Qing Li, MA, M.Ed.

Senior Analyst, Economic and Health Policy Research

Qing Li, MA received her Master’s in economics in 2013 and M.Ed. in educational psychology n 2015 from the University of Illinois-Chicago. In Qing’s work, she sifts through vast data sources from economics, marketing, health systems, epidemiology, geography, policy, and demographics to ensure data quality, and then to translate the data into scholarly analyses focusing on health policy. Qing 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, and an NIH-funded team of investigators across five countries on an analysis of the economics of tobacco farming in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to joining the American Cancer Society, she worked at the Institute for Health Research and Policy, University of Illinois-Chicago. Contact: qing.li@cancer.org