Tina Shih, PhD

Ya-Chen Tina Shih, Ph.D., is a Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Previously, she was Chief at the Section of Cancer Economics and Policy, Department of Health Services Research, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. She also holds Hubert L. and Olive Stringer Professorship for Cancer Treatment and Research at the university. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from Stanford University and had been on faculty at University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill (tenure-track Assistant Professor) and University of Chicago (tenured Associate Professor) in the past. Dr. Shih will be joining UCLA as Professor at Department of Radiation Oncology and Department of Medicine at School of Medicine, and Director of the Cancer Health Economics Research (CHEER) Program at Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Dr. Shih applies methods of health economics, health services research, and pharmacoeconomics in cancer research. She is currently working on several studies funded by the NCI, including research that examines the costs, outcomes, and utilization patterns of new oncologic technology for cancer treatment, evaluates economic implications of targeted oral anticancer medications drugs, and develops novel statistical methods to estimate and project cost trajectories of cancer care. Other ongoing research includes the assessment of the cost-effectiveness of cancer screening strategies and behavioral interventions.

Dr. Shih has over 260 peer-reviewed publications, 11 invited editorial or commentary and 7 book chapter. She is a member of the American Cancer Society Guidelines Development Workgroup, an associate editor of Journal of the National Cancer Institute and is on the editorial board of Value in HealthPharmacoEconomics, and JCO -- Oncology Practice.  More