Ning Lu, PhD., MPH

  Department Chair
  708-534-4916ext. 4916
  Office Location: G180
  Office Hours: By Appointment.
  College: CHHS

Health Administration



Dr. Lu is a Full Professor in the Department of Health Administration at the Governors State University. She received her PhD in Health Services Policy and Management from Norman J. Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina, and her MPH from the Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh. She completed her PhD dissertation as a researcher at the Department of Health Policy and Management at Johns Hopkins Primary Care Policy Center, Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Lu’s research interests include health care access, utilization, quality, and outcome. In the area of public health issues, her research focuses on preventive care services, health behaviors, and program evaluation. She has published research in high impact peer-reviewed journals such as International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Journal of Medical Systems, Journal of Rural Health, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, Journal of Healthcare Management, American Journal of Infection Control, and Medical Care, etc.

She has been serving as the Chair for the Department of Health Administration, and the Program Director for Master in Health Administration program since 2018.


Book Chapter

Ning Lu, Kuo-cherh Huang (2017) China in Comparative Health Systems: A Global Perspective 2nd Edition. Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Editor: Johnson, Stoskopf and Shi. ISBN: 978-1-284-11173-6, 550 pages

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

Ning Lu, Kai-Wen Cheng, Nafees Qamar, Kuo-Cherh Huang, James Johnson. Weathering COVID-19 storm: Successful control measures of five Asian countries. American Journal of Infection Control. 2020: 48 (7) 851-852. DOI:

Soumitra S. Bhuyan, Olayinka Shiyanbola, Pallav Deka, Oluwaseyi O. Isehunwa, Aastha Chandak, Sean Huang, Yang Wang, Jay Bhatt, Ning Lu, Wang Jun Lin, David Wyant, Satish Kedia and Cyril F. Chang

The Role of Gender in Cost-Related Medication Non-adherence among Patients with Diabetes. The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2018: 31 (5) 743-751; DOI:

Chih-Hsien Liao, Ning Lu, Chao-Hsiun Tang, Hui-Chih Chang, Kuo-Cherh Huang.  Assessing the Relationship between Health Care Market Competition and Medical Care Quality under Taiwan's National Health Insurance Program. European Journal of Public Health. 2018;28 (6):1005‐1011. doi:10.1093/eurpub/cky099

Szu-Jui Fan, Ning Lu, Hui-Chih Chang, Chao-Hsiun Tang, Ming-Chin Yang, Kuo-Cherh Huang. Health service utilization and medical costs among patients with schizophrenia receiving long-acting injectable risperidone versus oral risperidone: a nationwide retrospective matched cohort study in Taiwan. International Clinical Psychopharmacology. 2018;33(4):204‐212. doi:10.1097/YIC.0000000000000213

Ning Lu, Kuo-cherh Huang, James Johnson. Reducing Excess Readmissions: Promising Effect of Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program in U.S. Hospitals. International Journal for Quality in Health Care. 2016; 28(1): 53-58. DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzv090

Soumitra S. Bhuyan, Ning Lu, Aastha Chandak, Hyunmin Kim, David Wyant, Jay Bhatt, Satish Kedia, Cyril F. Chang. Use of Mobile Health Applications for Health-Seeking Behavior Among US Adults. Journal of Medical Systems, 2016; 40:153-161. DOI 10.1007/s10916-016-0492-7 

DeLawnia Comer-HaGans, Ning Lu, Zo Ramamonjiarivelo.  Utilization Of Dilated Eye Exams Among Adults With Diabetes. European Scientific Journal, September 2014 /SPECIAL/ edition Vol.3 ISSN: 1857 – 7881 (Print) e - ISSN 1857- 7431

Kuo-cherh Huang, Ning Lu, Wei-Jung Chang, Hui-Chih Chang, Jiun-Shyan Chen. Correlates of Perceived Competitive Advantage among Hospital Management: A Multilevel Analysis. Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, 2012; 4(3): 170-174.

