Qing Li, MA, MEd

Scientist, Economic & Health Policy Research

Qing Li, MA, MEd, received her Master’s in economics in 2013 and MEd in educational psychology in 2015 from the University of Illinois-Chicago. In Li's work, she sifts through vast data sources from economics, marketing, health systems, epidemiology, geography, policy, and demographics to ensure data quality. She then translates the data into scholarly analyses focusing on health policy. Li pursues her research interests in economics of tobacco control and measurement issues in health
behavior surveys. Her current research examines the impact of marketing and packaging policies on risk perception and smoking behavior. She is also pursuing a research project on the economics of smokeless tobacco in South Asia. Finally, she is working closely with her colleague, Jeff Drope, PhD, and an NIH-funded team of investigators across 5 countries on an analysis of the economics of tobacco farming in low- and middle-income countries. Before joining the American Cancer Society, she worked at the Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois-Chicago. Contact: qing.li@cancer.org