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De-Kun Li, MD, PhD

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
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Oakland, CA 94612

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De-Kun Li, MD, PhD, MPH, is a Senior Research Scientist at the Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California. Dr. Li completed his medical training and master’s degree in Public Health at Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China. He then received his PhD in epidemiology from the University of Washington, Seattle. 

Dr. Li is a reproductive and perinatal epidemiologist with extensive experience conducting epidemiologic studies examining in-utero exposures in relation to pregnancy outcomes and early childhood diseases, including childhood obesity and asthma, preterm delivery, low birthweight, birth defects, miscarriage and SIDS. He has more than 88 peer-reviewed publications, of which he first-authored 41 and was the senior author for another 18. 

He has been invited to many NIH and CDC study sections to review grant applications. Recognized for his long-standing experience in international collaborative research, Dr. Li was invited by the US National Academy of Science to evaluate Sino-US collaboration in bio-medical research. He has been invited by academic institutions and governmental agencies to present his research findings, including those related to exposures to EDC pollutants, genetic contribution, and medication use during pregnancy in relation to pregnancy outcomes and childhood diseases. He is also a current member of an advisory committee for the Dartmouth Children’s Environmental Health and Disease Prevention Research Center. 

He has received more than 10 research grants from federal agencies including NIH, CDC, FDA, and AHRQ. He is currently serving as the Associate Editor of the American Journal of Epidemiology.

Dr. Li’s current research focuses on developmental origins of pregnancy outcomes and childhood diseases which include examination of (1) in-utero environmental exposures including endocrine disruptors (e.g., BPA) and electromagnetic fields (EMF), (2) safety and effectiveness of medication use during pregnancy, and (3) gene-environment interactions. Throughout his professional life, he has made important contributions to the understanding of (a) factors associated with reduction in SIDS risk, (b) health effects due to exposure to EMF, (c) adverse effects of in-utero exposure to caffeine, (d) impact of exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors, (e) risk and benefit of treating maternal depression during pregnancy, (f) parental genetic contribution to the risk of preterm delivery, and (g) benefits of treating herpes infection during pregnancy.

Dr. Li has worked closely with the medical communities, especially OBGYN physicians, of Kaiser Permanente Northern California.

Current Position(s):

  • Research Scientist III, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

Section Affiliations:

Primary Research Interests:

  • Developmental origins of adverse pregnancy outcomes and childhood diseases.
  • Risk factors for childhood obesity and asthma, especially in-utero and early childhood exposures including environmental risk factors (e.g., endocrine disruptors and EMF), antibiotics, medical conditions, and lifestyle factors (e.g., caffeine intake).
  • Factors impacting the risk of preterm delivery, including maternal depression, infection, and genetics.
  • Etiology of infertility, miscarriage, preterm delivery, preeclampsia, SIDS, cerebral palsy, birth defects; pediatric diseases, including cancer and neurological disorders; autoimmune diseases in relation to maternal-fetal interaction, and breast cancer.
  • Pharmacological effects of medication use during pregnancy on pregnancy outcomes.
  • Genetic and epigenetic determinants of pregnancy outcomes and childhood health.
  • Risk factors for poor semen quality.

    Extremely Premature Births Cohort Study

    The goal of this study is to understand the incidence of extremely preterm birth and associated adverse health conditions and growth abnormality.
    Investigator: Li, De-Kun
    Funder: Shire plc

    Risk of NTD among Live Births Exposed to Maternal Rx Opioids during Early Pregnancy

    The objectives of this study are: 1) To measure the association between in utero exposure to prescription opioids during early pregnancy and primary neurulation defects. 2) To evaluate whether the risk of primary neurulation defects (i.e., craniorachischisis, anencephalus, and myelomeningocele) differs among live births exposed compared to live births unexposed to maternal prescription opioids from 18 to 56 days after last menstrual period.
    Investigator: Li, De-Kun
    Funder: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    Prenatal, Intrapartum and Infant Antibiotic Use and Atopic Diseases in Childhood

    This study has the following aims: 1) Assess prenatal, intrapartum and infant antibiotic exposure in relation to atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis and asthma. 2) Assess bias due to reverse causality, confounding by early life respiratory infections, and confounding by unmeasured or poorly measured maternal and child factors such as healthcare-seeking behaviors.
    Investigator: Li, De-Kun
    Funder: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

    Comparing Effectiveness of Treating Depression With and Without Comorbidity to Improve Fetal Health

    The study is to determine (1) whether treating depression during pregnancy will reduce the risk of adverse pregnancy and pediatric outcomes; (2) which treatment is more effective in reducing these risks.
    Investigator: Li, De-Kun
    Funder: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

