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Jun Li

Jun Li

Contact Information:


314 Lyman Hall

Highest degree earned

Ph.D., University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 2020


Jun Li joined the public administration and international affairs department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as a tenure-track assistant professor in fall 2020. At Syracuse University, Li teaches classes in health policy and health economics including The Changing American Health Care System. 

Li’s research aims to improve the quality of care provided by the U.S. health care system. A large part of her research tries to understand the consequences of Medicare payment incentives. Recently, she investigated Medicare’s performance-based contracts with hospitals and home health care providers, and how these incentives affect their behavior. Li has also investigated the role of health care report cards on patients’ use of services.

Her research has been supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Additionally, she has received funding from the Rackham Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, the Walter J. McNerney Award, and the Collaborative Doctoral Scholars Program from the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation at the University of Michigan.

Li earned a Ph.D. in health services organization and policy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in 2020, an M.S.P.H. in health policy from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in 2012, and a B.A. in studio arts from Carleton College in 2010. 

Research Interests

Health economics, health insurance reimbursement design, pay-for-performance, health care report cards, long-term care, home health care, health care disparities.