Hai-Yen Sung, PhD

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

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.

Publications: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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