PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Academic Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Pharmaceutical and Health Economics

Ling, D. “The Impact of Growing Economic Disparities on Health of Older Adults in China,” accepted and forthcoming in China Labor Economics.

Ling, D., Berndt, E., Kyle, M.  “Deregulating Direct-to-Consumer Market of Prescription Drugs: Effects on Prescription and Over-the-Counter Product Sales,” in W. Comanor and S. Schweitzer edited, Pharmaceutical Economics, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, 2013.

Ling, D. “Do the Chinese “Keep up with the Jones?: Implications of Growing Economic Disparities and Relative Deprivation on Health Outcomes among Older Adults in China,” China Economic Review 20(1) 2009: 65-81.

Ling, D., Chi, C. “Determinants of Work among Older Adults in Urban China,” Australasian Journal of Ageing 27(3) 2008: 126-133.

Ling, D., Frank, R., Berndt, E. “Economic Incentives and Contracts: The Use of Psychotropic Medications,” Contemporary Economic Policy 26(1) 2008: 49-72.

Busch, A., Ling, D., Frank, R., Greenfield, S. “Changes in Bipolar-I Disorder Quality of Care During the 1990s,” Psychiatric Services 58 January 2007: 27-33.

Wan, G., Crown, W., Berndt, E., Finkelstein, S., Ling, D. "Treatment Costs of Venlafaxine and Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors for Depression and Anxiety," Managed Care Interface 15(6) 2002.

Crown, W., Finkelstein, S., Berndt, E., Ling, D., Poret, A., Rush, A. “The Impact of Treatment-Resistant Depression on Healthcare Utilization and Costs,” Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 63(11) 2002: 963-971.

Crown, W., Ling, D., Berndt, E. “Measuring the Costs and Benefits of Pharmaceutical Expenditures,” Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research 2(5) 2002: 467-475.

Ozminkowski, R., Ling, D., Goetzel, R., Bruno, J., Rutter, K., Isaac, F., Wang, S. “Long Term Impact of Johnson & Johnson’s Health and Wellness Program on Health Care Utilization and Expenditures,” Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 44(1) 2002 : 21-29.

Ling, D., Berndt, E., Kyle, M. “Deregulating Direct to Consumer Marketing of Prescription Drugs: Effects of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Product Sales,” Journal of Law and Economics XLV (October 2002): 691-723.

Berndt, E., Kyle, M., Ling, D. “The Long Shadow of Patent Expiration:  Do Rx to OTC Switches Provide an Afterlife?“ in R. Feenstra and M. Shapiro edited, Scanner Data and Price Indexes, Chicago: University of Chicago Press for National Bureau of Economic Research, 2002.

HIV-AIDS and Public Health Issues of the Marginalized and Underserved

Wong, W., Yim, Y., Leung, T., Lynn, H., Ling, D. “Prevalence and risk factors of sexually transmitted infections in female sex workers in Hong Kong,” Hong Kong Medical Journal 2012; 18(Suppl 3): S42-6.

Tang, C., Wong, W., Chen, W., Leung, P., Lee, A., Ling, D. “Health Compromising Behaviors Among Chinese Adolescents: Role of Physical Abuse, School Experience, and Social Support,” Journal of Health Psychology 2011, 16:457-466.

Ling, D., Wong, W., Ho, S. “Are postmenopausal women ‘half-a-man’?: Sexual Beliefs, Attitudes and Concerns among Midlife Chinese Women,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy 34(1) 2008: 15-29.

Holroyd, E., Wong, W., Ling, D., Gray, A. “Environmental Health and Safety of Chinese sex workers:  a cross-sectional study,” International Journal of Nursing Studies 45(6) 2008: 932-941.

Ling, D., Wong, W., Holroyd, E., Gray, A. “Silent Killers of the Night: An Exploration of Psychological Health and Suicidality among Female Street Sex Workers,” Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy 33(4) July 2007: 281-299.

Holroyd, E., Wong, W., Ling, D., Gray, A. “Hong Kong’s Female Sex Workers:  Stress and Anxiety-Related Consequences of the Intersection of Poverty, Gender, Dangerous Work,” in B. Warren edited, Suffering the Slings and Arrows of Outrageous Fortune, Amsterdam-NewYork: Rodopi B.V., 2007.

Wong, W., Holroyd, E., Ling, D., Gray, A. “Patterns of Health Care Utilization and Health Behaviors among Street Sex Workers in Hong Kong,” Health Policy 77(2) July 2006: 140-8.

