Ge Yu
Research Fellow



Ge joined the Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG) as a health economist in 2015, where he works on the European Myelodysplastic Syndromes Registry (EUMDS) analysing data from 17 European countries. In addition, Ge is involved in other quality of life projects within ECSG, works collaboratively with the Centre of Health Economics and contributes to PhD supervisions.

Ge trained as an economist at the Universities of Bristol and Bath before undertaking an ESRC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Sheffield, where he used cross-national methodologies in a comparative study examining the influence of divorce law on adults and children across the EU. He moved to the Institute for Health and Human Development where he was responsible for providing statistical support in the design and analysis of the RCT designed Well London programme and other projects. He subsequently worked as a health economist at the University of Leeds, working extensively on economic evaluations in the field of cardiovascular diseases, fractures of the low radius, and dental health care by conducting decision-analytic models in cost-effectiveness analysis.


  • BSc in International Finance, Zhejiang University
  • MBA, University of Southampton
  • MSc in Economics, University of Bristol
  • PhD in Economics, University of Bath



Areas of interest

  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Statistical modelling of routinely collected health data and Health Episode Statistics (HES)
  • Applied microeconometrics focusing on public health and health economics
  • Economic evaluation in clinical trials and community based interventions


Research group(s)

Epidemiology & Cancer Statistics Group (ECSG)


Ge would be interested in supervising PhDs in applied econometric work in health economics, especially in the application of time-to-event models, panel data analysis, Bayesian analysis, economic evaluation in clinical trials, community based interventions, and policy evaluation.  


Full publications list

Ge's publications

External activities


  • Health Economics Study Group
  • International Health Economics Association
  • Reviewer for Health & place and Journal of Public Health
  • External reviewer for the NIHR Public Health Research Programme and the NIHR HTA Programme 

Ge Yu

Contact details

Dr Ge Yu
Research Fellow

Tel: 01904 32(1891)