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Faculty Detail    
Name LI LI
Assistant Professor
Campus Address SC 1019 Zip 0017
Phone  (205) 934-6269
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Graduate  Hubei Medical University, Wuhan, P.R. China    1998  MD 
Graduate  Georgia State University, Atlanta    2004  PhD 
Residency  University of Alabama at Birmingham    2013  Resident 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Psychiatry   Psych - Behavioral Neurobiology Associate Professor
Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center  Comprehensive Diabetes Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Comprehensive Neuroscience Center Associate Professor
Center  General Clinical Research Center  Ctr for Clinical & Translational Sci Associate Professor
Center  Cell, Developmntl, & Integrative Biology  Ctr for Exercise Medicine Associate Professor
Center  Nutrition Sciences   Nutrition Obesity Res Ctr (NORC) Associate Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Cell, Molecular, & Developmental Biology 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Li attended medical school at Wuhan University, School of Medicine, in China. She, then, travelled to Atlanta, GA, where she completed her Ph.D degree, which was followed by her postdoc training in the Department of Pathology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). In 2009, she became a research-track resident in the Department of Psychiatry at UAB. After residency, she was appointed as an assistant professor in July of 2013.

Society Memberships
Organization Name Position Held Org Link
Alabama Psychiatric Physicians Association (APPA)  Member 
American Physiological Society (APS)  Member 

Research/Clinical Interest
Mood Disorders, Opioids Dependence
Clinical Interests: Mood Disorders with Metabolic Syndrome, Opioids Dependence. Dr. Liís clinical specialization is adult patients with mood disorders, particularly in depressed patients with metabolic syndrome, and adult patients with opioids dependence. Research Interests: Dr. Liís research is on the causes, prevention and treatments of depression comorbid with obesity, pre-diabetes and diabetes. She has a wide range of research activities, ranging from basic laboratory science to translational research linking lab to the clinic. She also is involved in several clinical trials as a sub-investigator to investigate new treatments for mood disorders.

Selected Publications 
Publication PUBMEDID
Corrick, R., Li, L., Franklin, JL and Messina, JL. (2013) Hepatic growth hormone resistance after acute injury. Endocrinology, 154:1577-1588.  23417424 
Li, L, Li, X., Zhou, W and Messina, JL. (2013) Tissue specific effects of psychological stress on the development of acute insulin resistance. Journal of Endocrinology, 217:175-184.   23444388 
Li, L., Thompson, L.H., and Messina, JL. (2009) Tissue-specific difference in the molecular mechanisms for the development of acute insulin resistance after injury. Endocrinology, 150:24-32  18801909  
Falany, CN., He, D., Li, L., Falany, JL., Wilbon, TW., Kocarek, T and Runge-Morris, M. (2009) Regulation of hepatic sulfotransferase (SULT) 1E1 expression and effects on estrogenic activity in cystic fibrosis. Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 114:113-119.  19429440  
Li, L and Messina, JL. (2009) Acute insulin resistance following injury (invited review). Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 20:429-435  19800814