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Innovation & Digital Health Accelerator


Program Coordinator

Yiyao Barnoon

Yiyao is a Program Coordinator with the Innovation and Digital Health Accelerator (IDHA) and Boston Children’s Hospital’s Computational Epidemiology Group. Yiyao coordinates the IDHA Chinese regional development project, and also curates HealthMap Chinese news section.

With a unique multi-cultural working and educational background, Yiyao is passionate about utilizing modern technology in the public health field, especially in developing countries, to achieve universal and cost-effective access to primary health care.

Yiyao received her MPH in Global Health from Boston University, and her master’s degree of interpreting and translation (English - Chinese) from Western Sydney University. 

Favorite Innovation

The Internet

Works on

IDHA regional development – China, HealthMap


Emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, Innovative Health Care, Photography