    Effectiveness of Treating Prenatal Depression to Reduce Postpartum Depression

    This is a population-based two-stage cohort study that will take advantage of a new KPNC region-wide program of peripartum screening for depression which annually screens about 33,000 pregnant women for depression twice during pregnancy and once post-partum. The study will specifically determine: 1) What is the risk of preterm delivery and postpartume depression (PPD) among women who screen positive for depression during pregnancy compared to those who screen negative for depression. 2. What is the effect of three treatment regimens for depression (i.e., group and individual therapies, and pharmacological treatment) on reducing the risk of preterm delivery and PPD. 3) Which treatment is most effective in reducing the risk of preterm delivery and PPD. 4) Is the effectiveness of the treatment related to timing, dose, and duration of the treatment.
    Investigator: Li, De-Kun
    Funder: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

    Prenatal Depression: Registry, Treatment Effectiveness to Reduce Preterm Delivery

    The goal of this study is to develop a perinatal depression registry to assess the relationship between prenatal depression and preterm delivery, and whether these relationships differ by race or ethnicity. Additionally, we will evaluate whether treatment for prenatal depression reduces the risk of preterm delivery and whether the effectiveness of treatment varies by race or ethnicity.
    Investigator: Li, De-Kun
    Funder: Health Resources and Services Administration

    Infection and antibiotic use in infancy and risk of childhood obesity; a longitudinal birth cohort study

    Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Ferber J; Odouli R

    Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Nov 1.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy and risk of obesity in offspring: a prospective cohort study

    Author(s): Li DK; Ferber JR; Odouli R

    Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Apr;39(4):658-64. Epub 2014-11-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Genital herpes and its treatment in relation to preterm delivery

    Author(s): Li DK; Raebel MA; Cheetham TC; Hansen C; Avalos L; Chen H; Davis R

    Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Dec 1;180(11):1109-17. Epub 2014-11-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Urine bisphenol-a level in relation to obesity and overweight in school-age children

    Author(s): Li DK; Miao M; Zhou Z; Wu C; Shi H; Liu X; Wang S; Yuan W

    PLoS ONE. 2013;8(6):e65399. Epub 2013-06-12.

    PubMed abstract

    A Prospective Study of In-utero Exposure to Magnetic Fields and the Risk of Childhood Obesity

    Author(s): Li DK; Ferber JR; Odouli R; Quesenberry CP Jr

    Sci Rep. 2012;2:540. Epub 2012 Jul 27.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal exposure to magnetic fields during pregnancy in relation to the risk of asthma in offspring

    Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Odouli R

    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Oct;165(10):945-50. Epub 2011 Aug 1.

    PubMed abstract

    Urine bisphenol-A (BPA) level in relation to semen quality

    Author(s): Li DK; Zhou Z; Miao M; He Y; Wang J; Ferber J; Herrinton LJ; Gao E; Yuan W

    Fertil Steril. 2011 Feb;95(2):625-30.e1-4. Epub 2010 Oct 29.

    PubMed abstract

    Occupational exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA) and the risk of self-reported male sexual dysfunction

    Author(s): Li D; Zhou Z; Qing D; He Y; Wu T; Miao M; Wang J; Weng X; Ferber JR; Herrinton LJ; Zhu Q; Gao E; Checkoway H; Yuan W

    Hum Reprod. 2010 Feb;25(2):519-27. Epub 2009 Nov 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Exposure to magnetic fields and the risk of poor sperm quality

    Author(s): Li DK; Yan B; Li Z; Gao E; Miao M; Gong D; Weng X; Ferber JR; Yuan W

    Reprod Toxicol. 2010 Jan;29(1):86-92. Epub 2009 Nov 6.

    PubMed abstract

    Presence of depressive symptoms during early pregnancy and the risk of preterm delivery: a prospective cohort study

    Author(s): Li D; Liu L; Odouli R

    Hum Reprod. 2009 Jan;24(1):146-53. Epub 2008 Oct 23.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage; a prospective cohort study

    Author(s): Weng X; Odouli R; Li DK

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Mar;198(3):279.e1-8. Epub 2008 Jan 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Use of a dummy (pacifier) during sleep and risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): population based case-control study

    Author(s): Li DK; Willinger M; Petitti DB; Odouli R; Liu L; Hoffman HJ

    BMJ. 2006 Jan 7;332(7532):18-22. Epub 2005 Dec 9.

    PubMed abstract

    Transmission of parentally shared human leukocyte antigen alleles and the risk of preterm delivery

    Author(s): Li DK; Odouli R; Liu L; Vinson M; Trachtenberg E

    Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Sep;104(3):594-600.

