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Sze Yan Liu

Assistant Professor, Public Health

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3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Research Projects

Discrimination as a social determinant of health

SY Liu, R Pabayo, P Muennig. Perceived Discrimination and Increased Odds of Unmet Medical Needs Among US Children. International Journal of Health Services. March 2021. doi:10.1177/0020731421997087

SY Liu, S Lim, LH Gould. Impact of law enforcement-related deaths of unarmed black New Yorkers on emergency department rates, New York 2013–2016.J Epidemiol Community Health 2021;75:258-263.

SY Liu, C Fiorentini, K McVeigh, Z Bailey, M Huynh, D Kaplan. Structural Racism and Severe Maternal Morbidity in New York State. Clinical Medicine Insights: Women’s Health. 2019; doi: 10.1177/1179562X19854778.

R Pabayo, A Ehntholt, KL Davis, SY Liu, P Muening, D Cook, Structural racism and odds for infant mortality among infants born in the United States 2010. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities. 2019; doi: 10.1007/s40615-019-00612-w

Health systems and healthcare utilization

SY Liu, S Lim. Difference in Hospital Utilization Within the First 12 Months Among Low-Birth-Weight Infants in Medicaid Managed Care Versus Fee-for-Service: A Regression Discontinuity Study. Matern Child Health J (2021).

SY Liu, S Lim. Collective Trauma and Mental Health Hospitalization Rates Among Children in New York State, 1999–2013: Age, Period, and Cohort Effects. Journal of traumatic stress 33, no. 5 (2020): 824-834.

Women's health throughout the life course

SY Liu, I Kawachi. Effect of adult’s workplace harassment on child’s odds of mental health problem. Curr Psychol (2021).

R Pabayo, A Ehntholt, DM Cook, M Reynolds, P Muennig, SY Liu. Laws Restricting Access to Abortion Services and Infant Mortality Risk in the United States." International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 11 (2020): 3773.