Yue Li, Ph.D.

Yue Li, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Box CU 420644
265 Crittenden Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-3276
Fax: (585) 461-4532

Professional Bio

RESEARCH INTERESTS: Dr. Li is an experienced policy and outcomes researcher with major focuses on the elderly and adults with mental illness. See his personal homepage https://webfiles.uci.edu/yli11/homepage/index.htm for updated details.




His current research includes: 1) outcomes assessment and quality report cards; 2) nursing home policies and impacts on quality; and 3) the quality of healthcare for persons with mental illness.

Dr. Li is currently funded by the NIA (National Institute on Aging) through two R01 grants, on both of which he serves as the Principal Investigator. The first project was designed to identify the key structural and process components of state technical assistance programs that effectively improve nursing home quality measured by risk-adjusted health outcomes and case mix adjusted deficiency citations. The second project aims to test the between- and within-physician variations in referring patients for cardiac procedures and to understand how differential referral patterns contribute to the observed disparities in receiving high quality CABG (coronary artery bypass graft) surgery among mentally-ill patients.

Awards & Honors (National)

Editor-in Chief | Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (HSORM) 2014 - Present
The Best Student Abstract in the Health Information Technology section of the Interest Group Poster Session (C. Thirukumaran) | 2013 AcademyHealth research meeting 2013
Winner of the Scholar Abstract Award | Amer Federation for Medical Research & the Assoc Clin & Trans Sc | Washington, DC 2013
Best Paper of the 2012 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting | (one of the four best papers selected out of 1000+ submissions) 2012 - 2012
Award winner, James G. Zimmer New Investigator Research Award | APHA 2009
Exceptional Reviewer | Medical Care 2009 - 2010
Most outstanding abstract in the Academy for HSR and Health Policy. 1 of 40 awardees fromm 1000+ submissions | Academy for HSR and Health Policy | Orlando, Fl 2007
Award winner, The Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Public Health | APHA 2007
Award winner, Medical Care Section Student Paper Award | APHA 2004
Finalist, Medical Care Section Student Paper Award | APHA 2003
Pre-doctoral Fellowship, | University of Rochester, Rochester, NY 2001 - 2003
Top Student, The National Scholarship for Outstanding Performance | Shanghai Medical University 1991 - 1995

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 51 available »

2013 Oct
Moga DC, Carnahan RM, Lund BC, Pendergast JF, Wallace RB, Torner JC, Li Y, Chrischilles EA. "Risks and benefits of bladder antimuscarinics among elderly residents of Veterans Affairs Community Living Centers." Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2013 Oct; 14(10):749-60. Epub 2013 Apr 30.
2013 Oct
Glance LG, Osler TM, Mukamel DB, Meredith JW, Li Y, Qian F, Dick AW. "Trends in racial disparities for injured patients admitted to trauma centers." Health services research. 2013 Oct; 48(5):1684-703. Epub 2013 May 13.
2013 Aug
Zhang N, Li Y, Temkin-Greener H. "Prevalence of obesity in new york nursing homes: associations with facility characteristics." The Gerontologist.. 2013 Aug; 53(4):567-81. Epub 2013 Mar 11.
2013 Jun
Li Y, Glance LG, Lyness JM, Cram P, Cai X, Mukamel DB. "Mental illness, access to hospitals with invasive cardiac services, and receipt of cardiac procedures by Medicare acute myocardial infarction patients." Health services research. 2013 Jun; 48(3):1076-95. Epub 2012 Nov 07.
2013 Feb
Mukamel DB, Li Y, Weimer DL, Spector WD, Bailey L, Harrington C. "What factors contribute to successful appeals of nursing homes' deficiencies in the informal dispute resolution process?" Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. 2013 Feb; 14(2):101-4. Epub 2012 Nov 07.

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Public Health Sciences (SMD) - Primary