Ka-Yuet Liu, assistant professor of in the Department of Sociology at UCLA, was named a 2014-2015 Hellman Fellow for her research, “Diffusion of Non-Medical Exemptions to School Vaccine Requirements in California. ” Liu, who joined the faculty in 2012, studies the diffusion of behaviors and non-contagious diseases. Her doctorate research, conducted at the University of Oxford, where she earned a Ph.D. in 2008, focused on the effects of social interactions on suicide.

The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program, established by the Hellman Family Foundation, supports the research of promising assistant professors. Hellman Fellowships The UCLA Hellman Fellows Program was established by the Hellman Family Foundation to support and encourage the research of promising assistant faculty who show capacity for great distinction in their research in UCLA's College of Letters and Science and the professional and health science schools.

Liu is also a member of the research team for the Understanding Autism Project.