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Yue Li, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 275-3276

Fax: (585) 461-4532

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Professional Background

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 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.


2014 - Present
Editor-in Chief
Sponsor: Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (HSORM)

Winner of the Scholar Abstract Award
Sponsor: Amer Federation for Medical Research & the Assoc Clin & Trans Sc
Location: Washington, DC

The Best Student Abstract in the Health Information Technology section of the Interest Group Poster Session (C. Thirukumaran)
Sponsor: 2013 AcademyHealth research meeting

2012 - 2012
Best Paper of the 2012 AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting
Location: (one of the four best papers selected out of 1000+ submissions)

2009 - 2010
Exceptional Reviewer
Sponsor: Medical Care

Award winner, James G. Zimmer New Investigator Research Award
Sponsor: APHA

Most outstanding abstract in the Academy for HSR and Health Policy. 1 of 40 awardees fromm 1000+ submissions
Sponsor: Academy for HSR and Health Policy
Location: Orlando, Fl

Award winner, The Aetna Susan B. Anthony Award for Excellence in Research on Older Women and Public Health
Sponsor: APHA

Award winner, Medical Care Section Student Paper Award
Sponsor: APHA

Finalist, Medical Care Section Student Paper Award
Sponsor: APHA

2001 - 2003
Pre-doctoral Fellowship,
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

1991 - 1995
Top Student, The National Scholarship for Outstanding Performance
Location: Shanghai Medical University

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Journal Articles

Glance LG, Dutton RP, Feng C, Li Y, Lustik SJ, Dick AW. "Variability in Case Durations for Common Surgical Procedures." Anesthesia and analgesia.. 2018 Jun 0; 126(6):2017-2024.

McGarry BE, Tempkin-Greener H, Grabowski DC, Chapman BP, Li Y. "Consumer Decision-Making Abilities and Long-Term Care Insurance Purchase." The journals of gerontology. Series B, Psychological sciences and social sciences.. 2018 Apr 16; 73(4):e1-e10.

Li Y, Cen X, Cai X, Wang D, Thirukumaran CP, Glance LG. "Does Medicare Advantage Reduce Racial Disparity in 30-Day Rehospitalization for Medicare Beneficiaries?" Medical care research and review : MCRR.. 2018 Apr 0; 75(2):175-200. Epub 2016 Dec 06.