Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Ph.D.

Aaron Yao

Nengliang Aaron Yao, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Public Health Sciences
Website: http://faculty.virginia.edu/Yao/

Ph.D., Health Policy and Administration, Penn State, 2013
M.S., Software Engineering, Peking University, 2007
B.S., Marketing, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, 2004

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

Research Interests:

Health policy and administration issues around homebound cancer patients
Cancer prevention and control in the global context

Teaching Interests:

Global health
Health policy and administration
Research design & methods
Cancer health disparities

Recent Publications:       

  • Brett Lissenden, Nengliang (Aaron) Yao. Affordable Care Act Changes To Medicare Led To Increased Diagnoses Of Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer Among Seniors. Health Affairs. 2017. 36 (1): 101-107.
  • Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Karen Rose, Virginia LeBaron, Fabian Camacho, Peter Boling. Increasing Role of Nurse Practitioners in House Call Programs. Journal of American Geriatrics Society. 2016. doi:10.1111/jgs.14698
  • Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Hector Alcalá, Roger Anderson, Rajesh Balkrishnan. Cancer Disparities in Rural Appalachia: Incidence, Early Detection, and Survivorship. Journal of Rural Health. 2016 doi: 10.1111/jrh.12213.
  • Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Christine Ritchie, Fabian Camacho, Bruce Leff. Geographic Concentration of US Home-Based Medical Care Providers. Health Affairs. 2016: 35(8) 1404-1409
  • Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Sekwon Jang. Adoption of ipilimumab in the United States: a Medicare study, Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics & Outcomes Research. 2016 DOI: 10.1080/14737167.2016.1180979.
  • Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Jialin Wang, Yuanchu Cai, Jing Yuan, Haipeng Wang, Jiyong Gong, Roger Anderson, Xiaojie Sun. 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.
  • Jingting Wang, Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Yuanyuan Wang, Fen Zhou, Yanyan Liu, Zhaohui Geng, Changrong Yuan. Developing “Care Assistant”: A Smartphone Application to Support Caregivers of Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. 2015. Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare. 2015: 22 (3), 163-171.
  • Roger Anderson, Tse‐Chang Yang, Stephen A Matthews, Fabian Camacho, Teresa Kern, Heath B Mackley, Gretchen Kimmick, Christopher Louis, Eugene Lengerich, Nengliang (Aaron) Yao. 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
  • Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Cathy J Bradley, Patricia Y. Miranda. Mammography Use after the 2009 Debate. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2014 Dec 10;32(35):4023-4.
  • Nengliang (Aaron) Yao, Stephen Matthews, Marianne Hillemeier, Roger Anderson. 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
  • 新浪网:奥氏医保”挽救数万大肠癌患者生命

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
  • 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