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Associate Professor
- Adjunct

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Research Interests

randomized controlled trial; systematic review; meta-analysis; network meta-analysis; evidence-based healthcare; comparative effectiveness research; patient-centered outcomes research; missing data; reporting bias; stated preference methods; Bayesian method; epidemiology; biostatistics; ophthalmology
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Sichuan University
The primary goal of Dr. Li’s research is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate efficient methods for comparing healthcare interventions and to provide trust-worthy evidence for decision-making. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other national and international public funders. Dr. Li moved to University of Colorado Denver in October 2019. She is now an Associate Professor with tenure in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Colorado Denver with a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at University of Colorado School of Public Health.

Dr. Li has an international reputation in leading methodological research in systematic review, network meta-analysis, clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, and patient-centered outcomes research. Evidence of her expertise includes serving as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Trials, the Reviews Editor for JAMA Ophthalmology, an Associate Scientific Editor for the 2nd edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, and an author for the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine report Crossing the Global Quality Chasm: Improving Health Care Worldwide.

Dr. Li holds several leadership roles within Cochrane, including serving as the Associate Director for Cochrane United States from 2012 to 2018, a Coordinating Editor for Cochrane Eyes and Vision, a co-convener for the Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group (aka network meta-analysis methods group), and a member of the Cochrane Methods Executive Committee. She was the recipient of the Anne Anderson Award in 2019, being recognized for my cumulative accomplishment, originality and independence of thought, leadership, and inspiration for women within Cochrane. Dr. Li is an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, serves as the Society’s Secretary currently, and received the Society’s Inaugural Early Career Award in 2016.
Honors & Awards
Anne Anderson Award (Cochrane), 2019
Inaugural Society for Research Synthesis Methodology Early Career Award, 2016
Faculty Innovation Fund, JHBSPH, 2013
Induction into the Delta Omega Alpha Chapter, 2011
Induction into the Phi Beta Kappa Society, 2011
Select Publications
Selected publications:
  • Cipriani A, Ioannidis JPA, Rothwell PM, Glasziou P, Li T, Hernandez AF, Tomlinson A, Simes J, Naci H. Generating comparative evidence on new drugs and devices after approval. Lancet. 2020 Mar 21;395(10228):998-1010. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(19)33177-0.PMID: 32199487.
  • Li T, Saldanha IJ, Jap J, Smith BT, Canner J, Hutfless SM, Branch V, Carini S, Chan W, de Bruijn B, Wallace BC, Walsh SA, Whamond EJ, Murad MH, Sim I, Berlin JA, Lau J, Dickersin K, Schmid CH. A randomized trial provided new evidence on the accuracy and efficiency of traditional vs electronically annotated abstraction approaches in systematic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2019;115:77-89. doi: 10.1016/j.jclinepi.2019.07.005. PMID: 31302205.
  • Dwan K, Li T, Altman DG, Elbourne D. CONSORT 2010 statement: extension to randomised crossover trials. BMJ. 2019 Jul 31;366:l4378. doi: 10.1136/bmj.l4378. PMID: 31366597.
  • Li T, Lindsley K, Rouse B, Hong H, Shi Q, Friedman DS, Wormald R, Dickersin K. Comparative effectiveness of first-line medications for primary open angle glaucoma – a systematic review and network meta-analysis. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(1):129-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2015.09.005. PMID: 26526633.
  • Higgins JPT, Thomas J, Chandler J, Cumpston MS, Li T, Page MJ, Welch VA, editors. Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions (2nd edition). John Wiley & Sons.
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