Jodi L. Liu

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Assistant Policy Analyst
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. candidate in policy analysis, Pardee RAND Graduate School; M.S.P.H. in global disease epidemiology and control, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; M.S.E. in biomedical engineering, University of Michigan; B.S.E. in chemical engineering, University of Michigan


Jodi Liu is a doctoral candidate at the Pardee RAND Graduate School and an assistant policy analyst at RAND. She has a master's degree in global disease epidemiology and control from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and degrees in biomedical and chemical engineering from the University of Michigan. Prior to PRGS, she worked as a consultant at the World Health Organization in the Expanded Program on Immunization and as a preformulation scientist in pharmaceutical development. Her interests include public health, global health, and vaccination.


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    Improving Dementia Long-Term Care: A Policy Blueprint

    As baby boomers age, many will require long-term services and supports (LTSS) for dementia care. This blueprint outlines policy options and research directions to help decisionmakers improve the LTSS delivery system, workforce, and financing.

    Jun 22, 2014

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    research brief

    What to Do About Dementia? Policy Options for Crucial Long-Term Care

    Policy options to improve dementia long-term care include those that increase public awareness and promote earlier detection, improve access to and quality of services, increase support to family caregivers, and reduce the cost burden.

    Jun 22, 2014

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    Small Ideas for Saving Big Health Care Dollars

    A review of RAND research identified small ideas that could save the health care system $13 to $22 billion per year if successfully implemented. Ideas include changing payment policy for emergency transport and greater use of $4 generic drugs.

    Jan 30, 2014