Byung Kwang Yoo, MD, Ph. D

Associate Professor
Division of Epidemiology
University of California
Davis, CA 95618
Dr. Yoo's CV

Research Interests
Health economics
• Health policy and health services research
• Patient behavior model to choose prevention
• Health insurance
• Health workforce
• Long-term care and international comparisons of health care systems.

Key Publications
Yoo BK, Kim M, Sasaki T, Melnikow J, Marcin JP. Economic Evaluation of Telemedicine for Patients in ICUs. Critical Care Medicine, Feb 2016;44(2):265-274
Yoo BK, Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG, Schaffer SJ, Long C, Kolasa M. Cost effectiveness analysis of Year 2 of an elementary school-located influenza vaccination program-Results from a randomized controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 2015;15(1):511
Yoo BK, Kim M, Sasaki T, Ward D, Spetz J, “The impact of economic recession on registered nurse workforce supply in California,” Nursing Economics, in press Kim M, Yoo BK, “Cost-effectiveness analysis of a television campaign to promote seasonal influenza vaccination among the elderly,” Value in Health, 2015;18(5):622-630
Yang NH, Dharmar M, Yoo BK, Leigh JP, Kuppermann N, Romano PS, Nesbitt TS, Marcin JP, “Economic Evaluation of Pediatric Telemedicine Consultations to Rural Emergency Departments,” Medical Decision Making, 2015 May 7. pii: 0272989X15584916. [Epub ahead of print]
Yoo BK, Hasebe T, Szilagyi PG, “Decomposing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Influenza Vaccination among the Elderly,” Vaccine, 2015;33(26):2997-3002
Yoo BK, Kim M, Sasaki T, Spetz J, “Effect of prior health-related employment on the registered nurse workforce supply,” Nursing Economics, in press
Yoo BK, Humiston SG, Szilagyi PG, et al., “Cost effectiveness analysis of elementary school-located vaccination against influenza—Results from a randomized controlled trial,” Vaccine, 2013;31(17):2156-2164
Ikegami N, Yoo BK, Hashimoto H, et al., “Japanese Universal Coverage: Evolution, Achievements and Challenges”, Lancet, 2011;378(9796):1106-1115
Yoo BK, Fiscella K, Szilagyi PG, et al., “Influenza Vaccine Supply and Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Vaccination Among the Elderly”, American J of Preventive Medicine, 2011;40(1):1–10
Yoo BK, Bhattacharya J, Phelps CE, et al., “Effects of Mass Media Coverage on Timing and Annual Receipt of Influenza Vaccination among Medicare Elderly”, Health Services Research, 2010 Oct;45(5 Pt 1):1287-309
Yoo BK, Berry A, Kasajima M, Szilagyi PG, “Association between state Medicaid reimbursement rate and child influenza vaccination rate”, Pediatrics, 2010 Nov;126(5):e998-1010 covered by USA Today, ABC News etc. 2
Yoo BK, Kasajima M, Bhattacharya J, “Public Avoidance and the Epidemiology of Novel H1N1 Influenza A”, National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper, w15752, 2010, Yoo BK, Szilagyi PG, Schaffer SJ, Humiston SG, et. al., “The Cost of Universal Influenza Vaccination of Children in Pediatric Practices”, Pediatrics, 2009 Dec;124 Suppl 5:S499-506
Yoo BK, Kasajima M, Fiscella K, Bennett N, Phelps CE, Szilagyi PG, “Effects of Ongoing Epidemic and Vaccine Supply on the Annual Influenza Vaccination Rate and Vaccination Timing among the Medicare Elderly: 2000-2005”, American Journal of Public Health, 2009, October; 99:S383–S388
Yoo BK, and Grosse S, “Cost-Effectiveness of Screening Newborns for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia”, Public Health Genomics, 2009; 12(2):67-72. Epub 2008 Sep 14.
Yoo BK and Frick K, "The Instrumental Variable Method to Study Self-selection Mechanism: A Case of Influenza Vaccination”, Value in Health, 2006 Mar-Apr;9(2):114-22
Yoo BK and Frick K, “Determinants of Influenza Vaccination Timing”, Health Economics, 2005;14(8):777-91 Yoo BK, Bhattacharya J, McDonald KM, Garber AM, “Impacts of Informal Caregiver Availability on Long-term Care Expenditures in OECD Countries”, Health Services Research, 2004 Dec;39 (6 Pt 2):1971-92. (Book: single author)
Yoo BK, “Health Economics for ‘Reform’” (in Japanese), Medicus Publisher, Osaka, Japan, July 2006 –selected among “20 Best Books in Economics and Business in 2006” by Nikkei Newspaper

Courses Taught

SPH-274:  Economic Evaluation in Health Care (Syllabus - PDF)
SPH-298:  Critical Assessment in Health Policy and Economics (Syllabus - PDF)