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Yin On

Senior Research Associate

Departmental Affiliations

Global Disease Epidemiology and Control

Center & Institute Affiliations

Yvonne Tam, MHS ’10, uses modeling methods to assess health interventions' impact in reducing maternal, neonatal, and child mortality in low- and middle- income countries.

Contact Info

615 N. Wolfe Street, Room E5532

Research Interests

child mortality; modeling; vaccines; intervention coverage

Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
University of Southern California
Honors & Awards

Global Field Experience Award

Select Publications

Selected recent publications

  • Roberton T, Carter ED, Chou VB, Stegmuller AR, Jackson BD, Tam Y, Sawadogo-Lewis T, Walker N. Early estimates of the indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal and child mortality in low-income and middle-income countries: a modelling study. Lancet Glob Health. 2020 Jul;8(7):e901-e908. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(20)30229-1. Epub 2020 May 12. PubMed PMID: 32405459; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC7217645.

  • Huicho L, Tavera M, Huayanay-Espinoza CA, Béjar-Díaz M, Rivera-Ch M, Tam Y, Walker N, Black RE. Drivers of the progress achieved by Peru in reducing childhood diarrhoea mortality: a country case study. J Glob Health. 2019 Dec;9(2):020805. doi: 10.7189/jogh.09.020805. PubMed PMID: 31673349; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6816317

  • Carter ED, Tam Y, Walker N. Impact of vaccination delay on deaths averted by pneumococcal conjugate vaccine: Modeled effects in 8 country scenarios. Vaccine. 2019 Aug 23;37(36):5242-5249. doi: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.07.063. Epub 2019 Jul 30. PubMed PMID: 31375441; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6694201.

  • Tam Y, Pearson L. Using the missed opportunity tool as an application of the Lives Saved Tool (LiST) for intervention prioritization. BMC Public Health. 2017 Nov 7;17(Suppl 4):735. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4736-3. PubMed PMID: 29143618; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5688441.

  • Tam Y, Huicho L, Huayanay-Espinoza CA, Restrepo-Méndez MC. Remaining missed opportunities of child survival in Peru: modelling mortality impact of universal and equitable coverage of proven interventions. BMC Public Health. 2016 Oct 4;16(1):1048. doi: 10.1186/s12889-016-3668-7. PubMed PMID: 27716135; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5050579.

Lives Saved Tool (LiST)