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Departmental Affiliations

Center & Institute Affiliations

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

Visiting/Adjunct Professor, China and Taiwan Universities; Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare; Who’s Who in America; China Health Policy and Manageemnt Society Best Papers Award, 2013; USC School of Public Health Faculty Research Award, 1996; Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 1988-1989, UC Berkeley; Regents Fellow, 1987-1990, UC Berkeley; Recipient of Public Health Alumni Association Scholarship, 1988 UC Berkeley; Distinguished PRC Scholar, 1986, U.S. National Committee on United States-China Relations.


Select Publications
  • Selected Publications:

  • Books (last two years)

  • Shi, Leiyu, and Singh, Douglas A. Delivering Health Care in America: A Systems Approach. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc., 5th edition, Sudbury, MA, 2012, 634 pages.

  • 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 Stevens, Greg. Vulnerable Populations in the United States. Jossey-Bass Publishers, Inc., San Francisco, CA, 2nd edition, 325 pages, 2010.

Investigations into interactions between diseases to develop related health policies