Joanna C. Yu, Ph.D.

Former Academic Director, International Public Policy and Management Program,
USC Sol Price School of Public Policy

Joanna Yu, Ph.D., is the Academic Director of IPPAM. Her specialties include comparative health insurance policy, fee scheduling, drug price management, and strategic planning in healthcare. As a registered pharmacist in Taiwan, Dr. Yu has been working in the government, not-for-profit and private health sectors in both Taiwan and the US. She has been involved in health insurance research at Cornell Medical College, employee benefit research and evaluation in several not-for-profit organizations, and was invited to consult in the design of national health insurance in Taiwan. Dr. Yu has published one book and many research papers related to health care policy and management. Currently, Dr. Yu is engaged in a project with the Chinese government aimed at building solvency of their national Health Care Fund and Translating Chinese Medicine to Modern Language. 

Her teaching covers global leadership, critical thinking workshops, American government organization, public and private partnership, and crisis management. Dr. Yu received her master degree of Community Health Management at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and doctoral degree in the University of Southern California focusing on Health Policy and Management.