Yifan Zhang is a Social Science Research Scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is interested in applying statistical analysis methods in health policy research in scenarios where health risk heterogeneity exists. At Stanford Health Policy, she has participated in projects examining drivers’ accident risks, physicians’ malpractice, gun violence, and secondary insurance markets. Dr. Zhang has engaged from the beginning of a five-year collaboration among researchers in multiple institutions and government agencies to construct an extensive database of firearm purchasers that permits the analysis of risk factors of firearm injuries.
Before joining Stanford, Dr. Zhang was a Research Associate at Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She received a BSc in Actuarial Science from The University of Hong Kong, an MSc and a PhD from Harvard University.