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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 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. 

His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal. He was interviewed by Thomson Reuters and USA Today for his work. He has first-authored publications in New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Health Affairs, American Journal of Public Health, Medical Care, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. He has presented his work at several professional venues including, American Public Health Association (APHA), AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Gerontological Society of America' Annual Scientific Meeting, and Conference on Empirical Legal Studies.


  • Sc.D., Doctor of Science, Health Policy and Management, Harvard University
  • M.P.H., Master of Public Health, Harvard University
  • LL.C.M., Master of Comparative Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • LL.M., Master of Laws, University of Pennsylvania Law School