Tetsuji Yamada, Ph.D.
Professor of Health Economics
Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey
#330 Armitage Hall
311 North 5th Street
Camden, NJ 08102, USA
Phone: 1-856-225-6136 and 6025
About Dr. Yamada
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. He has taught Health Economics and Health Care, Economics of Health Behavior and Health Education, Health Care Finance, Cost-benefit Analysis, Pharmaceutical Economics, and Managerial Economics at Rutgers. Dr. Yamada is also a researcher for the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Comparative Health Policy Program, Stanford University. In addition, he is an Invited Research Scholar for Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine in Japan, and is a Research Scholar for Hosei Institute on Aging, Hosei University in Japan. Previously, Dr. Yamada was an Associate Professor for the Department of Economics of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He taught microeconomics and seminars for undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students. He earned 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; and B.A. in Economics from Toyo University in Japan.
His current research includes: studies in health economics, i.e. cancer screening behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, risky 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).
His work has appeared in Applied Economics, Advance in Health Economics and Health Service Research, Contemporary Economic Policy, Contemporary Policy Issues, Economic Studies Quarterly, GENEVA Paper on Risk and Insurance, Health Economics, Health Policy, International Economic Journal, International Journal of Environmental Research in Public Health, International Journal of Health and Nutrition, International Journal of Transport Economics, International Political Economy, Japan and the World Economy, Journal of Cancer Education, Japanese Economic Review, Journal of Children and Poverty, Journal of Human Resources, Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, Journal of the Japanese and International Economies, Journal of Children and Poverty, Open Economic Journal, Open Pharmacoeconomics & Health Economics Journal, Quarterly Review of Economics and Finance, Quarterly Review of Economics and Business, Quarterly of Social Security Research, Social Science & Medicine, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers, Time in Economic Theory, WHO Publication, Edward Elgar Publishing, University of Chicago Press for the NBER, Elsevier Science, etc.
“What Can Emerging Markets Learn a Public Long-term Care Insurance System from a Matured Country: Experimental study?” Health Economics and Policy Challenges in Global Emerging Markets, NOVA Science Publishers, Weihong Zeng, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada, Tetsuji Yamada, forthcoming 2016
“Do Health Reforms Impact Cost Consciousness of Health Care Professionals? Results from a Nation-wide Survey in the Balkans” Balkan Medical Journal, forthcoming 2016, (Jakovljevic, Vukovic, Chen, Antunovic, Dragojevic- Simic, Velickovic, Siladji, Jankovic, Rankovic, Kovacevic , Antunovic, Markovic, Dasari, and Yamada), http://balkanmedicaljournal.org/eng/arsivalt/2015/archive
“Changing healthcare policies: implications for income, education, and health disparity” Frontiers in Public Health, August 2015, Vol.3 (Article 195), pp.1-4, doi:10.3389/fpubh.2015.00195, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Joseph R. Harris III, and J.J. Naddeol), http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpubh.2015.00195/full
“Cost–Eﬀectiveness of Depressive Episode Pharmacological Treatment” Hospital Pharmacology, March 2015, Vol.2 (1), pp.235-245, (Mihajlo B. Jakovljević, Yamada Tetsuji, Chen Chia Ching, Dejan S. Stevanović, Mirjana R. Jovanović, Katarina D. Nikić Djuričić, Nemanja K. Rančić, Dejana M. Savić, Nenad M. Biorac, Goran S. Mihajlović, and Slobodan M. Janković), http://www.hophonline.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/235-245-HoPh-Vol2-No1.pdf
“Access Disparity and Health Inequality of the Elderly: Unmet Needs and Delayed Healthcare,”
Special Issue on “Inequality in Health” in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2015, Vol.12, pp.1745-1772, doi:10.3390/ijerph120201745, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Chiyoe Murata, Hiroshi Hirai, Toshiyuki Ojima, Katsunori Kondo, and Joseph Harris), http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/2/1745
“Determinants of Health Insurance and Hospitalization,” Cogent Economics & Finance, 2014, Vol.2, No.1, pp.1-27, DOI: 10.1080/23322039.2014.920271, (Tadashi Yamada, Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, and Weihong Zeng), http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23322039.2014.920271
“Assessment of the Impact of Information Found on the Internet on Colorectal Cancer Prevention and its Implications for Health Education,” Special Issue on “Health Behavior and Public Health” in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2014, Vol.11, pp.1058-1075, doi:10.3390/ijerph110101058, (Chia-Ching Chen, Tetsuji Yamada, and John Smith).
