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Qingfeng Li, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

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615 N. Wolfe Street
Room E8642
Baltimore, Maryland 21205


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PhD, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
MHS, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2013
MA, Peking University, 2009


Dr. Li's research interests include injury prevention, program evaluation, and maternal and child health. Methodologically, he is developing machine learning models to support the use of big data (e.g., government statistics, electronic health records, surveys and censuses) in public health.

He is currently conducting research in Bangladesh, China, Vietnam, and the United States.

He teaches Evaluation of Safety Interventions (primary instructor), Systems Science Modeling (primary instructor), and Graduate Seminar in Injury Research and Policy (co-instructor).

Honors and Awards

• Excellence in Teaching, course entitled ‘Evaluation of Safety Interventions’, JHSPH 2017.

• Extraordinary Leadership in Bloomberg Philanthropies Global Road Safety Programme, National Project Office, Beijing, China 2014

• School-wide Endowed Student Support Fund, JHSPH 2012

• School-wide Endowed Student Support Fund, JHSPH 2011

• Young J. Kim Scholarship, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH 2012;

• Young J. Kim Scholarship, Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, JHSPH 2010;

• Kocherlakota Award, Department of Biostatistics, JHSPH 2010;

  • Injuries
  • Big data Program monitoring and evaluation
  • Deep learning and machine learning in public health
  • Systems science
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Complex survey design
  • Maternal and child health
  • Demographic dividend

Below is a selected list of my recent peer-reviewed publications. Please visit my Google Scholar page for a full list. If you need help with accessing an article, please send me an email.

  • Li Q, Yu S, Chen T, Bishai D, Bachani A, Hyder A. Road safety risk factors for non-motorized vehicle users in a Chinese city: an observational study. Injury Prevention. 2019; doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2018-043071
  • Merali H, Lin J, Li Q, Bhalla K. Using Street Imagery and Crowdsourcing Internet Marketplaces to Measure Motorcycle Helmet Use in Bangkok, Thailand. Injury Prevention. 2019; doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2018-043061
  • Li Q, Louis TA, Liu L, Wang C, Tsui AO. Subnational estimation of modern contraceptive prevalence in five sub-Saharan African countries: a Bayesian hierarchical approach. BMC Public Health. 2019; 19(1):216
  • Li Q, Peng J, Chen T, Yu Y, Hyder AA. Seatbelt wearing rate in a Chinese city: Results from multi-round cross-sectional studies. Accident Analysis and Prevention. 2018; 121:279-284
  • Li Q, Alonge O, Lawhorn C, Ambaw Y, Kumar S, Jacobs T, Hyder AA. Child injuries in Ethiopia: a review of the current situation with projections. PLOS ONE. 2018; 13(3): e0194692
  • Saving of Lives from Drowning