Chunyu Li, PhD, MS, MD
Chunyu Li, PhD, MS, MD, is a health economist in CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control’s Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch. Her research focuses on the economics of cancer and cancer survivorship, economic impact of cancer screening programs and health policies, and disparities in health and health care services. She leads several research projects in these areas.
Dr. Li received her doctorate in preventive medicine from China Medical University and a master’s degree in social science and health care management from Beijing University. Between 2000 and 2002, she worked as a research associate at the National Center for Health Statistics in China and gained experience on international projects. In 2008, she received her doctoral degree in health services research and policy from the University of Rochester with a Graduate Student Society Merit Award in research. In 2010, she completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in prevention effectiveness at CDC.
Dr. Li has authored and coauthored publications in peer-reviewed journals including Health Services Research, Value in Health, Cancer, Journal of Preventive Medicine, Journal of the American Geriatric Society, Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Cancer Epidemiology, Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology, Journal of Epidemiology Community Health, and Urology. She served as referee for several prestigious peer-reviewed journals and was honored as an exceptional reviewer by Medicare Care in 2009 and 2010.
The most recent articles Dr. Li has first-authored include—
- 2014 Mental health services utilization and expenditures associated with cancer survivorship in the United States.
- 2013 Burden among partner caregivers of patients diagnosed with localized prostate cancer within 1 year after diagnosis: an economic perspective.
- 2012 Willingness to pay for prostate cancer treatment among patients and their family members at 1 year after diagnosis.
- 2011 Effect of usual source of care on depression among Medicare beneficiaries: an application of a simultaneous-equations model.
- 2010 Years of potential life lost and productivity losses from male urogenital cancer mortality—United States, 2004.
- 2010 Years of potential life lost due to prostate cancer in the United States—projection from 2004 through 2050.