Ji is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the College of Global Public Health.
As a teacher, Ji is excited to be part of the process of developing courses for the Public Health Policy and Management Program and training students to face the workforce with skills that are both desired and needed in public health organizations.
As a researcher she is passionate about understanding the coordination of care within and across organizations, particularly in the context of the safety net. Prior to starting her PhD, Ji worked as a policy analyst with the DC Department of Human Services, serving the homeless population. From that experience she became fascinated with how services are coordinated across different fields. For her dissertation research she explored the coordination of care across innovative new sites of ambulatory care such as urgent care centers and retail clinics. She is currently developing a new project around team-based continuity of care in partnership with NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest safety net provider in New York. Through this project, she hopes to contribute to the development of measures that can help improve the continuity of care for patients with complex needs.
Ji has taken part in a number of externally funded public health research efforts including a PCORI project on developing clinical practice guidelines for prostate and lung cancer screenings in Massachusetts through a collaborative multi-stakeholder panel, a NYS Health Foundation project tracking the rise of convenient care centers, and a NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene project investigating the integration of community health workers into patient centered medical homes. Ji has also conducted research and evaluation projects across a range of local, federal, and international public and non-profit organizations including the Indian Health Services, the U.S. Economic Development Administration, and the South Australian Department of Further Education Employment and Training.
In addition to research and teaching, Ji loves to travel and to learn about local culture, history, and the everyday community life of the places she visits.
Ji received a Ph.D. in Public Administration from New York University, an M.S. in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.