Dr. Yongkang Zhang is a research associate in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Medical College of Cornell University. Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on understanding patient, health system, and social characteristics associated with healthcare utilization, quality, and outcomes. He specializes in applying econometrics and statistical methods, and more recently, machine learning methods, to analyze large healthcare datasets to inform care delivery and health policy. His research has published in Health Affairs, JAMA Network Open, and other top health policy and health services research journals. He received his PhD in Health Policy and Management from Tulane University.
Dr. Zhang’s seminar title is: “Last Wishes? Using Predictive Modeling to Dissect Medicare Spending at End of Life in the US.”
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