Wong, W., Holroyd, E., Gray, A., Ling, D. “Female Street Sex Workers in Hong Kong: Moving Beyond Sexual Health,” Journal of Women’s Health 15(4) May 2006: 390-9.

Wong, W., Zhang, J., Wu, S., Kong, T., Ling, D. “The HIV-Related Risks among Men having Sex with Men in Rural Yunnan, China: A Qualitative Study,” Sexually Transmitted Infections 82(2) April 2006: 127-30.

Tremblay, C., Ling, D. “AIDS Education, Condom Demand, and the Sexual Activity of American Youth,” Health Economics 14 (March 2005): 851-867.

Holroyd, E., Wong, W., Ling, D., Gray, A. “Working the Streets across the Border: The Occupational Health of Hong Kong’s Mainland Chinese Migrant Sex Workers,” Asian Journal of Comparative Studies 3(2) 2004: 235-247.

Ling, D., Wong, W., Holroyd, E., Gray, A. “Handling Emerging Health Needs Among  a Migrant Population—Factors associated with Suicide Attempts and Suicide Ideation among Female Street Sex Workers in Hong Kong,” Clinical Effectiveness in Nursing 8(3-4) 2004: 205-214.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

Oral Presentations and Posters at Academic and Professional Conferences in the US and EU

Frois, C., Dea, K., Ling, D., Dunn, J., Baron, M.  “The Burden of ‘Serial Non-Adherence” in Type 2 Diabetic Patients,” abstract for 50th European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting, September 15-19, 2014.

Ling, D. “Evaluating the Impact of Medical Treatment Guidelines as Alleviating the Information Problem in Health Care,” paper presentation at the Western Economic Association International 83rd Annual Conference, July 2, 2008.

Ling, D. “Effects of Advertising on Demand for Prescription to Over the Counter Medication Switches” paper presentation at the Western Economic Association International 83rd Annual Conference, July 1, 2008.

Ling, D. “The Pursuit of Happiness: What Determines Happiness and Life Satisfaction among Older Chinese Adults?” paper presentation at the Western Economic Association International 83rd Annual Conference, June 30, 2008.

Ling, D. “Labor Market Participation among Older Adults in Urban China,” paper presentation at the Western Economic Association International 81st Annual Conference, June 30, 2006.

Ling, D. “Socioeconomic Status and Health over the Life Course: How does it affect boys and girls differently?” short poster presentation at the 4th World Congress on Health Economics, International Health Economics Association, June 15-18, 2003.

Ling, D., Busch, A., Pakes, J., Frank, R. “Treatment Price Indexes for Bipolar Disorder,” poster presentation at the 11th NIMH Biennial Research Conference on the Economics of Mental Health, September 23-24, 2002.

Ling, D., Frank, R., Berndt, E. “Behavioral Health Carve-outs and New Technology: The Case of Cost-Shifting and Diffusion of New Pharmaceuticals in Medicaid Populations,” at the National Bureau Economic Research (NBER) Summer Institute, Productivity/Health Care Workshop, August 1, 2002.

Ling, D., Finkelstein, S., Berndt, E., White, A., Crown, W. “Healthcare Utilization in Patients with Treatment Resistant Depression,” poster presentation at the 41st Annual New Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit (NCDEU) meeting, May 28-31, 2001.

Ling, D., Bresnahan, B., White, A., Neslusan, C., Crown, W. “Risk of Hospitalization for Patients with Bipolar Disorder,” poster presentation at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Sixth Annual International Meeting, May 20-23, 2001.

Crown, W., Ling, D., Finkelstein, S., Berndt, E., White, A.  “Healthcare Utilization in Patients with Treatment Resistant Depression,” poster presentation at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Sixth Annual International Meeting, May 20-23, 2001.

Crown, W., Wan, G., Berndt, E., Finkelstein, S., Ling, D. “Differences in Healthcare Expenditures Among Patients Treated for Depression with or without Anxiety,” poster presentation at the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Sixth Annual International Meeting, May 20-23, 2001.

Ling, D.  “Deregulating Direct to Consumer Marketing of Prescription Drugs: Effects on Prescription and Over-the- Counter Product Sales,” at the University of Chicago Law School-Medical School Conference, The Regulation of Medical Innovation and Pharmaceutical Markets, April 20, 2001.

