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Yue Gao

Pronouns: She/Her

Senior Research Scientist
Yue is a health services researcher with expertise in quantitative methods.

Yue is a senior research scientist who conducts quantitative analyses for health care and public health projects. Her expertise includes program evaluation, study design, data collection and management, data analytics, and statistical analysis. Gao's work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals such as JAMA Network Open, Health Services Research, Medical Care, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Diabetes Care.

Her major projects at NORC include the CMS Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Model Evaluaiton, CMS ACO REACH Model Evaluation, AHRQ Safety Program for Improving Antibiotic Use, AHRQ Safety Program for MRSA Prevention, and AHRQ Estimating the Additional Hospital Inpatient Cost and Mortality Associated with Selected Hospital Acquired Conditions.

Prior to joining NORC, Yue served as a senior statistician in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. She also worked as a public health analyst in a consulting firm. 

Project Contributions

AHRQ Safety Program for MRSA Prevention

Scaling and evaluating an evidence-based approach to MRSA prevention in hospitals and long-term care facilities

Client:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evaluation of the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization Model

Assessing an innovative model to reduce Medicare costs

Client:

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS)

The most comprehensive source of data on Medicare spending and the evolving needs of beneficiaries

Client:

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Evaluation of the ACO REACH Model

Evaluating the ACO REACH model that is transitioning Medicare from fee-for-service to value-based care

Client:

Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation within the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Medicaid Section 1115 Demonstration Management and Evaluation

Ensuring states’ evaluations are scientifically valid and inform progress in meeting CMS goals

Client:

Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Publications