Dr. Myra Yazbeck

Lecturer of Economics (University of Queensland)

Research Fellow

Dr Myra Yazbeck is currently a Lecturer in the School of Economics, at the University of Queensland. She received her PhD in Economics from Université Laval in 2011 with specialization in Labour Economics and Applied Econometrics. In 2012, she completed a year of post-doctoral studies at McGill University, Department of Epidemiology Biostatistics and Occupational Health, where she developed a research agenda on health inequalities. Dr. Yazbeck's dissertation focuses on the impact of social networks on health outcomes. Her research interests are mainly in the field of health economics, social networks and inequality. She has published many articles in international refereed journals such as Journal of Health Economics, Social Choice and Welfare and Applied Economics. Dr. Yazbeck has held several visiting fellow positions at Cornell University and is a fellow member of the Life Course Center. She is currently assisting in a UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund (2014–2016) which is ‘Investigating innovative health service redesign instigated by local Hospital and Health Service Boards and its impact on rural and remote communities.