University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Tobacco Control Program Seminar

February 25, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

530 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143

Tingting Yao, PhD   

"Association of Asthma-related Productivity Loss with Cigarette Smoking and Electronic Nicotine Product Use Among Youth in U.S"

Tingting Yao is an Assistant Professor at the Institute for Health & Aging (IHA) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where she works with Drs. Wendy Max and Hai-Yen Sung’steam on the economic impact of tobacco on health and healthcare expenditures. Her current studies focus on estimating the impact of price on the demand for cigarettes and e-cigarettes and for cigarettes and marijuana, and analyzing association of productivity loss with tobacco use. Her previous research include estimating the impact of price on the demand for cigarettes and the economic costs of secondhand smoke exposure in U.S. and China. She also analyzed cigarette purchasing behaviors among smokers in China.

Before joining IHA as a faculty member, Dr. Yao did postdoctoral training at the Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education at UCSF after she received her B.A in Public Health and Ph.D. in Health Economics from the HuaxiSchool of Public Health at Sichuan University, China.

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