Dr Ge Yu

Senior Research Associate

Dr Ge Yu is a senior research associate in the North East Health Economics Group, Newcastle University.

He is also a NIHR Applied Research Collaboration (ARC) North East and North Cumbria (NENC) Research Fellow in Assistive Technologies and Data Linkage.

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

  • 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.

Relevant 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. https://doi.org/10.3324/haematol.2018.212332.

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41375-018-0089-x

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.04.009

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.socscimed.2015.08.004

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. https://doi.org/10.1302/0301-620X.97B8.35234