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Dr Shanshan (Shandy) Li is a research fellow in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University. She is recipient of NHMRC Early Career Fellowship and joined Monash University from March 2017. Prior to moving to Australia in 2011 to pursue her PhD with Australian government and university scholarships at The University of Queensland, Shandy received Bachelor and Master qualifications from Capital Medical University and Peking University in China. Following completion of her PhD, she undertook 2 years postdoctoral training supported by a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence − Centre for Air quality & health Research and evaluation administered by The University of Sydney.


Dr Li has background in both public health and medicine and is an epidemiologist and biostatistician with special focuses on atmospheric environmental health and extensive child health issues. She has published broadly in high-ranked topic relevant journals, and as chief investigator successfully secured competitive grants. She is peer reviewer of various Australian and Chinese grant schemes and a number of prestigious international journals. Dr Li has worked with Chinese government (Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health, and CDC), numerous universities/research institutes across the world, and UNICEF. Most of her work involves collaborations with research groups across Australia and overseas, and she is keeping up establishing broader and stronger linkages with colleagues within Australia and internationally.


Research interests

  • Public Health and Epidemiology (Chronic Disease, Global Health)

  • Child Health (Asthma and Allergy, Behaviour, Growth and Development, Perinatal Health, Respiratory Health)

  • Environmental Health (Air Pollution, Ambient Temperature, Climate Change)

  • Biostatistics (Quantitative Analysis)

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 2008 2019

Geographic, Demographic, and Temporal Variations in the Association between Heat Exposure and Hospitalization in Brazil: A Nationwide Study between 2000 and 2015

Zhao, Q., Li, S., Coelho, M. S. Z. S., Saldiva, P. H. N., Hu, K., Arblaster, J. M., Nicholls, N., Huxley, R. R., Abramson, M. J. & Guo, Y., 1 Jan 2019, In : Environmental Health Perspectives. 127, 1, 9 p., 017001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

A machine learning method to estimate PM2.5 concentrations across China with remote sensing, meteorological and land use information

Chen, G., Li, S., Knibbs, L. D., Hamm, N. A. S., Cao, W., Li, T., Guo, J., Ren, H., Abramson, M. J. & Guo, Y., 15 Sep 2018, In : Science of the Total Environment. 636, p. 52-60 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ambient air pollution in relation to diabetes and glucose-homoeostasis markers in China: a cross-sectional study with findings from the 33 Communities Chinese Health Study

Yang, B. Y., Qian, Z. M., Li, S., Chen, G., Bloom, M. S., Elliott, M., Syberg, K. W., Heinrich, J., Markevych, I., Wang, S. Q., Chen, D., Ma, H., Chen, D. H., Liu, Y., Komppula, M., Leskinen, A., Liu, K. K., Zeng, X. W., Hu, L. W., Guo, Y. & 1 othersDong, G. H., 1 Feb 2018, In : The Lancet Planetary Health. 2, 2, p. e64-e73 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Association of Long-term Exposure to Airborne Particulate Matter of 1 μmor Less with Preterm Birth in China

Wang, Y. Y., Li, Q., Guo, Y., Zhou, H., Wang, X., Wang, Q., Shen, H., Zhang, Y., Yan, D., Zhang, Y., Zhang, H., Li, S., Chen, G., Zhao, J., He, Y., Yang, Y., Xu, J., Wang, Y., Peng, Z., Wang, H. J. & 1 othersMa, X., 1 Mar 2018, In : JAMA Pediatrics. 172, 3, 8 p., e174872.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Estimating spatiotemporal distribution of PM1 concentrations in China with satellite remote sensing, meteorology, and land use information

Chen, G., Knibbs, L. D., Zhang, W., Li, S., Cao, W., Guo, J., Ren, H., Wang, B., Wang, H., Williams, G., Hamm, N. A. S. & Guo, Y., 1 Feb 2018, In : Environmental Pollution. 233, p. 1086-1094 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review