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Jui-fen Rachel Lu

 

Name
Jui-fen Rachel Lu, Sc.D.
Academic Positions
Professor and Dean
Tel
886-3-211-8186, 886-3-211-8800 ext 5483、5272、3305
Fax
886-3-211-8345
E-mail

rachel@mail.cgu.edu.tw

  Education
1990-94  

HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH               BOSTON, MADoctor of Science, Health Policy and Management. Concentration in health economics

1987-89

HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH               BOSTON, MAMaster of Science, Health Policy and Management. Concentration in health care financing and financial analysis.

1982-1986

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY                    TAIPEI, TAIWANBachelor of Public Health

  Fellowships and Awards
2009

IBM Faculty Award

2004-05 Takemi Fellowship at Harvard School of Public Health (with NSC sponsorship, NSC93-42174F).
2002  Best Teaching Award, Chang Gung University.
2002 MinisterWang Jin Naw Memorial Award for Best Paper in Health Care
Management presented by Kimma Chang Foundation (paper titled: An Economic Analysis of Taiwan’s Hospital Industry).
1995   National Science Council, Research Award.
1990-94 Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Fellowship.
  Professional Experiences
2010-now  Dean, College of Management, Chang Gung University
2009-2010  Associate Dean, College of Management, Chang Gung University
2004-now Professor, Department of Health Care Management, Chang Gung University.
1995-2004 Chair. (Nov. 2000 - July 2004) and associate professor, Department of Health Care Management, Chang Gung University.
2007-2012
Honorary Professor. Department of Community Medicine, Hong Kong University.
2007-2011 Member. National Health Insurance Supervisory Committee, Department of Health.
2007-2010 Member. Hospital Global Budget Payment Committee, Bureau of National Health Insurance.
2006-2012 Member. National Health Insurance Actuarial Committee, Department of Health.
2006-2009 Member. Hospital Management Committee, Department of Health.
2003-2004 Member. Health Insurance Committee, NHI Forum, NHRI.
2003-2004
Member. Health Data Bank Expert Consultation Committee, Department of Health.
2000-2004 Member. Task Force on NHI Case Payment, BNHI.
2002 Research Fellow. Research and Development of Woman Leadership, Executive Yuan. 
2000-2001 Member of the Expert panel. Task Force on NHI Assessment, Equity Group, NHRI.
1998-now Member. Task Force on Nation Health Insurance Research Database, NHRI.
1995-now PI. International Quality of Life Assessment Project, Health Assessment Lab, U.S
1995 Consultant. Task Force on Reforming the Health Care Delivery System in Taipei, Taipei City Government.
1990-92 Kaiser Fellow. The Health Institute, New England Medical Center, Boston, MA.
1989 Project Coordinator. Task Force on National Health Insurance Planning.
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.
1988-89 Consultant. Group Insurance Commission, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston, MA.
  Professional Affiliations

Vice-President, Taiwan Society of Health Economics
Member, Taiwan Public Health Association, Taiwan Economics Association, International Health Economics Association, AcademyHealth

