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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    2018 Effects of Indoor Thermal Environment on Human Food Intake, Productivity, and Comfort: Pilot, Randomized, Crossover Trial.Obesity Research.  26:1826-1833. 2018
    2018 Kilocalorie Expenditure and All-Cause Mortality in Older Male Veterans and Nonveterans.Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.  1-6. 2018
    2018 Verapamil and beta cell function in adults with recent-onset type 1 diabetes.Nature Medicine.  24:1108-1112. 2018
    2018 Late-life targeting of the IGF-1 receptor improves healthspan and lifespan in female mice.Nature Communications.  9:2394. 2018
    2018 Featured Article: Evaluating Smartphone-Based Virtual Reality to Improve Chinese Schoolchildren's Pedestrian Safety: A Nonrandomized Trial.Journal of Pediatric Psychology.  43:473-484. 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 Impact of operative time on early joint infection and deep vein thrombosis in primary total hip arthroplasty.Orthopaedics and Traumatology: Surgery and Research.  104:445-448. 2018
    2018 Randomization to randomization probability: Estimating treatment effects under actual conditions of use.Psychological Methods.  23:337-350. 2018
    2018 Evaluation of a Multimodal, Direct-to-Patient Educational Intervention Targeting Barriers to Osteoporosis Care: A Randomized Clinical Trial.Journal of Bone and Mineral Research.  33:763-772. 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 trial.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  107:365-370. 2018
    2018 MicroRNA-145 Antagonism Reverses TGF-β Inhibition of F508del CFTR Correction in Airway Epithelia.American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine.  197:632-643. 2018
    2018 Cutaneous neurofibromas in Neurofibromatosis type I: a quantitative natural history study.Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases.  13:31. 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 Generalized lambda distribution for flexibly testing differences beyond the mean in the distribution of a dependent variable such as body mass index.International Journal of Obesity.  42:930-933. 2017
    2017 Obesity as defined by waist circumference but not body mass index is associated with higher renal mass complexity.Urologic Oncology: Seminars and Original Investigations.  35:661.e1-661.e6. 2017
    2017 Evaluating Otto the Auto: Does Engagement in an Interactive Website 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 Therapy.JVIR: 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
    2017 Preoperative hematocrit on early prosthetic joint infection and deep venous thrombosis rates in primary total hip arthroplasty: A database studyJournal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma2017
    2016 Evaluating a Website to Teach Children Safety with Dogs: A Randomized Controlled Trial.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.  13. 2016
    2016 Observational research rigour alone does not justify causal inference.European 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 Cholangiocarcinoma.American Surgeon.  82:1133-1139. 2016
    2016 The effects of urate lowering therapy on inflammation, endothelial function, and blood pressure (SURPHER) study design and rationale.Controlled Clinical Trials.  50:238-244. 2016
    2016 Body Mass Index Predicts 24-Hour Urinary Aldosterone Levels in Patients With Resistant Hypertension.Hypertension.  68:995-1003. 2016
    2016 Common scientific and statistical errors in obesity research.Obesity 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 Data.Journal of the American Medical Association.  314:1966-1967. 2015
    2015 The importance of prediction model validation and assessment in obesity and nutrition research.International Journal of Obesity.  40:887-894. 2015
    2015 Best (but oft-forgotten) practices: designing, analyzing, and reporting cluster randomized controlled trials.American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.  102:241-248. 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 Refractory Hypertension: Evidence of Heightened Sympathetic Activity as a Cause of Antihypertensive Treatment Failure.Hypertension.  66:126-133. 2015
    2015 Comparing denominator degrees of freedom approximations for the generalized linear mixed model in analyzing binary outcome in small sample cluster-randomized trials.BMC Medical Research Methodology.  15:38. 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 Small sample performance of bias-corrected sandwich estimators for cluster-randomized trials with binary outcomes.Statistics in Medicine.  34:281-296. 2015
    2015 Comment on "Intervention Effects of a School-Based Health Promotion Programme on Obesity Related Behavioural Outcomes".Journal of Obesity.  2015:708181. 2015
    2015 Comment on "School-Based Obesity Prevention Intervention in Chilean Children: Effective in Controlling, but not Reducing Obesity".Journal of Obesity.  2015:183528. 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 False.Obesity Facts.  8:127-129. 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 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 population.International Journal of Obesity.  38:724-729. 2014
    2013 Endothelial cells overexpressing IL-8 receptor reduce cardiac remodeling and dysfunction following myocardial infarction.AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  305:H590-H598. 2013
    2012 Endothelial cells overexpressing interleukin-8 receptors reduce inflammatory and neointimal responses to arterial injury.Circulation.  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 signaling.AJP - Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology.  301:L899-L907. 2011
    2011 cGMP inhibits TGF-beta signaling by sequestering Smad3 with cytosolic beta2-tubulin in pulmonary artery smooth muscle cells.Molecular Endocrinology -Baltimore-.  25:1794-1803. 2011
    2011 Transforming growth factor-β inhibits myocardial PPARγ expression in pressure overload-induced cardiac fibrosis and remodeling in mice.Journal of Hypertension.  29:1810-1819. 2011
    2010 Inhibition of transforming growth factor-beta signaling induces left ventricular dilation and dysfunction in the pressure-overloaded heart.AJP - Heart and Circulatory Physiology.  298:H424-H432. 2010
    2008 Atrial natriuretic peptide inhibits transforming growth factor beta-induced Smad signaling and myofibroblast transformation in mouse cardiac fibroblasts.Circulation Research.  102:185-192. 2008
    2008 Role of matrix metalloproteinase-2 in newborn mouse lungs under hypoxic conditions.Pediatric Research.  63:26-32. 2008
    2007 Endothelin-1 mediates hypoxia-induced increases in vascular collagen in the newborn mouse lung.Pediatric Research.  61:559-564. 2007
    2007 ANP signaling inhibits TGF-beta-induced Smad2 and Smad3 nuclear translocation and extracellular matrix expression in rat pulmonary arterial smooth muscle cells.Journal of applied physiology: respiratory, environmental and exercise physiology.  102:390-398. 2007
    2006 Eplerenone prevents adverse cardiac remodelling induced by pressure overload in atrial natriuretic peptide-null mice.Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology.  33:773-779. 2006
    2006 Atrial natriuretic peptide-dependent modulation of hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodeling.Life Sciences.  79:1357-1365. 2006
    2006 Dominant negative mutation of the TGF-beta receptor blocks hypoxia-induced pulmonary vascular remodeling.Journal 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 cells.Journal 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 cells.Journal 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 mouse.Hypertension.  42:88-95. 2003

    Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Master of Life Sciences in Biochemistry, Institution Not Available in List
  • Master of Science in Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Full Name

  • Peng Li
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