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Tony Yang, ScD, LLM, MPH

Department of Health Administration and Policy

Tony Yang

Dr. Yang, Associate Professor with Tenure in the Department of Health Administration and Policy, was a post-doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) prior to joining Mason. As graduate teaching and research faculty, he applied his background as a lawyer, policy analyst and health services researcher in his teaching and research endeavors. 

He was the 2009-2010 CDC-NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellow. He was the principal investigator of two public health law research grants funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He was also the principal investigator of two grants from INOVA Health system. 

He has authored more than 80 peer-reviewed articles. His first-authored work has appeared in leading medical (including New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA), health policy & services (including Health Affairs, Medical Care), public health (American Journal of Public Health), health law (Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics) and empirical legal (Journal of Empirical Legal Studies) journals. The impact of his scholarship is observable in media coverage, including coverage on CNN and in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Chicago Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, USA Today and Huffington Post.

Dr. Yang received the 2015 Mason Emerging Researcher/Scholar/Creator Award. He is also the 2015 recipient of the Early Career Award for Excellence in Public Health Law from the American Public Health Association’s (APHA) Law Section.


  • ScD, Doctor of Science, Health Policy and Management, Harvard University
  • MPH, Master of Public Health, Harvard University
  • LLCM, Master of Comparative Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • LLM, Master of Laws, University of Pennsylvania Law School