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Luming Li, MD, MHS

Assistant Professor Adjunct of Psychiatry; Chief Medical Officer, The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD

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Luming Li, MD, MHS

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Luming Li, M.D. is an Assistant Professor Adjunct at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She currently is the Chief Medical Officer for The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, the regional mental health authority for Harris County (serving all of Houston, TX and beyond). The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD is one of the largest community mental health care centers in the United States, and the largest behavioral and developmental disability care center in Texas, serving nearly 80,000 patients and responding to approximately 130,000 crisis calls each year. As the Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Li is responsible for medical staff oversight and direct leadership of clinical quality and safety, performance improvement, pharmacy services, and utilization management. Her research and educational interests focus on administrative psychiatry and leadership, quality and safety, and clinical service delivery. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she has written extensively about delivering psychiatric services in crisis.

Dr. Li previously served as the Medical Director of Quality Improvement of the Yale New Haven Psychiatric Hospital and the Medical Director of Clinical Operations at Yale New Haven Health System (2018-2021). Her clinical focus was on patients with severe psychiatric conditions requiring complex systems of care. During her time at Yale, she provided inpatient psychiatric care at the transitional age and dual-diagnosis psychiatric/substance disorder units, and was a consultation psychiatrist in the Nathan Smith Clinic for patients with HIV.

Dr. Li completed a 7-year B.A./M.D. program at Rutgers/Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, and residency training at the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. She has also served on national committees within the American Psychiatric Association (APA), including the Health Systems and Financing Committee (2017-2018), and was an APA Public Psychiatry Fellowship recipient. She also was a 2019-2020 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, and American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow. She has served on CT Medicaid quality and national Medicare measurement development committees. She currently is a member for the Epic Behavioral Health Steering Board, and an executive board member for the American Association of Psychiatric Administrative Leaders.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale School of Medicine (2021)
  • MD
    Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (2014)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Psychiatry (2018)

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