Shu-Fang Shih

Professional Title

Research Assistant Professor of Health Management and Policy, School of Public Health


Health Management and Policy


Dr. Shih has a diverse background in public health, business administration, risk management and insurance, and actuarial science. Her research has focused on health behaviors, preventive services, access to healthcare, attitudes and decision-making towards prenatal screening among women. She uses econometrics, psychometrics, and mixed methods to measure and validate health literacy scales for different populations, and to examine health and health care issues among women and vulnerable groups such as women with disabilities. She is also interested in the design, implementation, and evaluation of theory-based health programs to improve maternal and child health, in particular, designing effective multicomponent strategies (including digital solutions) to align public health, social services, and healthcare systems to achieve the goal of family-centered and integrated/coordinated care for vulnerable populations.

Research Interests

community-based research
digital studies
mixed methods research
quantitative research methods
health literacy
health equity
implementation science