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Chair and Professor
Department of Economics
Dr. Tetsuji Yamada is currently a professor of Health Economics for the Department of Economics, an Associate Faculty for the Graduate Faculty of M.A. and Ph.D. programs for the Department of Childhood Studies, and a Research Associate for the Center for Children and Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey, USA. Dr. Yamada is also a researcher for the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Comparative Health Policy Program, Stanford University. Dr. Yamada was an Associate Professor for the Department of Economics of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He completed his Ph.D. and M.Phil. in Health Economics from the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York; M.I.A. in International Affairs and Public Policies from Columbia University in New York; and B.A. in Economics from Toyo University in Japan. He is a a reviewer for professional journals, books and research funding institutions.
His current research includes: studies in health economics, i.e. cancer screening behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, health behavior among the youth and children, teen pregnancy prevention, elderly care and preventive care, accessibility of health care services and health disparity, unmet and delayed health care services, pharmaceutical innovation and health outcomes, health insurance and health outcomes, effectiveness of government health care policy, etc. He is also interested in government healthcare policy and health marketing in both the U.S. and other international settings (e.g. Japan and Taiwan).