Yi Hui Liu, MD, MPH, FAAP


Email: yiliu@ucsd.edu 


Administrative Assistant: 858-246-0794

Yi Hui Liu is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development, and Community Health.  Dr. Liu is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician who evaluates, treats, and coordinates care for children, adolescents, and young adults with developmental delays and disabilities, learning disorders, and behavioral and mental health concerns.  Dr. Liu believes that all individuals and their families deserve the support and opportunity to optimize their well-being, learning, and function.  Dr. Liu is the Medical Director of the University of California San Diego Developmental-Behavioral Pediatric Clinic.  She also serves as a developmental-behavioral pediatric consultant for the San Diego Regional Center and the University of California San Diego Early Childhood Education Center.  As the Associate Director of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship and the Director of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Residency Training, Dr. Liu instructs fellows, residents and medical students at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine.

Dr. Liu's work has appeared in the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, Rudolph's Pediatrics, Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, The Zuckerman Parker Handbook of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics for Primary Care, and The Child, An Encyclopedic Companion.

Education

  • Undergraduate Degree: Bachelor of Arts, Molecular Cell Biology (emphasis Biochemistry), University of California, Berkeley
  • Medical Degree: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Residency: Pediatrics, Yale-New Haven Hospital
  • Fellowships:
    • Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
    • Community Pediatrics, University of California, San Diego
  • Graduate Education:
    • Masters of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology, San Diego State University, School of Public Health
  • Special Certifications: 
    • Board Certified, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics
    • Board Certified, General Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Developmental Delays
  • Multidisciplinary collaborations
  • Systems of Care for Children with Developmental and Behavioral Concerns

Ongoing Projects

  • Title: Improving Care for Patients with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) – A Quality Improvement Project
  • Faculty Investigator(s): Yi Hui Liu, Lauren Gist
  • Funding Source: N/A
  • Project Dates: August 2015-present
  • Aim: To improve the quality of care for patients seen for ADHD through implementation of guidelines created by the American Academy of Pediatrics, with focus on follow up of patients treated with medications for ADHD.

Selected Publications

  • Berkow RL, Guralnick S, Krowchuck DP, DeBlasio DJ, Liu YH…Hurtado CEW. (Eds.). 2017 PREP Self-Assessment Pediatrics Review and Education Program. American Academy of Pediatrics. 2017.
  • Liu YH, Pesch MH, Lumeng JC, Stein MT. Pica in a Four-Year-Old Girl with Global Developmental Delay.  Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics 2015; 36:758-760.
  • Garland A, Taylor R, Brookman-Frazee L, Baker-Ericzen M, Haine-Schlagel R, Liu YH, Wong S. Does Patient Race/Ethnicity Influence Provider Decision-Making for Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood Disruptive Behavior Problems? Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities 2015; 2: 219-230. DOI 10.1007/s40615-014-0069-4. 
  • Gahagan S, Liu YH, Brown S: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. In Marcdante KJ, Kliegman RM (eds). Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics, 7th Edition. Saunders Elsevier. 2014.
  • Liu YH: The Vulnerable Child Syndrome. In Rudolph C, Rudolph A, Lister G, First L, Gershon A. Rudolph's Pediatrics.  McGraw-Hill Professional. 2011.

Selected Presentations

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder: Identification, Assessment, and Management. 60th Annual Postgraduate Symposium: Family Medicine Update: 2017, San Diego, CA June 2017.
  • Sensory Impairments. DB:PREP An Intensive Review and Update of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Anaheim, CA, December 2016.
  • Developmental-Behavioral Screening. DB:PREP An Intensive Review and Update of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, Anaheim, CA, December 2016.
  • Vision and Hearing Impairments. Pediatric Grand Rounds at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA, October 2016.
  • ADHD. Pediatric Grand Rounds at Scripps Mercy Hospital, San Diego, CA, December 2015.

Teaching

  • Associate Program Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Fellowship, University of California San Diego
  • Director of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Training for Residents, University of California San Diego
  • Editorial Board, American Academy of Pediatrics PREP Self-Assessment Review and Education Program

Service

  • National
    • Complex ADHD Guidelines Committee Member, Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
    • Abstract Reviewer, Pediatric Academic Societies National Meeting
  • Local
    • Pediatric Consultant, University of California San Diego Early Childhood Education Center
    • Committee Member (Education, Clinical Operations, Division Website, Leadership), University of California San Diego Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Child Development and Community Health
    • Member, Health Information Physician Advisory Committee, Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego

Leadership

  • Nominations Committee Chair, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
  • Section Head, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics, University of California San Diego
  • Medical Director, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Clinic, University of California San Diego