Linda Li

Linda Li is a Social Policy and Policy Analysis PhD student at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Her research interests include the social determinants of health, human development, and how social policies can reduce poverty and improve wellbeing. Prior to joining the doctoral program, Linda worked as a data analyst in health policy and economics research. She received her Master in Public Health from Washington University in St. Louis.

Research Interests

Adolescent / young adult developmental transitions
Health inequities
Human capital and children
Long reach of childhood or childhood origins of adult health
Social determinants
Social policy
Social stratification


American Community Survey (ACS)
CPS (Current Population Survey)
Medicaid Data
Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)