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. Her recent work includes analyzing the incidence of health care spending, developing a dementia and long-term care policy blueprint, estimating cost savings of ideas to reduce health care costs, and assessing food environments. Prior to RAND, she worked as a consultant at the World Health Organization in the Expanded Program on Immunization and as a preformulation scientist in pharmaceutical development. She holds 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. Her interests include health care systems and reform, public health, global health, and vaccination.


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    The recent measles outbreak that began in Disneyland is the latest reminder that Americans have ceded ground in the fight against the potentially deadly disease. So-called 'anti-vaxxer' parents have received a lot of attention following the outbreak, but they may comprise less of the population than you think.

    Mar 17, 2015 The Press-Enterprise