Jackie Liu is a qualitative research assistant in the Health Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She assists in research concerning the impact public policies have on health care access and outcomes, with a particular focus on marginalized communities. Her past research has focused on improving diagnostic measures for young children with autism spectrum disorder, revising liver transplant policies depending on smoking status, analyzing the impact of women’s empowerment on maternal and child health, and untangling how providers are complicit in medicalized fatphobia. Liu has a specific interest in community-based participatory and mixed-methods research.
Liu graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with degrees in neurobiology and physiology and women, gender, and sexuality studies.