- FAMRI Center
Hai-Yen Sung, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
Research focuses on costs of smoking, costs of illness, evaluation of the economic impact of tobacco taxation and other tobacco control policies, secondhand smoke exposure, and cancer screening and outcomes. Dr. Sung was born in Taiwan and is Adjunct Professor of Health Economics at the Institute for Health & Aging and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at UCSF. Her current tobacco control research focuses on economic evaluation of taxation and tobacco control policies, cost of smoking, association between mental illness and smoking, and secondhand smoke exposure and its economic burden in California and U.S. She has participated in several international studies on tobacco control policy research and the costs of smoking for developing countries including China, India, and Indonesia.
National Taiwan University, Taiwan, 1977, Economics North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 1980, Economics University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1992, Agriculture & Resource Economics University of California, Berkeley, PostDoc, 1994, Health Economics
- Tsai YW, Sung HY, Yang CL, Shih SF. The behaviour of purchasing smuggled cigarettes in Taiwan. Tobacco Control, 12(1):28-33, 2003. PMCID: PMC1759094
- Kinney W, Sawaya GF, Sung HY, Kearney KA, Miller M, Hiatt RA. Stage at diagnosis and mortality in patients with adenocarcinoma and adenosquamous carcinoma of the uterine cervix diagnosed as a consequence of cytologic screening. Acta Cytologica, 47(2):167-171, 2003.
- Chan PG, Sung HY, Sawaya GF. Changes in cervical cancer incidence after 3 decades of screening U.S. women under age 30 years. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 102(4): 765-773, 2003.
- Sheu ML, Hu TW, Keeler TE, Ong M, Sung HY. The effect of a major cigarette price change on smoking behavior in California: a zero-inflated negative binomial model. Health Economics, 13(8): 781-791, 2004.
- Keeler TE, Hu TW, Ong M, Sung HY. The U.S. national tobacco settlement: the effects of advertising and price changes on cigarette consumption. Applied Economics, 36(15): 1623-1629, 2004.
- Max W, Rice DP, Sung HY, Zhang X, Miller L. The economic burden of smoking in California. Tobacco Control, 13(3): 264-267, 2004. PMCID: PMC1747911
- Sung HY, Hu TW, Ong M, Keeler TE, Sheu ML. A major state tobacco tax increase, the national tobacco settlement, and cigarette consumption: the California experience. American Journal of Public Health, 95(6): 1030-1035, 2005. PMCID: PMC1449304
- Sawaya GF, Sung HY, Kinney W, Kearney KA, Miller MG, Hiatt RA. Cervical cancer after multiple negative cytologic tests in long-term members of a prepaid health plan. Acta Cytologica, 49(4): 391-397, 2005.
- Sung HY, Wang L, Jin S, Hu TW, Jiang Y. Economic burden of smoking in China, 2000. Tobacco Control, 15(Suppl 1): i5-11, 2006. PMCID: PMC2563547
- John RM, Sung HY, Max W. Economic cost of tobacco use in India, 2004. Tobacco Control, 18(2): 138-143, 2009. Epub 2009 Jan 8. PMCID: PMC2655042
- Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y. Who is Exposed to Secondhand Smoke? Self-Reported and Serum Cotinine Measured Exposure in the U.S., 1999-2006. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 6(5): 1633-1648; doi:10.3390/ijerph6051633 (OPEN ACCESS), 2009. PMCID: PMC2697933
- Max W, Sung HY, Stark B. The economic burden of breast cancer in California. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 116(1):201-207, 2009.
- Max W, Sung HY, Tucker LY, Stark B. The Disproportionate Cost of Smoking for African Americans in California. American Journal of Public Health,100(1):152–158, 2010.
- Miller LS, Max W, Sung HY, Rice D, Zaretsky M. Evaluation of the economic impact of California’s Tobacco Control Program: a dynamic model approach. Tobacco Control, 19(Suppl 1): i68-76, 2010.
- Ong MK, Zhou Q, Sung HY. Sensitivity to Cigarette Prices among Individuals with Alcohol, Drug, or Mental Disorders. American Journal of Public Health, May 13, 2010.