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Mengmeng Li, MBBS

  • Research Associate

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The Global Early Adolescent Study

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MSPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2017
MBBS, Nanjing Medical University, 2008


Mengmeng Li is a Senior Data Analyst for the Global Early Adolescent Study. She is interested in data-driven insights in epidemiology, and use them to inform health policy guidelines. Her research focuses on maternal, perinatal and neonatal health, and adolescent health. She is particularly interested in evaluating the factors associated with high risk of preterm birth and with low- or very-low birth weight infants conceived through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure.

Prior joining the GEAS team, Mengmeng worked on projects investigating IVF-facilitated reproductive health at the Center of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University, analyzing baseline data for the UNICEF-IKEA South Asia Program for Afghanistan Adolescents Impact Evaluation at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and also worked as a medical volunteer/patient assistant in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics departments in hospitals and clinics across the country. She holds a medical degree from Nanjing Medical University in China and an MSPH in Maternal, Fetal and Perinatal Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Honors and Awards

March 2016 Apgar/Bramley/Clifford Scholarship, JHSPH

May 2008 Outstanding Medical School Graduates Award, NMU

2004-2007 Top Medical Student Scholarship, NMU

First Place, November 2004, 2006

Second Place, June 2006

Third Place, November 2007

Nov. 2007 Wangyi Tang Education Scholarship, NMU

Nov. 2004 Advanced Individual of Social Work, NMU

  • Adolescent health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Reproductive Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Most recent publications

  • Li M.*, Rao K., Natiq K., Pasha O., Blum R. Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Taliban: adolescents’ and parents’ views toward interpersonal violence and harmful traditional practices in Afghanistan. Am J Public Health. 2018 Dec;108(12):1688-1694. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304697. *corresponding author
  • Zimmerman L, Li M, Moreau C, Wilopo S, Blum R. Measuing agency as a dimension of empowerment among young adolescents globally; findings from the Global Early Adolescent Study. SSM Popul Health. 2019;8:100-454
  • Blum RW, Li M, Naranjo-Rivera G. Measuring Adverse Child Experiences Among Young Adolescents Globally: Relationships With Depressive Symptoms and Violence Perpetration. J Adolesc Health. 2019;65(1):86-93.
  • Moreau C, Li M, De Meyer S, et al. Measuring gender norms about relationships in early adolescence: Results from the global early adolescent study. SSM Popul Health. 2019;7:014-014.
  • Blum RW, Sheehy G, Li M, et al. Measuring young adolescent perceptions of relationships: A vignette-based approach to exploring gender equality. PLoS One. 2019;14(6):e0218863.