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Ying Li, Ph.D.
Civic Engagement and Governance Institute
Ying Li is a Research Fellow at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Her research has focused on national public policies that affect the wellbeing of racial and ethnic minorities. She also works closely with the U.S. Census Bureau to promote the 2010 Census and other surveys and to disseminate Census data to underserved communities.
Dr. Li has conducted policy research in the fields of education, employment, health, housing, justice, technology, voting and demographic trends by analyzing national telephone surveys as well as large datasets from the Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Center for Education Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics, Bureau of Justice Statistics and other federal agencies. She has also conducted program evaluations in the field of media and technology.
From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Li served on the Steering Committee of the Census Information Center (CIC) Program. The CIC Program is a cooperative venture between the Census Bureau and national-level, community-based organizations and colleges and universities to serve as auxiliary data distribution centers reaching underserved populations. As a Steering Committee member, she assisted and provided guidance to the Census Bureau to meet and improve the program goals. Dr. Li’s expertise and leadership in the Program was recognized by the Census Bureau in August 2011.
Dr. Li received her Ph.D. in mass communication and media arts from Southern Illinois University, and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in library and information science from Peking University, China.
Dr. Li is also a Joint Center subject matter expert. Details on her areas of expertise can be viewed here.