professor and Chair

Department of Health Services Research & Administration
Director, Center for Health Policy Analysis and Rural Health Research
University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health

Professional Summary

  • 2012–present Chair, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC
  • 2010–present Director, Center for Health Policy Analysis & Rural Health Research, UNMC
  • 2012–present Professor (tenured), Department of Health Services Research & Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC
  • 2010–2012 Interim Chair, Department of Health Services Research & Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC
  • 2008–2010 Director of PhD Program in Health Services Research, Administration, & Policy, College of Public Health, UNMC
  • 2004–2010 Deputy Director, RUPRI Center for Rural Health Policy Analysis (funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy)
  • 2005–2012 Associate Professor (tenured in 2009), Department of Health Services Research & Administration, College of Public Health, UNMC
  • 1999–2005 Assistant Professor, Section on Health Services Research & Rural Health Policy, Department of Preventive & Societal Medicine, UNMC
    

Education

  • PhD, Health Policy & Administration, The Pennsylvania State University, 1999
  • MHSA, Health Services Administration, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1993
  • BPH, Public Health, National Taiwan University, 1990

Research Interests

Health economics, health insurance, health care access and utilization, health care cost and efficiency, cost-effectiveness analysis, public health service and system research

Selected Publications

  • Chen, Li-Wu, L. Xu, F. Yu, J. Jacobson, S. Roberts, and D. Palm. (2012). The Relationship Between County Variation in Macro Contextual Factors and the Performance of Public Health Practice in Regional Public Health Systems in Nebraska. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 18(2), 132-140.
  • Chen, Li-Wu, J. Jacobson, S. Roberts, and D. Palm. (2012). Resource Allocation and Funding Challenges for Regional Local Health Departments in Nebraska. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 18(2), 141-147.
  • Chen, Li-Wu, S. Roberts, L. Xu, J. Jacobson, and D. Palm. (2012). Effectiveness and Challenges of Regional Public Health Partnerships in Nebraska. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 18(2), 148-155.
  • Zhang, X., Li-Wu Chen, K. Mueller, Q. Yu, J. Liu, and G. Lin (2010). Tracking the Effectiveness of Health Care Reform in China: A Case Study of Community Health Centers in a District of Beijing. Health Policy doi:10.1016/j.healthpol.2010.10.003 (www.elsevier.com/locate/healthpol)
  • Chen, Li-Wu, M. Shambaugh-Miller, J. Meza, W. Zhang, K. Shaw, and K. J. Mueller. (2009). Inpatient Hospital Service Utilization of the Uninsured in Nebraska: Policy Implications for Addressing Uncompensated Care. (2009) Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 20, 444-457.
  • Chen, Li-Wu, W. Zhang, J. Sun, and K. J. Mueller. (2009). The Magnitude, Variation, and Determinants of Rural Hospital Resource Utilization Associated with Hospitalizations Due to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 15(3), 216-222.
  • Zhang, W., Li-Wu Chen, and K. J. Mueller. (2008). Uninsured Hospitalizations: Rural and Urban Differences. Journal of Rural Health, 24(2), 194-202.
  • Zhang, W., K. J. Mueller, Li-Wu Chen, and K. Conway. (2006). The Role of Rural Health Clinics in Hospitalizations Due to Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions: A Study in Nebraska. Journal of Rural Health, 22(3), 220-223.
  • Chen, Li-Wu and D. Shea. (2004). The Economies of Scale for Nursing Home Care. Medical Care Research & Review, 61(1), 38-63.
  • Chen, Li-Wu and D. Shea. (2002). Do Prospective Payments Really Contain Nursing Home Costs? Health Services Research, 37(2), 251-271.


 

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984350 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4350
Phone: 402-559-5260
Fax: 402-559-9695
E-mail: liwuchen@unmc.edu

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