My research uses advanced quantitative techniques to analyze how individual social backgrounds interact with wider social contexts to affect public opinions of healthcare systems. My dissertation, which was funded by a Dissertation Fellowship from the College of Arts and Sciences, SUNY Buffalo, investigates differences between individuals and across countries in public opinion of the healthcare system and physicians in 30 countries. I also explore period and cohort effects in the change in public attitude toward government responsibility for health care in the U.S. in my dissertation. The empirical analyses have important practical implications for medical, political, and sociological research.
Yuan, Yaqi and Kristen S. Lee. 2022. “General Trust in the Health Care System and General Trust in Physicians: A multilevel Analysis of 30 Countries.” International Journal of Comparative Sociology. https://doi.org/10.1177/00207152221085571
Yuan, Yaqi., Kristen S. Lee, and Yunmei Lu. 2022.“Public Support for Government Intervention in Health Care in the United States from 1984 to 2016.” Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/23780231211072394
Yuan, Yaqi. 2021. “Public Satisfaction with Health Care System in 30 Countries: the Effects of Individual Characteristics and Social Contexts.” Health Policy. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthpol.2021.08.005
Lee, Kristen S., Julie Artis, Yaqi Yuan, and Sibo Zhao. 2021. “Family Structure and Children’s Cognitive Development.” Families, Relationships and Societies. https://doi.org/10.1332/204674321X16173127687750