Ling Shi

Dr. Ling Shi has served as a biostatistian or epidemiologist for several research projects, including the NHLBI-funded Recipient Epidemiology and Donors Evaluation Study, and a study on developing health promotion quality assurance toolkits for YMCA afterschool staff. She is the principal investigator for research projects on infant feeding intervention, child health services, and association between childhood nutrition and adulthood cardiometabolic outcomes. At the IUHR, she is currently the evaluation field coordinator for the SAMHSA funded project “Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health,” also known as Project LAUNCH. As the first author or co-author, she has published over 20 papers in peer-reviewed journals, and one book chapter on suicide prevention published by the World Health Organization.

Selected Publications

Shi, L., Morrison, J.A., Wiecha, J., Horton, M., & Hayman, L. (In press). Healthy Lifestyle Factors Associated with Reduced Cardiometabolic Risk. British Journal of Nutrition.

Shi, L., Zhang, J.X., Wang, Y., Caulfield, L.E., & Guyer, B. (2010). Effectiveness of an educational intervention on complementary feeding practices and growth in rural China: a cluster randomised controlled trial. Public Health Nutrition, 13(4), 556-565.

Shi, L. & Zhang, J.X. (2010). Recent Evidence of the Effectiveness of Educational Interventions for Improving Complementary Feeding Practices in Developing Countries. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 57(2), 91-98.

Shi, L. (co-first author), Zhang J.X., Wang, Y., Chen, D.F., Wang, J. (2009). Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to examine effectiveness of an educational intervention on infant feeding. Preventive Medicine, 49(6), 529-34.

Shi, L., Zhang, J.X., Wang, Y., & Guyer B. (2008). Breastfeeding in Rural China: Association between Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices. Journal of Human Lactation, 24(4), 377-385.

Shi, L., & Wang, Y. (2002). Gender Differences in Chinese Infant and Child Mortality in the 1990s with Hill-Upchurch Standard. Population Research, 26(2), 29-34.