College of Public Health students graduating

Hefei Wen PhD

Department: Health Management and Policy

Title: Assistant Professor

Email Address:

Phone: (859) 218-4997

Location: CPH 103C

CV: Wen_Curriculum Vitae_May 2018.pdf

Dr. Wen joined the UK Department of Health Management and Policy as Assistant Professor after earning her doctorate at Emory University. She has a broad background in health economics and the U.S. health care system, with specific expertise in behavioral health policy and drug control policy. She is committed to leverage economic thinking and econometric methods to inform the U.S. health care and public safety regime. Dr. Wen's current projects focus on the implications of public health insurance coverage for access to addiction treatment and mental health care, as well as the impacts of opioid regulation and marijuana liberalization on substance use and criminal involvement.

Growing up with family and friends who love her unconditionally and teachers who care about her as a person not just a student, Hefei believes in the power of empathy and connection that can bring forth respect for human dignity and opportunity for redemption. These convictions lay the foundation of her commitment to help the voiceless find a voice.