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Tianjing Li, PhD

  • Associate Professor

Departmental Affiliations

  • Epidemiology (Primary)
    • Division: Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis

Center & Institute Affiliations

Contact Information

615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E6011
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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


The primary goal of Dr. Li's research is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate efficient methods for comparing healthcare interventions and to provide trust-worthy evidence for decision-making. Her research interests include the methodology and reporting of systematic reviews, meta-analysis, randomized controlled trials, reporting biases, and missing data. Dr. Li has published on methodology for network meta-analysis, setting priorities for comparative effectiveness research, and for patient-centered outcomes research. She serves as the Associate Director for Cochrane United States, one of the 14 centers around the world that facilitate the work of The Cochrane Collaboration. She also co-convenes the Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group as well as the Cochrane Agenda and Priority Setting Methods Group. Dr. Li serves as the Associate Editor overseeing systematic review submissions at Ophthalmology, the official journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is a senior editor for the journal Trials.

Dr. Li's ongoing research is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the National Library of Medicine, the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Honors and Awards

Inaugural Society for Research Synthesis Methodology Early Career Award, 2016

Faculty Innovation Fund, JHBSPH, 2013

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, JHBSPH, 2005-2010

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

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

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

Selected publications: *Student supervised or mentored

  • *Rouse B, Cipriani A, Shi Q, Coleman AL, Dickersin K, Li T. Network meta-analysis for clinical practice guidelines – a case study on first-line medical therapies for primary open-angle glaucoma. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2016;164(10):674-82.
  • Li T, Lindsley K, Rouse B, Hong H, Shi Q, Friedman DS, Wormald R, Dickersin K. Comparative effectiveness of first-line medications for primary open angle glaucoma – a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(1):129-40.
  • Li T, Vedula SS, Hadar N, Parkin C, Lau J, Dickersin K. Innovations in data collection, management, and archiving for systematic reviews. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2015;162(4):287-94.
  • 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. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2014;67(1):15-32.
  • 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. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2012;156(5):367-77.