Researcher biography

Yong Yi is a health economist with the Policy and Epidemiology Group (PEG) at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR); which is affiliated with the UQ School of Public Health. His main research focus is on applying economic evaluation methods and modelling techniques to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of interventions for mental disorders and other non-communicable diseases. He has qualifications in both health economics and public health, having been awarded a Master of Health Economics (Advanced) from the University of Queensland in 2011 and a Bachelor of Health Sciences (Hons) from the University of Western Australia in 2008. Yong Yi is a current PhD student enrolled at the UQ School of Public Health with an interest in developing models and methods to investigate the cost-effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and treatment of major depressive disorder in Australia. Yong Yi's previous work experience includes: an internship with the Health Systems Financing team at the World Health Organization; investigating the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery for ACE Prevention at the former UQ Centre for Burden of Disease and Cost-effectiveness (BODCE); and calculating Years Lived with Disability for various conditions under the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 study.