Jun Li of the Syracuse Center for Aging and Policy Studies (CAPS) at received an honorable mention for the 2021 John Heinz Dissertation Award from the National Academy of Social Insurance. Her dissertation examined quality and payment incentives related to home health care in the US.
Dr. Li joined the Public Administration and International Affairs department in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs as a tenure-track assistant professor in fall 2020. At Syracuse University, Li teaches classes in health policy and health economics including The Changing American Health Care System.
Li’s research aims to improve the quality of care provided by the US health care system. A large part of her research tries to understand the consequences of Medicare payment incentives. Recently, she has investigated Medicare’s performance-based contracts with hospitals and home health care providers, and how these incentives affect their behavior. Li has also investigated the role of health care report cards on patients’ use of services.