Dr Yang Meng

PhD (Warwick)

School of Health and Related Research

Research Fellow

y.meng@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 0673

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Dr Yang Meng
School of Health and Related Research
Regent Court (ScHARR)
30 Regent Street
Sheffield
S1 4DA
Profile

I joined the HEDS section of ScHARR in March 2009 after graduating with a PhD in Operational Research (Simulation Modelling) from the University of Warwick in 2009.

I am currently working as a healthcare modeller in the Health Economics and Decision Science (HEDS) section of ScHARR. I am also a member of the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group (SARG).

Research interests
  • Decision modelling on alcohol and other public health policy interventions
  • Cost-effectiveness and healthcare modelling
  • Agent-based simulation and discrete-event simulation

Current projects

  • Interdisciplinary alcohol policy effectiveness research programme (funded by MRC/ESRC)
  • Evidence-based model for estimating requirements for specialist alcohol treatment capacity in England (funded by Department of Health)
Research group
  • Eunju Kim: Modelling Sequential Drug Decision Problems in Long-term Medical Conditions using Discrete Event Simulation: a Case Study of Primary Hypertension

I am interested in supervising PhD research students in topics/areas including public health policy appraisal and evaluation using decision modelling, econometric analysis of the demand for alcohol/tobacco and products which are potentially detrimental to health, and general cost-effectiveness modelling and cost-effectiveness modelling.

Grants
  • Co-investigator of the “Evidence-based model for estimating requirements for specialist alcohol treatment capacity in England ”, funded by the Department of Health
  • Co-investigator of the “Studying Alcohol Pricing Policies and Developing a Model for Alcohol Control through Research and Evidence Based Advocacy in India”, funded by International Development Research Centre
  • Co-investigator of the “Second Update to the Scottish Adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model", funded by the Scottish Government
  • Co-investigator of the “Update to the Scottish Adaptation of the Sheffield Alcohol Policy Model”, funded by the Scottish Government
Teaching interests

I teach two modules for the MSc Health Economics and Decision Science (MSc HEDM): Advanced Simulation Methods (HAR672) and Operational Research Techniques in Health Resource Allocation (HAR671).

Professional activities

I am a member of the Sheffield Alcohol Research Group.

I recently worked on the following projects:

  • Modelling the impact of pricing and promotion polices for alcohol in Scotland (funded by the Scottish government)
  • Cost-effectiveness modelling of Cilostazol, naftidrofuryl oxalate, pentoxifylline and inositol nicotinate for the treatment of intermittent claudication in people with peripheral arterial disease (funded by NICE MTA programme)
  • Economical evaluation of the use of positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the assessment of axillary lymph node metastases in breast cancer (funded by NHS R&D HTA programme)
  • Modelling to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of public health related strategies and interventions to reduce alcohol attributable harm in England (funded by NICE)
  • The effectiveness of rapid screening tests on reducing MRSA transmission in the hospital setting (funded by the Department of Health)