Conjoint Lecturer

Dr Yuan Li

Public Health Practitioner

 

medicine-health
School of Medical Sciences

Yuan Li works in The George Institute for Global Health, China as the leader of nutrition and lifestyle program. She is a conjoint lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine, University of New South Wales.

Yuan Li holds a doctor and master of preventive medicine degree awarded by Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC). During her training for PhD from 2001 to 2007, she was actively involved in the international collaborative cohort, China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS) and did the research on the trend of obesity in Chinese residents.

After then, Dr. Li worked in the Disease Control and Prevention institutions for around ten years. During her stay in the Division of Non-communicable Disease Control and Community Health at CCDC from 2010 to 2016, she completed many national projects on chronic disease prevention and organized a series of research on the promotion and evaluation of healthy lifestyle activities. In 2011, she acquired the associate professor qualification identified by the Ministry of Health, China.

In 2017, Yuan Li joined The George Institute China. Her current research focused on nutrition and chronic disease prevention, particularly salt reduction in China, and mobile health as well.

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2021
    Dr Yuan Li
    Sun Y; Luo R; Li Y; He FJ; Tan M; MacGregor GA; Liu H; Zhang P, 2021, 'App-based salt reduction intervention in school children and their families (AppSalt) in China: Protocol for a mixed methods process evaluation', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 10, pp. e19430, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/19430
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yuan Li
    Zhang X; Hu X; Ma J; Zhang P; Li Y; Luo R; He FJ; MacGregor GA; Wang J; Yin Z, 2020, 'Cluster randomised controlled trial of home cook intervention to reduce salt intake in China: A protocol study', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e033842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033842
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yuan Li
    Li Y; Zhang P; Wu J; Ma J; Xu J; Zhang X; Luo R; Liu M; Sun Y; Li X; Tan M; He FJ; Macgregor GA; Li X, 2020, 'Twenty-four-hour urinary sodium and potassium excretion and their associations with blood pressure among adults in China: Baseline survey of action on salt china', Hypertension, vol. 76, pp. 1580 - 1588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.120.15238
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yuan Li
    Zhang P; He FJ; Li Y; Li C; Wu J; Ma J; Zhang B; Wang H; Li Y; Han J; Luo R; He J; Li X; Liu Y; Wang C; Tan M; MacGregor GA; Li X, 2020, 'Reducing salt intake in China with “Action on salt China” (ASC): Protocol for campaigns and randomized controlled trials', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 9, pp. e15933, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/15933
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yuan Li
    Xu J; Tang B; Liu M; Bai Y; Yan W; Zhou X; Xu Z; He J; Jin D; Sun J; Li Y; He FJ; Macgregor GA; Wu J; Zhang P, 2020, 'A town level comprehensive intervention study to reduce salt intake in China: Protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-032976
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yuan Li
    Du W; Zhang J; Li Y; He FJ; Zhou X; Xu Z; Gao Y; Yin L; Chang X; Yan W; Tan M; MacGregor GA; Luo R; Zhang P; Wang H, 2020, 'Restaurant interventions for salt reduction in China: Protocol for a randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol. 10, pp. e038744, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-038744
    Journal articles | 2020
    Dr Yuan Li
    Ding J; Sun Y; Li Y; He J; Sinclair H; Du W; Wang H; Zhang P, 2020, 'Systematic review on international salt reduction policy in restaurants', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, pp. 1 - 25, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17249570
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Yuan Li
    He FJ; Puhong Z; Luo R; Li Y; Chen F; Zhao Y; Zhao W; Li D; Chen H; Wu T; Yao J; Li J; Zhou S; Liu Y; Li X; Wang C; Macgregor GA, 2019, 'An Application-based programme to reinforce and maintain lower salt intake (AppSalt) in schoolchildren and their families in China', BMJ Open, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-027793
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Yuan Li
    Li Y; Ding J; Wang Y; Tang C; Zhang P, 2019, 'Nutrition-related mobile apps in the China App Store: Assessment of functionality and quality', JMIR mHealth and uHealth, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/13261
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Yuan Li
    Tan M; He FJ; Ding J; Li Y; Zhang P; Macgregor GA, 2019, 'Salt content of sauces in the UK and China: Cross-sectional surveys', BMJ Open, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-025623
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Yuan Li
    Li Y; Pan Y; Wu X; Li Y; Wang H; Zhu H; Jiang L, 2019, 'Dual-modality imaging of atherosclerotic plaques using ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide labeled with rhodamine', Nanomedicine, vol. 14, pp. 1935 - 1944, http://dx.doi.org/10.2217/nnm-2019-0062
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Yuan Li
    Ali SH; Luo R; Li Y; Liu X; Tang C; Zhang P, 2019, 'Application of mobile health technologies aimed at salt reduction: Systematic review', Journal of Medical Internet Research, vol. 21, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/13250
    Journal articles | 2019
