Curriculum Vitae

Yao Ding
Ph.D. in Health Economics and Policy
University of Southern California


  • 2008-2015 Ph.D. student in Pharmaceutical Economics and Policy
    Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics &
    School of Pharmacy
    University of Southern California
  • 2007-2008 Ph.D. student in Physiology & Biophysics
    Keck School of Medicine
    University of Southern California
  • 2005-2007 M.Sc. in Microbiology
    National Key Laboratory of Virology, College of Life Sciences
    Wuhan University
  • 2001-2005 B.Sc. in Pharmacy
    Wuhan University


  • 04/2014 – present: Fellow, Health Economics of Newborn Screening
    Association of Public Health Laboratories &
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Project: Health services research and cost-effectiveness study of newborn screening for disorders being considered for the national Recommended Uniform Screening Panel (RUSP)
  • 10/2010 – 12/2013: Research Fellowship
    Sponsor: Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc.
    Project: (1) Database analysis on economic burden associated with Dupuytren’s contracture in the US; (2) AMCP (Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy) dossier: economic value and modeling report of Xiaflex for AMCP formulary submission.
    Advisor: Prof. Joel Hay
  • 05/2011 – 08/2011: Summer Internship
    Sponsor: Pharmerit International (healthcare consulting)
    Project: (1) Economic evaluation of two antifungal drugs for invasive aspergillosis among hematologic patients in Europe; (2) Premier database analysis on clinical and economic burden of gastrointestinal leaks in the US.
  • 01/2010 – 01/2011: Research Assistantship
    Sponsor: Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    Project: Cost-effectiveness of a hospital-based program for vaccination of birth mothers.
    Advisor: Drs. Joel Hay, Sylvia Yeh, and Kenneth Zangwill
  • 08/2007 – 07/2008: Research Assistantship,
    Affiliation: Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute of USC
    Project: Cellular and molecular mechanisms for neuronal cell fate determination.
  • 11/2005 – 07/2007: Research Assistantship
    Affiliation: National Key Laboratories of Virology, Wuhan, China
    Project: Medicinal delivery effect of Earthworm Fibrinolytic Enzyme fusing with C-terminal of antibacterial protein Cecropin D.


  • Ding Y, Yeh SH, Zangwill KM, Allred NJ, Hay JW. Cost-benefit analysis of hospital based postpartum vaccination with combined tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap). Vaccine. 2013; 31(22):2558-64.
  • Ding Y, Zangwill KM, Hay JW, Allred NJ, Yeh SH. Cost-benefit analysis of in-hospital influenza vaccination of postpartum women. Obstet Gynecol. 2012; 119(2 pt 1): 306-14.
  • Ding Y and Meng X (2007) Medicine delivery effect of Earthworm Fibrinolytic Enzyme fusing with C-terminal of antibacterial protein Cecropin D, Wuhan University Master’s Degree Thesis.
  • Ding Y and Meng X (2005) Cloning and expression of gene engineering Earthworm Fibrinolytic Enzyme in Pichia pastorin, Wuhan University Bachelor’s Degree Thesis (Undergraduate Excellent Thesis Award of Wuhan University, July, 2005).
  • Ding Y, Thompson JD, Kobrynski L, Ojodu J, Grosse SD (2015). Economic impact of universal newborn screening for severe combined immune deficiency. J Pediatr. (under revision)
  • Grosse SD, Ding Y (2015). Cost-Effectiveness in Public Health Genomics: Challenges in Assessing the Expected Value of Newborn Screening Program Expansions. Healthcare (under revision)
  • Ding Y, Hay JW, Zangwill KM, Sood N, Rajfer J (2015). Economic burden of Peyronie’s disease in the U.S.: a retrospective longitudinal study using administrative claims database (in preparation)


  • March 2015: Panel Presentation
    Benefit-cost analysis of universal newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency: A Policy Tool for State Health Departments
    Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Annual Meeting and Conference, Washington, D.C
  • October 2014: Roundtable Presentation
    Cost-effectiveness of universal newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID)
    Newborn Screening and Genetic Testing Symposium, Anaheim, CA
  • September 2014: Podium Presentation
    Impact of maternal education on child immunization propensity in China
    ISPOR 6th Asia-Pacific Conference, Beijing, China
  • June 2014: Poster Presentation
    Economic burden associated with patients diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease in the US
    ISPOR 19th Annual International Conference, Montreal, QC, Canada
  • January 2014: Guest Speaker
    Communicating the Value of Improving Birth Outcomes to Illustrate a Return on Investment
    Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs, Washington, DC
  • June 2012: Podium Presentation
    Cost-benefit analysis of In-hospital Tdap vaccination of postpartum women
    Western Pharmacoeconomic Conference & Southern Pharmacy Administration Conference, Austin, TX
  • June 2012: Poster Presentation
    Cost-benefit analysis of hospital-based postpartum vaccination with combined tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap)
    ISPOR 17th Annual Conference, Washington, DC
    also in Value in Health, 2012; 15(4): A241.
  • May 2011: Poster Presentation
    Cost-benefit analysis of postpartum vaccination of birth mothers with influenza vaccine
    ISPOR 16th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD
    also in 
    Value in Health, 2011; 14(3): A117
  • May 2010: Poster Presentation
    Cost-effectiveness of screening strategy for ovarian cancer
    ISPOR 15th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA
    also in
     Value in Health, 2010; 13(3): A37.
  • March 2006: Podium Presentation
    “Some features of Earthworm Fibrinolytic Enzyme fusing with C- terminal of   antibacterial protein Cecropin D”.
    Wuhan-Helsinki Joint Symposium on Molecular Biology & Biotechnology organized by GSBM Graduate School, University of Helsinki, Finland.


  • 08/2009 – 08/2010: Teaching Assistantship
    PHRD 507: Health care delivery system
    PHRD 554: Public health and epidemiology
  • 08/2008 – 05/2009: Teaching Assistantship
    BISC 120 & 121: General biology  & labs