Tianjing Li, PhD

Tianjing LiDr. Tianjing Li is an Associate Professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at University of Colorado Denver with a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at University of Colorado School of Public Health. Previously, Dr. Li worked as an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where she was a core faculty member in the Center for Clinical Trials and Evidence Synthesis. The primary goal of Dr. Li’s research is to develop, evaluate, and disseminate efficient methods for comparing healthcare interventions and to provide trust-worthy evidence for decision-making. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and other national and international public funders.  

Dr. Li's Publications

Dr. Li has an international reputation in leading methodologic research in systematic review, network meta-analysis, clinical trials, comparative effectiveness research, and patient-centered outcomes research. Evidence of her expertise includes serving as a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the journal Trials, the Reviews Editor for JAMA Ophthalmology, an Associate Scientific Editor for the 2nd edition of the Cochrane Handbook for Systematic Reviews of Interventions, a Statistical Editor for Annals of Internal Medicine, and an author for two reports from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Dr. Li holds several leadership roles within Cochrane, including serving as the Associate Director for Cochrane United States from 2012 to 2018, a Coordinating Editor for Cochrane Eyes and Vision, a co-convener for the Cochrane Comparing Multiple Interventions Methods Group (network meta-analysis methods group), and a Co-Chair of the Cochrane Methods Executive Committee. She was the recipient of the Anne Anderson Award in 2019, being recognized for my cumulative accomplishment, originality and independence of thought, leadership, and inspiration for women within Cochrane. Dr. Li is an elected member of the Society for Research Synthesis Methodology, serves as the Society’s President-Elect, and received the Society’s Inaugural Early Career Award in 2016.


Tianjing Li, MD, MHS, PhD
Department of Ophthalmology
School of Medicine
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
1675 Aurora Ct., F731
Aurora, CO 80045

Email: tianjing.li@cuanschutz.edu
Phone: 720-848-5025

Ophthalmology (SOM)

CU Anschutz

Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute

1675 North Aurora Court


Aurora, CO 80045

Administration: 720-848-2500 Appointments: 720-848-2020

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