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Qinghua Yang

Senior Fellow

Qinghua (Candy) Yang is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) and the Annenberg School for Communication, as well as a senior fellow at the Penn Social Media and Health Innovation Lab.  She received her Ph.D. in communication studies with a specialization in health communication from the University of Miami, and her master's with a specialization in communication and technology from Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research focuses on the applications of new media and technology in health communication, such as online health information seeking and processing, and health behavior change interventions using social media.

The Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation engages interdisciplinary teams to reimagine health care delivery for dramatically better value and patient outcomes.

The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) is Penn's center for research, policy analysis, and education in health systems. Its 200 Senior Fellows analyze the medical, economic, and social issues that influence how health care is organized, financed, managed, and delivered across the U.S.

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