Yunfeng Shi

 Yunfeng Shi

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Administration

Contact Information

504E Ford Bldg.
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802


(fax) 814-863-2905


B.A., 1998, English, Fudan University
M.P.A., 2001, Public Administration, University of Wyoming
M.S., 2004, Economics, Carnegie Mellon University
Ph.D., 2010, Information Systems and Public Policy (Applied Microeconomics Focus), Carnegie Mellon University

Teaching Interests

Health economics; health care organizations; health care financing; and research methodology.

Research Interests

Consumer engagement and behavior; quality measurement and reporting; health care organizations; and health information technology.

Selected Publications

Shi, Y., Fuentes, V., McHugh, M., Greene, J., Verevkina, N., Casalino, L. & Shortell, S. (2016). “Electronic health records and patient activation – Their interactive role in medication adherence”. Smart Health, 9545, 219-230, LNCS, Springer.

Alexander, J., Hearld, L., & Shi, Y. (2015). Assessing organizational change in multi-sector community health alliances. Health Services Research, 50(2), 98-116.

Scanlon, D., Shi, Y., Bhandari, N., & Christianson, J. (2015). Are health care quality ‘report cards’ reaching consumers? Awareness in the chronically Ill population. American Journal of Managed Care, 21(3), 236-244.

Bhandari, N., Shi, Y., & Jung, K. (2014). Health information seeking online: Does limited health care access matter? Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 21(6), 1113-1117.

Hearld, L., Alexander, J., & Shi, Y. (2014). Leadership transitions in multisectoral health care alliances: Implications for member perceptions of participation value. Health Care Management Review. [E-pub online ahead of print.]

Hearld, L., Alexander, J., Shi, Y., & Casalino, L. (2014). Pay-for-performance and public reporting program participation and administrative challenges among small- and medium-sized physician practices. Medical Care Research and Review, 71(3), 299–312.

Jung, K., Lim, D., & Shi, Y. (2014). Racial/ethnic disparities in the use of antidepressants in private coverage: Implications for the affordable care act. Psychiatric Services, 65(9), 1140-1146.

Verekina, V., Shi, Y., Fuentes-Caceres, V., & Scanlon, D. (2014). The association between baseline self-efficacy and attrition in a chronic disease self-management program. Health Education & Behavior, 41(6), 590-598.

Martsolf, G., Alexander, J., Shi, Y., Casalino, L., Rittenhouse, D., Scanlon, D., & Shortell, S. (2012). Patient centered medical home and the patient experience. Health Services Research, 47(6), 2273-95.

Curriculum Vitae

Yunfeng Shi vitae

Strategic Themes

  • Domains of Health and Behavior
  • Health Care Systems