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Jennifer Yeh, PhD

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Hospital Title:
Associate Scientific Researcher
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Decision ScienceComparative and Cost-Effectiveness AnalysisCancer PreventionCancer SurvivorshipHealth Disparities
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Research Overview

Jennifer M. Yeh, PhD, is a decision scientist whose research focuses on improving health outcomes at the population level. She has extensive experience applying decision-analytic modeling and cost-effectiveness analysis methods to evaluate clinical guidelines and health policy. Her research focuses primarily on cancer control and spans across the cancer continuum, ranging from gastric cancer prevention to childhood cancer survivorship. Dr. Yeh has developed and applied methods of decision analysis, simulation modeling and economic evaluation to identify opportunities to enhance cancer screening and surveillance programs. In particular, she has developed novel approaches that incorporate the effects of early life exposures on long-term health outcomes. Her work on childhood cancer survivorship focuses on how treatment-related risks for secondary cancers, cardiac events and other late effects impact long-term health and quality of life. She was recently awarded a grant from the American Cancer Society to evaluate secondary cancer screening guidelines for childhood cancer survivors.

About the Researcher

Dr. Yeh is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and Associate Scientific Researcher in the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children's Hospital. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a B.A. in Biology, received an M.S. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and completed her doctorate from the Health Policy PhD program at Harvard University, concentrating in Decision Sciences. Upon completing a NCI-sponsored post-doctoral fellowship at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, she was awarded a NCI K07 Career Development Award. She is a current recipient of an American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant.

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