Ming-Chieh Li

Visiting Scientist

Department of Nutrition

Current Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, China Medical University School of Public Health, Taiwan
  • Visiting Scientist, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Secretary-General, Taiwan Yucheng Victims’ Support Association

Education Background

  • Ph.D., National Taiwan University (2009-2015)
  • LL.M., National Chengchi University (2012-2015)
  • BE.d., National Taiwan Normal University (2003-2007)

Previous Positions

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (2017-2018)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes, Taiwan (2016-2017)

Research Interests

  • Environmental Epidemiology
  • Nutritional Epidemiology
  • Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
  • Health Policy and Law

Publication List

  • Ming-Chieh Li, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Mariel Arvizu, Yu-Han Chiu, Jennifer B. Ford, Paige L. Williams, Jill Attaman, Russ Hauser, Jorge E. Chavarro for the EARTH Study Team. Waist circumference in relation to outcomes of infertility treatment with assisted reproductive technologies. (Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019, accepted for publication)
  • Kang-Yi Su#, Ming-Chieh Li#, Nian-Wei Lee, Bing-Ching Ho, Chiou-Ling Cheng, Yu-Chen Chuang, Sung-Liang Yu*, Yue Leon Guo*. Perinatal polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated dibenzofurans exposure are associated with DNA methylation changes lasting to early adulthood: findings from Yucheng second generation. (Environmental Research 2019, accepted for publication, #co-first authors)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Feiby L. Nassan, Yu-Han Chiu, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Paige L. Williams, Irene Souter, Russ Hauser, Jorge E. Chavarro*. Intake of antioxidants in relation to outcomes of infertility treatment with assisted reproductive technologies. (Epidemiology 2019, accepted for publication)
  • Hung-En Liu, Ming-Chieh Li*. Factors influencing the willingness to participate in medical research: a nationwide survey in Taiwan. PeerJ 2018;6:e4874.
  • Shao-Yi Cheng, Ming-Chieh Li, Shu-Li Chia, Kuo-Chin Huang, Tai-Yuan Chiu, Ding-Cheng Chan*, Han-Mo Chiu*. Factors affecting compliance with confirmatory colonoscopy after a positive fecal immunochemical test of the national colorectal screening program. Cancer 2018;124:907-915.
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Chi-Hsien Chen, Yue Leon Guo*. Phthalates esters and childhood asthma: A systematic review and congener-specific meta-analysis. Environmental Pollution 2017;229:655-660. PROSPERO registration number: CRD42016049017
  • Ping-Chi Hsu#, Ming-Chieh Li#, Yeu-Chin Lee, Pao-Lin Kuo, Yueliang Leon Guo*. Polychlorinated biphenyls and dibenzofurans increased abnormal sperm morphology without alterations in aneuploidy: The Yucheng study. Chemosphere 2016;165:294-297. (#co-first authors)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Pau-Chung Chen, Pei-Chien Tsai, Masutaka Furue, Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara, Hiroshi Uchi, Yoshimura Takesumi, Yue Leon Guo*. Mortality after exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and polychlorinated dibenzofurans: a meta-analysis of two highly exposed cohorts. International Journal of Cancer 2015;137:1427-32
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Hung-Pin Wu, Chiu-Yueh Yang, Pau-Chung Chen, George H. Lambert, Yue Leon Guo*. Gestational exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and dibenzofurans induced asymmetric hearing loss: Yucheng children study. Environmental Research 2015:137;65-71.
  • Hsuan Su, Shy-Shin Chang, Chien-Min Han, Kai-Yun Wu, Ming-Chieh Li, Chen-Ying Huang, Chyi-Long Lee, Jiunn-Yih Wu, Chien-Chang Lee*. Inflammatory markers in cord blood or maternal serum for early detection of neonatal sepsis- A systemic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Perinatology 2014;34;268-274.
  • Ming Chieh Li, Pei Chien Tsai, Pau-Chung Chen, Chia Jung Hsieh, Yue-Liang Leon Guo*, Walter J. Rogan. Mortality after exposure to polychlorinated biphenyls and dibenzofurans: 30 years after the “Yucheng Accident”. Environmental Research 2013;120;71-75.

