Jian Li, MD, PhD

Targeted Research Training Program Co-Director
Professor
Environmental Health Sciences, Fielding School of Public Health
School of Nursing

University of California, Los Angeles
650 Charles E. Young Drive South, 73-251 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Phone: 310-206-3788
Email: jianli2019@ucla.edu

Websites:
Fielding School of Public Health
School of Nursing

Research Areas
Psychosocial Factors in the Wrokplace
Occupational Safety and Health
Cardiovascular Disease
Occupational Stress
Mental Health
Occupational Epidemiology
Dr. Li shares a position between the Fielding School of Public Health, Environmental Health Sciences Department and the School of Nursing. Before his appointment at UCLA, Dr. Li worked in China and Germany with extensive experience on occupational health. He is an active member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) Scientific Committees on Cardiology in Occupational Health, and on Work Organisation and Psychosocial Factors. During 2006-2010, Dr. Li received three Early Career Awards from the US National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and other international research societies. Dr. Li’s research interests are psychosocial factors, work stress and health, particularly on epidemiology and intervention evaluation. He has published more than 100 scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and was appointed Co-Chair of the NORA Cancer, Reproductive, Cardiovascular, and Other Chronic Disease Prevention (CRC) Cross-Sector Council’s Cardiovascular Working Group in 2022.

 


