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Lingrui Liu ScD, MS

Associate Research Scientist in Public Health (Health Policy)

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Lingrui Liu, ScD, MS
Lingrui Liu
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Lingrui Liu is an Associate Research Scientist at the Yale School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management, and Yale’s Global Health Leadership Initiative. Prior to joining the Yale School of Public Health faculty in fall of 2018, she obtained an ScD (Doctor of Science) from Harvard University in healthcare system management and organizational studies (2018), as well as an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania (2012). Her research in the field of healthcare management and policy is informed by interdisciplinary training in culture and linguistics studies, political economy, health policy, organizational behavior, and general management. Her research interests include health system performance and evaluation, quality improvement, patient safety, organizational design and culture, service-line management, and implementation of evidence-based practices. She explores research inquiries with a cadre of tools, encompassing both quantitative and qualitative methods: statistical and econometric analyses, mathematical decision science models, qualitative comparative analysis (QCA), participant observations, interviews, and surveys. Her past experience includes work as a consultant at the World Bank (2017-2018) and a policy researcher at the Children’s Defense Fund (2012-2013, Washington, DC).

Other Affiliations: 

Adjunct Affiliate, Stanford Center for Health Policy ( Freeman Spogli Institute, FSI)

Member, Academy of Management

Member, AcademyHealth

Member, Organizational Theory in Health Care Association

Education & Training

  • ScD
    Harvard University, healthcare system management and organizational studies (2018)
  • MS
    University of Pennsylvania (2012)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
2019-2020 Mixed Methods Research Training Program for the Health SciencesNIH & OBSSR2019
2019 Best Paper Proceeding, Health Care ManagementAcademy of Management2019

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