Yao, Aaron, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences

P.O. Box 800765, Charlottesville, VA 22903-0765
Tel: 1-434-243-4874
Email: ayao@virginia.edu
560 Ray C Hunt Drive (Ivy Translational Research Building). Office 2107

Projects:

Invisible Patients Global;

Research Interests:

home-centered care; elderly care; cancer care

Teaching Interests:

home-centered care; health policy; health administration; academic writing

Selected Publications:       

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  • Use of Home-Based Medical Care and Disparities. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2018 Sep;66(9):1716-1720. doi: 10.1111/jgs.15444.
  • An exploratory study of networks constructed using access data from an electronic health record. J Interprof Care. 2018 Jul 17:1-8. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2018.1496902.
  • Affordable Care Act Changes To Medicare Led To Increased Diagnoses Of Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer Among Seniors. Health Affairs. 2017. 36 (1): 101-107.
  • Increasing Role of Nurse Practitioners in House Call Programs. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2017 Apr;65(4):847-852. doi: 10.1111/jgs.14698.
  • Cancer Disparities in Rural Appalachia: Incidence, Early Detection, and Survivorship. Journal of Rural Health. 2016 doi: 10.1111/jrh.12213.
  • Geographic Concentration of US Home-Based Medical Care Providers. Health Affairs. 2016: 35(8) 1404-1409
  • Adoption of ipilimumab in the United States: a Medicare study, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. 2016 DOI: 10.1080/14737167.2016.1180979.
  • Patterns of cancer screening, incidence and treatment disparities in China: protocol for a population-based study. BMJ Open. 2016 Aug 4;6(8):e012028. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-012028.
  • Breast Cancer Screening Rates, Area Deprivation, and Percentage of Later Stage Breast Cancer in Appalachia: Does Geography Matter? Health Service Research. 2014;49(2):546-67. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12108. PMID: 24117371. PMC3976186
  • Mammography Use after the 2009 Debate. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014 Dec 10;32(35):4023-4.
  • Radiation Therapy Resources and Guideline-Concordant Radiotherapy For Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients in Appalachia. Health Service Research. 2013; 48: 1433–1449. DOI: 10.1111/1475-6773.12047.

Selected Media Reports:

Home-based medical care

ACA prevention provisions and cancer early detection

  • NBC News: Obamacare Saved Thousands From Colon Cancer Death, Report Finds
  • Reuters: Researchers credit Obamacare with helping find early-stage cancer
  • Modern Healthcare: Prevention benefits at risk with an Obamacare repeal
  • UPI: Cancer screenings more accessible with Affordable Care Act
  • MedicalResearch: ACA Medicare Changes Increased Diagnosis of Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer Among Seniors
  • UVA Today: Affordable Care Act Made Some Cancer Screenings More Accessible

Cancer disparities in rural Appalachia

  • UVA Facebook Live: What we can do about the cancer crisis in rural Appalachia?
  • FiveThirtyEight: Cancer Rates Are Dropping — But Not In Rural Appalachia
  • ASCO Post: Stemming the Growing Cancer Crisis in Rural Appalachia
  • Richmond Times-Dispatch: An ‘unseen cancer crisis’ in Appalachia
  • HealthDay: Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis, Research Shows
  • CBS19: New research finds disturbing trends in cancer care in rural Appalachia
  • NPR: UVA Researchers Say Appalachia Has Gone From Lowest to Highest Cancer Death Rate in U.S.
  • Adventist Health: Rural Appalachia Faces Growing Cancer Crisis
  • UVA Today: Appalachia’s Unseen Cancer Crisis
  • UVA Today: Cancer Researcher: ‘Call Congress’ to Address Appalachian Disparities