Byung-Kwang (BK) Yoo, M.D., M.S., Ph.D.

Byung-Kwang (BK) Yoo

Position Title
Associate Professor

Public Health Sciences


Role: Health Economics, Behavioral Economics, Community-based Lifestyle Interventions.

Dr. Yoo is an applied health economist and econometrics expert with long-term research experiences in disease prevention and health policy. Prior to UCD he was a Prevention Effectiveness Fellow/Health Economist at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. Under a recent 2-year research contract with the CA Department of Public Health, he led a manuscript entitled “Cost-benefit analysis on a California statewide community-based lifestyle intervention” (under review). Dr. Yoo has expertise in employing behavior economics theory to develop community education programs.