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Assistant Scientist

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Research Interests

Implementation Science; Health Care Management; Organizational Behavior; Qualitative Research; Social Network Analysis; Mental Health
Experiences & Accomplishments
Yale University
Yale University
Villanova University
Christina T. Yuan, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Principal Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, and Associate Director of the NIMH P50 Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness.

She is a health care management researcher who studies the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, health information technology, and other innovations that are designed to improve care delivery. She has extensive experience using qualitative, quantitative, and social network methods to form a comprehensive understanding of phenomena, such as how health care professionals influence and learn from one another.

Dr. Yuan received her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management, with a concentration in Organizational Theory and Management from Yale University. She received her M.P.H in the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases from the Yale School of Public Health, and her B.S. in Biology and Honors from Villanova University.
Select Publications
Dr. Yuan’s work appears in several peer-reviewed outlets, including Health Care Management Review, Social Science & Medicine, Health Services Research, and JAMA Surgery.
  • Yuan, C.T., Lai, A.Y., Benishek, L.E., Marsteller, J.A., Mahabare, D., Kharrazi, H., Dy, S.E. (2021). A double-edged sword: The effects of social network ties on job satisfaction in primary care organizations. Health Care Management Review, in press.
  • Yuan, C.T., Nembhard, I.M., Kane, G.C. (2020). The influence of peer beliefs on nurses’ use of new health information technology: A social network analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 255, 113002. DOI:
  • Dy SM, Acton RM, Yuan CT, et al. Association of Implementation and Social Network Factors With Patient Safety Culture in Medical Homes: A Coincidence Analysis. Journal of Patient Safety. 2020 Jul. DOI: 10.1097/pts.0000000000000752
  • Stone, A.B.,* Yuan, C.T.,* Rosen, M.A., Grant, M.C., Benishek, L.E., Hanahan, E., Lubomski, L.H., Wick, E.C. (2018). Enhanced recovery after surgery implementation strategy: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators. JAMA Surgery, 153(3):270-279. https://doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5565
  • Brewster, A.L., Tan, A.X., Yuan, C.T. (2019). Development and application of a survey instrument to measure collaboration among health care and social services organizations. Health Services Research, 54(6), 1246-1254.