Research Scientist, Center For Health Innovation

Yan  Li,  PhD

Yan Li, PhD, is a Research Scientist at the Center for Health Innovation at The New York Academy of Medicine. Dr. Li received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University and completed postdoctoral training in Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University. His research interests include systems science modeling in population health and health care management, cost-effectiveness analysis, big data analytics, and evidence-based public health. He has collaborated with multidisciplinary teams on research projects related to the simulation of chronic disease progression, risk prediction, cancer screening intervention design, care facility capacity planning, and clinic appointment scheduling. His research work has been published in leading public health and engineering journals such as the American Journal of Public Health and the European Journal of Operational Research. He is a member of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) and the Society for Medical Decision Making (SMDM), and has received several honors and awards from both organizations as well as from Purdue University.

At the Center for Health Innovation, Dr. Li works on collaborative research projects related to systems science and prevention funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is also conducting research to develop new tools and strategies to improve urban health and reduce health disparities.


Contact Info:

  • yli@nyam.org
  • (212) 419-3533