Kate Li, PhD

Associate Professor, Information System and Operations Management

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Dr. Kate Li’s primary research interests lie in the field of healthcare operations management and applied data analytics. Currently she is interested in examining and understanding drivers of superior healthcare outcomes, in particular, health information technology and hospital capacity management.

She has extensive experience in empirical research that includes observational, experimental, and survey studies. Her research has been published in prestigious journals including Manufacturing & Service Operations Management, Decision Sciences, Health Services Research, Journal of Business & Economic Statistics, and Journal of the American Statistical Association. She has won research grants and awards from Suffolk University and Wharton Customer Analytics Institute.

Dr. Kate Li teaches operations management, predictive analytics, and healthcare analytics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Top 20 Most Downloaded Paper Award of Decision Sciences in the 50 year history of the journal (2020)
  • International Consortium of Chinese Mathematicians (ICCM) Best Paper Award – Silver Award (2020)


Recent Intellectual Contributions

Li, J. K., Al-Amin, M. (2021). The Interaction between High-Level Electronic Medical Record Adoption and Hospitalist Staffing Levels: A Focus on Value-Based Purchasing. Health Services Management Research. Forthcoming.

Al-Amin, M., Hefner, J., Hogan, T., Li, J. K. (2021). Sustainers: Hospitals with sustained superior performance. Health Care Management Review 46(3): 248-56.

Al-Amin, M., Li, J. K. (2020). Hospitalists Staffing Levels and Total Performance Scores. Health Services Research, 55(1): 44-53.

Wu, J., Li, J. K., Liu, J. S. (2018). Bayesian Inference for Assessing Effects of Email Marketing Campaigns. Journal of Business & Economic Statistics 36(2): 253-66.

Deng, K., Bol, P. K., Li, J. K., Liu, J. S. (2016). On the Unsupervised Analysis of Domain Specific Chinese Texts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 113(22): 1-6.

Li, J. K., Xu, S. H. (2015). The Comparison between Trade-In and Leasing of a Product with Technology Innovations. OMEGA 54(C): 134-146.

Zinoviev, D., Z. Zhu, and J.K. Li. (2015). Building Mini-Categories in Product Networks. Studies in Computational Intelligence, 597, 179-190.

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Courses Taught

ISOM 201: Data and Decisions Analysis
ISOM 330: Applied Predictive Analytics
ISOM 835: Predictive Analytics
SIB 550: Global Travel Seminar to China
HLTH 844: Health Analytics

Professional Links

LinkedIn | Google Scholar | Research Gate

Degrees/Professional Certifications

  • PhD, MS, Pennsylvania State University
  • BS, Peking University