    PubMed abstract

    A population-based prospective cohort study of personal exposure to magnetic fields during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage

    Author(s): Li DK; Odouli R; Wi S; Janevic T; Golditch I; Bracken TD; Senior R; Rankin R; Iriye R

    Epidemiology. 2002 Jan;13(1):9-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Continuation of postmenopausal hormone replacement therapy: comparison of cyclic versus continuous combined schedules

    Author(s): Ettinger B; Li DK; Klein R

    Menopause. 2018 Nov;25(11):1187-1190.

    PubMed abstract

    Pregnancy-Associated Cancer: A U.S. Population-Based Study

    Author(s): Cottreau CM; Dashevsky I; Andrade SE; Li DK; Nekhlyudov L; Raebel MA; Ritzwoller DP; Partridge AH; Pawloski PA; Toh S

    J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2018 Oct 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal exposure to bisphenol A and anogenital distance throughout infancy: A longitudinal study from Shanghai, China

    Author(s): Sun X; Li D; Liang H; Miao M; Song X; Wang Z; Zhou Z; Yuan W

    Environ Int. 2018 Sep 14;121(Pt 1):269-275. Epub 2018-09-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Bisphenol A and pubertal height growth in school-aged children

    Author(s): Wang Z; Liang H; Tu X; Yuan W; Zhou Z; Jin L; Miao M; Li DK

    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2018 Sep 05.

    PubMed abstract

    Association of Bisphenol A Exposure with LINE-1 Hydroxymethylation in Human Semen

    Author(s): Tian Y; Zhou X; Miao M; Li DK; Wang Z; Li R; Liang H; Yuan W

    Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Aug 17;15(8). Epub 2018-08-17.

    PubMed abstract

    Association between paternal alcohol consumption before conception and anogenital distance of offspring

    Author(s): Xia R; Jin L; Li D; Liang H; Yang F; Chen J; Yuan W; Miao M

    Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2018 Jan 06.

    PubMed abstract

    Exposure to Magnetic Field Non-Ionizing Radiation and the Risk of Miscarriage: A Prospective Cohort Study

    Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Ferber JR; Odouli R; Quesenberry C

    Sci Rep. 2017 Dec 13;7(1):17541. Epub 2017-12-13.

    PubMed abstract

    Rates and Predictors of Vaccinations Among Inflammatory Bowel Disease Patients Receiving Anti-Tumor Necrosis Factor Agents

    Author(s): Pham HV; Hasan I; Udaltsova N; Pham K; Abramson O; Armstrong MA; Postlethwaite D; Li D

    Dig Dis Sci. 2017 Aug 23.

    PubMed abstract

    Urinary bisphenol A and pubertal development in Chinese school-aged girls: a cross-sectional study

    Author(s): Miao M; Wang Z; Liu X; Liang H; Zhou Z; Tan H; Yuan W; Li DK

    Environ Health. 2017 Jul 27;16(1):80. Epub 2017-07-27.

    PubMed abstract

    Genome-wide alteration in DNA hydroxymethylation in the sperm from bisphenol A-exposed men

    Author(s): Zheng H; Zhou X; Li DK; Yang F; Pan H; Li T; Miao M; Li R; Yuan W

    PLoS ONE. 2017;12(6):e0178535. Epub 2017-06-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Altered Gut Microbiota Composition Associated with Eczema in Infants

    Author(s): Zheng H; Liang H; Wang Y; Miao M; Shi T; Yang F; Liu E; Yuan W; Ji ZS; Li DK

    PLoS ONE. 2016;11(11):e0166026. Epub 2016-11-3.

    PubMed abstract

    The impact of high apparent temperature on spontaneous preterm delivery: a case-crossover study

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Chen H; Li DK; Basu R

    Environ Health. 2017 Feb 01;16(1):5. Epub 2017-02-01.

    PubMed abstract

    The impact of maternal factors on the association between temperature and preterm delivery

    Author(s): Basu R; Chen H; Li DK; Avalos LA

    Environ Res. 2017 Jan 02;154:109-114. Epub 2017-01-02.

    PubMed abstract

    The Kaiser Permanente Northern California research program on genes, environment, and health (RPGEH) pregnancy cohort; study design, methodology and baseline characteristics.

    Author(s): Hedderson MM; Ferrara A; Avalos LA; Van den Eeden SK; Gunderson EP; Li DK; Altschuler A; Woo S; Rowell S; Choudhary V; Xu F; Flanagan T; Schaefer C; Croen LA;

    ​BMC Pregnancy Childbirth. 2016 Nov 29;16(1):381.

