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Current Position
Assistant Professor (tenure track), Office of Public Health Studies (OPHS), Myron B.Thompson School of Social Work, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI

1960 East-West Road, Biomed D104G, Honolulu, HI 9682

Academic Degrees
ScD, Health Systems and Health Economics, Department of Global Health & Population,Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Research Scientist (Research Fellow), Center for Global Development, Washington, DC
Chief Health Economist and Faculty Affiliate, Pacific Health Informatics and Data Center, Telecommunications and Social Informatics Program, Social Science Research Institute, College of Social Sciences, University of HAwai’I at Manoa, Honolulu, HI
Research and Teaching Fellow, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA(Harvard University, Program for Health Care Financing, 2008-11; Harvard Global Equity Initiative,2007-08; Harvard Initiative for Global Health, 2007; Harvard China Health Reform Study, 2006)

Health economics

Research Interests
Health systems, policy and quantitative research methods

Selected Publications

  1. Fan VY, Savedoff WD. The health financing transition: a conceptual framework and empirical evidence.Soc Sci Med. 2014 Mar;105:112–21.
  2. Fan VY, Mahal A. Learning and getting better: rigorous evaluation of health policy in India. Natl Med J India. 2011 Dec;24(6):325–7. 34.
  3. Akinlotan M, Chen B, Fontanilla T, Chen A, Fan VY. Economic evaluation of dental sealants: a systematic literature review. Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology. 2017 Sep 6. doi: 10.1111/cdoe.12326.
  4. Fan VY, Kim S, Choi S, Grepin K. Aligning funding and need for family planning: a diagnostic methodology. Studies in Family Planning. 2017 Oct 17. doi: 10.1111/sifp.12034.
  5. Knaul FM, Farmer PE, Krakauer EL, De Lima L, Bhadelia A, Kwete XJ, et al. Alleviating the Access Abyss in Palliative Care and Pain Relief: an imperative of universal health coverage. Lancet. 2017 Oct 11.


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