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

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

I am an epidemiologist with training in causal inference methods, mediation analyses, and health disparity though collaborations with the American Heart Association. My research interests include: studying the link between various rheumatologic conditions and cardiometabolic health; identifying modifiable risk factor to reduce cardiovascular health disparity.

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
Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. 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 Jul; 71(7):875-884.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29999248.
  2. Wu S, Jin C, Li S, Zheng X, Zhang X, Cui L, Gao X. Aging, Arterial Stiffness, and Blood Pressure Association in Chinese Adults. Hypertension. 2019 Apr; 73(4):893-899. PMID: 30776974.
  3. Dai Z, Jafarzadeh SR, Niu J, Felson DT, Jacques PF, Li S, Zhang Y. Body Mass Index Mediates the Association between Dietary Fiber and Symptomatic Knee Osteoarthritis in the Osteoarthritis Initiative and the Framingham Osteoarthritis Study. J Nutr. 2018 12 01; 148(12):1961-1967.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30517729.
  4. Roseen EJ, LaValley MP, Li S, Saper RB, Felson DT, Fredman L. Association of Back Pain with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality Among Older Women: a Cohort Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jan; 34(1):90-97.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30350028.
  5. Li S, Fonarow GC, Mukamal K, Xu H, Matsouaka RA, Devore AD, Bhatt DL. Sex and Racial Disparities in Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral at Hospital Discharge and Gaps in Long-Term Mortality. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 Apr 06; 7(8). PMID: 29626153; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.117.008088;.
  6. Neogi T, Li S, Peloquin C, Misra D, Zhang Y. Response to: 'Bisphosphonates reduce the risk of knee replacement: we need more analyses!' by Li et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Feb; 78(2):e16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29444907.
  7. Li S, Hagan K, Grodstein F, VanderWeele TJ. Social integration and healthy aging among U.S. women. Prev Med Rep. 2018 Mar; 9:144-148. PMID: 29527467; DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2018.01.013;.
  8. Neogi T, Sheehy S, Peloquin C, Misra D, Zhang Y. Response to: 'Association between bisphosphonate use and risk of undergoing knee replacement in osteoarthritis patients' by Chen et al. Ann Rheum Dis. 2019 Feb; 78(2):e14.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29378683.
  9. Tobias DK, Stuart JJ, Li S, Chavarro J, Rimm EB, Rich-Edwards J, Hu FB, Manson JE, Zhang C. Association of History of Gestational Diabetes With Long-term Cardiovascular Disease Risk in a Large Prospective Cohort of US Women. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Dec 01; 177(12):1735-1742. PMID: 29049820; DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2790;.
  10. Li S, Zhu Y, Yeung E, Chavarro JE, Yuan C, Field AE, Missmer SA, Mills JL, Hu FB, Zhang C. Offspring risk of obesity in childhood, adolescence and adulthood in relation to gestational diabetes mellitus: a sex-specific association. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 12 01; 46(6):2104. PMID: 29025133; DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyx211;.
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650 Albany St Evans Biomed Research Ctr
Boston MA 02118
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