Select Projects

Study Review of Air Pollutants:  Critically reviewed recently published epidemiology, toxicology, and exposure studies of criteria air pollutants.  Assessed study quality and validity of study findings.

Study Review of Natural Gas:  Systematically reviewed epidemiology studies that evaluate the proximity to unconventional natural gas development and perinatal outcomes.  Evaluated study quality and determined weight of evidence.

Review of Chemical Standard and Related Literature:  Reviewed benzene standards and systematically reviewed the epidemiology literature on benzene-induced myelodysplastic syndrome.

Systematic Review of Metallic Nickel:  Systematically reviewed epidemiology studies of metallic nickel and respiratory cancers.  Assessed study quality and validity of study findings.

Epidemiological Methodology Review:  Assessed whether appropriate epidemiology methods were used to evaluate a potential pediatric cancer cluster in a military housing complex.

Comments on Chemical Standards:  Reviewed and commented on whether the underlying studies and data supported US EPA’s approaches and conclusions in promulgating the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for fine particulate matter.

Meta-Analysis:  Performed a meta-analysis to synthesize findings on the association between personal and ambient air pollutant measurements.

Study Review of Consumer Product:  Reviewed epidemiology of the health effects of specific chemicals in consumer products.  Assessed study quality and validity of study findings.

Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis:  Conducted a systematic review of long-term exposure to fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and all-cause mortality.

Selected Publications

Li, W; Schnatter, AR. 2018. “Benzene risk assessment: Does new evidence on myelodysplastic syndrome justify a new approach?” Crit. Rev. Toxicol. 48(6):417-432. doi: 10.1080/10408444.2018.1437389.

Li, W; Herrán, OF; Villamor, E. 2017. “Trends in iron, zinc, and vitamin A status biomarkers among Colombian children: Results from 2 nationally representative surveys. Food Nutr. Bull. 38(2):146-157. doi: 10.1177/0379572117700976.

Linabery, AM; Li, W; Roesler, MA; Spector, LG; Gamis, A; Olshan, AF; Heerema, NA; Ross, JA. 2015. “Immune-related conditions and acute leukemia in children with Down syndrome: A Children’s Oncology Group report. Cancer Epidemiol. Biomarkers Prev. 24(2):454-458. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-14-1181.