Dr. Yin is Vice President and head of Economic and Data Sciences at the Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence. His previous positions included the head of Global Health Outcomes at Merck, Executive Director and head of Health Economics and Outcomes Research at Forest Laboratories, head of Market Access and Public Policy at Merck in China and head of Global Market Access Strategy at Merck.  He has more than 20 years of experience in health economics, outcomes research, health technology assessment, comparative effectiveness research and health services research. He has authored or co-authored more than 80 peer reviewed scientific articles and published more than 150 abstracts at national and international scientific meetings.

Before joining the pharmaceutical industry in 1996, Dr. Yin was Assistant Professor of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania and a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. He received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science degree from the California Institute of Technology. He received his B.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and a M.S. degree in Econometrics from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Wuhan, China.

Involvement with AcademyHealth:

  • Committee Member - 2018 Health Datapalooza