Lingrui Liu, Sc.D., M.S.

  • Economist and Social Science Researcher with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.


Lingrui Liu's research fields include healthcare delivery systems in diverse healthcare settings in the U.S. and internationally; healthcare system transformation on how changes (e.g., quality improvement and innovations) are implemented, as well as strategies to facilitate the processes for improved organizational performance, patient outcomes, and provider experience; quantitative and mixed methods; survey instrument and measure development. She also focuses on the applications of the big data method in evidence syntheses for health system reform research.

Her research has received national and international recognition, including awards from the Academy of Management (AOM), AcademyHealth, and Organizational Theory in Health Care Association, including the Best Paper award from AOM (the most prestigious international conference on management and organizational science scholarship). She was awarded a Yale Implementation Science Scholar in 2020 and a Mixed-Methods Scholar for the Health Sciences (2019) at Johns Hopkins University. She served as the Principal Investigator or a Co-Principal Investigator on several international and national projects. Her past experience includes serving as a faculty member at Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, an economist consultant at the World Bank (Washington, D.C.) and a policy researcher at the Children’s Defense Fund (Washington, D.C.)

Lingrui Liu holds a Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University in healthcare management and organization science, economics, and decision science, and an M.S. from the University of Pennsylvania, with a graduate fellowship in management from Harvard Business School. Her past experience includes serving as an economist consultant at the World Bank (Washington, DC) and a policy researcher at the Children’s Defense Fund (Washington, DC).