Yong Yi is the Project Coordinator for the NHMRC-funded Centre for Research Excellence in Mental Health Systems Improvement (CREMSI) and a Research Associate with the Policy and Epidemiology Group at the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR), which is affiliated with the UQ School of Population Health. He has qualifications in both public health and health economics, with a particular interest in economic evaluation methods and modelling. Yong Yi's previous work experience include: an internship with the Health Systems Financing team at the World Health Organization; investigating the cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery for ACE Prevention; and calculating Years Lived with Disability for different disorders under the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 study. Yong Yi is currently working to develop evidence on the cost-effectiveness of mental health interventions, with a focus on prevention and early intervention of depression. He is also working to develop a novel conceptual framework that can help executive-level decision makers efficiently allocate resources in the mental health system.