Areas of Specialization：Comparative Political Institutions (Semi-Presidentialism), Comparative Authoritarianism, Social (Political) Epidemiology
Dr. Huang-Ting Yan is an Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Scholar in the Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica (IPSAS). He received the PhD in Government from the University of Essex (2020). He is a political scientist and a social epidemiologist interested in the link between political institutions, socio-economic outcomes, and public health, with a specific focus on semi-presidentialism, comparative authoritarianism, health expenditures and policy, and geriatric epidemiology. His dissertation addresses the question of which factors shape outcomes in autocratic regimes, and, in turn, what influences the survival of democratic regimes in light of their authoritarian legacies. His current research focuses on (1) government survival in semi-presidential regimes; (2) leadership dynamics in dictatorships; (3) political dynamics and the physical and mental health of people. Dr. Yan’s work has appeared in political science and public health journals including International Political Science Review, European Political Science Review, International Journal of Public Health, and European Journal of Public Health. His research has been funded by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of China, the University of Essex, and the China Medical University Hospital, among others.