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Justin C Yang

I’m a psychiatric epidemiologist in the Division of Psychiatry at University College London. I’m also the research database manager at Camden & Islington NHS Foundation Trust and an honorary lecturer in the Wolfson Institute of Population Health at Queen Mary, University of London.

Working primarily in and , I analyse electronic health records using epidemiological, causal inference, and machine learning methods to understand the care and outcomes of patients accessing secondary mental health services. I’m broadly interested in applying administrative and routinely collected data to ameliorate health disparities, pharmacotherapy, and outcomes for individuals living with serious mental conditions, including psychosis and substance use disorders.

I received my PhD in Public Health and Primary Care from Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Professor Carol Brayne and Dr. Andres Roman-Urrestarazu. Before that, I received my MSPH in Health Policy from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and my BA and BSc from the University of British Columbia.

Previously, I have held roles in healthcare strategy consulting, higher education administration, and nonprofit management. When I’m not working, I enjoy travelling, theatre, art house cinema, reading, and tabletop gaming.

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