    PubMed abstract

    Infection and antibiotic use in infancy and risk of childhood obesity; a longitudinal birth cohort study

    Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Ferber J; Odouli R

    Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2016 Nov 1.

    PubMed abstract

    Infections Requiring Hospitalization as Predictors of Pediatric-Onset Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

    Author(s): Hutfless S; Abramson O; Heyman MB; Bayless TM; Li DK; Winthrop K; Herrinton LJ

    Gastroenterol Res Pract. 2015;2015:690581. Epub 2015-05-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Effects of maternal folic acid supplementation on gene methylation and being small for gestational age

    Author(s): Qian YY; Huang XL; Liang H; Zhang ZF; Xu JH; Chen JP; Yuan W; He L; Wang L; Miao MH; Du J; Li DK

    J Hum Nutr Diet. 2016 May 27.

    PubMed abstract

    Trimethoprim-sulfonamide use during the first trimester of pregnancy and the risk of congenital anomalies

    Author(s): Hansen C; Andrade SE; Freiman H; Dublin S; Haffenreffer K; Cooper WO; Cheetham TC; Toh S; Li DK; Raebel MA; Kuntz JL; Perrin N; Rosales AG; Carter S; Pawloski PA; Maloney EM; Graham DJ; Sahin L; Scott PE; Yap J; Davis R

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2015 Nov 24.

    PubMed abstract

    Associations between Bisphenol A Exposure and Reproductive Hormones among Female Workers

    Author(s): Miao M; Yuan W; Yang F; Liang H; Zhou Z; Li R; Gao E; Li DK

    Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Oct;12(10):13240-50. Epub 2015-10-22.

    PubMed abstract

    Results of a Pilot Study using Self-Collected Mid-Turbinate Nasal Swabs for Detection of Influenza Virus Infection among Pregnant Women

    Author(s): Thompson MG; Ferber JR; Odouli R; David D; Shifflett P; Meece JK; Naleway AL; Bozeman S; Spencer SM; Fry AM; Li DK

    Influenza Other Respir Viruses. 2015 May;9(3):155-60.

    PubMed abstract

    Topiramate use during pregnancy and major congenital malformations in multiple populations

    Author(s): Tennis P; Chan KA; Curkendall SM; Li DK; Mines D; Peterson C; Andrews EB; Calingaert B; Chen HY; Deshpande G; Everage N; Holick CN; Meyer NM; Nkhoma ET; Quinn S; Rothman KJ; Esposito DB

    Birth Defects Res Part A Clin Mol Teratol. 2015 Apr;103(4):269-75. Epub 2015-03-16.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy and risk of obesity in offspring: a prospective cohort study

    Author(s): Li DK; Ferber JR; Odouli R

    Int J Obes (Lond). 2015 Apr;39(4):658-64. Epub 2014-11-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Exposure to bisphenol-A and reproductive hormones among male adults

    Author(s): Liu X; Miao M; Zhou Z; Gao E; Chen J; Wang J; Sun F; Yuan W; Li DK

    Environ Toxicol Pharmacol. 2015 Mar;39(2):934-41. Epub 2015-03-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Antidepressant medication use, depression, and the risk of preeclampsia

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Chen H; Li DK

    CNS Spectr. 2015 Feb;20(1):39-47.

    PubMed abstract

    Severity of influenza and non-influenza acute respiratory illness among pregnant women, 2010-12

    Author(s): Sokolow LZ; Naleway AL; Li DK; Shifflett P; Reynolds S; Henninger ML; Ferber JR; Odouli R; Irving SA; Thompson MG; Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Feb;212(2):202.e1-11. Epub 2014-08-08.

    PubMed abstract

    Genital herpes and its treatment in relation to preterm delivery

    Author(s): Li DK; Raebel MA; Cheetham TC; Hansen C; Avalos L; Chen H; Davis R

    Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Dec 1;180(11):1109-17. Epub 2014-11-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Relationship between self-reported residential indoor remodeling and semen quality: a case-control study

    Author(s): Miao MH; Li Z; Li DK; Yan B; Liang H; Zhi EL; Du HW; Yuan W

    Asian J Androl. 2014 Nov 18.

    PubMed abstract

    Topiramate use in pregnancy and the birth prevalence of oral clefts

    Author(s): Mines D; Tennis P; Curkendall SM; Li DK; Peterson C; Andrews EB; Calingaert B; Chen H; Deshpande G; Esposito DB; Everage N; Holick CN; Meyer NM; Nkhoma ET; Quinn S; Rothman KJ; Chan KA

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2014 Oct;23(10):1017-25. Epub 2014-04-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Volume and Type of Alcohol During Early Pregnancy and the Risk of Miscarriage

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Roberts SC; Kaskutas LA; Block G; Li DK

    Subst Use Misuse. 2014 Sep;49(11):1437-45. Epub 2014-05-08.

