gender gap in life expectancy