NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 22: Previn Mosley (C) stands with other health care reform supporters at a “Big Insurance: Sick of It” rally September 22, 2009 in New York City. The protest is part of a national day of action with rallies across the country against the insurance industry. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

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

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.

Yuan, Yaqi. 2021. “Public Satisfaction with Health Care System in 30 Countries: the Effects of Individual Characteristics and Social Contexts.” Health Policy.

Lee, Kristen S., Julie Artis, Yaqi Yuan, and Sibo Zhao. 2021. “Family Structure and Children’s Cognitive Development.” Families, Relationships and Societies.

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