The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
Dr. Li is a post-doctoral scholar in the UAB Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Her research focuses on understanding the risk factors for the development of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes to develop dietary interventions to improve metabolic function in individuals with spinal cord injury.
Dr. Li received her Ph.D. training at Purdue University where she studied the impact of dietary modifications on human metabolic health, specifically glucose metabolism. She brought her expertise in nutrition and health to SCI rehabilitation and at UAB, she is coordinating a 5-year clinical trial that investigates the effects of a high-protein low-carbohydrate diet on metabolic health, gut microbiome, and body composition, as well as the quality of life among individuals with long-standing SCI. During Dr. Li’s postdoctoral training at UAB, she further built upon her skillsets in the field of omics research, including gut microbiome and metabolomics.
Dr. Li has received notable awards for her work in SCI, including the NIDILRR Mary Switzer Research fellowship and Craig Nielsen Foundation postdoctoral fellowship. Dr. Li recently received institutional funding on diet and blood pressure control in SCI. Dr. Li currently serves as the secretary for the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) SCI-Special Interest Group as well as the task force chair for the secondary conditions and aging task force.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
4:45 PM – 6:00 PM
Thursday, November 10, 2022
10:45 AM – 12:00 PM