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Shinyi Wu

Shinyi Wu
Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Phone: (213) 821-6442
Dr. Wu received her B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan in 1992; M.S. in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Quality Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 1993; and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering with a specialization in Health Systems from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2000.

Prior to joining USC in 2008, Dr. Wu was a researcher in the RAND Corporation’s Health Program and Technology & Applied Sciences Group, where she also served as Associate Director of the Roybal Center for Health Policy Simulation, an interdisciplinary program focused on improving the precision of estimates of the effects of health policy changes. In 2007, she was honored by the RAND Corporation for “outstanding contributions to furthering RAND's mission of improving policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis.”

Research Interests

  • Assessment of cost-effectiveness in the delivery of healthcare, prevention of injury and disease, and health promotion
  • Redesign of processes for delivering healthcare to increase efficiency and value
  • Integration of business strategies and clinical strategies to improve care for chronic illness
  • Analysis and evaluation of healthcare policies, including policies concerning care for chronic illness, healthy aging, and prevention of HIV
  • Adoption and implementation of health information technology
  • Identification and implementation of evidence-based practices in healthcare organizations; strategies for sustaining organizational change

Recent Publications
  • Ross SM, Tijms H, Wu, S. A Model for Locking in Gains with an Application to Clinical Trials. Probability in the Engineering and Informational Sciences, forthcoming in 23(4), 2009.
  • Ganz DA, Fung CH, Sinsky CA, Wu S, Reuben DB. Key Elements of High-Quality Primary Care for Vulnerable Elders.Journal of General Internal Medicine, forthcoming. (online access http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11606-008-0808-5)
  • Ganz DA, Alkema GE, Wu S. It Takes a Village to Prevent Falls: Reconceptualizing Fall Prevention and Management for Older Adults, Injury Prevention, 14: 226-271, 2008.
  • Wu S, Ridgely MS, Escarce JJ, Morales LS. Language Access Services for Latinos with Limited English Proficiency: Lessons Learned from Hablamos Juntos, Journal of General Internal Medicine, 22(Suppl 2): 350-5, 2007.
  • Marsteller JA, Shortell SM, Lin M, Mendel P, Dell E, Wang S, Cretin S, Pearson ML, Wu S, Rosen M. How Do Teams in Quality Improvement Collaboratives Interact, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, 33(5): 267-276, 2007.
  • Chaudhry B, Wang J, Wu S, Maglione M, Mojica W, Roth E, Morton SC, Shekelle PG. Systematic Review: Impact of Health Information Technology on Quality, Efficiency, and Costs of Medical Care. Annals of Internal Medicine, 144(10): 742-752, 2006.
  • Cohen DA, Wu S, Farley TA. Structural Interventions to Prevent HIV/Sexually Transmitted Disease: Are They Cost-effective for Women in the Southern United States? Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 37(7) Supplement, 2006.
  • Cohen DA, Wu S, Farley TA. HIV Prevention Case Management is Not Cost-Effective. American Journal of Public Health, 96(3): 400, 2006.
  • Meredith LS, Mendel P, Pearson ML, Wu S, Joyce G, Straus JB, Ryan G, Unutzer J. Success of Implementation and Maintenance of Quality Improvement for Depression, Psychiatric Services, 57(1): 48-55, 2006.
  • Cohen DA, Wu S, Farley TA. A Cost-Effective National HIV Prevention Strategy for the United States, Health Affairs, 24(4): 915-926, 2005.
  • Pearson ML, Wu S, Schaefer J, Bonomi AE, Shortell SM, Mendel PJ, Marsteller JA, Louis TA, Keeler EB. Assessing the Implementation of the Chronic Care Model in Quality Improvement Collaboratives, Health Services Research, 40(4): 978-996, 2005.
  • Schonlau M, Mangione-Smith R, Rosen M, Chan K, Louis T, Wu S, Keeler EB. An Evaluation of an Adult Asthma BTS Collaborative and the Effect of Patient Self-Management, Annals of Family Medicine, 3:200-208, 2005.