Spotlight on Shenzhen Yao

Shenzhen's research examines the extent to which physicians influence the level of medication adherence exhibited by patients.

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Bio

Shenzhen Yao is a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. David Blackburn.  He attended medical school at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China and worked as a practicing physician before establishing a career in the pharmaceutical industry.  More recently, Shenzhen obtained his Master’s degree from the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition and was awarded the Dean’s scholarship in 2015.  

Research

Shenzhen’s PhD is based in the field of pharmacoepidemiology, where drug use and outcomes are examined in large populations.  His research examines the extent to which physicians influence the level of medication adherence exhibited by patients.  Shenzhen also works for the Saskatchewan Drug Utilization and Outcomes Research Team (SDUORT), where he develops and analyzes large databases.

Recent Research Contributions

Yao S, Lix L, Li WB, Shevchuk Y, Teare G, Champagne A, Fowler S, Black D. Utilization Of Biologics In Saskatchewan. J Popul Ther Clin Pharmacol Vol 23(3):231-236; November 24, 2016.

Yao SZ, Lix L, Teare G, Shevchuk Y Champagne A, Blackburn D. Medication copayment for seniors impacts prevalent but not incident users of chronic medications. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT), Nov 2-4, 2014, Toronto, Ontario.

Yao SZ, Lix L, Teare G, Shevchuk Y Champagne A, Blackburn D. Impact of a provincial drug plan policy limiting out-of-pocket payment for seniors: a population-based study in Saskatchewan, Canada. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics (CAPT), Nov 2-4, 2014, Toronto, Ontario.

Yao SZ, Teare G, Shevchuk YM, Champagne A, Blackburn DF on behalf of the Saskatchewan Drug Utilization and Outcomes Research Team (SDUORT). (2016). Prevalence of heart failure diagnoses and medication use in Saskatchewan. Report to the Ministry of Health, Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch, September 8, 2016. University of Saskatchewan.

Yao SZ, Teare G, Shevchuk YM, Champagne A, Blackburn DF on behalf of the Saskatchewan Drug Utilization and Outcomes Research Team (SDUORT). (2016). Impact of the senior’s drug plan (SDP) to medication utilization and adherence among Saskatchewan residents. Report to the Ministry of Health, Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch, February 25, 2016. University of Saskatchewan.

Yao SZ, Champagne A, Lix LM, Teare G, Li W, Shevchuk YM, Champagne A, Blackburn DF on behalf of the Saskatchewan Drug Utilization and Outcomes Research Team (SDUORT). (2015). Describing the use of biologic response modifiers in Saskatchewan. Report to the Ministry of Health, Drug Plan and Extended Benefits Branch, October 8, 2015. University of Saskatchewan.