Jiani Yu is a health services researcher with a specialization in health economics and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Economics in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Her research primarily focuses on the impacts of telehealth use on access to care and quality of care, and on the drivers of health care spending, with a focus on post-acute care and physician consolidation.

Jiani Yu is a 2021 grantee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Health Data for Action program, managed by AcademyHealth.