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Leiyu Shi, DrPH, MBA, MPA, conducts applied primary care research to promote integrated and efficient care delivery models that improve population health and equity.

Contact Info

Room 409, Hampton House, 624 N. Braodway

Research Interests

Health Policy and Management; primary care; vulnerable populations; community health centers; health disparities; access to care; quality of care
Experiences & Accomplishments
University of California
University of California
University of California
Primary care, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. • The association between primary care and health outcomes, particularly on the role of primary care in mediating the adverse impact of income inequality on health outcomes. • Research on the nation’s vulnerable populations, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations, including their sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, financial performance, experience under managed care, and quality of care.
Honors & Awards
Named by Thomson Reuters as among the top cited (and therefore most influential) scientists in the world in the area of Social Science general.
Select Publications
Selected publications from the last 20 years.
  • Starfield B, Shi L, Macinko J. Contribution of primary care to health systems and health. Milbank Q. 2005;83(3):457-502. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0009.2005.00409.x. PMID: 16202000; PMCID: PMC2690145.
  • Shi L, Lee DC, Chung M, Liang H, Lock D, Sripipatana A. Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognition and Clinical Performance in U.S. Community Health Centers. Health Serv Res. 2017 Jun;52(3):984-1004. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12523. Epub 2016 Jun 20. PMID: 27324440; PMCID: PMC5441497.
  • Shi, Leiyu, and Singh, Douglas A. Essentials of the U.S. Health Care System. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., Sudbury, MA, 6th edition, 2022.
  • Shi, Leiyu, and Singh, Douglas A. The Nation’s Health. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., Sudbury, MA, 8th edition, 2011, 849 pages.
  • Shi, Leiyu, and Singh, Douglas A. Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., 8th edition, Sudbury, MA, 2021.
Investigations into interactions between diseases to develop related health policies