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.
DrPH, 1993, Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, Maryland)
MS, 1987, Tongji Medical University (Wuhan, China)
MD, 1984, Beijing Medical University (Beijing, China)
Editor-in-Chief, Injury Epidemiology (www.injepijournal.com)
Editorial Advisory Board, Accident Analysis and Prevention
Statistical Editor, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
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 & 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
Areas of Expertise
Aging and Elderly, Disaster Preparedness, Public Health Education, Injury Prevention, Healthcare Policy, Occupational Health and Safety, Biostatistical Methods, Outcomes Research, Violence, Addiction/Drug Abuse, Alcoholism
Select 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, Brady JE, Chen Q. “Drug use and fatal motor vehicle crashes: a case-control study.” Accident Analysis and Prevention 60:205-210; 2013.
Li G, Baker SP, ed. “Injury Research: Theories, Methods, and Approaches.” New York, NY: Springer, 2012.
Li MC, Brady JE, DiMaggio CJ, Lusardi AR, Tzong KY, Li G. “Marijuana use and motor vehicle crashes.” Epidemiologic Reviews 34:65-72; 2012.
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, Qiang Y, Grabowski JG, McCarthy ML. Driving-while-intoxicated history as a risk marker for general aviation pilots. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 37 179-184 2005
Keyes KM, Li G. “A multiphase method for estimating cohort effects in age-period contingency table data.” Annals of Epidemiology 20:779-785; 2010.
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.
Brady JE, Baker SP, Dimaggio C, McCarthy ML, Rebok GW, Li G. “Effectiveness of mandatory alcohol testing programs in reducing alcohol involvement in fatal motor carrier crashes.” American Journal of Epidemiology 170:775-782; 2009.
Shahpar C, Li G. Homicide mortality in the United States, 1935-1994: age, period, and cohort effects. American Journal of Epidemiology 150 1213-1222 1999
Li G, Baker SP. "Crash risk in general aviation." JAMA: Journal of American Medical Association 297: 1596-1598; 2007.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Li G, Baker SP, Langlois JA, Kelen GD. Are female drivers safer? An application of the decomposition method. Epidemiology 9: 379-384; 1998.
Li G, Keyl PM, Smith GS, Baker SP. Alcohol and injury severity: reappraisal of the continuing controversy. Journal of Trauma 42 562-569 1997