LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21, 2017) – Dr. Jing Li has been named associate director of the University of Kentucky Center for Health Services Research and the new director of the Office of Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (OVIHD).
Li graduated from Tianjin Medical University and completed residency training in anesthesiology and subsequent clinical research training at its hospital. In 2002, she completed a master's degree in computer and information sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Since arriving at UK in 2014, she has co-authored 11 peer-reviewed publications, collaborated on submission of $96.3 million in grant and contract proposals and currently is principal or co-investigator on funded projects totaling $20 million awarded to the Center for Health Services Research.
Additionally, she served as deputy director of the Office for Value and Innovation in Healthcare Delivery (OVIHD) at its inception in April 2015, helping recruit and build its staff.
Prior to coming to UK, Li co-developed and led three statewide quality improvement programs, which were implemented in more than 60 hospitals in Illinois to promote system and culture change, optimize processes, and improve patient care.