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Research Associate

Mengmeng Li, MBBS, MSPH ’17, focuses on maternal, perinatal and neonatal health, and adolescent health.

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Research Interests

Adolescent health; Maternal and Child Health; Reproductive Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology
Experiences & Accomplishments
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Nanjing Medical University
Mengmeng Li is a Senior Data Analyst for the Global Early Adolescent Study. She is interested in data-driven insights in epidemiology and use them to inform health policy guidelines. Her research focuses on maternal, perinatal and neonatal health, and adolescent health. She is particularly interested in evaluating the factors associated with the high risk of preterm birth and low birth weight infants conceived through In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure.

Before joining the GEAS team, Mengmeng studied at the Center of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Stanford University on projects investigating IVF-facilitated reproductive health and later worked as a research assistant at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health analyzing baseline data for the UNICEF-IKEA South Asia Program for Afghanistan Adolescents Impact Evaluation. Besides research efforts, she also worked as a medical volunteer/patient assistant in Obstetrics and Gynecology and Pediatrics departments in hospitals and clinics across the country. She holds a medical degree from Nanjing Medical University in China and an MSPH in Maternal, Fetal and Perinatal Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Honors & Awards
May 2020 Donald A. Cornely Scholarship, JHSPH
March 2016 Apgar/Bramley/Clifford Scholarship, JHSPH
May 2008 Outstanding Medical School Graduates Award, NMU
Select Publications
Most recent publications
  • Li M*, Kort J, Baker VL. Embryo Biopsy and Perinatal Outcomes for Singletons: An analysis of 16,246 frozen embryo transfer cycles reported in SART CORS. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2020 Oct 28:S0002-9378(20)31273-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.10.043. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33129765. * corresponding author
  • Khunte, R.*, Li, M.*†, Behr, B. et al. Blastocyst formation rate for Asians versus Caucasians and within body mass index categories. J Assist Reprod Genet 37, 933–943 (2020). *co-first author †corresponding author
  • Koenig LR, Li M, Zimmerman LA, et al. Associations Between Agency and Sexual and Reproductive Health Communication in Early Adolescence: A Cross-cultural, Cross-sectional Study. J Adolesc Health. 2020.
  • Blum RW, Li M, Naranjo-Rivera G. Measuring Adverse Child Experiences Among Young Adolescents Globally: Relationships With Depressive Symptoms and Violence Perpetration. J Adolesc Health. 2019;65(1):86-93.
  • Moreau C, Li M, De Meyer S, et al. Measuring gender norms about relationships in early adolescence: Results from the global early adolescent study. SSM Popul Health. 2019;7:014-014.
Adolescent Health in the time of COVID