Yi Lu, a health economist at AIR, has over six years of research experience applying microeconometric methods in the field of health care. His expertise focuses on the health and quality impact of federal and state policy interventions, health care market structure, physician and hospital behavior, and health care information and consumer education, especially among mothers and the elderly population. Dr. Lu has worked with various data from a number of different federal and state agencies, including the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the American Hospital Association, the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council, and the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration. He has extensive technical expertise in research design, implementation and evaluation working with survey, experimental, and administrative datasets.
Prior to joining AIR, Dr. Lu was as an assistant professor at Barry University where he taught graduate courses in health policy, health economics, healthcare budgeting and financial management, and health services research. His work has been presented at a number of healthcare and economics conferences, workshops, and seminars, such as the International Health Economics Association, the American Society for Health Economists, the Eastern Economic Association, the Southern Economic Association, and the American Public Health Association.