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College of Public Health

Ying Li

Ying Li

Assistant Professor 
East Tennessee State University College of Public Health
Department of Environmental Health
Contact:
423-439-5663 /  
Lamb Hall 65



EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, 2008
  • M.S., Environmental Science, Peking University, Beijing, China, 2002
  • B.S., Environmental Science, Peking University, Beijing, China, 1999

COURSES TAUGHT

  • ENVH 3010: Human Ecology
  • ENVH 4400: Environmental Health Program Planning and Administration
  • ENVH 5860: Environmental Health Administration (team taught with Dr. Ken Silver)
  • ENVH 5989: Internship/Cooperative Education
  • ENVH 3040: Environmental Sanitation (team-taught with ENVH faculty)
  • ENVH 5100: Environmental Health Practice (team-taught with ENVH faculty)

RESEARCH FOCUS

  • Health impact assessment for ambient air pollution
  • Projecting heat-related health impacts of global climate change
  • Exposure-response relationships between air pollution/heat exposure and health outcomes
  • The impacts of economic development on air quality and public health in China

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Peer-reviewed Journal Articles

  • Ying Li, Ting Ren, Patrick Kinney, Andrew Joyner, Wei Zhang. Projecting future climate change impacts on heat-related mortality in large urban areas in China. Environmental Research, 2018, 163: 171-185.
  • Wei Zhang, Lei Zhang, Ying Li, Long Chen, Arthur P.J. Mol, David A. Sonnenfeld, Jianguo Liu, Yuling Tian, Xiaoran Li, Xue Zhang, Zeyu Ping. Neglected environmental health impacts of China’s industrial policy. Environmental International, 2018, 115: 97-103.
  • Emmanuel A. Odame, Ying Li, Shimin Zheng, Ambarish Vaidyanathan, Ken Silver. Assessing heat-related morality risks among rural populations: A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological evidence. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2018, 15(8), 1597.
  • Wei Zhang, Xue Zhang, Yuling Tian, Yan Zhu, Ying Li (Corresponding author), Xuejun Wang. Risk assessment of total mercury and methylmercury in aquatic products from offshore farms in China. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2018, 354: 198-205.  
  • Shaoqing Gong, Kesheng Wang, Ying Li, Arsham Alamian. Geographic differences in obesity prevalence and its risk factors among Asian Americans: Findings from the 2013-2014 California Health Interview Survey. Scientific Report, 2018 (8): 12510.
  • Ke Chen, Ying Li (Corresponding author). Crime and built environment in a college town in the United States. Under revision, Cities.
  • Ying Li (Corresponding author), Evaluating and improving the effectiveness of vehicle inspection and maintenance programs: A cost-benefit analysis framework. Journal of Environmental Protection, 2017, 8, 1541-1566. DOI: https://doi.org/10.4236/jep.2017.812095
  • Ying Li, Emmanuel A. Odame, Ken Silver, Shimin Zheng. Comparing urban and rural vulnerability to heat-related mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Global Epidemiology and Environmental Health, 2017 (1), 9-15.
  • Ying Liu, Sonica Sayam, Xiaonan Shao, Kesheng Wang, Shimin Zheng, Ying Li, Liang Wang. Prevalence of diabetes and its trend in US veterans, 2005-2014. Preventing Chronic Disease, 2017, 2017; 14:170230. https://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2017/17_0230.htm
  • Wei Zhang, Genchong Zhen, Long Chen, Huanhuan Wang, Ying Li (Corresponding author), Yindong Tong, Xuejie Ye, Yan Zhu, Xuejun Wang. Economic evaluation of health benefits of mercury emission controls for China and the neighboring countries in East Asia. Energy Policy, 2017, 106: 579-587.
  • Ying Li, Daven Henze, Darby Jack, Barron Henderson, Patrick Kinney. Assessing public health burden associated with exposure to ambient black carbon in the United States. Science of the Total Environment, 2016, 539 (1): 515-525.
  • Yindong Tong, Xuejun Wang, Gengchong Zhen, Ying Li, Wei Zhang, Wei He. Agricultural water consumption decreasing nutrient burden at Bohai Sea, China. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 2016, 169, 85-94. 
  • Wei Zhang, Gengchong Zhen, Yindong Tong, Lei Yang, Yan Zhu, Guohua Liu, Xuejun Wang, Ying Li. Policy framework for trans-boundary water quality management in China: Perspective of water quality objectives. Environmental Hazards, 2016, April, 113-127.
  • Gengchong Zhen, Ying Li, Yindong Tong, Zhang Wei. Temporal variation and regional transfer of heavy metals in the Pearl (Zhujiang) River, China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2016, January, 1-11.
  • Ying Li, Daven Henze, Darby Jack, Patrick Kinney. The Influence of air quality model resolution on health impact assessment for fine particulate matter and its components in the United States. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 2015, Feb., 1-18.   
  • Ying Li (Corresponding author),Douglas Crawford-Brown. Assessing the co-benefits of greenhouse gas reduction: Health benefits of particulate matter related inspection and maintenance programs in Bangkok, Thailand. Science of the Total Environment, 2011, 409 (10): 1774-1785.
  • Ying Li, Jacqueline M. Gibson, Prahlad Jat, Gavino Puggioni, Mejs Hasan, J. Jason West, Will Vizuete, Ken Sexton, Marc Serre. Burden of disease attributed to anthropogenic air pollution in the United Arab Emirates: Estimates based on observed air quality data. Science of the Total Environment, 2010, 408 (23): 5784-5793.
  • Xuejun Wang, Wei Zhang, Ying Li, Kaizhong Yang, Mo Bai. Air quality improvement estimation and assessment using contingent valuation method: A case study in Beijing. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, 2006, 120: 153-168.

