Yucheng Hou

Yucheng Hou

PhD candidate in Health Policy and Management

UNC Chapel Hill


Yucheng Hou is a PhD candidate in Health Policy and Management with a concentration in economics at UNC Chapel Hill. Yucheng has broad research interests in the field of health economics and health service research, with an emphasis on payment and delivery system reform and evaluating policies and interventions that aim to improve value for patients.

Yucheng is particularly interested in understanding the pattern of interconnected relationships among physicians and their organizations and how these relationships shape decision making, policy performance, and patient outcomes. Her job market paper examines the extent to which a practice’s decision to participate in the voluntary Medicare Shared Savings Program is driven by the participation of peer practices with which they are closely connected based on patient sharing patterns.

Yucheng will be available for interviews for the 2022-2023 job market.


  • Health economics
  • Health service research
  • Payment and delivery system reform
  • Care coordination
  • Social network analysis


  • PhD in Health Policy and Management, 2023 (Expected)

    UNC Chapel Hill

  • MPP in Public Policy, 2018

    University of Michigan

  • BA in Management, 2016

    Renmin University of China



HPM 748: Health Economics

TA: Summer 2019
Lead lecture: Conditional Cash Transfers

HPM 600: Introduction to the US Health System

TA: Fall 2018

HPM 330: Introduction to Health Organization Leadership, Management, and Behavior

TA: Fall 2019

HPM 697: BSPH Senior Capstone Course

TA: Spring 2019

UNC Odum Institute: The 8th Annual Data Matters Short Course Series

TA: Introduction to Effective Information Visualization, Improving R Programs, Visualization for Data Science Using R
August 2021