Ricky Leung

Ricky C. Leung PhD

Health management, medical innovation, global health, transnational studies.

The World Within Reach
Ricky C. Leung, PhD
Assistant Professor

School of Public Health
Department: Health Policy, Management and Behavior

One University Place, Room 181



PhD Sociology (Organizations; Science and Technology) University of Wisconsin-Madison 2008
Postdoctoral Associate Operations and Strategic Management University of Minnesota 2008-2010

Research Interests

My interests include health management, technological innovation, global health, and transnational studies. For instances, I have studied how academic researchers developed nanotechnology-enabled medical products, and how hospitals utilized social media to increase communication with patients. My latest research looks at the use of new information technology among the underserved population in the US health sector, particularly immigrants and minorities.

Additional Information

Courses Frequently Taught

HPM 500 Health Care Organization, Delivery and Financing
SPH 342 How U.S. Health Care Works: Myths and Realities


  • Leung R, Li J (2015) Using social media to address Asian immigrants' mental health needs: A systematic literature review. Journal of Nature and Science, 1(4):e66.
  • GBD 2013 Mortality and Causes of Death Collaborators (Leung, R)(2015), Global, regional, and national age–sex specific all-cause and cause-specific mortality for 240 causes of death, 1990–2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013, The Lancet, Volume 385, Issue 9963, 10–16 January 2015, Pages 117-171, ISSN 0140-6736,
  • Leung, R. (2013). Determinants of Telemedicine Utilization in Rural America: Application of the Dynamic Capability Theory. Journal of Information Technology Research (JITR), 6(2), 46-59.
  • Leung, R. (2013). Increasing Dynamic Capabilities of Health Organizations with Social Media, in Miguel R. Olivas-Luján, Tanya Bondarouk (ed.) Social Media in Strategic Management (Advanced Series in Management, Volume 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.129-142
  • Leung, R. (2013). Networks as sponges: International collaboration for developing nanomedicine in China. Research Policy, 42(1), 211-219.
  • Isidro-Filho, Antonio, Guimarães, Tomas de Aquino, Perin, Marcelo Gattermann, & Leung, Ricky C. (2013). Workplace learning strategies and professional competencies in innovation contexts in Brazilian hospitals. BAR - Brazilian Administration Review,10(2), 121-134.
  • Leung, R. (2012). “Health Information Technology and Dynamic Capabilities” Health Care Management and Review 37(1): 43–53.
  • Brown, G. & Leung, R. (2012). “Strategic Valuation of Enterprise Information Architecture”, (with Gordon Brown). Book chapter in Health Informatics (edited by Gordon Brown, Kalyan Pasupathy & Timothy Patrick, published by Health Administration Press).
  • Van de Ven, A. H., Leung, R., Bechara, J. P., & Sun, K. (2012). Changing organizational designs and performance frontiers. Organization Science, 23(4), 1055-1076.
  • Leung, R. C. (2012). Network Building in the Innovation Journey: How Chinese Science Institutes Jump on the Nanotech Bandwagon. East Asian Science, Technology and Society, 6(2), 167-197.
  • Leung, R. C., & Pasupathy, K. S. (2011). The economics of social computing: Some preliminary findings on healthcare organizations. Journal of Computational Science, 2(3), 253-261.
  • Tahan, C., Leung, R., Zenner, G. M., Ellison, K. D., Crone, W. C., & Miller, C. A. (2006). Nanotechnology and Society: A discussion-based undergraduate course. American journal of physics, 74, 443.