Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Adjunct Associate Professor
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- Dr.P.H., Maternal and Child Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2006
- M.M., Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China, 1997
- M.D., Clinical Medicine, Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, Guangzhou, China, 1995
Qing Li, M.D., Dr.P.H. is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Center for Behavioral Epidemiology and Community Health, Division of Health Promotion and Behavioral Science, School of Public Health, San Diego State University. After completing her M.D. and OB/GYN fellowship training at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, China in 1997, she received her Doctor of Public Health degree in Maternal and Child Health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006. Dr. Li is an OB/GYN-trained behavioral epidemiologist with primary interest in the etiology, early prevention, and surveillance of interpersonal violence and substance use disorders during pregnancy, adverse birth outcomes, and perinatal brain injury. Through her NIH postdoctoral positions and NIH K12 Building Interdisciplinary Research Career in Women’s Health faculty scholarship, she published on alcohol epidemiology and prevention and precursors to predict and prevent preterm delivery and cerebral palsy. Extending her dissertation research funded by the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Dr. Li is evaluating nurse-delivered relationship education to adult and teen mothers at home and the surveillance of commitment as early and upstream precursors to prevent relationship instability, intimate partner and dating violence, depression, and adverse childhood experiences. Dr. Li is engaged in multiple associations and societies, including being Co-Chair of the Society for Epidemiologic Research’s Symposium on the Central Role of Epidemiology in Transdisciplinary and Translational Team Science and member of the Community of Practice established by researchers at the Human Flourishing Program in the Institute of Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. Overall, Dr. Li carries a long-term goal to promote early prevention and commitment in team science, foster safe, stable, and nurturing relationships, and break the intergenerational cycle of interpersonal violence and adverse childhood experiences.