Hai-Yen Sung, PhD

Professor
Institute for Health & Aging
+1 415 502-4697

Dr. Sung is Professor of Health Economics at the Institute for Health & Aging at UCSF. Her tobacco-related research areas focus on 1) estimating the healthcare costs of cigarette smoking, other tobacco use, and secondhand smoke exposure; 2) economic evaluation of tobacco taxation, other tobacco control policies, and smoking cessation intervention programs; 3) economic impact of smoking on vulnerable populations such as African Americans, Hispanics, low-income people, and persons with mental illness; and 4) global health economics of tobacco use. Dr. Sung has also conducted studies on cost of illness, health disparities, cancer screening, and economic burden of cancer.

Publications: 

Healthcare Costs of Secondhand Smoke Exposure at Home for U.S. Children.

American journal of preventive medicine

Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W

Economic Impact of Financial Incentives and Mailing Nicotine Patches to Help Medicaid Smokers Quit Smoking: A Cost-Benefit Analysis.

American journal of preventive medicine

Sung HY, Penko J, Cummins SE, Max W, Zhu SH, Bibbins-Domingo K, Kohatsu ND

Healthcare Utilization and Expenditures Attributable to Smokeless Tobacco Use among US Adults.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Wang Y, Sung HY, Lightwood J, Chaffee BW, Yao T, Max W

Polytobacco Use and Nicotine Dependence Symptoms Among US Adults, 2012-2014.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Sung HY, Wang Y, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Effects of cigarette prices on intention to quit, quit attempts, and successful cessation among African American smokers.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Keeler C, Max W, Yerger VB, Yao T, Wang Y, Ong MK, Sung HY

Infrequent and Frequent Nondaily Smokers and Daily Smokers: Their Characteristics and Other Tobacco Use Patterns.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Health Care Utilization and Expenditures Attributable to Cigar Smoking Among US Adults, 2000-2015.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Wang Y, Sung HY, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Quantifying population-level health benefits and harms of e-cigarette use in the United States.

PloS one

Soneji SS, Sung HY, Primack BA, Pierce JP, Sargent JD

Healthcare costs attributable to secondhand smoke exposure at home for U.S. adults.

Preventive medicine

Yao T, Sung HY, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Max W

Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S.

PloS one

Yao T, Max W, Sung HY, Glantz SA, Goldberg RL, Wang JB, Wang Y, Lightwood J, Cataldo J

The Association of Menthol Cigarette Use With Quit Attempts, Successful Cessation, and Intention to Quit Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Keeler C, Max W, Yerger V, Yao T, Ong MK, Sung HY

Responsiveness to cigarette prices by different racial/ethnic groups of US adults.

Tobacco control

Yao T, Ong MK, Max W, Keeler C, Wang Y, Yerger VB, Sung HY

Re: Modeling the Effects of E-cigarettes on Smoking Behavior: Implications for Future Adult Smoking Prevalence.

Epidemiology (Cambridge, Mass.)

Soneji S, Primack BA, Pierce JP, Sung HY, Sargent JD

Effects of Smoking Cessation Media and Community Campaigns in Taiwan.

American journal of health promotion : AJHP

Chang FC, Sung HY, Zhu SH, Feng TY, Chiou ST

Problematic Assessment of the Impact of Vaporized Nicotine Product Initiation in the United States.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Soneji S, Sung HY, Primack B, Pierce JP, Sargent J

Max et al. Respond.

American journal of public health

Max W, Stark B, Sung HY, Offen N

Sexual Identity Disparities in Smoking and Secondhand Smoke Exposure in California: 2003-2013.

American journal of public health

Max WB, Stark B, Sung HY, Offen N

The Cost of Smoking in California.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y, Stark B

Polytobacco Use of Cigarettes, Cigars, Chewing Tobacco, and Snuff Among US Adults.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Sung HY, Wang Y, Yao T, Lightwood J, Max W

Home exposure to secondhand smoke among people living in multiunit housing and single family housing: a study of California adults, 2003-2012.

Journal of urban health : bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine

Chambers C, Sung HY, Max W

The healthcare costs of secondhand smoke exposure in rural China.

Tobacco control

Yao T, Sung HY, Mao Z, Hu TW, Max W

Health care expenditures attributable to smoking in military veterans.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Barnett PG, Hamlett-Berry K, Sung HY, Max W

Determinants of smoking-induced deprivation in China.

Tobacco control

Yao T, Huang J, Sung HY, Ong MK, Mao Z, Jiang Y, Fong GT, Max W

Impact of the 2009 Taiwan tobacco hazards prevention act on smoking cessation.

