Yu Yi

Senior Director

Corporate Affairs

Dr. Yu Yi is responsible for global healthcare corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. He joined Cisco in November 2008 to drive Cisco’s strategic Connecting Sichuan program to facilitate revitalization of education and healthcare through technology after the Sichuan, China earthquake.


Prior to Cisco, Dr. Yu was an industry partner responsible for the healthcare consulting and IT services for Global Business Services of IBM Greater China Group. Dr. Yu

has more than 15 years of industry and management consulting experience in the area of business and IT strategy, financial management, and system implementation. He is also an industry thought leader for health economics and policy, hospital management, and public health initiatives. Dr. Yu is the main author for the IBM Institute of Business Value’s white paper “China Healthcare 2010.” He also served as an advisor for many health and education initiatives of China government agencies.


Dr. Yu earned his doctoral degree in electrical engineering from National University of Singapore. He has taken postdoctoral training in cell biology of prostate cancer at the Brady Urology Institute of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine under Professor Donald Coffey. Dr. Yu was active in academic research in the areas of information integration, biocomputing, and life science. He was also an adjunct lecturer at National University of Singapore and a visiting professor to Peking University.


Tackling Children’s Health Problems with Technology and Collaboration

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Children’s health care is a growing concern on a domestic and global scale among parents, specialists, and policymakers. Treating this special population, particularly among those living in rural communities, ignites continual challenges including insurance concerns, limited transportation, and the low number and availability of pediatric specialists. In addition, child mortality remains a global concern. According […]

Technology Makes Way for Change in Children’s Healthcare

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This blog originally appeared on the Huffington Post. As a parent, we all understand that the health of our child takes precedence over economic concerns, geographic distance, and just about any barrier you can name. Many parents know the stress of finding the right doctor to treat a child’s illness, and the difficulties involved in […]