and: Professor of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons (home dept.)
Guohua Li, DrPH, MD, is the Finster Professor of Epidemiology and Anesthesiology and the founding director of the Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention. His research focuses on population-based, injury-related, and policy-oriented studies that encompass novel epidemiological designs, innovative statistical techniques, and complex data systems. He has published extensively on the role of alcohol and other drugs in injury causation and trauma outcomes. Currently, Dr. Li is working on projects aimed at understanding and controlling the epidemic of drug overdose and drugged driving, and uncovering the dynamics of injury risk and injury-disease interaction during the process of aging.
Dr. Li is the instructor for the course Clinical Epidemiology (P8450). He also directs the clinical research program in perioperative care and critical care at the Department of Anesthesiology, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Areas of interest include developing practical tools for measuring and monitoring the safety and quality of anesthesia care, identifying and intervening on risk factors for major postoperative complications, and evaluating the long-term effects of trauma and critical illnesses on cognitive functions and health outcomes.
Editorial Advisory Board, Accident Analysis and Prevention
Statistical Editor, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
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, Grabowski JG, Baker SP, Rebok GW. Pilot error in air carrier accidents: does age matter? Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 77 737-741. 2006
Li G. Biological fallacy. Academic Emergency Medicine 11 119-120. 2004
Bills C, Li G Correlating homicide and suicide. International Journal of Epidemiology 34 837-845 2005
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, Baker SP, Qiang Y, McCarthy ML, Rebok GW. Alcohol violations and aviation accidents: findings from the U.S. mandatory alcohol testing program. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine 78 510-513 2007
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.
Bills C, Li G. Correlating homicide and suicide. Journal of Epidemiology 34 837-845 2005
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.