Shanshan Sheehy, ScD (Publish under Shanshan Li)
Center Faculty Member
Boston University School of Medicine
Slone Epidemiology Center

MD, Fudan University
ScD, Harvard School of Public Health
MSc, McGill University

My research interests include: pregnancy complications, cardiovascular disease, and modifiable risk factor to reduce cardiovascular health disparity.

Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Clinical Epi Research & Training

2017-2018 Boston University: The Academy for Faculty Advancement
2017 Boston University: The Wing Tat Lee Award
2016 National Institute of Health: The Fellows Award for Research Excellence
2015 Annals of Epidemiology: Outstanding Reviewer
2014-2016 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human: Intramural training fellowship
2014 Harvard University: Harvard Chinese Scholar Distinguished Life Science Research Award
2014 American Heart Association: Epidemiology and Prevention Early Career Travel Grant
2013 American Heart Association: Get With The Guideline Young Investigator Research Seed Grant
2012 Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health: Teaching Award
2009-2010 Task Force on Design and Analysis Traineeship in Oral Health Research Awards
2008 International Association of Dental Research and American Association of Dental Research Bloc Travel
2007-2012 Harvard University: Presidential Scholarship
2005 Fellowships of La Fondation de l’Ordredes Dentistes du Quebec for excellent research findings
2004-2006 Faculty of Dentistry, McGill University: Hong Kong Fellowship

Apolipoprotein L1 variants and risk of preeclampsia and preterm birth in African American women
05/01/2021 - 04/30/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development

Pregnancy complications in relation to stroke risk in African American women
06/15/2020 - 01/31/2023 (PI)
NIH/National Inst on Minority Health and Health Disparities


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  1. Williams AD, Kanner J, Grantz KL, Ouidir M, Sheehy S, Sherman S, Robledo C, Mendola P. Air pollution exposure and risk of adverse obstetric and neonatal outcomes among women with type 1 diabetes. Environ Res. 2021 06; 197:111152. PMID: 33844969; PMCID: PMC8190832; DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2021.111152;
  2. Sheehy S, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. High Consumption of Red Meat Is Associated with Excess Mortality Among African-American Women. J Nutr. 2020 12 10; 150(12):3249-3258.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33024986; PMCID: PMC7726124; DOI: 10.1093/jn/nxaa282;
  3. Becerra AZ, Ekundayo O, Salahuddin M, Onasanya T, Li S. Diversity and Inclusion in the Epidemiology Workforce. Am J Epidemiol. 2020 10 01; 189(10):1023-1025. PMID: 32602543
  4. Sheehy S, Palmer JR, Rosenberg L. Leisure Time Physical Activity in Relation to Mortality Among African American Women. Am J Prev Med. 2020 11; 59(5):704-713.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32891468; PMCID: PMC7577941; DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2020.05.013;
  5. Rosenberg L, Robles YP, Li S, Ruiz-Narvaez EA, Palmer JR. A prospective study of yogurt and other dairy consumption in relation to incidence of type 2 diabetes among black women in the USA. Am J Clin Nutr. 2020 09 01; 112(3):512-518.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32520324; PMCID: PMC7458770; DOI: 10.1093/ajcn/nqaa143;
  6. Petrick JL, Castro-Webb N, Gerlovin H, Bethea TN, Li S, Ruiz-Narváez EA, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. A Prospective Analysis of Intake of Red and Processed Meat in Relation to Pancreatic Cancer among African American Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 09; 29(9):1775-1783.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32611583; PMCID: PMC7484450; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-0048;
  7. Bertrand KA, Castro-Webb N, Cozier YC, Li S, O'Brien KM, Rosenberg L, Palmer JR. Gestational Diabetes and Risk of Breast Cancer in African American Women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 07; 29(7):1509-1511.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32317301; PMCID: PMC7334052; DOI: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-20-0034;
  8. Li S, Cui L, Cheng J, Shu R, Chen S, Nguyen US, Misra D, Wu S, Gao X. Repeated measurements of serum urate and mortality: a prospective cohort study of 152,358 individuals over 8 years of follow-up. Arthritis Res Ther. 2020 04 15; 22(1):84.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32295651; PMCID: PMC7160947; DOI: 10.1186/s13075-020-02173-4;
  9. Li S, Cheng J, Cui L, Gurol ME, Bhatt DL, Fonarow GC, Benjamin EJ, Xing A, Xia Y, Wu S, Gao X. Cohort Study of Repeated Measurements of Serum Urate and Risk of Incident Atrial Fibrillation. J Am Heart Assoc. 2019 07 02; 8(13):e012020.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31213103; PMCID: PMC6662349; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.119.012020;
  10. Li S, Felson DT. What Is the Evidence to Support the Association Between Metabolic Syndrome and Osteoarthritis? A Systematic Review. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2019 07; 71(7):875-884.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29999248
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