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