Ning Lu, Michael Samuels, Phillip Kletke, Elmer Whitler.  Rural-Urban Differences In Health Insurance Coverage And Patterns Among Working-Age Adults In Kentucky. Journal of Rural Health. 2010; 26(2):129-138

Kim Tae, Linda Samson, Ning Lu. Racial/Ethnic Disparities in the Utilization of High-Technology Hospitals. Journal of the National Medical Association. 2010; 102 (9): 803-810.

Kuo-cherh Huang, Ning Lu, Yi-Hsin Hsu, Mei-Ling Sheu, Che-Ming Yang and Yi-Hua Chen. Coping with National Health Insurance: Strategic behaviors of Taiwan’s hospitals. The Service Industries Journal. 2009; 29 (6): 861-873

Lisa Lindley, Molly Kerby, Thomas Nicholson, Ning Lu. Sexual behaviors and sexually transmitted infections among self-identified lesbian and bisexual college women. Journal of LGBT Health Research. 2007; 3 (3): 41-54.

Ning Lu, Michael Samuels, Richard Wilson. Socioeconomic Differences in Health: How much do health behaviors and health insurance coverage account for? Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2004; 15(4): 618-630.

Ning Lu, Michael Samuels, Leiyu Shi, Jimy Sanders, Samuel Baker, Saundra Glover.  Child Day Care Risks of Common Infectious Diseases Revisited. Child: Care, Health and Development, 2004; 30(4): 361-368.

Kuo-Cherh Huang, Ning Lu, Yi-Hsin Hsu, Mei-Ling Sheu, Chao-Hsiun Tang.  Impacts of forming strategic hospital alliances on hospitals' performance.  Journal of Healthcare Management, 2004; 5(3), 340-55.

Kuo-Cherh Huang, Ning Lu, Chao-Hsiun Tang, & Chuang-I Huang.  Fairness perceptions and work attitudes revisited: Roles of employee specialty, hospital level and ownership.  International Journal of Human Resource Management. 2004; 15 (7): 1317-1329.

Wayne Higgins, Ning Lu, Ruth Carrico.  Assessing Hospital Preparedness Using an Instrument Based on the Mass Casualty Disaster Plan Checklist: Results of a Statewide Survey.  American Journal of Infection Control. 2004; 32(6): 327-332.

Lisa Lindley, Molly Kerby, Thomas Nicholson, Ning Lu.  HIC/STI Associated risk behaviors among self-identified lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender college students in the U.S. AIDS Education & Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 2003;15(5): 413-429.

Ning Lu, Michael E. Samuels, Kuo-cherh Huang.  Dietary Behavior in Relation to Socioeconomic Characteristics and Self-Perceived Health Status.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2002; 13:241-257.

Ning Lu, Michael Samuels. Increased Health Care Utilization Associated with Child Day Care among HMO and Medicaid Enrollees.  Ambulatory Child Health Journal, 2001; 7: 219-30. 

Leiyu Shi, Ning Lu.  Individual Sociodemographic Characteristics Associated with Hospitalization for Pediatric Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions.  Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved.  2000; 1(4): 373-84

Leiyu Shi, Ning Lu, Mingming Zhao, Kathi Kelly, Youjie Huang. Respiratory Symptoms and Use of Medical Care Associated with Child Day Care and Health Care Plan Among Preschool Children. The Journal of South Carolina Medical Association. 2000; 96(8): 335-40.

Cheng-Chieh Lin, Tsai-Chung Li, Ning Lu, Leiyu Shi.  Patient And Hospital Factors Associated With Hospital Admissions For Ambulatory Care Sensitive Conditions.  Mid-Taiwan Journal of Medicine, 2000; 5 (1):1-14.

Michael D. Ballard, Ning Lu. Adolescent Health and Safety Risk Assessment. KAHPERD Journal, 1999; 35(1): 26-9.

Leiyu Shi, Ning Lu. Personal Characteristics and Self-Assessed Health.  Medical Care, 1997; 35(10): 1069-78.