Yi Yang

Chair and Professor of Pharmacy Administration and Research Professor in the Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Yi Yang

Chair and professor of the Department of Pharmacy Administration in the School of Pharmacy.

Research Interests

Dr. Yang’s expertise is centered on health economics and outcomes research. Specifically, Dr. Yang’s research interests include comparative safety and effectiveness research, pharmacoepidemiology, and healthcare resource utilization and cost analysis.


Dr. Yang is trained in medicine as well as in health outcomes research specializing in pharmacoepidemiology and comparative safety and effectiveness research in real-world evidence studies using health insurance administrative claims data, patient surveys, and patient registries. Dr. Yang is the PI on NIH-funded projects evaluating the outcomes of opioid therapy and opioid tapering in older adults.


Ph.D. Pharmacy, University of Tennessee Health Sci Ctr (2004)