  Publications

Lu JR, Tsai T, Liu SP, 2011.  "Building a Hospital Alliance--Taiwan Landseed Medical Alliance", Asian Case Research Journal (SSCI)(accepted).
Lu JR, Chiang TL, 2010. “Evolution of Taiwan’s health care system”, Health Economics, Policy and Law (in press).
Li CL, Chang HY, Lu JR, 2009. “Health-related quality of life predicts hospitalization within a year among people with diabetes: a nationwide study from Taiwan”, Diabetic Medicine 26(10):1055-1062.
Shyu YIL, Lu JR, Chen ST, 2009. Psychometric testing of the SF-36 Taiwan version on older stroke patients.  Journal of Clinical Nursing, 18(10):1451-1459.
O’Donnell O, van Doorslaer E, Rannan-Eliya RP, Somanathan A, Adhikari SR, Akkazieva B, Harbianto D, Garg CC, Hanvoravongchai P, Herrin AN, Huq MN, Ibragimova S, Karan A, Kwon S, Leung GM, Lu JR, Yasushi O, Pande BR, Rachel R, Tin K, Tisayaticom K, Trisnantoro L, Wan Q, Yangm BM, Yuxin Z, 2008. “Who pays for health care in Asia? ”, Journal of Health Economics 27(2):460-475.
Van Doorslaer E, O’Donnell O, Rannan-Eliya RP, Somanathan A, Adhikari SR, Garg CC, Harbianto D, Herrin AN, Huq MN, Ibragimova S, Karan A, Lee TJ, Leung GM, Lu JR, Ng CW, Pande BR, Racelis R, Tao S, Tin K, Tisayaticom K, Trisnantoro L, Vasavid C, Zhao Y, 2007. “Catastrophic payment for health care in Asia”, Health Economics, 16(11):1159-1184.
Lu JR, Leung GM, Kwon S, Tin KYK, van Doorslaer E, O’Donnell O, 2007. “Horizontal equity in health care utilization – evidence from three high-income Asian economies”, Social Science and Medicine, 64(1): 199-212.
Chen HC, Chang FL, Lu JR, Chu NK, Tsai WC, Shih LN, Lau YC, Tang FT, 2006. “The impact of NHI Co-payment policy on the utilization pattern of hospital outpatient rehabilitation services”, Taiwan Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 34(2): 73-80 (in Chinese).
Chen SJ, Li ST, Lin HW, Hung SC, Chang CT, Yeh SK, Lu JR, Hsieh YC, Tsao CW, Wu SL, 2005. “Diversity in management journals in Taiwan: ranking of journal quality perceptions”, Sun Yat-Sen Management Review, 13(1): 15-48 (in Chinese).
Shyu YL, Lu JR, Liang J, 2004. “Evaluation of medical outcomes study short form-36 in assessing elderly patients with hip fracture”, Osteoporosis International, 15(7): 575-582.
Shyu YL, Chen MC, Liang J, Lu JR, Wu CC, Su JY, 2004. “Changes of quality of life among elderly patients with hip fracture in Taiwan”, Osteoporosis International, 15(2): 95-102.
Shyu YL, Liang J, Lu JR, Wu CC, 2004. “Environmental barriers and mobility in Taiwan: is Roy adaptation model applicable?”, Nursing Science Quarterly, 17(2): 165-170.
Lu JR, Wen YP, 2003. “A comparative analysis of healthcare industry databanks in Taiwan”, Survey Research, 14: 113-32 (in Chinese).
Lu JR, Hsiao WC, 2003. “Does universal health insurance make health care unaffordable? Lessons from Taiwan”, Health Affairs, 22(3): 77-88.
Lu JR, Hsieh CR, 2003. “An analysis of the market structure and development of Taiwan’s hospital industry”,Taiwan Economic Review, 31(1): 107-153 (in Chinese)(Minister Wang Jin Naw Memorial Award for Best Paper in Health Care Management).
Tseng HM, Lu JR, Gandek B, 2003. “Cultural issues in using the SF-36 health survey in Asia: results from Taiwan”, Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, 1: 72.
Lu JR, Tseng HM, Tsai YJ, 2003. “Assessment of health-related quality of life in Taiwan (I): development and psychometric testing of SF-36 Taiwan version”, Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 22(6): 501-511 (in Chinese).
Tseng HM, Lu JR, Tsai YJ, 2003. “Assessment of health-related quality of life (II): norming and validation of SF-36 Taiwan version”, Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 22(6): 512-518 (corresponding author)(in Chinese).
Lu JR, 2003. “Equity in the reformation of Taiwan’s health care system: from a political economy perspective”, Taiwan Journal of Public Health, 22(2): 87-88 (in Chinese).
Tsai HH, Shyu YL, Lu JR, Wu CC, 2002. “The influence of environment on the hip fractured elders’ quality of life post-discharge”, Chang Gung Nursing, 13(1): 11-20 (in Chinese).
Lu JR, Hsiao WC, 2001. “Development of Taiwan’s national health account”, Taiwan Economic Review, 29(4): 547-576 (in Chinese).
Lu JR, Li CL, Chuang YC, 1999. “Inpatient care use by patients with catastrophic illness under National Health Insurance in Taiwan”, Taiwan Journal of Public Health (formerly Chinese Journal of Public Health), 18(4): 283-293 (in Chinese).
Lu JR, Tang MJ, 1998. “An economic perspective on reforming the National Health Insurance program”, Taiwan Journal of Public Health (formerly Chinese Journal of Public Health), 17(3): 198-205 (in Chinese).
McHorney CA, Ware JE, Lu JR, Sherbourne CD, 1994. “The MOS 36 item short-form health survey (SF-36): III. Tests of data quality, scaling assumptions and reliability across diverse patient groups”, Medical Care, 32(1): 40-66.
McHorney CA, Ware JE, Rogers W, Raczek AE, Lu JR, 1992. “The validity and relative precision of MOS short- and long-form health status scales and Dartmouth COOP charts: results from the medical outcomes study”, Medical Care, 30(5) supplement: MS253-265.
Hsiao WC, Yaung CL, Lu JR, May 1990. “Health care financing and delivery in the ROC: current conditions and future challenges”, Industry of Free China, 73(2): 13-38.

