Joanna C. Yu


Ph.D.
Academic Director, International Public Policy and Management Program


Joanna Yu, PhD, is the Academic Director of IPPAM. She is an adjunct research member at RAND - Santa Monica, a visiting professor at Nanjing University in China and a consultant at General Veteran Hospital in Taiwan. Her specialties include comparative health insurance policy, fee scheduling, drug price management and strategic planning in health care field. A registered pharmacist in Taiwan, Dr. Yu has been working in the government, not-for-profit and private health sectors in both Taiwan and the U.S. She has been involved in health insurance research at Cornell Medical College, employee benefit research and evaluation in several not-for-profit organizations, and was invited to consult in the design of national health insurance in Taiwan. She has published one book and many research papers related with health care policy and management. Currently, Joanna is engaged in a project with the Chinese government aimed at building solvency of their national Health Care Fund.

Among her other research and consulting activities, Joanna is a consultant for the Primary Care Physician Association, Taiwan, advising their global budget distribution in national health insurance, advises on a 1000 bed private hospital development in Beijing, is an economic advisor to the Shenzhen government. Her teaching covers critical thinking workshops, American government organization, public and private partnership, and crisis management. Dr. Yu received her master degree of Community Health Management in the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and doctoral degree in the University of Southern California focusing on Health Policy and Management.