Curriculum Vitae

Yao Ding
Ph.D. Candidate
University of Southern California


2008-2013 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


  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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 Hay JW (2014) Economic burden associated with patients diagnosed with Peyronie’s disease in the U.S. (in preparation)
  • 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).


  • June 2012: Podium Presentation
    the Western Pharmacoeconomic Conference (WPC), the Southern Pharmacy Administration Conference (SPAC), Austin, TX
  • June 2012: Poster Presentation
    Poster PIN 24, ISPOR 17th Annual Conference, Washington, DC. Value in Health, 2012; 15(4): A241.
  • May 2011: Poster Presentation. Poster PIN 19, ISPOR 16th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. Value in Health, 2011; 14(3): A117
  • May 2010: Poster Presentation. Poster PCN 73, ISPOR 15th Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. 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
    Affiliation: School of Pharmacy, USC
    PHRD 507: Health care delivery system
    PHRD 554: Public Health and Epidemiology
  • 08/2008 – 05/2009: Teaching Assistantship
    Affiliation: College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, USC
    BISC 120 & 121: General biology  & Lab Sessions