Lizheng Shi, PhD, MsPharm, has trained as a pharmacist (B.S. in pharmacy 1992, M.S. in pharmacy 1994) through Shanghai Medical University and Peking Union Medical College, respectively. He has also trained as an economist (M.A. in economics 1998, PhD in pharmaceutical economics and policy 2001) through the University of Southern California. He is the Regents Professor and Vice Chair in the Department of Global Health Management and Policy at School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Clinical Associate Professor in Department of Medicine (Section of Endocrinology) and Department of Psychiatry. He is the Director for Health Systems Analytics Research Center (HSARC). He is a member of editorial board for Pharmacoeconomics. Dr. Shi’s current research interest includes health technology assessment and health care quality, access, and evaluation. He is also interested in pharmacoepidemilogy with a focus on safety issues in medication treatment and medical informatics to improve quality and safety of patient care. He has published more than 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and served as principal investigators (PI) and co-PI for more than 30 research grants and contracts from NIH, AHRQ, PCORI, and other public and private funding sources.