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Tracy Lieu, MD, MPH


National Academy of Medicine member, Dr. Tracy Lieu is a physician, researcher, and professor who has focused on pediatric healthcare and diseases in her work. She uses decision sciences and economic analysis to inform clinical and public policy decisions, such as vaccination recommendations for toddlers, infants, children, adolescents, and adults. Dr. Lieu’s teaching and mentorship have centered on health services research and epidemiology.

Education and Training

  • BA, summa cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Fellowship, Charles A. Dana Clinical Research Scholar, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • MD, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • Pediatric Resident, University of Pennsylvania and The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Fellowship, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar, UCSF
  • MPH, University of California, Berkeley


Selected Prior Positions

1999-2006 Associate Professor of Ambulatory Care and Prevention/Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
1999-2007 Adjunct Investigator
Division of Research, The Permanente Medical Group
1999-2007 Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health
2006-2012 Professor of Population Medicine/Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
2007-2009 Professor of Health Policy and Management
Harvard School of Public Health
2012-present Director, Division of Research
The Permanente Medical Group
2013-present Adjunct Professor
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California at San Francisco


Selected Honors and Awards

2003 Outstanding Teaching Award
Ambulatory Pediatric Association to the Harvard Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship Program
2004 Mid-Career Investigator Award for Patient-Oriented Research
National Institute for Child Health and Human Development
2005 A. Clifford Barger Excellence in Mentoring Award
Harvard Medical School
2007 Ambulatory Pediatric Association Research Award
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
2012 Elected Member
Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Medicine)

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • Wu A, Li L, Fung V, Karbanda EO, Larkin EK, Butler MG, Galbraith A, Miroshnik I, Davis Rl, Horan K, Lieu TA. Mismatching among guidelines, providers, and parents on controller medication use in children with asthma. J Allergy Clin Immunol Pract 2016;4:910-6.
  • Lakshmanan A, Agni M, Lieu T, Fleegler E, Kipke M, Friedlich PS, McCormick MC, Belfort M. The impact of preterm birth <37 weeks on parents and families: a crosssectional study in the 2 years after discharge from the neonatal intensive care unit. Health Qual Life Outcomes 2017;15:38.
  • Lieu TA, Ray GT, Prausnitz SR, Habel LA, Alexeeff S, Li Y, Ramsey SD, Chawla N, O’Neill SC, Mandelblatt JS. Oncologist and organizational factors associated with variation in breast cancer multigene testing. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2017;163:167-176.
  • Trivedi M, Fung V, Kharbanda EO, Larkin EK, Butler MG, Horan K, Lieu TA, Wu AC. Racial disparities in family-provider interactions for pediatric asthma care. J Asthma 2017 Jul 14;1-6.
  • Chandler Y, Schechter CB, Jayasekara J, Near A, O’Neill SC, Isaacs C, Phelps CE, Ray GT, Lieu TA, Ramsey S, Mandelblatt JS. Cost effectiveness of gene expression profile testing in community practice. J Clin Oncol 2018;36:554-562.