Conference Abstracts

  • Ming-Chieh Li, Lidia Minguez-Alarcon, Mariel Arvizu, Yu-Han Chiu, Jennifer Ford, Paige L. Williams, John C. Petrozza, Russ Hauser, Jorge E. Chavarro. Waist circumference in relation to outcomes of infertility treatment with assisted reproductive technologies. Fertility and Sterility 110(4):e205 (doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2018.07.596) 2018 ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 6-10, 2018. (Poster presentation)
  • Irene Souter, Ming-Chieh Li, Mariel Arvizu, Yu-Han Chiu, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Paige L. Williams, Russ Hauser, Jorge E. Chavarro. The association of dietary antioxidants and antral follicle counts among women undergoing infertility treatments. Fertility and Sterility 110(4):e125-e126 (doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2018.07.376) 2018 ASRM Scientific Congress & Expo, Denver, Colorado, USA, October 6-10, 2018. (Poster presentation)
  • Hung-En Liu, Ming-Chieh Li. Who trust doctors conducting medical research? — results of a nationwide representative survey in Taiwan. 2018 EACME Annual Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 6-8, 2018. (Poster presentation)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Yu-Han Chiu, Feiby L. Nassan, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Paige L. Williams, Irene Souter, Russ Hauser, Jorge E. Chavarro*. Men’s pre-treatment intake of antioxidants in relation to couple related outcomes of assisted reproductive technologies. ASN’s inaugural flagship meeting, Nutrition 2018, Boston, MA, USA, June 9-12, 2018. (Poster presentation)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Yu-Han Chiu, Feiby L. Nassan, Lidia Mínguez-Alarcón, Paige L. Williams, Irene Souter, Russ Hauser, Jorge E. Chavarro*. Pre-treatment intake of antioxidants in relation to outcomes of infertility treatment with assisted reproductive technologies. ASN’s inaugural flagship meeting, Nutrition 2018, Boston, MA, USA, June 9-12, 2018. (Poster presentation)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Chi-Hsien Chen, Yue Leon Guo*. The phthalates esters and childhood asthma: a systematic review and congener-specific meta-analysis. 22nd Asian Conference on Occupational and Environmental Health. Kaohsiung, Taiwan, April 27-30, 2017. (Poster presentation)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Hung-Pin Wu, Chiu-Yueh Yang, Pau-Chung Chen, George H. Lambert, Yue Leon Guo*. Gestational Exposure to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Dibenzofurans Induced Asymmetric Hearing Loss: Yucheng Children Study. 26th Annual International Society for Environmental Epidemiology Conference (ISEE). Seattle, Washington, USA, August 24-28, 2014. (Poster presentation)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Pei-Chien Tsai, Pau-Chung Chen, Chia-Jung Hsieh, Yue Leon Guo*. Mortality in a Population Highly Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Polychlorinated Dibenzofurans: 30 Years after Yucheng Accident. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2011 Sep; 68(Supple 1): A83. (doi:10.1136/oemed-2011-100382.273) The 22nd International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health (EPICOH), Oxford, United Kingdom, September 7-9, 2011. (Poster discussion)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Yue Leon Guo*. Chronic effects of Taiwanese People Highly Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Dibenzofurans (PCBs/PCDFs) -A Mortality Analysis of Yucheng Subjects. Epidemiology: January 2011 – Volume 22 – Issue 1 – p S56 (doi: 10.1097/01.ede.0000391833.42084.5c) International Society of Exposure Sciences-International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISES-ISEE) 22nd Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea, 28 August-1 September 2010: Chemicals and Environmental Health Issues: Persistent Organic Chemicals. (Oral presentation)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Pau-Chung Chen, Yue Leon Guo*. People Highly Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Dibenzofurans (PCBs/PCDFs) Have Lower Glucose Levels Compared with Unexposed Group. Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2010 Sep; 60(Suppl 1): A7. (doi: 10.1136/oem.2010.60608.21) 1st International Symposium of Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace and Environment (RHICOH 2010), Taipei, Taiwan, April 20-21, 2010. (Oral presentation)
  • Ming-Chieh Li, Pau-Chung Chen, Yue Leon Guo*. Increased Kidney and Heart Disease Mortalities in 6-28 Years Follow-Up of the Taiwanese People Highly Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls and Dibenzofurans (PCBs/PCDFs). The 41st Asia-Pacific Academic Consortium for Public Health (APACPH) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan, December 3-6, 2009. (Poster presentation)

Honors and Awards

  • Postdoctoral Research Abroad Program Grant, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
  • Altruistic Award, National Taiwan University
  • Young College Elite of Taiwan
  • Liao, Fung-Te Scholarship
  • Excellent Student Award, National Chengchi University
  • Wan-Lin Tsai Fellowship
  • Heritage Award, National Taiwan University Public Health Alumni Association
  • Outstanding College Youth, National Taiwan University
  • Research award for students of public health, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan
  • Research award for students of public health, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, Taiwan