Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Li's major research interest includes design, management, conduct, analysis and interpretation of clinical trials, epidemiologic studies and evaluation research, with particular expertise in cluster-randomized trials. He has broad collaborative experience with researchers from multidiscipline including clinicians and biologists, involving in study design, power and sample size calculation, data management and analysis.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

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    2019 Ethnic differences in the root to crown ratios of the permanent dentitionJournal of Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology.  22:99-104. 2019
    2019 Phase 1b trial of nintedanib in combination with bevacizumab in patients with advanced solid tumorsCancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology.  83:551-559. 2019
    2019 Best (but oft-forgotten) practices: Missing data methods in randomized controlled nutrition trialsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  109:504-508. 2019
    2019 Illustration of Measurement Error Models for Reducing Bias in Nutrition and Obesity Research Using 2-D Body Composition DataObesity Research.  27:489-495. 2019
    2019 Kilocalorie expenditure and all-cause mortality in older male veterans and nonveteransJournal of Aging and Physical Activity.  27:67-72. 2019
    2019 Preoperative hematocrit on early prosthetic joint infection and deep venous thrombosis rates in primary total hip arthroplasty: A database studyJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma.  10:124-127. 2019
    2018 Effects of Indoor Thermal Environment on Human Food Intake, Productivity, and Comfort: Pilot, Randomized, Crossover TrialObesity Research.  26:1826-1833. 2018
    2018 Impact of time to surgery from injury on postoperative infection and deep vein thrombosis in periprosthetic knee fracturesChinese Journal of Traumatology (English Edition).  21:329-332. 2018
    2018 Late-life targeting of the IGF-1 receptor improves healthspan and lifespan in female miceNature Communications.  9. 2018
    2018 Verapamil and beta cell function in adults with recent-onset type 1 diabetesNature Medicine.  24:1108-1112. 2018
    2018 Featured article: Evaluating smartphone-based virtual reality to improve Chinese schoolchildren's pedestrian safety: A nonrandomized trialJournal of Pediatric Psychology.  43:573-584. 2018
    2018 Impact of operative time on early joint infection and deep vein thrombosis in primary total hip arthroplastyOrthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research.  104:445-448. 2018
    2018 Impact of operative time on early joint infection and deep vein thrombosis in primary total hip arthroplastyRevue de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique.  104:311. 2018
    2018 Randomization to randomization probability: Estimating treatment effects under actual conditions of usePsychological Methods.  23:337-350. 2018
    2018 Evaluation of a Multimodal, Direct-to-Patient Educational Intervention Targeting Barriers to Osteoporosis Care: A Randomized Clinical TrialJournal of Bone and Mineral Research.  33:763-772. 2018
    2018 Generalized lambda distribution for flexibly testing differences beyond the mean in the distribution of a dependent variable such as body mass indexInternational Journal of Obesity.  42:930-933. 2018
    2018 A Comment on Scherr et al “A Multicomponent, School-Based Intervention, the Shaping Healthy Choices Program, Improves Nutrition-Related Outcomes”Journal of Nutrition Education.  50:324-325. 2018
    2018 Early progressive feeding in extremely preterm infants: A randomized trialAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  107:365-370. 2018
    2018 MicroRNA-145 antagonism reverses TGF-b inhibition of F508del CFTR correction in airway EpitheliaAmerican Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  197:632-643. 2018
    2018 Cutaneous neurofibromas in Neurofibromatosis type I: A quantitative natural history studyOrphanet Journal of Rare Diseases.  13. 2018
    2018 Case series on multimodal endoscopic therapy for gastric antral vascular ectasia, a tertiary center experience.World Journal of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.  10:30-36. 2018
    2017 Obesity as defined by waist circumference but not body mass index is associated with higher renal mass complexityUrologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.  35:661.e1-661.e6. 2017
    2017 Evaluating Otto the Auto: Does engagement in an interactivewebsite improve young children’s transportation safety?International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  14. 2017
    2017 Current guidelines for chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: Room for improvement?Hepatology Communications.  1:338-346. 2017
    2017 A SEER Database Analysis of the Survival Advantage of Transarterial Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: An Underutilized TherapyJVIR: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.  28:231-237.e2. 2017
    2017 Current guidelines for chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma. Room for improvement?Hepatology Communications.  1:338-346. 2017
    2016 Evaluating a website to teach children safety with dogs: A randomized controlled trialInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  13. 2016
    2016 Observational research rigour alone does not justify causal inferenceEuropean Journal of Clinical Investigation.  46:985-993. 2016
    2016 Improved Postoperative Survival for Intraductal-Growth Subtype of Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma.American Surgeon.  82:1133-1139. 2016
    2016 Improved postoperative survival for intraductal- growth subtype of intrahepatic cholangiocarcinomaAmerican Surgeon.  82:1133-1139. 2016
    2016 Body Mass Index Predicts 24-Hour Urinary Aldosterone Levels in Patients with Resistant HypertensionHypertension.  68:995-1003. 2016
    2016 The effects of urate lowering therapy on inflammation, endothelial function, and blood pressure (SURPHER) study design and rationaleControlled Clinical Trials.  50:238-244. 2016
