Yuanli Liu was part of the research team for the project Migration and Health in China. At the time of his collaboration, he was senior lecturer at the Department of Global Health, Harvard University, United States and adjunct professor at the Health and Development Institute of Tsinghua University School of Public Policy and Management, Beijing, China.
Liu conducts empirical research into health system performance and reform issues. He is the author of more than 70 articles and book chapters on structural analysis of health systems, measurement of medical impoverishment, socioeconomic inequalities in access to essential medicines and healthcare finance, smoking and poverty and other topics. His recent projects include an international study on the roles of private healthcare providers; a comprehensive assessment of China’s health system performance; an intervention study on the impact of rural community medical cooperatives; major problems of China’s medical pricing and payment systems; and an investigation of the impact and feasibility of increasing cigarette tax in China.