Bio

Dr. Yanfang Su is an Acting Assistant Professor of Global Health, University of Washington. Her career goal is to contribute to the improvement of health through targeted decision-making and tailored health/environmental/social interventions based on the most in-depth, accurate, and up-to-date evidence possible. Dr. Su has applied spatiotemporal methods to health and published papers in the Lancet and the Lancet Public Health. Dr. Su specializes in health system strengthening, and her published work covers topics relating to financial/economic evaluation, program impact evaluation, and application of advanced quantitative research methods to impact evaluation. Topics and health conditions on which she has past experience working on include tuberculosis, malaria, HIV, primary health care, and long-term care, all of which can serve as tracers in evaluating health systems. Prior to returning to academia in 2019, Dr. Su served as an independent consultant to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Results for Development on the topic of primary health care system strengthening. Before her ScD, she worked at Tsinghua University and at the Hong Kong Policy and Research Institute. Dr. Su holds an ScD in Global Health and Population from Harvard University.