Hongjun Yin earned his Ph.D. in pharmacy administration from UIC in 2006. During his graduate study, he was a senior research specialist, the Center for Research on Health and Aging,the UIC Institute for Health Research and Policy from 2006 to 2007. Currently, he is an assistant professor, the department of pharmaceutical sciences, Arnold and Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y.,Yin is the graduate program director of the pharmacy administration and drug regulatory affairs programs. His research focus is applying advanced statistical modeling to solve practical problems, e.g., analyzing health care costs and utilization databases to examine in-patient cost variations within a state such as New York. Yin's research interests include drug utilization, medication errors, health economics, health outcome measurement, health policy evaluation, drug regulatory issues, medical sociology, and gerontology pharmacy practice. He has published manuscripts on pharmaceutical marketing, pharmacoepidemiology and long-term care policy. In his time away from the College, Yin enjoys listening to music, playing sports, reading and spending time with his wife, Lori Wang, his two children (daughter Carly and son Stanley) and friends.
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