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Tianjing Li, MD

  • Assistant Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology
    • Division: Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6011
Baltimore, Maryland 21205



MD, Sichuan University , 2004
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010
PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2010


Dr. Li's core research competencies comprise the methodology and reporting of systematic reviews, meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, reporting biases, and missing data. Dr. Li has published on effectiveness of interventions for eye diseases, methodology for setting priorities for comparative effectiveness research, and on using network meta-analysis methods for comparing multiple interventions. Dr. Li co-convenes the Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group. Dr. Li recently received a contract from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute and proposed 10 "standards" for the prevention and treatment of missing data, and a grant to develop and test a new method for data abstraction in systematic review.

Honors and Awards

Induction into the Delta Omega Alpha Chapter, 2011

Induction into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2011

Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group Fellowship, Department of Epidemiology, JHSPH, 2005-2010

Dorothy and Arthur Samet Student Support Fund Award, Department of Epidemiology, JHSPH, 2009

Community Health Scholars Program Scholarship, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, JHSPH, 2007-2008

  • Randomized controlled trial, systematic review, meta-analysis, network meta-analysis, evidence-based healthcare, comparative effectiveness research, reporting bias, missing data, adaptive design, Bayesian method, epidemiology, biostatistics, ophthalmology


    Li T, Vedula SS, Hadar N, Parkin C, Lau J, Dickersin K. Innovations in data collection, management, and archiving for systematic reviews. Ann Intern Med. 2014 (in press).

    Michelessi M, Lindsley K, Yu T, Li T. Combination medical treatment for primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension: a network meta-analysis (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 11. Art. No.: CD011366. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011366.

    Saldanha IJ, Dickersin K, Wang X, Li T. Outcomes in Cochrane systematic reviews addressing four common eye conditions: An evaluation of completeness and comparability. PLoS One. 2014 (in press).

    Puhan MA, Schünemann HJ, Murad MH, Li T, Brignardello-Petersen R, Singh JA, Kessels AG, Guyatt GH for the GRADE Working Group. A Grade Worksing Group Approach for Rating the Quality of Treatment Effect Estimates from Network Meta-analysis. BMJ. 2014 (in press).

    Huynh L, Johns B, Liu SH, Vedula SS, Li T, Puhan MA. Cost-effectiveness of health research study participant recruitment strategies: A systematic review. Clin Trials. 2014. pii: 1740774514540371 (epub ahead of print).

    Li T, Saldanha JI, Vedula SS, Yu T, Rosman L, Twose C, Goodman S, Dickersin K. Learning by doing – teaching systematic review methods in 8 weeks. Research Synthesis Methods. 2014. DOI: 10.1002/jrsm.1111 (epub ahead of print).

    Simillis C, Li T, Vaughan J, Becker LA, Davidson BR, Gurusamy KS. Methods to decrease blood loss during liver resection: a network meta-analysis. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD010683. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010683.pub2.

    Li T, Hutfless S, Scharfstein DO, Daniels MJ, Hogan JW, Little RJ, Roy JA, Law AH, Dickersin K. Standards should be applied in the prevention and handling of missing data for patient-centered outcomes research: a systematic review and expert consensus. J Clin Epidemiol. 2014;67(1):15-32.

    Li T, Bartley GB. Publishing systematic reviews in ophthalmology: new guidance for authors. Ophthalmology. 2014;121(2):438-9.

    Bittner AK, Wykstra SL, Yoshinaga PD, Li T. Telerehabilitation for people with low vision (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD011019. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011019.

    Yu T, Fain K, Boyd CM, Singh S, Weiss CO, Li T, Varadhan R, Puhan MA. Benefits and harms of roflumilast in moderate to severe COPD. Thorax. 2014;69(7):616-22.

    Akshintala VS, Hutfless SM, Colantuoni E, Kim KJ, Khashab MA, Li T, Elmunzer BJ, Puhan MA, Sinha A, Kamal A, Lennon AM, Okolo PI, Palakurthy MK. Kalloo AN, Singh VK. Systematic review with network meta-analysis: pharmacological prophylaxis against post-ERCP pancreatitis. 2013. Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics. 2013;38(11-12):1325-37.

    Yu T, Li T, Friedman DS, Dickersin K, Puhan M. Setting priorities for comparative effectiveness research on management of primary angle closure: A survey of Asia-Pacific clinicians. Journal of Glaucoma. 2013 (epub ahead of print). PubMed PMID: 23835674.

    Doshi P, Vedula SS, Li T. YODA and truth seeking. BMJ. 2013; 347.

    Li T, Dickersin K. Citation of previous meta-analyses on the same topic: A clue to perpetuation of incorrect methods? Ophthalmology. 2013;120(6):1113-9.

    Vedula SS, Li T, Dickersin K. Difference in reporting of analyses in internal company documents versus published trial reports: comparisons in industry-sponsored trials in off-label uses of gabapentin. PLOS Medicine. 2013;10(1):e1991378.

    Yu T, Vollenweider D, Varadhan R, Li T, Boyd C, Puhan MA. Support of personalized medicine through risk-stratified treatment recommendations - an environmental scan of clinical practice guidelines. BMC Med. 2013;11:7.

    Karner C, Li T. Long-acting therapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: an overview (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010178. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010178.

    Li T, Vedula SS, Scherer R, Dickersin K. What comparative effectiveness research is needed? A framework for using guidelines and systematic reviews to identify evidence gaps and research priorities. Ann Intern Med. 2012;156(5):367-77.

    Murad MH, Drake MT, Mullan RJ, Mauck KF, Stuart LM, Lane MA, Abu Elnour NO, Erwin PJ, Hazem A, Puhan MA, Li T, Montori VM. Clinical review. Comparative effectiveness of drug treatments to prevent fragility fractures: a systematic review and network meta-analysis. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2012;97(6):1871-80.

    Li T, Puhan M, Vedula SS, Singh S, Dickersin K for the Ad Hoc Network Meta-analysis Methods Meeting Working Group. Network meta-analysis – highly attractive and more methodological research is needed. BMC Medicine. 2011;9(1):79.

    Scheiman M, Gwiazda J, Li T. Non-surgical interventions for convergence insufficiency. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2011, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006768. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006768.pub2.

    Li T, Ervin A, Scherer R, Jampel H, Dickersin K. Setting priorities for comparative effectiveness research: A case study using primary open-angle glaucoma. Ophthalmology. 2010;117(10):1937-45.

    Li T, Shotton K. Conventional occlusion versus pharmacologic penalization for amblyopia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006460. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006460.pub2.

    Gehlbach P, Li T, Hatef E. Statins for age-related macular degeneration. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD006927. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006927.pub2.

    Grover D, Li T, Chong CCW. Intravitreal steroids for macular edema in diabetes. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2008, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD005656. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD005656.pub2.

    Law SK, Li T. Acupuncture for glaucoma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2007, Issue 4. Art. No.: CD006030. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD006030.pub2.

    Minckler DS, Vedula SS, Li TJ, Mathew MC, Ayyala RS, Francis BA. Aqueous shunts for glaucoma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD004918. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004918.pub2.

    Dickersin K, Manheimer E, Li T. Surgery for nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2006, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001538. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD001538.pub2.