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Core Faculty of the Primary Care Policy Center

Dr. Leiyu Shi, Director & Co-founder

Leiyu Shi is Professor of Health Policy and Health Services Research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. He is director of the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center (PCPC). He received his doctoral education from University of California, Berkeley, majoring in health policy and services research. He also has a master's in business administration, focusing on finance. Dr. Shi’s research focuses on primary care, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. He has conducted extensive studies about 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. Dr. Shi is also well known for his extensive research on the nation’s vulnerable populations, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations. He has focused on sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, financial performance, experience under managed care, and quality of care. Dr. Shi is the author of nine textbooks and over 100 journal articles.