Fumie Yokota, Ph.D.
Fumie Yokota received her doctoral degree from the Ph.D. Program in Health Policy at Harvard University. During her doctoral work, Dr. Yokota provided research assistance to the Kids Risk Project. Her efforts include several published studies on movies with Professor Thompson and her dissertation research, which focused on using a Bayesian decision theory framework to characterize the expected value of information (VOI) from the EPA's Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program. Drs. Yokota and Thompson comprehensively reviewed the existing literature on value of information analysis related to health. Dr. Yokota graduated in 1996 with distinction from Stanford University with a B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems, an interdisciplinary environmental science, policy, and technology program, with a concentration in environmental economics. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, she worked as a Research Assistant in the Economic Policy Division of the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC and following graduation Dr. Yokota returned to DC to work for the U.S. Office of Management and Budget in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.


Yokota F, Gray G, Hammitt JK, Thompson KM. Tiered chemical testing: A value of information approach. Risk Analysis 2004;24(6):1625-1639.

Yokota F, Thompson KM. Value of information literature analysis (VOILA): A review of applications in health risk management. Medical Decision Making 2004;24(3):287-298.

Yokota F, Thompson KM. Value of information (VOI) analysis in environmental health risk management (EHRM). Risk Analysis 2004;24(3):635-650.

Thompson KM, Yokota F. Violence, sex, and profanity in films: Correlation of movie ratings and content. Medscape General Medicine 2004(July 13);6(3). (Available at: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/480900).

Thompson KM, Yokota F. Depiction of alcohol, tobacco, and other substances in G-rated animated feature films. Pediatrics 2001;107(6):1369-74.

Yokota F, Thompson KM. Violence in G-rated animated feature films. Journal of the American Medical Association 2000;283:2716-2720.

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