Dr. Yao's research focuses on the economic impact of tobacco products and marijuana. Her current studies include estimating the impact of price on the demand for cigarettes and e-cigarettes and for cigarettes and marijuana. Her previous research include estimating the impact of price on the demand for cigarettes and the economic costs of secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure in U.S. and China. She also analyzed cigarette purchasing behaviors among smokers in China.
Honors and Awards
Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award Supplement (CHDAS), Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), 2012-2014
B.A, 2003 - Huaxi School of Public Health/ Public Health, Sichuan University, China
Effects of cigarette prices on intention to quit, quit attempts, and successful cessation among African American smokers.
Infrequent and Frequent Nondaily Smokers and Daily Smokers: Their Characteristics and Other Tobacco Use Patterns.
Relationship between spending on electronic cigarettes, 30-day use, and disease symptoms among current adult cigarette smokers in the U.S.
The Association of Menthol Cigarette Use With Quit Attempts, Successful Cessation, and Intention to Quit Across Racial/Ethnic Groups in the United States.
Factors associated with short-term transitions of non-daily smokers: socio-demographic characteristics and other tobacco product use.
Sociodemographic Differences Among U.S. Children and Adults Exposed to Secondhand Smoke at Home: National Health Interview Surveys 2000 and 2010.
Tobacco Smoke Pollution
National-level Secondary Data
Secondhand Smoke Exposure