About Me

In 2011, I received my Ph. D in Political Science at Texas A&M University and joined the faculty at University of Houston. My research interests include the political economy of inequality, redistribution and healthcare. I am interested in four interrelated research areas: (1) what political and institutional factors affect socially marginalized groups’ welfare take up; (2) the political economy of welfare policy and welfare solidarity; (3)  how does the mix of government and market forces affect health care inequality and health service delivery; (4) what are the political and policy determinants of social disparities in health. I offer courses on the politics of inequality and redistribution, social welfare policy, and quantitative policy analysis. My previous research has appeared or is forthcoming in American Journal of Political ScienceAmerican Journal of Public Health, Politics, Groups, and Identities, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Administration.

Contact Information

Email:  lzhu4@central.uh.edu
Office: (713)-7432649
Fax:    (713)-7433927
Mail:   436 Philip G. Hoffman Hall,
          University of Houston, Houston
          TX 77204-3011