Ling, D.  “The Long Shadow of Patent Expiration: Do Rx to OTC Switches Provide an Afterlife?” (joint with Ernst Berndt)  attheNationalBureauof Economic Research,  Inc., Conferenceon Researchin IncomeandWealth, Symposium on Scanner Data and Price Indexes, September 16, 2000.

Ling, D.  “The Economic Issues in Comparing Antidepressant Drug Therapy, Psychotherapy, and their Combination for the Treatment of Chronic Depression.”  At the National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc. Summer Institute: Health Care Session, August 3, 2000. 

Oral Presentations at Academic and Professional Conferences Internationally (Ex-US/EU)

Ling, D. “Do the Chinese “Keep up with the Jones? : Implications of Growing Economic Disparities and Relative Deprivation on Health Outcomes among Older Adults in China,” at the “Health Care in China: Progress and Prognosis” conference organized by the Ford Foundation, the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, and the Chiang Ching-Kuo Foundation in Beijing, July 25-26, 2007.

Ling, D. “Do Richer People in China get Healthier? A Look at Income Disparities and Implications,” paper presentation at the WEAI 2007 Pacific Rim Conference hosted by Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University, January 15-16, 2007.

Ling, D. “Birth Order Effects and Children’s Health in China,” paper presentation at the WEAI 2007 Pacific Rim Conference hosted by Guanghua School of Management at Beijing University, January 15-16, 2007.

Ling, D. “Is Having Children Your Best Bet to Old Age Security in China?” paper presentation at the All China Economics International Conference (ACE) hosted by the City University of Hong Kong, December 18-20, 2006.

Ling, D. “Birth Order Effects and Children’s Health in China”, paper presentation at the All China Economics International Conference (ACE) hosted by the City University of Hong Kong, December 18-20, 2006.

Ling, D. “Socioeconomic Status and Health over the Life Course: How does it affect boys and girls differently?” paper presentation at the WEAI/HKEA 2005 Pacific Rim Conference, January 15-16, 2005.

Other Presentations and Public Speaking Engagements in the US

Ling, D. Television interview as a Panelist on the OC Insight, Episode #1 “Waging a Living” produced by the CSUF/KCET Partnership, 2008.

Ling, D. Panelist on the “Women in Entrepreneurship” workshop as part of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) Entrepreneurship Week at UCLA Harold and Pauline Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, February 23, 2008.

Ling, D. “The Nuts and Bolts of Calculating Economic Damages for Wrongful Termination,” at a Continuing Legal Education Event at Fairmont Santa Monica, December 11, 2007.

Ling, D. “Importance of Children’s Health from Economic Perspectives,” Healthy Children=Healthy Communities: Find Solutions to Support All Children (sponsored by St. Jude Medical Center), May 4, 2006.

Ling, D. “Do Richer People in China Get Healthier? A Look at Income Disparities and Implications,” distinguished lecture series on Chinese Biosocial Science and Practices, University of Southern California, March 20, 2006. 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Adjunct Faculty/Courses Taught

Adjunct faculty at Chinese University of Hong Kong, School of Public Health and lecturer for the Master of Public Health Program and Executive Courses in Pharmacoeconomics (2004 – 2005)

Adjunct faculty and lecturer at World Health Organization (WHO) Center for Health Economics and Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand) for Executive Courses in Pharmacoeconomics and Master of Science Program in Health Economics (2004 – 2005)

Tenured Associate Professor in Economics at California State University, Fullerton (2003–2008), taught undergraduate and graduate courses in health economics, health policy, and business economics  

Rewards and Grants

More than 11 awards and research grants received within 5 consecutive years (2003 – 2008)

  • Mini-grant Award under the CSU Special Fund for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity (4 awards)
  • CSUF Faculty Development Center Travel Grants (3 awards)
  • CSUF Faculty Development Center Intramural Funds (2 awards)
  • CSUF Faculty Development Center Research Travel Grant
  • New Tenure-Track Professional Development Award at CSUF

Articles in Professional Magazines

Law and Economics

Ling, D. “Deciphering the Expert Report for Lost Earnings and Benefits,” Plaintiff March 2008: 31-33.

Ling, D. “Working With Economists and Making Sense of Their Reports,” The Gavel 11(2) 2008: 18, 28.

Ling, D. “Deciphering the Economic Damages Report for Lost Earnings,” Advocate April 2008: 72-75.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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