Yiyang Yuan, MPH

Research Data Analyst

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Yiyang Yuan joined the Center for Advancing Health Policy and Practice (CAHPP) in 2014 as a research data analyst. In this role, Yiyang works with the Catalyst Center team to analyze health services utilization and costs among children with special health care needs who are enrolled in private health insurance plans.

Prior to joining CAHPP, Yiyang was a data analyst with the Office of Health Assessment and Epidemiology at the Los Angeles Department of Public Health, where she analyzed survey data related to public opinion of outreach clinics in South Los Angeles. She also served as a consultant at Bruin Biometrics, a Los-Angeles start-up that develops medical devices, where she managed data for clinical trials.

As a student at the University of California, Los Angeles, Yiyang was selected as an intern at the Minority Training Program in Cancer Control Research, and was a volunteer with the Mobile Clinic Project, a program that offers free medical and legal services to the homeless population. In her free time, Yiyang enjoys cooking, movies, and spending time with friends.


  • Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences, East China University of Science and Technology

  • Minor in Applied Psychology, East China Normal University

  • Master of Public Health in Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles

Moment of Pride

Yiyang is recognized by her colleagues for her attention to detail and her ability to consistently produce extremely high-quality presentations, with concise but informative graphics.

Fast Fact

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