Jennifer M. Yeh

Research Scientist
Harvard School of Public Health
Research Scientist
(617) 432-2019
PubMed Publications


Jennifer M. Yeh is a research scientist at the Center for Health Decision Science. Her research focuses on using decision-analytic and mathematical modeling methods to improve cancer control policies, with an emphasis on disparities and underserved populations. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1996 with a B.A. in Biology, received an M.S. in Health Policy and Management from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2001, and completed her doctorate from the Health Policy PhD program at Harvard University, concentrating in Decision Sciences, in 2007. She is a current recipient of a National Cancer Institute K07 Career Development Award to evaluate risk factor-focused and technology-based interventions to improve gastric cancer outcomes. Before returning to school to pursue her doctorate, she worked at Abt Associates Inc. where she designed a variety of economic and quality of life studies in the Clinical Trials Department. Her current research focuses on gastric cancer prevention, childhood cancer survivorship, and cancer disparities.

Childhood Cancer Survivorship

Over the past decades, survival rates for childhood cancer have dramatically increased, with over 300,000 long-term survivors alive today.

Disparities in Cancer Prevention and Control

Much of the disparity in cancer outcome is a reflection of type, timeliness, and continuity of cancer care rather than the disease itself

Gastric Cancer Prevention

Finding effective primary and secondary prevention strategies can significantly reduce gastric cancer mortality in the U.S. and globally.