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Dr Ge Yu

Senior Research Associate

Dr Ge Yu is a senior health economist with expertise in applied microeconometrics in the North East Health Economics Group, Newcastle University.

He is currently holding an NIHR senior fellowship in Mental Health and an NIHR ARC fellowship in Data Linkage and Assistive Technologies (within the Enabling Methodologies theme). His brief is to explore the potential of linked health, social and environmental data to improve the efficiency and timeliness of applied health research and to empower local communities to improve health and care of the population.

Ge Yu is also an adviser in health economics for the NIHR Research Design Service (RDS) North East and North Cumbria. The RDS offers free, confidential and tailored advice for those seeking funding for applied health and social care research.

Areas of interest

  • Mental health service recovery and reconfiguration
  • Data access, linkage and use
  • Identify, develop and test innovative methods to enhance the delivery of rapid evaluation
  • Support capacity development locally and regionally for rapid evaluation
  • Recommend how to strengthen future grant applications based on the establishment and use of linked data sets, and rapid evaluation of digital health technologies.

Recent publications

Hoeks, M., Yu, G., Langemeijer, S., et al. (2020). Impact of treatment with iron chelation therapy in patients with lower-risk myelodysplastic syndromes participating in the European MDS registry. haematologica, 105(3), 640-651.

Stauder, R., Yu, G., Koinig, K. A., et al. (2018). Health-related quality of life in lower-risk MDS patients compared with age-and sex-matched reference populations: a European LeukemiaNet study. Leukemia, 32(6), 1380-1392.

Fu, Y., Yu, G., McNichol, E., et al. (2016). The effects of patient–professional partnerships on the self-management and health outcomes for patients with chronic back pain: A quasi-experimental study. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 59, 197-207.

Yu, G., Sessions, J. G., Fu, Y., & Wall, M. (2015). A multilevel cross-lagged structural equation analysis for reciprocal relationship between social capital and health. Social science & medicine, 142, 1-8.

Tubeuf, S., Yu, G., Achten, J., Parsons, N. R., Rangan, A., Lamb, S. E., & Costa, M. L. (2015). Cost effectiveness of treatment with percutaneous Kirschner wires versus volar locking plate for adult patients with a dorsally displaced fracture of the distal radius: analysis from the DRAFFT trial. The bone & joint journal, 97(8), 1082-1089.

Get in touch

Email: [email protected]