Addiction (Abingdon, England)

Chang FC, Sung HY, Zhu SH, Chiou ST

Who purchases cigarettes from cheaper sources in China? Findings from the ITC China Survey.

Tobacco control

Yao T, Huang J, Sung HY, Ong MK, Mao Z, Jiang Y, Fong GT, Max W

Deaths from secondhand smoke exposure in the United States: economic implications.

American journal of public health

Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y

Validity study of the K6 scale as a measure of moderate mental distress based on mental health treatment need and utilization.

International journal of methods in psychiatric research

Prochaska JJ, Sung HY, Max W, Shi Y, Ong M

Secondhand smoke exposure at home in rural China.

Cancer causes & control : CCC

Yao T, Sung HY, Mao Z, Hu TW, Max W

Exposure to secondhand smoke at home and at work in California.

Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974)

Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y

Primary care providers advising smokers to quit: comparing effectiveness between those with and without alcohol, drug, or mental disorders.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Ong MK, Zhou Q, Sung HY

Cigarette smoking and serious psychological distress: a population-based study of California adults.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Sung HY, Prochaska JJ, Ong MK, Shi Y, Max W

Counting 15 million more poor in India, thanks to tobacco.

Tobacco control

John RM, Sung HY, Max WB, Ross H

The cost of smoking for California's Hispanic community.

Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco

Max W, Sung HY, Tucker LY, Stark B

The disproportionate cost of smoking for African Americans in California.

American journal of public health

Max W, Sung HY, Tucker LY, Stark B

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

Max W, Sung HY, Shi Y

Economic cost of tobacco use in India, 2004.

Tobacco control

John RM, Sung HY, Max W

The economic burden of breast cancer in California.

Breast cancer research and treatment

Max W, Sung HY, Stark B

Economic burden of smoking in China, 2000.

Tobacco control

Sung HY, Wang L, Jin S, Hu TW, Jiang Y

Cervical cancer after multiple negative cytologic tests in long-term members of a prepaid health plan.

Acta cytologica

Sawaya GF, Sung HY, Kinney W, Kearney KA, Miller MG, Hiatt RA

The economic burden of smoking in California.

Tobacco control

Max W, Rice DP, Sung HY, Zhang X, Miller L

The behaviour of purchasing smuggled cigarettes in Taiwan.

Tobacco control

Tsai YW, Sung HY, Yang CL, Shih SF

The economic burden of gynecologic cancers in California, 1998.

Gynecologic oncology

Max W, Rice DP, Sung HY, Michel M, Breuer W, Zhang X

Screening interval and risk of invasive squamous cell cervical cancer.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Miller MG, Sung HY, Sawaya GF, Kearney KA, Kinney W, Hiatt RA

The benefits of switching smoking cessation drugs to over-the-counter status.

Health economics

Keeler TE, Hu TW, Keith A, Manning R, Marciniak MD, Ong M, Sung HY

The economic burden of prostate cancer, California, 1998.

Cancer

Max W, Rice DP, Sung HY, Michel M, Breuer W, Zhang X

The burden of osteoporosis in California, 1998.

Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA

Max W, Sinnot P, Kao C, Sung HY, Rice DP

Advancing age and cervical cancer screening and prognosis.

Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Sawaya GF, Sung HY, Kearney KA, Miller M, Kinney W, Hiatt RA, Mandelblatt J

Cigarette consumption and sales of nicotine replacement products.

Tobacco control

Hu T, Sung HY, Keeler TE, Marciniak M

Invasive cervical cancer in members of a prepaid health plan: the effect of menopausal status on disease characteristics.

Journal of lower genital tract disease

Sawaya G, Sung H, Kearney K, Miller M, Kinney W, Hiatt R

Missed opportunities for cervical cancer screening of HMO members developing invasive cervical cancer (ICC).

Gynecologic oncology

Kinney W, Sung HY, Kearney KA, Miller M, Sawaya G, Hiatt RA

Do cigarette producers price-discriminate by state? An empirical analysis of local cigarette pricing and taxation.

Journal of health economics

Keeler TE, Hu TW, Barnett PG, Manning WG, Sung HY

Complete structures of three rice sucrose synthase isogenes and differential regulation of their expressions.

Bioscience, biotechnology, and biochemistry

Huang JW, Chen JT, Yu WP, Shyur LF, Wang AY, Sung HY, Lee PD, Su JC

The impact of California Proposition 99, a major anti-smoking law, on cigarette consumption.

Journal of public health policy

Hu TW, Bai J, Keeler TE, Barnett PG, Sung HY

Presence of three rice sucrose synthase genes as revealed by cloning and sequencing of cDNA.

Plant molecular biology

Wang AY, Yu WP, Juang RH, Huang JW, Sung HY, Su JC