  Books
Lu JR, Hsieh CR, August 2000. “Health Economics”, Pro-Ed Publishing Company, Taipei Taiwan (in Chinese).
Wu SC, Lu PC, Lu JR, 1998. Research on long-term care policy within the current social welfare system”, Council for Research, Development and Evaluation Commission, Executive Yuan.
  Books Chapters
Leung GM, Wagstaff A, Lindelow M, Lu JR, 2008. The Health Systems of China, Hong Kong and Taiwan”, pp656-671, in Heggenhougen and Quah: International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2008), volume 1, Academic Press, San Diego.
Lu JR, 2002. “Catastrophic illness policy and equity in delivering health care: empirical evidence from Taiwan”, In: Hu TW and Hsieh CR, eds. The Economics of Health Care in Asia-Pacific Countries, pages 159-176, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
  Teaching Case
Lu JR, Wu SS, Chuang YC, 2004. “Chang Gung Memorial Hospital: The 43.55 percent puzzle for the performance and costing of the Department of Ophthalmology”, Chang Gung University College of Management teaching case collection.
  Conference Proceesings

Lu JR, 2004. “Is there a trade-off between cost control and equity: evidence from a single-payer approach”, Congress Report, 7th European Health Forum Gastein.
Hsiao WC, Lu JR, 1999. “Taiwan's National Health Insurance: the trade-offs between equity and efficiency”, in “Social Welfare Policy: Its Past and Future”, Proceedings of the Fourth Conference in Memory of Professor Kuo-Shu Liang, Taipei Taiwan.

  Conference Papers

Lu JR, Cheng J, Lee S, 2010. “Change in determinants of equity in health care use before and after the introduction of universal coverage: Evidence from Taiwan”, paper presented at 2010 3rd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, June 20-23, in Ithaca, New York, USA (NSC96-2416-H-182-001-MY3).
Lu JR, 2009. “Is there income-related differential access to medical institutions under NHI?”, paper presented at 2009 Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health, Dec. 3-6, in Taipei(NSC96-2416-H-182-001-MY3).
Lu JR, Lee TJ, Yang BM, 2009. “The effect of universal coverage on catastrophic health expenditures in the AP region: evidence from South Korea and Taiwan”, paper presented at 2009 iHEA 7th World Congress, July 12-15, in Beijing, China (NSC96-2416-H-182-001-MY3).
Lu JR, Chiang TL, 2009. “A Single-Payer Universal Social Insurance System in the Asia-Pacific Region: The Taiwan Experience”, paper presented at AEA-CEANA Annual Conference, January 3-5, in San Francisco, USA.
Lu JR, Sheu JT, Shen MT, 2008. “Incentive and competition in hospital market under global budget”, paper presented at “Provider Payment Incentives in the Asia-Pacific” Conference in Beijing, Nov. 2008.
Lu JR, Sheu JT, Chang CH, 2008. “The spillover effect of NHI on household consumption pattern: evidence from a natural experiment in Taiwan”, paper presented at 2008 2nd Biennial Conference of the American Society of Health Economists, June 22-25, in Durham, North Carolina, USA (NSC96-2416-H-182-001-MY3).
Lu JR, 2007. “The impact of NHI on the incidence of household out-of-pocket catastrophic health spending: Evidence from a natural experiment in Taiwan”, paper presented at 2007 iHEA 6th World Congress, July 8-11, in Copenhagen, Demark (NSC95-2416-H-182-002).
Leung GM, Lu JR, Kim SO, Chang HY, Tin K, 2007. “Variations in methods and data sources for private expenditure estimates in AP region: Findings from the RCHSP Green Paper Project and implications”, paper presented at 3rd Joint OECD/Korea RCHSP-APNHAN Meeting of Regional Health Accounts Experts, June 18-20, Seoul, South Korea.
Lu JR, 2006. “SHA-Based Health Accounts - Country Studies: Taiwan National Health Accounts 1998”, paper presented at 2nd Joint OECD/Korea RCHSP-APNHAN Meeting of Regional Health Accounts Experts, July 26-28, Seoul, South Korea.
Lu JR, O’Donnell O, van Doorslaer E, 2005. “Assessing the impact of NHI program on equity in health care utilization –Evidence from Taiwan”, paper presented at 2005 iHEA 5th World Congress, July 10-13, in Barcelona, Spain (NSC94-2914-I-182-024-A1).
Lu JR, Leung GM, Kwon S, Tin KYK, van Doorslaer E, O’Donnell O, 2005. “Horizontal equity in health care utilization – evidence from three high-income Asian economies”, paper presented at 2005 Equitap meeting, March 15-17, in Dambulla, Sri Lanka (ICA4-CT-2001-10015).
Lu JR, Kwon S, Bayarsaikhan D, 2005. “Comparative desk-review of social health insurance experiences in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Mongolia”, paper presented at 2005 Equitap meeting, March 15-17, in Dambulla, Sri Lanka (ICA4-CT-2001-10015).
Lu JR, 2004. “Is there a trade-off between cost control and equity: evidence from a single-payer approach”, paper presented in the 7th European Health Forum Gastein, October 6-9, in Bad Hofgastein, Austria.
Lu JR, 2003. “The financial equity impact of the health care reform in Taiwan”, working paper, presented at 2003 iHEA 4th World Congress, June 15-18, in San Francisco, USA (NSC92-2914-1-182-020-A1).
Lu JR, Hsieh CR, 2002. “An economic analysis of Taiwan’s hospital industry”, paper presented in “Symposium on Hospital Industry”, Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Lu JR, Hsieh CR, 2001. “Competition under single-payer system: evidence from Taiwan hospital market”, paper presented at 2001 iHEA 3rd World Conference, July 22-25, in York, United Kingdom.
Lu JR, 2001. “The application of national health account approaches to estimating national health expenditures: Taiwan experience”, paper presented at the Conference on National Health Accounts & Health Sector Reform in Asia, May 9-11, in Cebu, Philippines.
Lu JR, Hsiao WC, 2000. “The development of national health accounts in Taiwan, 1998”, paper presented at the Annual Conference of Taiwan Economic Association.
Lu JR, 1999. “Equity concern on the NHI catastrophic illness policy in Taiwan”, paper presented at Taipei International Conference on Health Economics, March 25-26, Academia Sinica, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Hsiao WC, Lu JR, 1999. “Taiwan’s National Health Insurance: the trade-offs between equity and efficiency”, paper presented at the Professor Kuo-Shu Liang’s 4th Memorial Conference, October 2, in Taipei, Taiwan.
Lu JR, 1998. “Availability and choice: the case of the elderly AMI veterans”, accepted for poster session in 15th Annual Meeting of Association for Health Services Research, June 21-23, in Washington D.C., USA.
Hsiao WC, Yaung CL, Lu JR, December 1989. “Health care financing and delivery in the ROC: current conditions and future challenges”, paper presented at the International Symposium on Health Care Systems, in Taipei, Taiwan.

