Dr Yihan Xu

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Dr Yihan Xu

Yihan is a senior health economist at HEU, who is passionate about exploring and delivering smart solutions that improve public health without burning a hole in the NHS’s pocket. She has extensive experience in examining and synthesising scientific data to inform and improve the delivery of government services in public health and education. Most recently, she collaborated on a project that enhanced the UK government’s COVID-19 response. She has worked for a range of clients including the Department of Health and Social Care, the NHS, the Education Endowment Foundation, and the Ministry of Defence.

During her PhD at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Yihan helped people to make improved health and financial decisions. Before that, she conducted epidemiological research during her Masters at Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Her research into public health has appeared in several publications, including the Lancet, the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Review.

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Our specialist services

This is a small selection of all the solutions we can provide.

Evaluation service

Understanding whether new care pathways and interventions are effective, efficient, and deliver value for money is vital.

Economic evaluations

Inform your decision-making by quantifying the expected health benefits and costs related to alternative options.

Demand and capacity modelling

Understand pathways and how different elements come together, assess and explain current service levels and variations in demand.

Population health analytics

Identify patterns of health outcomes in different groups and understand the challenges and risks they face.