Johns Hopkins University, United States of America
International Journal for Equity in Health is an open access, peer-reviewed, online journal presenting evidence relevant to the search for, and attainment of, equity in health across and within countries.
International Journal for Equity in Health aims to improve the understanding of issues that influence the health of populations. This includes the discussion of political, policy-related, economic, social and health services-related influences, particularly with regard to systematic differences in distributions of one or more aspects of health in population groups defined demographically, geographically, or socially.
Dr. Leiyu Shi is Professor of health policy and health services research from Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy and Management. He is Co-Director of Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center. He received his doctoral education from University of California Berkeley majoring in health policy and services research. He also has a master in business administration focusing on finance.
Dr. Shi’s research focuses on primary care, health disparities, and vulnerable populations. He has conducted extensive studies about the association between primary care and health outcomes, particularly on the role of primary care in mediating the adverse impact of income inequality on health outcomes. Dr. Shi is also well known for his extensive research on the nation’s vulnerable populations, in particular community health centers that serve vulnerable populations, including their sustainability, provider recruitment and retention experiences, financial performance, experience under managed care, and quality of care.
Dr. Shi is the author of 7 textbooks and over 130 scientific journal articles.