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 and for Hosei Institute on Aging, Hosei University in Japan. Prior to his current position at the Rutgers University, Dr. Yamada served as a health economist at the International Leadership Center on Longevity and Society in New York, as a representative of the Japan Economic Federation, as a health economics research associate of the NBER, as a member faculty of the Research Fellows of NBER, as a health economics adviser of the WHO, as a visiting research scholar of the University of Tsukuba (Japan), as a research associate of the Center for the Pacific Basin of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Economics & Management at the Peking University, an associate professor of Ritsumeikan University, 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. His numerous publications appear in health and health economics fields. Dr. Yamada has published more than 100 research papers, been internationally active in presenting research papers at various professional conferences, and served an editor, an editorial board member, a referee and a reviewer for professional journals, books and research funding organizations.
Studies in health economics, i.e. demand for health care services and outcomes, elderly care, preventive care, cancer screening behavior, alcohol and drug abuse, health behaviour 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, effectiveness of government health care policy, alcohol and drug abuse, hospital cost analysis, pharmaceuticals and government policy, etc.