Zhiyuan Zheng, PhD

Director, Economics & Healthcare Delivery Research

Zhiyuan Zheng, PhD, Director of Economics & Healthcare Delivery Research, joined the American Cancer Society in 2013. His research focuses on estimating the economic burden of cancer among survivors, their families, employers, and insurers at the national, state, or local levels. He also conducts studies to investigate the effects of public policies (e.g., the Affordable Care Act) on receipt of care and economic burden of cancer. He collaborates with other health economists from the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Agency for Health Research and Quality, and Livestrong Foundation on projects designed to improve our understanding of individual, health care provider, and organizational characteristics for receipt or delivery of high-quality cancer care.

Dr. Zheng received his PhD in economics from Virginia Tech in 2011. In 2013, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the area of comparative effectiveness research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy.