Li Yi

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute
Dr. Li Yi is a postdoctoral research fellow working with Drs. James, Hart, and Chavarro on analyses utilizing the rich smartphone data being collected in the Nurses’ Health Studies and Growing Up Today Study. Li’s research scope lies at the intersection of public health, spatial sciences, and urban planning, focusing on integrating wearable devices, sensors, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in examining the impact of the built and natural environment features and characteristics on health behaviors and chronic disease outcomes. He earned a BS in Environmental Studies from the China Agricultural University, and MSc in Urban Planning from the University College London, and MS in Architectural and Urban Conservation from the University of Pennsylvania, and a PhD in Population, Health and Place from the University of Southern California.
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