Research Publications

Electric Maze Test in Rats after Prenatal Methylmercury Exposure
Comparing the Two Neurobehavioral Toxicological Methods on the Toxic Effect of Methyl mercury
Measurement of Psychosocial Factors in Work Environment: Application of Two Models of Occupational Stress
Psychometric Evaluation of the Chinese (Mainland) Version of Job Content Questionnaire: a Study in University Hospitals
Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work and Job Dissatisfaction in Chinese Healthcare Workers: a Validation Study.
Gender Differences in Job Strain, Effort-Reward Imbalance, and Health Functioning among Chinese Physicians. 
Effects of Cypermethrin and Methyl Parathion Mixtures on Hormone Levels and Immune Functions in Wistar Rats.
A Risk-predictive Score for Cardiogenic Shock after Acute Myocardial Infarction in Chinese Patients.
Psychometric Properties of the Korean Version of the Job Content Questionnaire: Data from Health Care Workers.
Psychometric Properties of the Korean Version of the Effort-Reward Imbalance Questionnaire: a Study in a Petrochemical Company.
Association between Job Stress and Blood Lipids among University Staff in Yunnan Province 
Psychosocial Work Environment and Intention to Leave the Nursing Profession: Results from the Longitudinal Chinese NEXT Study.
Measuring Effort-Reward Imbalance in School Settings: a Novel Approach and its Association with Self-Rated Health
Work and Family Stress is Associated with Menstrual Disorders but not with Fibrocystic Changes: Cross-Sectional Findings in Chinese Working Women. 
A Pilot Study on Environmental and Behavioral Factors Related to Missed Abortion
Reward Frustration at Work and Intention to Leave the Nursing Profession – Prospective Results from the European Longitudinal NEXT Study.
Physical Activity and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease – A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies
Psychometric Properties and Differential Explanation of a Short Measure of Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work: A Study of Industrial Workers in Germany.
Validation of a Short Measure of Effort-Reward Imbalance in the Workplace: Evidence from China.
Heart Rate Variability is Associated with Glycemic Status after Controlling for Components of the Metabolic Syndrome.
Psychosocial Work Environment and Intention to Leave the Nursing Profession: A Cross-National Prospective Study of Eight Countries.
Work Stress is Associated with Diabetes and Prediabetes: Cross-Sectional Results from the MIPH Industrial Cohort Studies.
Anti-Clockwise Rotating Shift Work and Health: Would You Prefer 3-Shift or 4-Shift Operation?
Work Stress: Its Components and its Association with Self-Reported Health Outcomes in a Garment Factory in Bangladesh-Findings from a Cross-Sectional Study. 
Physical Activity and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: What Does the New Epidemiological Evidence Show?
Rural/Urban Background, Depression and Suicidal Ideation in Chinese College Students: A Cross-Sectional Study. 
Effects of Requested, Forced and Denied Shift Schedule Change on Work Ability and Health of Nurses in Europe – Results from the European NEXT-Study.
Changes in Psychosocial Work Environment and Depressive Symptoms: A Prospective Study in Junior Physicians.
Autonomic Nervous System Activity and Workplace Stressors – A Systematic Review. 
Psychometric Properties of a German Organizational Justice Questionnaire (G-OJQ) and its Association with Self-Rated Health: Findings from the Mannheim Industrial Cohort Studies
Work Stress and Hair Cortisol Levels among Workers in a Bangladeshi Ready-Made Garment Factory – Results from a Cross-Sectional Study
The Impact of Training and Working Conditions on Junior Doctors’ Intention to Leave Clinical Practice.
The Association of Depression and Angina Pectoris across 47 Countries: Findings from the 2002 World Health Survey.
Quantity or Quality? Implications for Postgraduate Medical Training System in China.
Primary School Teachers in China: Associations of Organizational Justice and Effort-Reward Imbalance with Burnout and Intentions to Leave the Profession in a Cross-Sectional Sample
Job Insecurity is Associated with Adult Asthma in Germany during Europe’s Recent Economic Crisis: A Prospective Cohort Study.
Effort-Reward Imbalance at School and Depressive Symptoms in Chinese Adolescents: the Role of Family Socioeconomic Status.
Compensation for Disease-Caused Sudden Death at Work in China
Workplace Bullying and Depressive Symptoms: A Prospective Study among Junior Physicians in Germany. 
Work Stress and the Risk of Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. 
The Association of Effort-Reward Imbalance and Asthma: Findings From two Cross-Sectional Studies.
Perspectives on Compensation and Legislation of Death due to Work Overload – Karoshi. 
Personality and Risk of Adult Asthma in a Prospective Cohort Study.
Organizational Justice is Related to Heart Rate Variability in White-Collar Workers, but not in Blue-Collar Workers – Findings from a Cross-Sectional Study. 
Measuring Allostatic Load in the Workforce: A Systematic Review.
Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work Increases the Risk of the Metabolic Syndrome: A Prospective Study in Chinese University
Cardiovascular Disease is Associated with the Perception of Worsening Psychosocial Work Characteristics. 
Psychosocial Work Characteristics and Needle Stick and Sharps Injuries among Nurses in China: A Prospective Study.
Physicians’ Intention to Leave Direct Patient Care: An Integrative Review.
The Association between Effort-Reward Imbalance and Depressive Symptoms is Modified by Selection, Optimization, and Compensation Strategy.
Mental Health among Currently Enrolled Medical Students in Germany.
An International Work-Related Hazard?
 Effort-Reward Imbalance and Perceived Quality of Patient Care: A Cross-Sectional Study among Physicians in Germany.
Associations of Extrinsic and Intrinsic Components of Work Stress with Health: A Systematic Review of Evidence on the Effort-Reward Imbalance Model.
Associations of Psychosocial Working Conditions and Working Time Characteristics with Somatic Complaints in German Resident Physicians. 
Work Stress and Cardiovascular Disease: A Life Course Perspective
The Association of Work Stress and Glycemic Status is Partially Mediated by Autonomic Nervous System Function: Cross-Sectional Results from the Mannheim Industrial Cohort Study (MICS)
The Association of Work Stress with Somatic Symptoms in Chinese Working Women: A Large Cross-Sectional Survey.
Associations between Work Stress and Suicidal Ideation: Individual-Participant Data from Six Cross-Sectional Studies.
Work Stress and Altered Biomarkers: A Synthesis of Findings Based on the Effort-Reward Imbalance Model.
Validating the Short Measure of the Effort-Reward Imbalance Questionnaire in Older Workers in the Context of New Zealand.
Work-Related Stress and the Allostatic Load Index – A Systematic Review 
Nine-Year Longitudinal Psychosocial and Mental Outcomes of a Stress Management Intervention at Work Using Psychotherapeutic Principles.
