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Name: Mengmeng Li
Title: Associate Professor
Email: limm@sysucc.org.cn
Dr. Mengmeng Li is an associate professor in the Department of Cancer Prevention, Sun Yat-sen University Center (SYSUCC). Before joining SYSUCC through the "100 Top Talents Program" in 2020, she worked as a postdoctoral scientist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialized cancer agency of the World Health Organization (WHO). She is a cancer epidemiologist, dedicated to cancer prevention research. Her current projects mainly focus on the over diagnosis of thyroid cancer, the impact of environmental factors on health such as air pollution, and the etiology and screening of nasopharyngeal cancer.
Descriptive cancer epidemiology; benefit-and-harm evaluation of cancer screening; and the carcinogenicity assessment of environmental factors.
2018 PhD Epidemiology and Biostatistics Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences; Peking Union Medical College

2015 MSc Epidemiology and Biostatistics Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention

2012 BSc (Honours) Preventive Medicine Hebei Medical University
1. Li M, Zheng R, Dal Maso L, Zhang S, Wei W, Vaccarella S. Mapping overdiagnosis of thyroid cancer in China. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, 2021. DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(21)00083-8.

2. Li M, Dal Maso L, Vaccarella S. Global trends in thyroid cancer incidence and the impact of overdiagnosis. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol, 2020, 8: 468-470. 

3. Li M, Brito JP, Vaccarella S. Long-term declines of thyroid cancer mortality: an international age-period-cohort analysis. Thyroid. 2020, 30: 838-846.

4. Li M#, Sun Y#, Yang J, de Martel C, Charvat H, Clifford GM, Vaccarella S, Wang L. Time trends and other sources of variation in Helicobacter pylori infection in mainland China: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Helicobacter, 2020, 25(5): e12729.

5. Li M#, Wan X#, Wang Y, Sun Y, Yang G, Wang L. Time trends of esophageal and gastric cancer mortality in China, 1991-2009: an age-period-cohort analysis. Sci Rep, 2017, 7(1): 6797.

6. Li M#, Dong H#, Wang B, Zhao W, Sakhvidi MJZ, Li L, Lin G, Yang J. Association between ambient ozone pollution and mortality from a spectrum of causes in Guangzhou, China. Sci Total Environ, 2021, 754: 142110.

7. Yang J#, Zhou M#, Li M#, Yin P, Hu J, Zhang C, Wang H, Liu Q, Wang B. Fine particulate matter constituents and cause-specific mortality in China: a nationwide modelling study. Environ Int, 2020, 143:105927.

8. Wang Y#, Li M#, Wan X, Sun Y, Cheng K, Zhao X, Zheng Y, Yang G, Wang L. Spatiotemporal analysis of PM2.5 and pancreatic cancer mortality in China. Environ Res, 2018, 164: 132-139.

9. Warnakulasuriya S, Cronin-Fenton D, Jinot J, Kamangar F, Malekzadeh R, Dar NA, Etemadi A, Fortini P, Glass DC, Khanjani N, Kikura-Hanajiri R, Malats N, Pourshams A, Rahimi-Movaghar A, Richardson DB, Sewram V, Girschik J, Turner MC, Suonio E, Grosse Y, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Sheikh M, Hosseini B, Li M, Mattock H, Guyton KZ, Schubauer-Berigan MK. Carcinogenicity of opium consumption. Lancet Oncol, 2020. DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(20)30611-2.

10. Rusyn I, Belpoggi F, Camacho L, Käfferlein HU, Cattley R, Estill CF, Kanno J, Le Curieux F, Mráz J, Roberts GK, Stubbings WA, Umemura T, Vlaanderen J, Bouvard V, Grosse Y, Benbrahim-Tallaa L, Girschik J, El Ghissassi F, Rowan EG, Chung F, Li M, Schubauer-Berigan MK, Guyton KZ. Carcinogenicity of some industrial chemical intermediates and solvents. Lancet Oncol, 2019. DOI: 10.1016/S1470-2045(19)30779-X.

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