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Jung brings research expertise in health economics, health policy, and health disparities.
Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung joins Mason’s Department of Health Administration and Policy in the College of Health and Human Services as a tenured professor on January 10, 2022.
Jung’s research analyzes health policy issues using approaches to infer causal relations from observational data. Her recent focus has been on provider incentives, prescription drug policies, Medicare Advantage, and health disparities. She has been the principal investigator of several R01 grants from the National Institute on Aging (NIA). Her work appears in health economics and health services research journals, including Health Services Research, Health Economics, and Journal of Health Economics.
“Dr. Jung is a highly-regarded health services researcher in the fields of health economics, health policy, Medicare, and health care systems,” says P.J. Maddox, chair of the Department of Health Administration and Policy. “We are thrilled to have her join us in the Department to share her knowledge with the Mason community and continue her impactful research.”
Currently, she is principal investigator on a study, funded by the NIA, researching the resource use and quality of care in Medicare Advantage. She is also involved in a study of disparities in cancer screening use among patients who have dementia, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities via the University of California, Irvine with principal investigator Sunmin Lee.
She currently serves on a National Institutes of Health study section as a standing member. She also teaches a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services workshop on how to use Medicare Part D data for health research. Before coming to Mason, Jung was a faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the Pennsylvania State University.
Jung holds a PhD in Health Services Research and Policy with a concentration in Health Economics from the University of Minnesota, as well as a Master of Public Health in Health Policy and a BS in Pharmacy, both from Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea.