Tingting Yao is a third year postdoctoral fellow. She received her Ph.D. in Health Economics and B.A. in Public Health from the West China University of Medical Science (now Sichuan University) in 2009 and 2003, respectively. She was a visiting student at the University of California, Berkeley during 2007-2008, and completed the Global Tobacco Control Leadership Training at the Johns Hopkins University in 2009. Her research focuses on the economic impact of tobacco on health and healthcare expenditures.
Dr. Yao’s current studies include estimating the economic costs of secondhand smoke exposure in China and smoking among California Asians , and analyzing cigarette purchasing behaviors among Chinese smokers.
Peer Reviewed Publications:
1. Yao T, Huang J, Sung HY, Ong M, Mao Z, Jiang Y, Fong G, Max W. Who purchases cigarettes from cheaper sources in China? Findings from the ITC China Survey. Tob Control. 2013;0:1-5.
2. Yao T, Sung HY, Mao Z, Hu TW, Max W. (2012). Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home in Rural China. Cancer Causes Control. 2012,23:109-115. PMID:22327886
3. Yao T, Lee A , Mao Z. (2009). Potential Unintended Consequences of Smoke-free Policies in Public Places on Pregnant Women in China. Am J Prev Med 2009;37(2S):S159-S164. PMID: 19591756
4. Yao T, Ong M., Lee A, Jiang Y, Mao Z. (2009). Smoking Knowledge, Attitudes, Behavior, and Associated Factors among Chinese Male Surgeons. World J Surg 2009,33:910-917. PMID: 19219492
5. Yao T, Lee A, Hu T, Mao Z. (2008). Interventions on the Exposure of Non-smoking Pregnant Women to Passive Smoking. J Sichuan Univ (Med Sci Edi). 2008; 39(5):784-787. PMID:19024314. (in Chinese)