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Dr Leah Li
Tel: +44 207 905 2632
Fax: +44 207 905 2381
  • Senior Lecturer
  • ICH Pop, Policy & Practice Prog
  • UCL GOS Institute of Child Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Dr Leah Li - Senior Lecturer

I have a multidisciplinary background, with degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. I am currently appointed as a Senior Lecturer in Medical Statistics at UCL.

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My research interests include the methodology for the analysis of life course data, intergenerational and cross-cohort comparisons. My research focusses on physical growth (height and BMI), cognitive and socio-emotional development, and adult health.


My recent work includes joint multivariate response modelling for exploring the association between growth trajectories and health outcomes, and estimating trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults and children in the UK and the impact of changes in body sizes using multiple studies/cohorts. I am also interested in adverse childhood experiences (abuse and maltreatment), child-to-adult development. and adult health outcomes.     

Teaching Summary


DEC-2011 Senior Lecturer   UCL, United Kingdom
JAN-2008 MRC Career Dev Fellow Biostatistics   UCL Institute of Child Health, United Kingdom
Academic Background
  BSc Bachelor of Science – Mathematics Fudan University
  MSc Master of Science – Statistics University of British Columbia
  PhD Doctor of Philosophy – Epidemiology and Medical Statistics University College London
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