and: Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons (home dept.)
Dr. Guohua Li?s expertise is in the area of injury epidemiology and prevention. He has studied the role of alcohol in injury causation and trauma outcomes, and is well known for his work on medical and human factors in aviation crashes. Dr. Li is interested in population-based, injury-related, and policy-oriented studies that encompass innovative methodology, novel epidemiologic and biostatistical techniques, and complex data systems. Currently, he directs two NIH-funded research projects: a longitudinal study of injury risk during the process of aging and a case-control study assessing the safety benefit of mandatory alcohol testing programs among employees with safety-sensitive functions.
As the M. Finster Chair in Anesthesiology and Epidemiology, Dr. Li directs the clinical research program for perioperative care and critical care. Areas of interest include developing practical tools for measuring anesthesia-related risks, identifying and intervening on risk factors for adverse clinical outcomes, and evaluating the long-term effects of exposure to volatile anesthetics on neurodevelopment and cognitive functions in vulnerable patient groups, such as young children, the elderly, and people with major co-morbidities.
Education & Training:
DrPH, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland), 1993
MS, Tongji Medical University (Wuhan, China), 1987
MD, Beijing Medical University (Beijing, China), 1984
Member, American Public Health Association
Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research
Member, Aerospace Medical Association
Member, American Society of Anesthesiologists
Member, Society of Critical Care Medicine
Honors and Awards:
William Haddon Jr. Fellowship, 1989
FIRST Award, NIAAA/NIH, 1994-1999
Kenneth Rothman Epidemiology Prize, 1999
Guggenheim Fellowship, 2005
John Paul Stapp Award, 2009
Selected Editorial Boards
Editorial Advisory Board, Accident Analysis and Prevention
Statistical Editor, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
Statistical Reviewer, Academic Emergency Medicine
Selected Global Activities:
Injury Control Research Center
The Center, based at Tongji Medical College School of Public Health, in Wuhan, China, is an academic program aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of unintentional and intentional injuries in different population groups. As the founding director, Dr. Li oversees the development of training curriculum and research projects and advises graduate students and junior faculty. Current work at the Center includes studies of drowning, injury to children of migrant workers in rural areas, seatbelt use by car occupants, safety helmets for bicyclists and motorcyclists, suicide in young women, and emergency department-based injury surveillance.
Li G, Warner M, Lang BH, Huang L, Sun LS. "Epidemiology of anesthesia-related mortality in the United States, 1999-2005." Anesthesiology 110: 759-765; 2009.
Li G, Gebrekristos H, Baker SP. "FIA score: a simple risk index for predicting fatality in aviation crashes." Journal of Trauma 65: 1278-1283; 2008.
Li G, Baker SP. "Crash risk in general aviation." JAMA: Journal of American Medical Association 297: 1596-1598; 2007.
Qiang Y, Baker SP, Rebok GW, Li G. "Body mass index and cardiovascular disease in a birth cohort of commuter air carrier and air taxi pilots." Annals of Epidemiology 15: 247-252; 2005.
Li G, Baker SP, Grabowski JG, Qiang Y, McCarthy ML, Rebok GW. "Age, flight experience, and risk of crash involvement in a cohort of professional pilots." American Journal of Epidemiology 157: 874-880; 2003.
Li G, Braver ER, Chen L-H. "Fragility versus excessive crash involvement as determinants of high death rates per vehicle-mile of travel among older drivers." Accident Analysis and Prevention 35: 227-235; 2003.
Grabowski JG, Curriero FC, Baker SP, Li G. "Exploratory spatial analysis of pilot fatality rates in general aviation crashes using geographic information system." American Journal of Epidemiology 155: 398-405; 2002.
Li G, Baker SP, Smialek JD, Soderstrom CA. "Use of alcohol as a risk factor for bicycling injury." JAMA: Journal of American Medical Association 285: 893-896; 2001.
Chen L-H, Baker SP, Braver E, Li G. "Carrying passengers as a risk factor for crashes fatal to 16- and 17-year-old drivers." JAMA: Journal of American Medical Association 283: 1578-1582; 2000.
Li G, Baker SP, Langlois JA, Kelen GD. "Are female drivers safer? An application of the decomposition method." Epidemiology 9: 379-384; 1998.