“Overwork and Adverse Effects on Health,” Journal of Global Economics, 2014, Vol. 2, No.1, pp. 1-8, http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/economics.1000106, (Tetsuji Yamada, Tadashi Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, and Weihong Zeng), http://www.esciencecentral.org/journals/overwork-and-adverse-effects-on-health-economics-2-106.pdf?aid=21814.
“Non-communicable Diseases in Developing Countries: Causes and Health Policy/program Assessments,” Journal of Tropical Diseases, September 2013, Vol.3, No.3, pp.1-7, doi: 10.4172/2329-891X.1000117, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, I-Ming Chiu, and Syed W. Rizvi).
“Empirical Investigation of Declining Childbirth: Psychosocial and Economic Conditions in Japan,” Asia Health Policy of Program, Stanford University, Working Paper No.36, August 2013, http://asiahealthpolicy.stanford.edu/publications/list/0/0/4/, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Chie Hanaoka, and Seiritsu Ogura).
“Too Smart to be Selfish? Measures of Cognitive Ability, Social Performance, and Consistency,” Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 2013, Vol.9, pp.112-122, DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2013.03.032; Munich Personal PePEc Archive, MPRA Paper No.41078, September 5, 2012 (Chia-Ching Chen, I-Ming Chiu, John Smith, and Tetsuji Yamada).
“Behavioral Risk Reduction and Health Intervention for Adolescents,” Mindshare: International Journal of Research and Development, 2012, Vol.3, No.1, pp.1-12, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, John Smith, and Martin J. Finkelstein).
“Health Disparities and Health Integration,” Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health, June 2012, Vol.2, No.1, pp.21-37, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, and John Smith).
“Acute Alcohol Detoxification Costs in Upper-middle Income: Western Balkans Health Care Setting,” Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health, December 2011, Vol.1, No.2, pp.1-7, (Mihajlo Jakpvljevic, Mirjana Jovanovic, Katarina Niki, Ana Radovanovic, Ivan Pirkovic, Slavica Djukic Dejanovic, and Tetsuji Yamada).
“Health and Income Variation – A Panel Data Study on the Developed and Less Developed Economies,” International Economic Journal, June 2011, Vol. 25, No.2, pp.305-318, (I-Ming Chiu, Tetsuji Yamada, and Chia-Ching Chen).
“Estimating the Cost-Effectiveness of a Classroom-Based Abstinence and Pregnancy Avoidance Program Targeting Preadolescent Sexual Risk Behaviors,” Journal of Children and Poverty, March 2011, Vol.17, No.1, pp.87-109, (Chia-Ching Chen, Tetsuji Yamada, and Elaine Walker).
“Improving Children’s Healthcare through State Health Insurance Programs: An Emerging Need,” Health Policy, January 2011, Vol.99, No.1, pp.72-82, (Chia-Ching Chen, Tetsuji Yamada, John Smith, and I-Ming Chiu).
“Identifying Potential Grocery Store Locations in New Jersey, US,” International Journal of Health and Nutrition, October 2010, Vol.1, No.1, pp.13-30, (Kirk R. Groomes Jr., Tetsuji Yamada, and Chia-Ching Chen).
“Improving Children’s Healthcare through State Health Insurance Programs: An Emerging Need,” Health Policy On line first, August 2010, 10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.07.012, (Chia-Ching Chen, Tetsuji Yamada, John Smith, and I-Ming Chiu).
“An Evaluation of Colonoscopy Use: Implications for Health Education,” Journal of Cancer Education, June 2010, Vol.25, No.2, pp.160-165, (Chia-Ching Chen, Charles E. Basch, and Tetsuji Yamada).
“Pharmaceutical Price Control Policy, Pharmaceutical Innovation, and Health Durability,” The Open Pharmacoeconomics & Health Economics Journal, May 2010, Vol.2, pp.34-46, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada, I-Ming Chiu, and John D. Worrall).
“Barriers of Health Care among the Elderly in Japan,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; Special Issue “Health Behavior and Public Health,” March 2010, Vol.7, No.5, pp. 1330-1341, (Chiyoe Murata, Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Toshiyuki Ojima, Hiroshi Hiraii, and Katsunori Kondo).
“An Evaluation of Colonoscopy Use: Implications for Health Education,” Journal of Cancer Education, Online First, December 2009, pp.1-6, DOI: 10.1007/s13187-009-0024-y, (Chia-Ching Chen, Charles E. Basch, and Tetsuji Yamada).
“Private Health Insurance and Hospitalization under Japanese National Health Insurance,” Open Economic Journal, June 2009, Vol.2, pp.61-70, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada, Haruko Noguchi, and Matthew Miller).
