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MHI student Yihan Li guides people into the future of health care

Yihan Li

Thursday, 09/08/2022

Yihan Li envisioned a future helping people as a doctor, but after struggling with organic chemistry she decided to pursue a different path. That path eventually led her to UMSI’s Master of Health Informatics (MHI) program.

During the pandemic, she noticed that the content in her U-M School of Public Health classes started shifting.

“A lot of questions and issues arose surrounding virtual care and people’s access to technology, and how that affected their COVID outcomes, especially for older adults.” 

She became interested in how information technology can be used to address complex challenges in health care. She dual-enrolled in the MHI program to gain understanding of how people interact with technology and how data can help inform more equitable and inclusive digital health care experiences. 

I want to go into digital health care because I honestly believe that it is the future of health care for the general population. 

Read Yihan’s recommendations for fellow MHI students in her Faces of UMSI profile, and learn about her work building people’s digital skills to make it easier for them to use technology for their health and well-being.