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Justin C Yang

I am a psychiatric epidemiologist and mental health researcher in the Division of Psychiatry at University College London. I am also the research database manager at North London Mental Health Partnership and an affiliated researcher with the Mental Health|Policy|Economics Group at the University of Cambridge.

I analyse electronic health records using epidemiological, causal inference, and machine learning methods to understand the care and outcomes of patients accessing mental health services. I am interested in using administrative and routinely collected data to ameliorate health disparities, care, and outcomes for people living with serious mental health conditions, including psychosis and substance use disorders. I hold professional memberships with the Society for Epidemiologic Research and the Society for the Study of Addiction.

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 worked at Avalere, a health care consultancy based in Washington, DC, where I worked with clients from life sciences, charitable foundations, and patient groups. I received my MSPH in Health Policy from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, and my BA Hons (English) and BSc (Cell Biology & Genetics) from the University of British Columbia.

As the child of immigrants from Hong Kong to Canada, I grew up in the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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