Yisi Daisy Ji's research focuses on the intersection of health policy and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Much of her initial work was on understanding the impact of health policy on surgeon behavior and subsequent impact on patient care. Her focus now is on improving the value of surgical care delivered, understanding the mechanisms of reimbursement that drive surgical practice patterns, and addressing inequities that exist within health care. In addition to her policy interests, she also aims to improve surgical education for students and residents.



Yisi Daisy Ji completed her medical school training at Harvard Medical School, graduating cum laude. She also completed her dental training at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, graduating with Honors in Research. During her time at Harvard, she developed her skills in biostatistical analysis and has published over 35 peer-reviewed publications with over 100 citations. Her work has been featured in JAMA Surgery and numerous other scientific journals. She has also been interviewed on NPR and other news sites. She has given presentations on her research at national meetings, such as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Annual Meeting.