Y. Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH, is a tenured professor and the executive director of the Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement at George Washington University School of Nursing. He also hold a joints appointment at the Milken Institute School of Public Health in the Department of Health Policy and Management. His scholarship explores the effects of law and policy on health care delivery and population health outcomes. He was previously an associate professor in the Department of Health Administration and Policy at George Mason University. He has also worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Dr. Yang has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. His first-authored work has appeared in leading general medicine (including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA), oncology (including Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology), pediatrics (including JAMA Pediatrics, Pediatrics), health policy and services (including Health Affairs, Medical Care), public health (including American Journal of Public Health, Public Health Reports), and health law (including Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Food and Drug Law Journal) journals. The impact of his scholarship is observable in media coverage on outlets such as CNN, Fox News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Boston Globe, USA Today and Huffington Post.
Dr. Yang received Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law from American Public Health Association. Dr. Yang’s work has been funded by various organizations, including CDC, FDA, National Academy of Medicine, Veterans Affairs, INOVA Health System and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is an associate editor of BMC Health Services Research. He holds graduate degrees in Public Health (Harvard), Health Policy (Harvard), and Law (University of Pennsylvania).