Yifan Zhang Stanford

Yifan Zhang, PhD

  • Research Scholar, Health Policy

Encina Commons Room 222,
615 Crothers Way,
Stanford, CA 94305-6006

(650) 724-3545 (voice)

Biography

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.

In The News

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Californians Living with Handgun Owners Twice as Likely to Die by Homicide

In the largest cohort study of its kind, research led by SHP's David Studdert and Yifan Zhang shows that people living with handgun owners are significantly more likely to die by homicide compared with neighbors in gun-free homes.
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Effectiveness of the COVID-19 Vaccine in One California Prison

The latest study by the Stanford Health Policy COVID-19 modeling team shows that vaccination continues to provide powerful protection from the delta variant, even among people who have been infected before.
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