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Dr Yong Yi Lee is a Research Fellow at the Health Economics Division within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM) at Monash University; and an adjunct fellow with affiliations at The University of Queensland (UQ) School of Public Health and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research (QCMHR). His qualifications include a Doctor of Philosophy (UQ: 2019), Master of Health Economics (UQ: 2011) and a Bachelor of Health Science (Hons) / Commerce (UWA: 2008). His research seeks to apply economic evaluation methods and modelling techniques to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of interventions for the prevention and treatment of mental health conditions and other non-communicable diseases. Dr Lee has been a health economics consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) on several return-on-investment projects for mental health in the Philippines, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Nepal. His previous work experience includes: conducting trial-based economic evaluations for clinical trials of mental health interventions; developing cost-effectiveness models of mental health prevention interventions for the National Mental Health Commission; data analysis for the Global Burden of Disease 2010 study; and cost-effectiveness modelling for the ACE Prevention study.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

External positions

Adjunct Fellow, University of Queensland

Research area keywords

  • Mental Health
  • Economic Evaluation
  • Health Economics
  • Economic modelling
  • Epidemiological modelling
  • Priority Setting
  • Public Health
  • Health Services

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