Hai Fang is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Health Systems, Management, and Policy at the University of Colorado Denver. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics and Master of Public Health from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 2006. Before joining the University of Colorado Denver, he taught at the University of California Davis and the University of Miami. Dr. Fang’s research interests include health disparities, doctor-patient relationship, and economic analyses of substance abuse. Dr. Fang has studied how undocumented status affects health access, health utilization and health quality for Latinos in the United States, and whether the health disparities exist among various Latino subgroups. In the relationship between doctors and patients, patients often provide doctors some medical information obtained from alternative resources, such as Internet, TV, and newspaper, and they even request doctors to order specific medical treatments. Dr. Fang has examined doctors’ opinions on alternative medical information from consumerist patients and how doctors respond to patients’ requests for specific medical treatment. In addition, Dr. Fang has analyzed the utilization of hospitalization services for substance abuse patients, and the effects of economic downturns on alcohol consumptions.
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- Health disparities
- Doctor-patient relationships
- Economic analysis of substance abuse
- Cost Benefit and Effectiveness in Health (HSMP 6609)
- Methods in Health Services Research I (HSMP 7607)
Effect of health risk management intervention on employees' productivity and health status. Funding source: Pinnacol Assurance, 03/2011-02/2013.
Improving evidence-based primary care for chronic kidney disease. Funding source: National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney diseases, 09/2011-06/2016.
Effectiveness of Pallperidone Palmitate in Medicaid population. Funding source: subcontract from Washington University St. Louis, 01/2011-12/2012.
- Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, China, BA, Economics, 1997
- Nankai University, China, MA, Economics, 2001
- State University of New York at Stony Brook, MA, Economics, 2003
- State University of New York at Stony Brook, MPH, 2006
- State University of New York at Stony Brook, PhD, Economics, 2006