“Evaluation of Waste Tire Resources Recovery Program and Environmental Health Policy in Taiwan,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, March 2009, Vol.6, No.3, pp.1075-1094, (Chia-Ching Chen, Tetsuji Yamada, I-Ming Chiu, and Yi-Kuen Liu).
“Healthcare Services Accessibility of Children in the USA,” Applied Economics, February 2009, Vol.41, No.4, pp.437-450, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada, I-Ming Chiu, and John Smith).
“Healthcare Services Accessibility of Children in the USA,” Applied Economics, iFirst, February 2008, pp.1-14, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada, I-Ming Chiu, and John Smith).
“Children with Special Healthcare Needs and Unmet Healthcare Needs under the State Children Health Insurance Program,” Pravartak – Journal of Insurance and Risk Management, Special Anniversary Health Issue, October/December 2007, Vol.3, No.1, pp.22-46, (Tetsuji Yamada and Chia-Ching Chen).
“Children with Unmet Healthcare Needs under the State Children Health Insurance Programs,” Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences (IPPS), Discussion Paper Series, No.1199, University of Tsukuba, December 2007, pp.1-36, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, and Tadashi Yamada).
“Behavioral Analysis of Community-based Formal Home Care, Informal Care and Nursing Home Care in Japan,” The Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance-Issues and Practice, October 2006, Vol.31, No.4, pp.600-632, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, Tadashi Yamada, Marianne C. Fahs, and Tetsuo Fukawa).
“Economic Evaluation of Relapse Prevention for Substance Users: Treatment Settings and Healthcare Policy,” Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, October 2005, 16, No.4, pp.431-450, (Tetsuji Yamada, Chia-Ching Chen, and Tadashi Yamada).
“Why is Employee’s Overwork Prevalent in Japan, Despite the Adverse Effects on Health? Institute of Policy and Planning Sciences (IPPS), Discussion Paper Series, No.1108, University of Tsukuba, March 2005, pp.1-28, (Tadashi Yamada, Tetsuji Yamada, Weihong Zeng, and Chia-Ching Chen).
Dr. Tetsuji is doing research on “accessibility to healthcare services and health disparity” with Japanese researcher as an Invited Research Scholar, Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine of Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan and on “aging issues” with Japanese researchers as a Research Scholar of the Hosei on Aging in Hosei University, Japan. He is currently a researcher for the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, ASIA Health Policy Program, Stanford University; California.
Dr. Yamada is currently an Advisor of the Committee on Aging Issues, the Japanese American Associate of New York, serves on the Academic Advisory Board for Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Economic Issues and Clashing Views in Global Issues by McGraw-Hill Contemporary Learning Series. For an editorial contribution, he serves as the Editor in Chief of Journal of Health Behavior and Public Health; the Guest Editor of Special Issue on “Health Behavior and Public Health,” International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health; the Section Editor of Business Economics of the IIOAB Journal; and Editor (and Editorial Board), Journal of Tropical Disease, October 2012-present. Dr. Yamada also serves as an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Health Care in Scientific Journals International; an Editorial Advisory Board Member for Economics in Scientific Journals International; an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Applied Economics; an Editorial Board Member of the IIOAB Journal: Institute of Integrative Omics and Applied Biotechnology; an Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Health & Nutrition; and the Editorial/Reviewer Board for the Pakistan Journal of Business and Management.
Dr. Yamada has experience as a Health Economist for the International Leadership Center on Longevity and Society, a Research Associate of NBER, an Associate Professor of Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, a Faculty of Research Fellow of NBER, an adviser of WHO, and a Visiting Research Scholar of Tsukuba University in Japan, a Representative of the Japan Economic Federation, and an instructor of the City University of New York. He has been a member of several professional organizations: American Economic Association, American Public Health Association, American Society of Health Economist, International Health Economic Association, Omicron Delta Epsilon, etc. He has been internationally active in presenting research papers at various professional conferences. He is a referee and a reviewer for professional journals, books and research funding institutions.
- Dr. Yamada’s Other Pages at Rutgers
Department of Economics, Rutgers University
Department of Childhood Studies, Rutgers University
- Research Team
Dr. Yamada’s Research Team
- Course Information
Click on the course title to see the course Syllabus:
50-220-316 Health Economics
50-220-317 Economics of Health Behaviors and Health Education
50-220-318 Cost-Benefit/Effective Analysis
50-220-367 Special Topics (ST): Pharmaceutical Economics
- Interesting Web Sites
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics
Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Healthy People 2020
National Center for Health Statistics
National Institute of Health
National Institute on Drug Abuse