Jiang Li, Ph.D., MPH, is an Assistant Scientist at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation Research Institute.
She studies disease prevention, chronic disease management, and psychosocial factors in obesity, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, and smoking with a specific emphasis on underserved populations.
Dr. Li collaborated on multiple National Cancer Institute, Center for Disease Control, and National Institutes of Health-funded studies on racial/ethnic health disparities and the implementation and influence of tobacco control, cancer prevention, and weight loss programs.
She is the Principal Investigator for the Multilevel Study of Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Implementation (MUST), funded by the Tobacco Related Disease Research Program to assess Sutter-wide implementation of lung cancer screening and smoking cessation interventions.
Dr. Li’s other projects include studies determining the underlying causes of cardiovascular disease disparities among Asian and Pacific Islander residents in Hawaii and Northern California, and; a study to assess the development, functionality, and user experience with Sutter’s online cost estimation tool—a means to integrate insurance reimbursement rates to provide patients with more accurate out-of-pocket cost estimates.
Prior to joining Sutter Health, Dr. Li worked as a postdoctoral fellow with the Los Angeles Area Health Services Research Training Program at the Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research, a joint program of the Fielding School of Public Health and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Dr. Li graduated with a Ph.D. and MPH in health behavior from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a Bachelor of Medicine in preventive medicine from Fudan University and worked for the Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Shanghai, China.
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