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Shengxu Li, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-1048
Fax: (504) 988-1568
sli10@tulane.edu


Research Interests:

Cardiovascular disease epidemiology; obesity epidemiology; genetic epidemiology

 

Educational Background:

  • PhD, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  • MPH, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • MS, Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology, Beijing, China
  • MD, Peking University, Beijing, China

Professional Achievements:

  • Eta Chapter of the Delta Omega National Honorary Society in Public Health, 2012
  • Travel grant, North American Association for Obesity Studies, New Orleans, LA, 2007
  • Unilever Corporate Research Studentship, UK, 2007   
  • American Federation for Medical Research Young Faculty Award, Southern Society, New Orleans, LA, 2004   
  • American Federation for Medical Research Trainee Award, Southern Society, New Orleans, LA, 2003   
  • Finalist, Population Studies, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Chicago, IL, 2002 

 

Selected Publications:

 

Li S, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Xu J, Berenson GS. Relation of childhood obesity/cardiometabolic phenotypes to adult cardiometabolic profile: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct 1;176 Suppl 7:S142-9.

Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Yao L, Li S, Dasmahapatra P, Fernandez C, Xu J, Berenson GS. Low birth weight is associated with higher blood pressure variability from childhood to young adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct 1;176 Suppl 7:S99-105.

Li S, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Xu J, Berenson GS. Relation of childhood obesity/cardiometabolic phenotypes to adult cardiometabolic profile: The Bogalusa Heart Study. Am J Epidemiol 2012; 176(suppl 7):S142-S149

Li S, Zhao JH, Luan J, Luben RN, Khaw KT, Wareham NJ, Loos RJF. Genetic predisposition to obesity leads to increased risk of type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia 2011;54:776-782.

Li S, Zhao JH, Luan J, Ekelund U, Luben RN, Khaw KT, Wareham NJ, Loos RJ. Physical activity attenuates the genetic predisposition to obesity in 20,000 men and women from EPIC-Norfolk prospective population study. PLoS Med 2010;7: e1000332.

Li S,Zhao JH, Luan J, Luben RN, Bingham SA, Khaw KT, Ekelund U, Ong KK, Wareham NJ, Loos RJ. Cumulative effects and predictive value of common obesity-susceptibility variants identified by genome-wide association studies. Am J Clin Nutr 2009; 91:184-190.

Willer CJ*, Speliotes EK*, Loos RJ*, Li S*, Lindgren CM, Heid IM, …, McCarthy MI, Boehnke M, Barroso I, Abecasis GR, Hirschhorn JN; Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits Consortium. Six new loci associated with body mass index highlight a neuronal influence on body weight regulation. Nat Genet 2009;41:25-34 (*: These authors contributed equally).

Loos RJ*, Lindgren CM*, Li S*, Wheeler E, Zhao JH, …, Mooser V, Deloukas P, McCarthy MI, Wareham NJ, Barroso I. Common variants near MC4R are associated with fat mass, weight and risk of obesity. Nat Genet 2008;40:768-775. (*: These authors contributed equally).

Li S, Loos RJ. Progress in the genetics of common obesity: size matters (review). Curr Opin Lipidol 2008;19:113-121. (review)

Li S, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Tang R, Bond MG, Berenson GS. Race (black-white) and gender divergences in the relationship of childhood cardiovascular risk factors to carotid artery intima-media thickness in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Atherosclerosis 2007;194:421-425.

Li S, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Boewinkle E, Berenson GS. Influence of the lipoprotein lipase gene Ser447Stop and the β-1 adrenergic receptor gene Arg389Gly polymorphisms and their interaction on adiposity from childhood to adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Int J Obes (Lond) 2006;30:1183-1188.

Gardner JP, Li S, Srinivasan SR, Chen W, Kimura M, Lu X, Berenson GS, Aviv A. Rise in insulin resistance is associated with escalated telomere attrition. Circulation 2005;111:2171-2177.

Li S, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Influence of metabolic syndrome on arterial stiffness and its age-related change in young adults. The Bogalusa Heart Study. Atherosclerosis 2005;180:349-354.

Li S, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Childhood blood pressure as a predictor of arterial stiffness in young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Hypertension 2004;43:541-546.

 Li X, Li S, Ulusoy E, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Berenson GS. Childhood adiposity as a predictor of cardiac mass in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study. Circulation 2004;110:3488-3492.

Li S, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Bond MG, Tang R, Urbina EM, Berenson GS. Childhood cardiovascular risk factors and carotid vascular changes in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study. JAMA 2003;290:2271-2276.

Li S, Chen W, Srinivasan SR, Boewinkle E, Berenson GS. The peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-γ2 gene polymorphism Pro12Ala beneficially influences insulin resistance and its tracking from childhood to adulthood. The Bogalusa Heart Study. Diabetes 2003; 52:1265-1269.

 

 

Level of Instruction:

Graduate

 

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Department of Epidemiology, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000, New Orleans, LA 70112, 504-988-6809 tcarter1@tulane.edu