Books Chapters

  • Ying Li and Ke Chen. Chapter 1: A Review of Air Pollution Control Policy Development and Effectiveness in China. 2018. In: Soner Gokten (eds), Energy Management for Sustainable Development, ISBN: 978-1-78923-577-7; Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-576-0; DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.70970.
  • Chapter 4 (lead author): Burden of Disease from Outdoor Air Pollution. Chapter 2 (contributing author): Prioritizing Environmental Risks to Health; 2013. In: MacDonald Gibson, A. Brammer, C. Davidson, T. Folley, F. Launay, and J. Thomsen (eds). Environmental Burden of Disease Assessment: A Case Study in the United Arab Emirates. Dordrecht, the Netherlands: Springer. ISBN-10: 940075924X, ISBN-13: 978-9400759244. 521 pages. 

Published Abstracts

  • Jason West, Yuqiang Zhang, Steven Smith, Raquel Silva, Jared Bowden, Vaishali Naik, Ying Li, Dennis Gilfillan, Zachariah Adelman, Meridith Fry, Susan Anenberg, Larry Horowitz, Jean-Francois Lamarque. Cobenefits of global and domestic greenhouse gas emissions for air quality and human health. The Lancet, 2017, 389 (S1-S24, Inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting): 23.
  • Ying Li. Health benefits of traffic related particulate matter control policies: The case of Bangkok, Thailand. Journal of Public Policy Analysis and Management, 2009, 28 (3): 545-547.

