Christina T. Yuan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

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  • Joint Appointment in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Research Interests

implementation science; diffusion of innovations; organizational behavior; quality improvement; patient safety more


Christina T. Yuan, PhD, MPH is an Associate Scientist in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health with a joint appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is also Principal Faculty at the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality and Associate Director of the NIMH P50 Johns Hopkins ALACRITY Center for Health and Longevity in Mental Illness.

She is a healthcare management researcher who studies the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices, health information technology, and other innovations that are designed to improve care delivery. She has extensive experience using qualitative, quantitative, and social network methods to form a comprehensive understanding of how to “put things into practice,” with a particular focus on engaging with community partners (policy-makers, clinicians and staff, and patients) to inform and improve the implementation and scale-up of innovations.

Dr. Yuan received her Ph.D. in Health Policy and Management, with a concentration in Organizational Theory and Management from Yale University. She received her M.P.H in the Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases from the Yale School of Public Health, and her B.S. in Biology and Honors from Villanova University. more


  • Joint Appointment in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • B.S.; Villanova University (Pennsylvania) (2003)
  • M.P.H.; Yale University (Connecticut) (2005)
  • Ph.D.; Yale University (Connecticut) (2016)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Brewster, A.L., Yuan, C.T., Tan, A.X., Tangoren, C.G., Curry, L.A. (2019). Collaboration in Health Care and Social Service Networks for Older Adults: Association with Health Care Utilization Measures. Medical Care, 57(5), 327-333

Yuan, C.T., Pronovost, P.J., Marsteller, J.A. (2018). Harnessing the power of peer influence to improve quality. American Journal of Medical Quality.

Stone, A.B.,* Yuan, C.T.,* Rosen, M.A., Grant, M.C., Benishek, L.E., Hanahan, E., Lubomski, L.H., Wick, E.C. (2018). Enhanced recovery after surgery implementation strategy: a systematic review of barriers and facilitators. JAMA Surgery, 153(3):270-279. https://doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5565 (https://doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2017.5565)

*Authors contributed equally

Yuan, C.T., Bradley, E.H., Nembhard, I.M. (2015). A mixed methods study of how clinician 'super users' influence others during the implementation of electronic health records. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 15(26). 

Yuan, C.T., Nembhard, I.M., Kane, G.C. (2020). The influence of peer beliefs on nurses’ use of new health information technology: A social network analysis. Social Science & Medicine, 255, 113002. DOI:

Contact for Research Inquiries

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
624 N. Broadway, Room 357
Baltimore, MD 21205 map

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Activities & Honors


  • Implementation Research Institute Fellow, Center for Mental Health Services Research, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, 2022 - 2024
  • Health Services Research Dissertation Grant (R36), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 2013 - 2015
  • William Crawford Health Information Technology Award, Yale University, 2012 - 2013
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein-National Service Research Award, Trainee, Yale University, 2009 - 2013
  • Wilbur G. Downs International Health Research Fellowship, Yale University, 2004 - 2004
  • St. Martin de Porres Scholarship (full tuition), Villanova University, 1999 - 2003


  • AcademyHealth
  • Academy of Management
  • Organization Theory in Health Care Association

Professional Activities

  • Principal Faculty, Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality

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