Peter Lyu

Peter Lyu

PhD Candidate in Health Policy (G6, Methods for Policy Research)

Peter Lyu graduated with highest honors from UNC Chapel Hill and the Gillings School of Global Public Health with a BSPH in Health Policy and Management. His senior thesis, a multiple case study of community health networks in North Carolina and their impact on the uninsured, earned the Department Award for Excellence in Research. Peter then pursued an MSPH in Health Policy and Health Services Research at Emory University as a Boisfeuillet Jones Scholar, where his research interests focused on pay-for-performance models in hospital settings. His master’s thesis investigated the impact of financial incentives and guideline discussions on provider behavior in intensive care units. Peter’s thesis won the Charles C. Shepard award for most scholarly research thesis at the Rollins School of Public Health. Following graduation, Peter worked at the Emory Critical Care Center, where he managed the financial incentives program and other quality improvement initiatives. Broadly, Peter hopes to better understand the factors that drive decision-making by health care providers and organizations, particularly in the context of new payment models and delivery system policy changes. His academic interests focus on the impact these decisions have on the quality, cost, and outcomes of care provided to patients. He also contributes to on-going research on U.S. health systems in the Department of Health Care Policy at the Harvard Medical School and the National Bureau of Economic Research. As a PhD student, Peter has received the Harvard GSAS Summer Predissertation Fellowship and was supported by an AHRQ training grant. He is currently supported by an AHRQ R36 Dissertation Grant to study strategic behavior within Medicare risk-sharing contracts.

 

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