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 Illustration of Measurement Error Models for Reducing Bias in Nutrition and Obesity Research Using 2-D Body Composition Data.Obesity Research.  27:489-495. 2019
    2019 Phase 1b trial of nintedanib in combination with bevacizumab in patients with advanced solid tumors.Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology.  83:551-559. 2019
    2019 Ethnic differences in the root to crown ratios of the permanent dentition.Journal of Craniofacial Genetics and Developmental Biology2019
    2019 Preoperative hematocrit on early prosthetic joint infection and deep venous thrombosis rates in primary total hip arthroplasty: A database study.Journal 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 Trial.Obesity Research.  26:1826-1833. 2018
    2018 Impact of time to surgery from injury on postoperative infection and deep vein thrombosis in periprosthetic knee fractures.Chinese Journal of Traumatology (English Edition).  21:329-332. 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
    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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