Dr. Weijun Yu,

Dr. Weijun Yu is a Senior Research Officer at the Georgetown University Global Health Institute detailed to collaborate with the CGHPI research initiatives. Dr. Yu’s work will focus on accelerating evidence-based policy and practice through data science, epidemiological and implementation science, and health services outcomes research. Further, Dr. Yu will work to develop new models and methods for disease epidemiology and healthcare utilization data analytics to inform priority setting, resource allocations, and allocative efficiency to inform health service delivery and population health management.  Dr. Yu will collaborate with faculty and staff at the Center to advance work that supports governments, health systems, healthcare providers, policymakers, and practitioners to design and implement programs that optimize healthcare outcomes, quality & effectiveness of health interventions plus improved efficiency & responsiveness of health systems domestically in the USA and around the globe.

Dr. Yu earned her Ph.D. in epidemiology from the University of Maryland, College Park, in spring 2023 and an M.D. from Xiamen University. Dr. Yu has utilized advanced data analytics techniques to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations in Hong Kong and has contributed to the development of several evidence-based clinical guidelines for occupational physicians in the United States. Her current research interests encompass infectious disease outcomes in vulnerable populations, alongside the use of epidemiological and innovative methodologies like network science to enhance disease surveillance and inform health policy. During her leisure time, she loves to travel, hike, paint, and play piano.