Professor Liming Li
Professor Liming Li completed his medical training M.D. and M.P.H. at Beijing Medical University. He is currently the Boya Distinguished Professor of Peking University and Director of Peking University Center for Public Health and Epidemic Preparedness and Response. He was the founding director of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), the Board Chair and Executive Vice-President of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), also the President of Chinese Epidemiology Association, President of the National Chronic Disease Committee of the Ministry of Health of China, and a member of the expert committee for the WHO West Pacific Region.
His academic research has focussed on the treatment and prevention of hypertension, genetic and environmental epidemiological studies of cardiovascular disease, and twin studies of non-communicable diseases, as well as quality of life among the elderly in China, the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases, and public health policy and evidence-based decision making. He has been instrumental in establishing and directing a number of large research projects. He is the principal investigator in China for the China Kadoorie Biobank prospective study.