Yan is currently leader for the Incentivising Quality theme. Her research interests include the patients reported health outcomes measurements, evaluation of health policy, competition in hospital market, healthcare supply in primary care, and applied micro-econometrics in health economics research.
She is leading on a number of ongoing research projects as the Principal Investigator including:
- Effectiveness and Value for Money of Prescribed Specialised Services Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN) interventions 2016/17 to 2018/19. Funded by the National Institute for Health Research Policy Research Programme.
- Understanding the relationship between clinical quality of primary care and patient self-reported health on the EQ-5D in England. Funded by the EuroQol Research Foundation.
- The impact of introducing Any Qualified Providers on hospital performance in England. Funded by the Health Foundation and Imperial College London.
Before joining OHE in 2011, Yan was a research assistant in the Health Economics Research Unit at the University of Aberdeen. She holds a PhD in health economics from the University of Aberdeen, an MSc on Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a BSc in Statistics from Capital University of Economics and Business (Beijing).