Justin C. Yang

Research Fellow in Epidemiology and Database Analysis, UCL

I’m a Research Fellow in the Division of Psychiatry at University College London under the supervision of Professor David Osborn. My research involves the analysis of electronic patient health records to explore outcomes in those accessing secondary mental health services in the London boroughs of Camden and Islington. I’m broadly interested in the epidemiological applications of administrative and routinely collected data with a particular interest in mental health. I’ve also been leading the linkage of complementary datasets to enable further research at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust as well as the application of machine learning techniques to annotate and study patterns in patient records. I also serve as a Teaching Fellow on the Global Public Health and Policy course at Queen Mary University of London.

My doctoral dissertation elucidated the social and economic correlates of substance use disorders and disparities in their treatment in the contexts of the 2008 global financial crisis and most recent opioid overdose crisis, supervised by Professor Carol Brayne and Dr. Andres Roman-Urrestarazu at the University of Cambridge. Before starting my PhD, I completed a master’s degree at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia.