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Miao Li received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Purdue University in 2015. Before he joins the Department of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, Li was a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Public Health and Health Professions of the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York. Li's research focuses on how multilevel (e.g., individual, family, community) social factors are linked to health and developmental outcomes over the life course and across generations.
Li is particularly interested in examining the complex interactions between the intergenerational and contextual factors in shaping the life course trajectories of physical, psychological, relational, and spiritual wellbeing. His studies pursue an interdisciplinary approach and are based on large-scale longitudinal data and advanced quantitative methods.
Li's work has been published in outlets such as the American Journal of Epidemiology, Journal of Scientific Study of Religion, Social Indicators Research, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, and Pediatric Obesity.
Research Interests: Medical Sociology, Life Course, Child/Adolescent Development, Religion, Research Methods.