Nancy Yu

Adjunct Professor, Consultant

Nancy Yu

Adjunct Professor, Consultant

Areas of interest

Chronic Disease Epidemiology, Observational Study, Public Health Surveillance

Biography

Nancy loves doing research and exploring unknowns. Although she was originally trained in Clinical Medicine (BSc in Medicine) at Harbin Medical University in China, her interests in research and mental health called her to pursue a Master’s degree in Medical Psychology in the Institute of Psychology, Academy of Sciences in China. Nancy conducted research and taught Psychology (Medical Psychology, Management Psychology, and Psychological Counseling) at Beijing Medical University before she came to Canada to further her research training. Nancy received her Ph.D. in Psychology (major in Behavioural Neuroscience and minor in applied statistics) from the University of Manitoba. After a successful career of 20 years as a senior epidemiologist in the Government of Manitoba (Ministry of Health), Nancy moved to Vancouver in the spring of 2019 to take a position as Assistant Director at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, Providence Health Care.
Nancy also holds an adjunct professor position at the Department of Community Health Sciences, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine, University of Manitoba.

Research Interests

Nancy’s research interests are focused on the administrative databases, surveillance data system, applied statistics, epidemiology, observational studies and real world evidence for program monitoring and evaluation (better decision making), population health survey, rapid ethnographic study and geographic mapping.