Li Li, Ph.D.


Co-Director, Methods Core



Dr. Li Li joined the UCLA Semel Institute – Center for Community Health in 2002. She is Professor-in-Residence at Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA Semel Institute and Director of Methods Core, Center for HIV Identification, Prevention and Treatment Services (CHIPTS). Dr. Li has conducted research in the areas of HIV prevention and interventions, and social and cultural aspects of health promotion and services. She specializes in research design, intervention development, data collection and assessment strategies. She has received research grants to conduct intervention studies in reducing HIV stigma among Chinese service providers, enhancing methadone maintenance treatment outcomes for IDUs in China,and improving quality of life for families and children impacted by HIV in Thailand and China, and HIV prevention for IDUs and families in Vietnam.


Academic Appointments:

Professor-in-Residence, July, 2009 – present

Research Sociologist, July 2008 – June 2009

Associate Research Sociologist, February 2002 – June 2008

Center for Community Health

Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior

University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Professor-in-Residence, July, 2010 – present

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA


Associate Professor, July 1999 – April 2001

Assistant Professor, March 1995 – June 1999

Department of Community Health

WrightStateUniversitySchoolof Medicine,Dayton,Ohio


Research Scientist, July 1996 – April 2001

Center for Interventions, Treatment and Addictions Research

WrightStateUniversitySchoolof Medicine,Dayton,Ohio


Research Director, September 1993 – July 1996

Research Associate/Program Evaluator, February 1993 – September 1993

Research andTrainingCenteron Drugs and Disability

WrightStateUniversitySchoolof Medicine,Dayton, Ohio



Ph.D., Sociology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

M.S., Sociology, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia

B.A., Philosophy, Zhongshan University, Guangzhou, China


Research and Interests:

Global health and health services; HIV prevention and treatment in developing countries


Li Li CV (288)