    Dr Yuan Li
    Zhang P; He FJ; Li Y; Li C; Wu J; Ma J; Zhang B; Wang H; Li Y; Han J; Luo R; He J; Li X; Liu Y; Wang C; Tan M; MacGregor GA; Li X, 2019, 'Reducing Salt Intake in China with “Action on Salt China” (ASC): Protocol for Campaigns and Randomized Controlled Trials (Preprint)', Journal of Medical Internet Research, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.15933
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Yuan Li
    Zhang P; He FJ; Li Y; Ma J; Wu J; Wang H; Li Y; Han J; Luo R; Wang Y; Liu Y; McGregor GA, 2018, 'Salt reduction in China: from evidence to action', The Lancet, vol. 392, pp. S29 - S29, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736(18)32658-8
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Yuan Li
    He Y; Huang L; Yan S; Li Y; Lu L; Wang H; Niu W; Zhang P, 2018, 'Awareness, understanding and use of sodium information labelled on pre-packaged food in Beijing:a cross-sectional study', BMC Public Health, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12889-018-5396-7
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Yuan Li
    Li Y; Luo R; Zhang PH, 2018, '[Progress on salt reduction and prevention of chronic non-communicable disease].', Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue Za Zhi, vol. 52, pp. 757 - 761, http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.0253-9624.2018.07.016
    Journal articles | 2018
    Dr Yuan Li
    He FJ; Zhang P; Li Y; MacGregor GA, 2018, 'Action on Salt China', The Lancet, vol. 392, pp. 7 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31138-3
    Journal articles | 2016
    Dr Yuan Li
    LI Y; WANG JL; ZHANG XC; LIU D; SHI WH; LIANG XF; WU J, 2016, 'Effectiveness of Adherence to Standardized Hypertension Management by Primary Health Care Workers in China: a Cross-sectional Survey 3 Years after the Healthcare Reform', Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, vol. 29, pp. 915 - 921, http://dx.doi.org/10.3967/bes2016.123
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Yuan Li
    Qi X; Wang Y; Xia L; Meng Y; Li Y; Yu S; Su X; Jin S; Li Y; Ge H; Zhang Y; Zhuang D; Ma J, 2015, 'Cross-sectional survey on public health informatics workforce in China: Issues, developments and the future', Public Health, vol. 129, pp. 1459 - 1464, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.puhe.2015.03.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Dr Yuan Li
    Zhang J; Guo XL; Seo DC; Xu AQ; Xun PC; Ma JX; Shi XM; Li N; Yan LX; Li Y; Lu ZL; Zhang JY; Tang JL; Ren J; Zhao WH; Liang XF, 2015, 'Inaccuracy of self-reported low sodium diet among chinese: Findings from baseline survey for shandong & ministry of health action on salt and hypertension (SMASH) project', Biomedical and Environmental Sciences, vol. 28, pp. 161 - 167, http://dx.doi.org/10.3967/bes2015.022
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Yuan Li
    Zhang J; Astell-Burt T; Seo DC; Feng X; Kong L; Zhao W; Li N; Li Y; Yu S; Feng G; Ren D; Lv Y; Wang J; Shi X; Liang X; Chen C, 2014, 'Multilevel evaluation of 'China Healthy Lifestyles for All', a nationwide initiative to promote lower intakes of salt and edible oil', Preventive Medicine, vol. 67, pp. 210 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.07.019
    Journal articles | 2014
    Dr Yuan Li
    Li Y; Ren D; Ding P; Zhang Q; Zhang J; Shi W; Wu J; Shi X; Liang X, 2014, 'Evaluation on programs regarding the community-based management of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus patients in eight provinces, China', Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi, vol. 35, pp. 35 - 39
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Yuan Li
    Li Y; Zhang J; Shi XM; Liang XF, 2013, 'A cross-sectional survey on the efficacy of 'China Healthy Lifestyle for All' in 2012', Zhonghua liu xing bing xue za zhi = Zhonghua liuxingbingxue zazhi, vol. 34, pp. 869 - 873
    Journal articles | 2013
    Dr Yuan Li
    Zhang J; Xu AQ; Ma JX; Shi XM; Guo XL; Engelgau M; Yan LX; Li Y; Li YC; Wang HC; Lu ZL; Zhang JY; Liang XF, 2013, 'Dietary Sodium Intake: Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in Shandong Province, China, 2011', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0058973
    Journal articles |
    Dr Yuan Li
    Sun Y; Luo R; Li Y; He FJ; Tan M; MacGregor GA; Liu H; Zhang P, 'App-Based Salt Reduction Intervention in School Children and Their Families (AppSalt) in China: Protocol for a Mixed Methods Process Evaluation (Preprint)', , http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/preprints.19430
  • Conference Posters | 2018
    Dr Yuan Li
    Li Y; Ding J; Wang Y; Tang C; Zhang P, 2018, 'The Functionality and Quality of Mobile Applications with Dietary Guidance Content in China', Hong Kong, China, presented at The 7th Asian Congress of Dietetics, Hong Kong, China, 06 July 2018 - 08 July 2018

Awards

Yuan Li was awarded the Third Award of China Medical Science and Technology Award in 2017 due to her contribution to the program “Healthy Lifestyle for All”

Grants

1. NIHR Global Health Research Unit, UK (Project number 16/136/77)

Project name: Action on Salt China (ASC) at Queen Mary University of London

Funding Cost: 6.6 Million Pounds, 06/2017-03/2021

Role: principal researcher

 

2. Ministry of Science and Technology, China (Project number: 2016YFC1300205)

Project name: Smart Diet technology development and application

Funding Cost: 1 Million RMB, 01/2017- 12/2020

Role: principal researcher

 

3. QUALCOMM for China Center for mHealth Innovation

Project name FoodSwitch China

Funding Cost: 100,000 USD/year, 01/2015- 12/2018

Role: principal researcher

 

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