Effects of Lifetime Unemployment Experience and Job Insecurity on Two-Year Risk of Physician-Diagnosed Incident Depression in the German Working Population.
Do Effort and Reward at Work Predict Changes in Cognitive Function? First Longitudinal Results from the Representative German Socio-Economic Panel.
Psychometric Properties of the Work Well Index: A Short Questionnaire for Work-Related Stress.
Effort-Reward Imbalance at Work, Parental Support, and Suicidal Ideation in Adolescents: A Cross-Sectional Study from Chinese Dual-Earner Families. 
Burnout is Associated with Poor Recovery of Physical Performance and Low Quality of Life in Patients after their First Episode of Acute Coronary Syndrome: A Hospital-Based Prospective Cohort Study.
Do Perceived Job Insecurity and Annoyance due to Air and Noise Pollution Predict Self-Rated Poor Health? A Prospective Analysis of Independent and Joint Associations Using a German National Representative Cohort Study. 
Student ERI: Psychometric Properties of a New Brief Measure of Effort-Reward Imbalance among University Students. 
Work Stress, Family Stress and Asthma: A Cross-Sectional Study among Women in China. 
Exhaustion is Associated with Poor Recovery of Physical Performance Independently of Depression in ACS Patients
Long-Term Effectiveness of a Stress Management Intervention at Work: A 9-Year Follow-Up Study Based on a Randomized Wait-List Controlled Trial in Male Managers. 
The Long-Term Impact of a Change in Effort-Reward Imbalance on Mental Health – Results from the Prospective MAN-GO Study
A Stressful Work Environment is Associated with Tinnitus: Initial Evidence from Asia. 
Work Environment: An Opportunity for Ground-Breaking Collaborations in Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.
Effects and Mediators of Psychosocial Work Characteristics on Somatic Symptoms Six Years Later: Prospective Findings from the Mannheim Industrial Cohort Studies (MICS). 
Effects of Psychosocial Work Characteristics on Hair Cortisol – Findings from a Post-Trial Study. Stress, 2017, 20 (4): 363-370.
Associations of Work Stress with Hair Cortisol Concentrations – Initial Findings from a Prospective Study. 
Elevated Psychosocial Stress at Work in Patients with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Rheumatoid Arthritis. 
Job Burnout Predicts Decline of Health-Related Quality of Life among Employees with Cardiovascular Disease: A One-Year Follow-Up Study in Female Nurses.
Long-Term Effectiveness of Stress Management at Work: Effects of the Changes in Perceived Stress Reactivity on Mental Health and Sleep Problems Seven Years Later. 
Association between Effort-Reward Imbalance and Self-Reported Diabetes Mellitus in Older U.S. Workers.
Validating the Demand Control Support Questionnaire among White-Collar Employees in Switzerland and the United States.
Predicting Circulatory Diseases from Psychosocial Safety Climate: A Prospective Cohort Study from Australia.
Work Stress and the Development of Chronic Diseases.
Are there gender differences in associations of effort-reward imbalance at work with self-reported doctor-diagnosed depression? Prospective evidence from the German Socio-Economic Panel.
Associations between Job Strain and Arterial Stiffness: A Large Survey among Enterprise Employees from Thailand. 
Associations of Psychosocial Working Conditions with Health Outcomes, Quality of Care and Intentions to Leave the Profession: Results from a Cross-Sectional Study among Physician Assistants in Germany.
Longitudinal Associations of Burnout with Heart Rate Variability in Patients Following Acute Coronary Syndrome: A One-year Follow-Up Study.
Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury: Protocol for Systematic Reviews of Exposure to Long Working Hours and of the Effect of Exposure to Long Working Hours on Ischaemic Heart Disease.
Impact of Shift Work on the Diurnal Cortisol Rhythm: A One-year Longitudinal Study in Junior Physicians
The Role of Compensation in Explaining Harmful Effects of Overtime Work on Self-reported Heart Disease: Preliminary Evidence from a Germany Prospective Cohort Study. 
Caregiver Exposure to Critical Events and Distress in Home-Based Palliative Care in Germany: A Cross-Sectional Study Using the Stressful Caregiving Adult Reactions to Experiences of Dying (SCARED) Scale.
Examining Effort-Reward Imbalance and Depressive Symptoms among Turkish University Workers. 
Job Strain and Long-Term Sickness Absence from Work – A Ten-Year Prospective Study in German Working Population.
The Synergistic Effects of Organizational Justice and Trust to Supervisor on Vagal Tone: Preliminary Findings of an Empirical Investigation.
Psychosocial Working Conditions, Asthma Self-Management at Work and Asthma Morbidity: A Cross-Sectional Study. 
Desired Improvements of Working Conditions among Medical Assistants in Germany: A Cross-Sectional Study
Work-Related Intervention Needs and Potential Occupational Outcomes among Medical Assistants: A Cross-Sectional Study
Association between Reported Long-Working Hours and History of Stroke in the CONSTANCES Cohort.
General Practitioner Visits and Physical Activity with Asthma – The Role of Job Decision Authority: A Cross‑Sectional Study.
Cost, Gain, and Health: Theoretical Clarification and Psychometric Validation of a Work Stress Model with Data from Two National Studies
Does Cognitive Function Predict Changes in Perception of Stressful Working Conditions?
Cumulative Exposure to Long Working Hours and Occurrence of Ischemic Heart Disease: Evidence from the CONSTANCES Cohort at Inception
The Effect of Exposure to Long Working Hours on Ischaemic Heart Disease: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-Related Burden of Disease and Injury.
The Effect of Exposure to Long Working Hours on Stroke: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-Related Burden of Disease and Injury.
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis on Exposure to Long Working Hours and Risk of Ischaemic Heart Disease – Conclusions are Supported by the Evidence.
The Effect of Exposure to Long Working Hours on Alcohol Consumption, Risky Drinking and Alcohol Use Disorder: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury.
The Mediating Effect of Exhaustion in the Relationship between Effort-Reward Imbalance and Turnover Intentions: A 4-Year Longitudinal Study from Sweden.
Combined Effect of Work Stress and Impaired Sleep on Coronary and Cardiovascular Mortality in Hypertensive Workers: The MONICA/KORA Cohort Study.
Psychosocial Working Conditions and the Subjective Prognosis of Gainful Employment among Employees with Asthma: A Cross-Sectional Study.
High Job Burnout Predicts Low Heart Rate Variability in the Working Population after a First Episode of Acute Coronary Syndrome. 
Occupational Risks of Recurrent Coronary Heart Disease. 
The Effect of Exposure to Long Working Hours on Depression: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury.
Global, Regional, and National Burdens of Ischemic Heart Disease and Stroke Attributable to Exposure to Long Working Hours for 194 Countries, 2000-2016: A Systematic Analysis from the WHO/ILO Joint Estimates of the Work-related Burden of Disease and Injury.