Dr. Kristen Hassmiller Lich

Kristen Hassmiller Lich, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Health Policy and Management
1105E McGavran-Greenberg Hall
CB #7411
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7411

Kristen Hassmiller Lich in the Gillings News

Honors and Awards

Inaugural Systems Science Scholar
2015, Academy Health

Research Activities

  • Applying operations research to complex systems
  • Applying econometrics tools to problems in health and health care
  • Tobacco policy (domestic and international)
  • Tuberculosis control
  • Infectious disease modeling

Key Publications

Strategic planning to reduce the burden of stroke among veterans: using simulation modeling to inform decision making. C Beadles, H Bosworth, D Bravata, E Cheng, J Homer, K Lich, D Matchar, Y Tian, L Williams (2014). Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation, 45(7), 2078-84.

The Effects of State Psychiatric Hospital Waitlist Policies on Length of Stay and Time to Readmission. A Ellis, M Kosorok, E La, K Lich, J Morrissey, M Swartz, R Zhu (2014). Administration and policy in mental health.

Endocrine therapy initiation among Medicaid-insured breast cancer survivors with hormone receptor-positive tumors. R Goyal, R Kohler, K Lich, C Melvin, A Moore, H Muss, K Reeder-Hayes, T Smith, S Wheeler (2014). Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice.

Enhancing Dissemination and Implementation Research Using Systems Science Methods. J Burke, K Lich, P Mabry, H Meissner, J Neal, M Yonas (2014). International journal of behavioral medicine.

Patient-centered medical homes and oral anticoagulation therapy initiation. C Beadles, M Brookhart, S Greene, K Hassmiller Lich, A Viera, M Weinberger (2014). Medical care research and review : MCRR, 71(2), 174-91.


  • BS, Psychology and Gerontology, University of Akron, 1996
  • MHA, Public Health, University of Michigan, 2000
  • PhD, Health Services Organization and Policy, University of Michigan, 2007