PRESENTATIONS

Selected Conference Presentations
  • Ying Li. Household air pollution in Central Appalachia. In Panel: “Household air pollution and respiratory health: Opportunities for intervention”. Tennessee Public Health Association Annual Meeting. Franklin, TN, 09/2018.  
  • Meredith McCormack, Kirsten Koehler, Nadia Hansel, Phillip Scheuerman, Ying Li, Mildred Maisonet. Implementation of a panel exposure and health study in a rural setting. In Panel: “Complex rural exposures and health”. The Joint Annual Meeting of the International Society of Exposure Science and the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE), Ottawa, Canada, 08/2018. 
  • Ying Li, Ren Ting, Wei Zhang. Projecting future climate change impacts on heat-related mortality in large urban areas in China. Society for Risk Analysis Annual Conference. Arlington, VA, 12/2017.
  • Ying Li. Heat-related mortality under two Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) emission scenarios: Projections for the United States and China. American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition. Atlanta, GA, 11/2017.
  • Ken Silver, Ying Li, Emmanuel Odame, Yuqiang Zhang. Effects of Global Warming on Work-Rest Routines for Crop Workers in Appalachia. American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition. Atlanta, GA, 11/2017.
  • Ying Liu, Kesheng Wang, Sonica Sayma, Shimin Zheng, Ying Li, Liang Wang, Prevalence of diabetes and its trend in U.S. veterans, 2005-2014. American Public Health Association 2017 Annual Meeting & Exposition. Atlanta, GA, 11/2017.
  • J. Jason West, Yuqiang Zhang, Steven J. Smith, Raquel A. Silva, Jared H. Bowden, Vaishali Naik, Ying Li, Dennis Gilfillan, Zachariah Adelman, Meridith M. Fry, Susan C. Anenberg, Larry Horowitz, Jean-Francois Lamarque. Co-benefits of global and domestic greenhouse gas emissions for air quality and human health. Air & Waste Management Association Specialty Conference: Finding Common Ground on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation. Arlington, VA, 10/2017.
  • Ying Li. Climate change impacts on heat-related mortality in large urban areas in China. The 9th International Conference on Environmental Pollution and Public Health. Hangzhou, China, 06/2017.
  • Ying Li, Yuqiang Zhang. Projecting future heat wave effects on mortality in the United States: National estimates using dynamically downscaled climate projections. Air & Waste Management Association 110th Annual Conference & Exhibition. Pittsburgh, PA, 06/2017.
  • Ying Li, Wei Zhang. Estimating heat-related mortality in the U.S. and in China using downscaled climate projections. Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, 04/2017.
  • Julie Obenauer, Megan Quinn, Ying Li, Andrew Joyner. Including human population characteristics in ecological niche models for Aedes aegypti when modeling projected disease risk due to climate change. Association of American Geographers 2017 Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, 04/2016.
  • Ying Li, Emmanuel Odame, Shimin Zheng, Ken Silver. Comparing urban and rural vulnerability to heat-related mortality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Society for Risk Analysis 2016 Annual Conference. San Diego, CA, 12/2016.
  • Wei Zhang, Genchong Zhen, Long Chen, Huanhuan Wang, Ying Li, Yindong Tong, Xuejie Ye, Yan Zhu, Xuejun Wang, Benefits of mercury controls for China and the neighboring countries in East Asia. Society for Risk Analysis 2016 Annual Conference. San Diego, CA, 12/2016.
  • Ying Li, Wei Zhang. Predicting future heat-related mortality in large urban areas in China using GIS (Geographic Information System) and epidemiological approaches. Association of American Geographers 2016 Annual Meeting. San Francisco, CA, 03/2016.
  • Ying Li, Wei Zhang, Ting Ren, Andrew Joyner. Climate change impacts on heat-related mortality in large urban areas in China. Society for Risk Analysis 2015 Annual Conference. Arlington, VA, 12/2015.
  • Ying Li, Dennis Gilfillan, Yuqiang Zhang, Jason West. Projecting future heat-related mortality in the United States under global climate change. Society for Risk Analysis World Congress on Risk 2015. Singapore, 7/2015.
  • Ying Li. Improving public health through reducing fine particulate matter pollution. 2015 Tennessee Environmental Conference. Kingsport, TN, 03/2015.

SELECTED REVIEWER EXPERIENCES

Journals
Environmental Science & Technology, Environmental International,
Environmental Science and Pollution Research, Atmospheric Environment,
Environmental Pollution,
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,
Energy and Environment, PLOS ONE, Climate, Atmosphere

Grant Proposals

  • Invited grant proposal reviewer, National Academies of Sciences and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (Pakistan – U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation Program)
  • Invited grant proposal reviewer, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom
  • Invited member of U.S. EPA STAR Grant Peer Review Panel on "Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystem Services"

PERSONAL INTERESTS

Family, cooking, swimming

 

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