  Research Reports
Lu JR,2007."SHA-Based Health Accounts in the Asia-Pacific Region: Chinese Taipei 1998”. The Joint OECD/Korea RCHSP SHA Technical Paper series.
Lu JR, Kwon S,Bayarsaikhan D, 2005. “Comparative desk review of social health insurance experiences in Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Mongolia”, final report for the subcomponent of the Regional Research Initiatives on Social Protection project funded by Ford Foundation.
Lu JR, 2002-4. “Equity in health care financing, delivery and health status in Asia Pacific country (Year 1-3)”, grants support issued by Department of Health (DOH91-PL-1001, DOH92-PL-1001, DOH93-PL-1001).
Chiang TL, Lu JR, Tsai JH, et al, February 2001. “The equity of Taiwan’s National Health Insurance”, Section in Equity in the Technical Report by Task Force on National Health Insurance Assessment, National Health Research Institute.
Lu JR, 2000. “Development of a national health account for Republic of China”, grant support issued by Harvard University (subcontract under DOH89-TD-1001, PI: Professor William Hsiao).
Lu JR, Chuang YC, 1998. “Analysis on the utilization patterns under National Health Insurance: the case of catastrophic illness”, grant support issued by Bureau of National Health Insurance (DOH86-NH-016).
Lu JR, Tang MJ, Huang YG, 1997. “An appraisal of the administrative system of the National Health Insurance program”, grant support issued by Bureau of National Health Insurance (DOH85-NH-001).
  Doctoral Dissertation
Lu JR, September 1994. The acute myocardial infarction patients in VA health care system: application of econometric models”, Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Harvard University.
  Working Papers And Book Chapters

Lu JR*, Tsai T*, Liu S, 2009. “Building a hospital alliance – Taiwan Landseed Medical Alliance” (submitted to Asian Case Research Journal, under review)(*joint first author).
Lu JR, 2006. “Equity in Financing”, “Financial Risk Protection under NHI”, book chapters in WC Hsiao, W Yip eds., NHRI NHI book (under review).
Liu S, Lu JR*, Jing Zhao, 2009. “Translating Social Entrepreneurship into Sustainable Healthcare Management: A Framework Development” (work in progress) (*Corresponding author).
Lu JR, Hsieh CR, Sheu JT, Chang CH, 2008. “The spillover effect of NHI on household consumption pattern: evidence from a natural experiment in Taiwan” (work in progress).
Lu JR, Sheu JT, Shen MT, 2008. “Incentive and competition in hospital market under global budget” (work in progress, paper presented at “Provider Payment Incentives in the Asia-Pacific” Conference in Beijing, Nov. 2008).
Lu JR, 2008. “The impact of NHI on the incidence of household out-of-pocket catastrophic health spending: Evidence from a natural experiment in Taiwan” (work in progress).

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