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Yanling Qi

Yanling Qi is an economist who joined the CSULB Department of Health Care Administration as an assistant professor in fall 2015. Her fields of interest involve health economics, health care finance, and labor and public economics with a focus on program evaluation. Prior to joining CSULB, she was a visiting scholar at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and lectured at Georgia State University.


Ph.D. in Economics from Georgia State University 

Research Interests

Dr. Qi's research focuses on individual behavioral responses to public policies that impact health outcomes, health care utilization, and labor market outcomes. Her recent studies investigate the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for young adults on health outcomes, health care utilization, primary care quality, and risky behaviors.


Dr. Qi teaches the following courses:

  • HCA 300 The Health Care System
  • HCA 341 Financial Management in Health Care
  • HCA 451 Economics of Health
  • HCA 503 Health Care Economics
  • HCA 698 Project


  1. Shen, Y., Li, C., Dong, H., Wang, Z., Martinez, L., Sun, Z., ... & Xu, G. (2020). Community outbreak investigation of SARS-CoV-2 transmission among bus riders in eastern China. JAMA internal medicine, 180(12), 1665-1671.
  2. Zhang, R., Shen, L., Miles, T., Shen, Y., Cordero, J., Qi, Y., ... & Li, C. (2020). Association of low to moderate alcohol drinking with cognitive functions from middle to older age among US adults. JAMA network open, 3(6), e207922-e207922.
  3. Labasangzhu, L., Zhang, R., Qi, Y., Shen, L., Luobu, O., Dawa, Z., & Li, C. (2021). The U-shaped association of altitudes with prevalence of hypertension among residents in Tibet, China. Journal of human hypertension, 35(6), 546-555.
  4. Qi, Y., & Li, C. (2020). What Can We Learn from Brazil's Health Care System?. The Innovation, 1(1).
  5. Shen, L., Cordero, J. F., Wang, J. S., Shen, Y., Zhang, R., Qi, Y., & Li, C. (2020). The effect of leptin on blood pressure considering smoking status: a Mendelian randomization study. Hypertension Research, 43(4), 342-349.
  6. Hotchkiss, J. L., & Qi, Y. (2017). Impact of Allowing Sunday Alcohol Sales in Georgia on Employment and Hours. Southern Economic Journal, 84(2), 504-524.
  7. Barbaresco, S., Courtemanche, C. J., & Qi, Y. (2015). Impacts of the Affordable Care Act dependent coverage provision on health-related outcomes of young adults. Journal of health economics, 40, 54-68.
  8. Li, J., Li, X., Qi, Y., & Sun, J. (2007). Forecast ability of the Nash bargaining solution: Experimental evidence from chinese subjects. Nankai Economic Studies, 6, 33-42.