Chuan-Fen Liu

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Research Professor, Health Services


PhD   University of Minnesota, 1994   (Health Services)
MPH   National Taiwan University, 1982   (Health Services)
BPH   National Taiwan University, 1980   (Public Health Administration)

Contact Info


VA Puget Sound Health Care System
HSRD, Room 434H, Building 1
1660 S. Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108

campus box:   358280 (152)
voice:   206-764-2587
fax:   206-764-2935


Chuan-Fen Liu's research interests include: health economics, mental health, risk adjustment, and outcomes research.

Research Interests

Health economics; mental health; risk adjustment; outcomes research.

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Recent Publications

Hebert PL, Liu CF, Wong ES, Hernandez SE, Batten A, Lo S, Lemon JM, Conrad DA, Grembowski D, Nelson K, Fihn SD. Patient-centered medical home initiative produced modest economic results for veterans health administration, 2010-12. Health Aff (Millwood). 2014 Jun 1;33(6):980-7. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0893.  PMID: 24889947

Wong ES, Bryson CL, Hebert PL, Liu CF. Estimating the Impact of Oral Diabetes Medication Adherence on Medical Costs in VA. Ann Pharmacother. 2014 May 20. pii: 1060028014536981. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24847159

Wong ES, Hebert PL, Maciejewski ML, Perkins M, Bryson CL, Au DH, Liu CF. Does Favorable Selection Among Medicare Advantage Enrollees Affect Measurement of Hospital Readmission Rates? Med Care Res Rev. 2014 May 7. [Epub ahead of print]  PMID: 24811933

Wong ES, Hebert PL, Hernandez SE, Batten A, Lo S, Lemon JM, Fihn SD, Liu CF. Association between local area unemployment rates and use of veterans affairs outpatient health services. Med Care. 2014 Feb;52(2):137-43. doi: 10.1097/MLR.0000000000000079.  PMID: 24374409

Liu CF, Burgess JF Jr, Manning WG, Maciejewski ML. Beta-binomial regression and bimodal utilization. Health Serv Res. 2013 Oct;48(5):1769-78. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12055. Epub 2013 Mar 23.  PMID: 23521600

Dissertation, Thesis & Capstone Committees (recent HSERV graduates)

Chair, thesis committee for Erik Schweitzer
The impact of the patient-centered medical home on colorectal cancer screening in a Navy primary care clinic

External Funding (sampling of recent awards from UW SAGE data)

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Research Training Grant
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
PI:   Glenny           Dates:    7/1/2014 - 6/30/2019