    2016 The importance of prediction model validation and assessment in obesity and nutrition researchInternational Journal of Obesity.  40:887-894. 2016
    2016 Common scientific and statistical errors in obesity researchObesity Research.  24:781-790. 2016
    2016 Unsubstantiated conclusions from improper statistical design and analysis of a randomized controlled trial.International Journal of Yoga.  9:87-88. 2016
    2015 Multiple imputation: A flexible tool for handling missing dataJournal of the American Medical Association.  314:1966-1967. 2015
    2015 Comparing denominator degrees of freedom approximations for the generalized linear mixed model in analyzing binary outcome in small sample cluster-randomized trialsBMC Medical Research Methodology.  15. 2015
    2015 Letter to the Editor: Exceptional Data in Paper on "The effect of meridian massage on BM, BMI, WC and HC in simple obesity patients: a randomized controlled trial".World Journal of Acupuncture - Moxibustion.  25:66-67. 2015
    2015 Best (but oft-forgotten) practices: Designing, analyzing, and reporting cluster randomized controlled trialsAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  102:241-248. 2015
    2015 Comment on "intervention Effects of a School-Based Health Promotion Programme on Obesity Related Behavioural Outcomes"Journal of Obesity.  2015. 2015
    2015 Comment on "school-based obesity prevention intervention in chilean children: Effective in controlling, but not reducing obesity"Journal of Obesity.  2015. 2015
    2015 Concerning Sichieri R, Cunha DB: Obes Facts 2014;7:221-232. the assertion that controlling for baseline (pre-randomization) covariates in randomized controlled trials leads to bias is falseObesity Facts.  8:127-129. 2015
    2015 Correction of data errors and reanalysis of "The effect of glucomannan on body weight in overweight or obese children and adults: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials"Nutrition.  31:1056-1057. 2015
    2015 Corrigendum: Warm Ambient Temperature Decreases Food Intake in a Simulated Office Setting: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.Frontiers in Nutrition.  2:36. 2015
    2015 Refractory hypertension: Evidence of heightened sympathetic activity as a cause of antihypertensive treatment failureHypertension.  66:126-133. 2015
    2015 Small sample performance of bias-corrected sandwich estimators for cluster-randomized trials with binary outcomesStatistics in Medicine.  34:281-296. 2015
    2015 Warm Ambient Temperature Decreases Food Intake in a Simulated Office Setting: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial.Frontiers in Nutrition.  2:20. 2015
    2014 Genetic association analysis of 30 genes related to obesity in a European American populationInternational Journal of Obesity.  38:724-729. 2014
    2013 Endothelial cells overexpressing IL-8 receptor reduce cardiac remodeling and dysfunction following myocardial infarctionAJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  305. 2013
    2012 Endothelial cells overexpressing interleukin-8 receptors reduce inflammatory and neointimal responses to arterial injuryCirculation.  125:1533-1541. 2012
    2011 Hypoxia induces downregulation of PPAR-γ in isolated pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells and in rat lung via transforming growth factor-β signalingAJP - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.  301. 2011
    2011 cGMP inhibits TGF-β signaling by sequestering Smad3 with cytosolic β2-tubulin in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cellsMolecular Endocrinology -Baltimore-.  25:1794-1803. 2011
    2011 Transforming growth factor-β inhibits myocardial PPARγ expression in pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis and remodeling in miceJournal of Hypertension.  29:1810-1819. 2011
    2010 Inhibition of transforming growth factor-β signaling induces left ventricular dilation and dysfunction in the pressure-overloaded heartAJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  298. 2010
    2008 Atrial natriuretic peptide inhibits transforming growth factor β-induced Smad signaling and myofibroblast transformation in mouse cardiac fibroblastsCirculation Research.  102:185-192. 2008
    2008 Role of matrix metalloproteinase-2 in newborn mouse lungs under hypoxic conditionsPediatric Research.  63:26-32. 2008
    2007 ANP signaling inhibits TGF-β-induced Smad2 and Smad3 nuclear translocation and extracellular matrix expression in rat pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cellsJournal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  102:390-398. 2007
    2007 Endothelin-1 Mediates Hypoxia-Induced Increases in Vascular Collagen in the Newborn Mouse LungPediatric Research.  61:559-564. 2007
    2006 Eplerenone prevents adverse cardiac remodelling induced by pressure overload in atrial natriuretic peptide-null miceClinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology.  33:773-779. 2006
    2006 Atrial natriuretic peptide-dependent modulation of hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodelingLife Sciences.  79:1357-1365. 2006
    2006 Dominant negative mutation of the TGF-β eceptor blocks hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodelingJournal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  100:564-571. 2006
    2004 Hypoxia-responsive growth factors upregulate periostin and osteopontin expression via distinct signaling pathways in rat pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cellsJournal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  97:1550-1558. 2004
    2003 Fibroblast growth factor mediates hypoxia-induced endothelin-A receptor expression in lung artery smooth muscle cellsJournal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  95:643-651. 2003
    2003 Effects of pressure overload on extracellular matrix expression in the heart of the atrial natriuretic peptide-null mouseHypertension.  42:88-95. 2003

    Teaching Activities

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2014
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham 2011
  • Master of Life Sciences in Biochemistry, 1996
  • Full Name

  • Peng Li