Linkedin: Yuan-Tao Huang
Research title: Qualitative research in Health Technology Assessment: Advancing methods and applications
Yuan-Tao's current research interests are motivated by his desire to promote patient-centered health care that spans the entire life cycle of a health technology, including identifying unmet needs and identifying clinical endpoints that are consistent with patient expectations, assessing whether cutting-edge technologies are acceptable, ensuring patient preferences are reflected in regulations, and ensuring treatment adherence. He intends to conduct his research primarily using qualitative methods, including primary research and evidence synthesis, in order to gain a deeper understanding of the complexities associated with the topics mentioned above.
During his doctoral research, he will focus on qualitative research in health technology assessment, exploring and advancing research methods and applications.
Yuan-Tao is a PhD student in the Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment (HEHTA) group at the University of Glasgow. During the period of 2019 to 2020, he served as an editorial advisor for Health Policy and Planning. With a strong interest in engaging a variety of stakeholders in market access, Yuan-Tao founded Spring Health Lab, a Mandarin-speaking global community dedicated to enhancing health technology assessment and policy. Additionally, he is a professional volunteer at The Illness Challenge Foundation. He holds a BA (Hons) in Sociology & Economics, a MSc in Health Policy, Planning and Financing, and an LLM in Social Care Law.