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Yue Li, Ph.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Office: (585) 275-3276

Fax: (585) 461-4532

Faculty Appointments


Professional Background


Director, Health Services Research and Policy (HSR&P) graduate programs
Editor-in-Chief, Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology (HSORM)


PM 422, Quality of Care and Risk Adjustment
PM 428, Health Services Research PhD Workshop
PM 456, Health Economics I


Dr. Li is an experienced health services researcher with major focuses on Medicare policy and quality of hospital and long-term care. His current research includes: 1) Quality and outcome assessment for hospital and long-term care; 2) Impact of Medicare payment reforms such as bundled payments on health care quality; and 3) disparities in quality of health care.

Dr. Li is currently leading two R01 grants as PI. The first project is funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and is designed to identify those aspects of state regulatory and payment policies that may foster or prevent the development of nursing home patient safety culture. The second project, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), aims to use big data and statistical machine learning methods to analyze the violent death data and medical records of patients from the CDC and the CMS, in order to identify the risk and protective factors for suicide deaths among older adults in long-term care settings.

He also collaborates as co-investigator on several other federally funded research projects including 1) a funded project that aims to determine the effect of the CJR (Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement) model on racial and SES disparities in the utilization and outcomes of lower extremity joint replacement procedures (R01MD012422; PI: Caroline Thirukumaran); 2) another project that tests the impact of state regulations on safety culture and safety outcomes in assisted living residences; and 3) a more recent project designed to focus on Medicare ACOs (accountable care organizations) and their impact on surgical outcomes and post-acute care use.

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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.