Seminars are in Room 366 Library unless otherwise noted.

CCC TCP: Economic Burden of Smoking for Persons with Mental Illness

Hai-Yen Sung, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, Institute for Health & Aging
Apr 26 2011 - 3:00pm

Hai-Yen Sung, Ph.D., is Adjunct Professor of Health Economics in the Institute for Health & Aging and the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.  She received her Ph.D. in Agriculture Economics from the University of California, Berkeley where she was also a NIA postdoctoral fellow in Economics of Aging and Health Services Research.  Before joining UCSF in 2001, Dr. Sung had worked at Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Northern California to conduct cancer screening and health outcome research.

Her recent research activities have focused on the economic burden of cancer, evaluation of tobacco control policies, and economic cost of smoking and secondhand smoke exposure.  She is particularly interested in the cost of smoking research for developing countries and economically disadvantaged populations including minorities and persons with mental illness.  Her current research is funded by the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program and the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute. Dr. Sung will be presenting findings from a current study that examines cigarette smoking behaviors and smoking-attributable excess healthcare utilization and cost among persons with mental illness.

Attendance Requirement: 
Recommended for All Fellows