Jung brings research expertise in health economics, health policy and health disparities.
Jeah (Kyoungrae) Jung joins Mason’s Department of Health Administration and Policy at the College of Health and Human Services as a Full Professor on January 10, 2022.
Jung’s research analyzes health policy issues using approaches to infer causal relationships from observational data. She recently focused on provider incentives, prescription drug policies, Medicare Advantage, and health disparities. She has been the Principal Investigator of several National Institute on Aging (NIA) R01 Grants. His work is published in journals specializing in health economics and in health services research, in particular Health services research, Health economics, and Journal of Health Economics.
Currently, she is the principal investigator of a study, funded by the NIA, examining resource utilization and quality of care in Medicare Advantage. She is also involved in a study on disparities in the use of cancer screening in patients with dementia, funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities through the University of California at Irvine with lead researcher Sunmin Lee .
She is currently part of a study section of the National Institutes of Health as a permanent member. She also teaches a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services workshop on how to use Medicare Part D data for health research. Prior to joining Mason, Jung was a faculty member in the Department of Health Policy and Administration at Pennsylvania State University.
Jung holds a doctorate in health services research and policy with a concentration in health economics from the University of Minnesota, as well as a master’s degree in public health in health policy and a bachelor’s degree in health economics. pharmacy, both from Seoul National University in Seoul, Korea.