UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health


Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health

Dr Leah Li

Dr Leah Li

Associate Professor

Population, Policy & Practice Dept

UCL GOS Institute of Child Health

Joined UCL
1st Apr 2002

Research summary

My research interests include the methodology for the analysis of life course data, intergenerational and cross-cohort comparisons. My research focusses on physical growth (height and BMI), cognitive and socio-emotional development, and adult health.


My recent work includes joint multivariate response modelling for exploring the association between growth trajectories and health outcomes, and estimating trends in cardiovascular disease risk factors in adults and children in the UK and the impact of changes in body sizes using multiple studies/cohorts. I am also interested in adverse childhood experiences (abuse and maltreatment), child-to-adult development. and adult health outcomes.     

Teaching summary



University of British Columbia
Other higher degree, Master of Science |
University College London
Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy |
Fudan University
First Degree, Bachelor of Science |


Dr Leah Li - Associate Professor in Medical Statistics and Epidemiology

I have a multidisciplinary background, with degrees in Mathematics, Statistics, and a PhD in Epidemiology and Biostatistics.