Qingyang Yu

Research Assistant
Projects: WellSis App, Understanding the Mental Health of Black Women During COVID-19, and Eastern Caribbean Health Outcomes Research Network (ECHORN), Development of a Community Responsive Digital Health Tool for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening
Program: Yale School of Public Health- Master of Science, Health Informatics
Qingyang Yu is a highly motivated individual with a passion for healthcare informatics and public health. She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Health Informatics at Yale University. With her composite background in Biology, computational systems, and public health, she brings a unique perspective to her work.

During her time as a research assistant in the Microbial Informatics Lab at Hua Zhong University of Science and Technology, Qingyang led a project in the development of a new computing algorithm for analyzing microbial community data at multi-levels, which resulted in a published paper named EXPERT: Transfer Learning-enabled Context-Aware Microbial Community Classification in Briefings in Bioinformatics as co-first author. She demonstrated her skills in project management, scientific research, and teamwork.

Qingyang also gained valuable experience as a research analyst at SDIC Fund Investment Management Co., Ltd., where she conducted in-depth research on innovative drugs and in-vitro diagnostic industries in China. She was responsible for evaluating the clinical trial performance of innovative drugs or medical devices and acquired knowledge about the pharmaceutical industry, clinical trial design, and market analysis.

Currently, Qingyang is working as a research assistant in the Consumer Health Informatics Lab at Yale, where she is involved in designing an app for people with mental health issues to relieve anxiety and depression and improve users’ psychological status. Her work in this area has strengthened her interest in promoting mental wellness via digital health tools, and she is keen to explore this field further in the future.

Overall, Qingyang is committed to applying her knowledge and expertise to help improve public health and is determined to make a meaningful impact in the field.

Fun Fact
As someone who loves both food and movies, I find myself frequently writing reviews for my favorite restaurants and films.
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