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Kenan Li, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics

College for Public Health and Social Justice


Courses Taught

BST 5500 - Statistical Learning; BST 5600 - R for Spatial Analysis; BST 5961 - Master's Project.

Education

Ph.D. Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University

M.S. Environmental Sciences, Louisiana State University 

B.S. Environmental Sciences and Applied Mathematics, Nankai University, China

Research Interests

Spatial computation and modeling of community resilience/sustainability; Data science and statistics in environmental health; Geo-simulation of human and environmental systems; Geo-AI (artificial intelligence) frameworks; Integrated geo-cyber-infrastructures; Integrated sensor data; Biostatistics algorithms.

Publications and Media Placements

  • Li, K., Sward, K., Deng, H., Morrison, J., Habre, R., Franklin, M., Chiang, Y.Y., Gilliland, F., Ambite, J.L., and Eckel, S.P. (2022). Dynamic time warping self-organizing maps to discover diurnal patterns in the residential exposure time-series of asthmatic patients. Scientific Reports 11, 24052.
  • Garcia, E., Marian, B., Chen, Z., Li, K., Lurmann, F., Gilliland, F., Eckel, S.P. (2022). Long-term Ambient Air Pollution Associated with Weekly COVID-19 Mortality in California Census Tracts: Analysis of the first 12-months of the pandemic. Environment International 292(B), 118396.
  • Li, K., Deng, H., Morrison, J., Habre, R., Franklin, M., Gilliland, F., Ambite, J.L., and Eckel, S.P. (2021). Using wavelets transformation to discover time series shapelets. Sensors 21(17), 5801.
  • Garcia,E., Eckel,S.P., Chen, Z., Li, K., and Gilliland, F.D. (2021). COVID-19 Mortality in California Based on Death Certificates: Disproportionate Impacts Across Racial/Ethnic Groups and Nativity. Annals of Epidemiology 58, 69-75.
  • Li, K., Habre, R., Deng, H., Urman, R., Morrison, J., Gilliland, F.D., Ambite, J.L., Stripelis, D., Chiang, Y.Y., Lin, Y., Bui, A.A.T., King, C., Hosseini, A., Vliet, E.V., Sarrafzadeh, M., and Eckel, S.P. (2019) Applying multivariate segmentation methods to human activity recognition from wearable sensors data. JMIR-mHealth and uHealth 7(2): e11201.
  • Lam, N.S.N., Qiang, Y., Li, K., Cai, H., Zou, L., and Mihunov, V. (2018). Extending resilience assessment to dynamic system modeling: Perspectives on human dynamics and climate change research. Journal of Coastal Research 85: 1401-1405.
  • Lam, N.S.N., Xu, Y.J., Liu, K.B., Dismukes, D.E., Reams, M.A., Pace, R. K., Qiang, Y., Narra, S., Li, K., Bianchette, T.A., Cai, H., and Zou, L. (2018). Understanding the Mississippi River Delta as a coupled natural-human system: Research methods, challenges, and prospects. Water 10(8): 1054.
  • Li, K., and Lam, N.S.N. (2018). A spatial dynamic model of population changes in a vulnerable coastal environment. International Journal of Geographical Information Science 32(4): 685-710.
  • Li, K., and Lam, N.S.N. (2018). Geographically Weighted Elastic Net: A variable-selection and modeling method under the spatially nonstationary condition. Annals of the American Association of Geographers 108(6): 1582-1600. 
  • Zou, L., Kent, J., Lam, N.S.N., Cai, H., Qiang, Y., and Li, K. (2016). Evaluating land subsidence rates and their implications for land loss in the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Water 8(1): 10.
  • Li, X.L., Lam, N.S.N., Qiang, Y., Li, K., Yin L.R., Liu, S., and Zheng, W.F. (2016). Measuring county resilience after the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. International Journal of Disaster Risk Science 7(4): 393-412.
  • Lam, N.S.N., Reams, M., Li, K., Li, C., and Mata, L.P. (2016). Measuring community resilience to coastal hazards along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Natural Hazards Review 17(1): 12.
  • Cai, H., Lam, N.S.N., Zou, L., Qiang, Y., and Li, K. (2016). Assessing community resilience to coastal hazards in the Lower Mississippi River Basin. Water 8(2): 18.
  • Li, K., Lam N.S.N., Qiang, Y., Zou, L., and Cai, H. (2015). A cyberinfrastructure for community resilience assessment and visualization. Cartography and Geographic Information Science 42 (Suppl. 1): 34-39.
  • Cai, Z., Zhou Q.X., Peng, S.W., and Li, K. (2010). Promoted biodegradation and microbiological effects of petroleum hydrocarbons by Impatiens balsamina L. with strong endurance. Journal of Hazardous Materials 183(1-3): 731-737.