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)
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
Peer-reviewed Journal Articles
Wei Zhang, Ying Li (corresponding author), Zhuang Li, Xin Wei, Ting Ren, Yan Zhu. Impacts of climate
change, population growth and urbanization on future population exposure to long-term
temperature change in the warm season in China. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2020, 27(8): 8481-8491.
Ying Li, Cem Akkus, Xinhua Yu, Andrew Joyner, Jennifer Kmet, David Sweat, Chunrong Jia. Heatwave
events and mortality outcomes in Memphis, Tennessee: Testing effect modification by
socioeconomic status and urbanicity. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2019, 16(22), 4568.
Shaoqing Gong, Kesheng Wang, Ying Li, and Arsham Alamian. The influence of immigrant generation on obesity among Asian
Americans in California from 2013 to 2014. PloS one 14, no. 2 (2019): e0212740.
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.
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; 14:170230. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5888/
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.
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, 2016, 9(1): 1-18.
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 (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.
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.
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):
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,
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,
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,
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,
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,
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
Invited grant proposal reviewer, National Academies of Sciences and United States
Agency for International Development (USAID) (Pakistan – U.S. Science and Technology
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"