Shi, Ruoding, Ph.D.

Ruoding Shi is a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia (UVA). Her professional goal is to improve the health outcomes of disadvantaged populations, especially those that experience a higher risk of poverty, social exclusion, and discrimination. Dr. Shi’s research centers on evaluating programs or interventions based on primary data and high-dimensional secondary data using microeconometrics and quantitative analysis. Dr. Shi has investigated health disparities in Appalachian coal regions, benefit designs of rural health insurance programs, and the adequacy of food assistance programs using applied health economics and interdisciplinary methodologies. She currently serves as co-I (NIH P30 Cancer Center Support Grants) to develop a multidimensional financial toxicity screening algorithm using existing UVA Health System data. Additionally, her current research projects include: 1) assessing the cost-effectiveness of malaria control interventions in Africa; and 2) revealing breast cancer patients’ preferences to endocrine therapy regarding their willingness to tolerate side effects, fear of recurrence, and utility of different treatment outcomes.

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Ph.D., Virginia Tech, Agricultural and Applied Economics, 2019
M.S., University of Florida, Agricultural Economics, 2014
B.S., Central University of Finance and Economics, Economics, 2012

P.O. Box 800717
T: (434) 243-4874
Email: ruoding@virginia.edu

Research Interests:

Health Economics; Applied Econometrics; Economic Evaluation

Recent Publications:

Shi, R., Meacham, S., Davis, G. C., You, W., Sun, Y., & Goessl, C. (2019). Factors influencing high respiratory mortality in coal-mining counties: a repeated cross-sectional study. BMC public health, 19(1), 1484.

Shi, R., & Hodges, A. (2016). Shopping at farmers’ markets: Does ease of access really matter? Renewable Agriculture and Food Systems, 31(5), 441-451. doi:10.1017/S1742170515000368

Links to More Information:

Please find my website here: https://sites.google.com/vt.edu/ruodingshi