Professor Lily Yao

Professor Lily Yao, Professor in Health Economics, specialises in economic evaluations alongside large clinical trials and decision-analytic models, particularly in health technology assessment. She has successfully led on the economic components for more than 30 largescale studies, including commissions from the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Professor Yao’s research interests include economic evaluation in public health. She is currently conducting several research projects in public health including projects to address antibiotic resistance in China, mental health as well as multi-morbidity and public health policies in COVID-19.

Professor Yao is working in collaboration with academics at Beijing Normal University to conduct modelling of population migration, disease spread and the effect of interventions in China. She is also part of a group of public health experts and academics calling for the public to wear face coverings in public places to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.