    PubMed abstract

    Correlation between Exposure to Magnetic Fields and Embryonic Development in the First Trimester

    Author(s): Su XJ; Yuan W; Tan H; Liu XY; Li D; Li DK; Huang GY; Zhang LW; Miao MH

    PLoS ONE. 2014;9(6):e101050. Epub 2014-06-30.

    PubMed abstract

    Safety of influenza vaccination during pregnancy: A review of subsequent maternal obstetric events and findings from two recent cohort studies

    Author(s): Naleway AL; Irving SA; Henninger ML; Li DK; Shifflett P; Ball S; Williams JL; Cragan J; Gee J; Thompson MG; Vaccine Safety Datalink and Pregnancy and Influenza Project

    Vaccine. 2014 May 30;32(26):3122-7. Epub 2014-04-14.

    PubMed abstract

    Does antidepressant exposure in pregnancy affect maternal serum markers for aneuploidy?

    Author(s): Schroeder C; Wu D; Merchant M; Ferber J; Currier R; Li DK

    Obstet Gynecol. 2014 May;123 Suppl 1:77S-8S.

    PubMed abstract

    Oral Bisphenol A (BPA) given to rats at moderate doses is associated with erectile dysfunction, cavernosal lipofibrosis and alterations of global gene transcription

    Author(s): Kovanecz I; Gelfand R; Masouminia M; Gharib S; Segura D; Vernet D; Rajfer J; Li DK; Kannan K; Gonzalez-Cadavid NF

    Int J Impot Res. 2014 Mar-Apr;26(2):67-75. Epub 2013-12-05.

    PubMed abstract

    Racial and Ethnic Differences in Health Care Utilization and Outcomes Among Ulcerative Colitis Patients in an Integrated Health-Care Organization

    Author(s): Li D; Collins B; Velayos FS; Liu L; Lewis JD; Allison JE; Flowers NT; Hutfless S; Abramson O; Herrinton LJ

    Dig Dis Sci. 2014 Feb;59(2):287-94. Epub 2013-10-31.

    PubMed abstract

    Brief report: risk of adverse fetal outcomes associated with immunosuppressive medications for chronic immune-mediated diseases in pregnancy

    Author(s): Cooper WO; Cheetham TC; Li DK; Stein CM; Callahan ST; Morgan TM; Shintani AK; Chen N; Griffin MR; Ray WA

    Arthritis Rheumatol. 2014 Feb;66(2):444-50.

    PubMed abstract

    The Prevalence and Trends of Antiviral Medication Use During Pregnancy in the US: A Population-Based Study of 664,297 Deliveries in 2001-2007

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Chen H; Yang C; Andrade SE; Cooper WO; Cheetham CT; Davis RL; Dublin S; Hammad TA; Kaplan S; Pawloski PA; Raebel MA; Scott PE; Smith DH; Toh S; Li DK

    Matern Child Health J. 2014 Jan;18(1):64-72.

    PubMed abstract

    LINE-1 hypomethylation in spermatozoa is associated with Bisphenol A exposure

    Author(s): Miao M; Zhou X; Li Y; Zhang O; Zhou Z; Li T; Yuan W; Li R; Li DK

    Andrology. 2014 Jan;2(1):138-44. Epub 2013-12-01.

    PubMed abstract

    Chronic High Dose Intraperitoneal Bisphenol A (BPA) Induces Substantial Histological and Gene Expression Alterations in Rat Penile Tissue Without Impairing Erectile Function

    Author(s): Kovanecz I; Gelfand R; Masouminia M; Gharib S; Segura D; Vernet D; Rajfer J; Li DK; Liao CY; Kannan K; Gonzalez-Cadavid NF

    J Sex Med. 2013 Dec;10(12):2952-66. Epub 2013-10-17.

    PubMed abstract

    Effectiveness of seasonal trivalent influenza vaccine for preventing influenza virus illness among pregnant women: a population-based case-control study during the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 influenza seasons

    Author(s): Thompson MG; Li DK; Shifflett P; Sokolow LZ; Ferber JR; Kurosky S; Bozeman S; Reynolds SB; Odouli R; Henninger ML; Kauffman TL; Avalos LA; Ball S; Williams JL; Irving SA; Shay DK; Naleway AL; Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup

    Clin Infect Dis. 2014 Feb;58(4):449-57. Epub 2013-11-26.

    PubMed abstract

    Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program: The Prevalence of Asthma Medication Use During Pregnancy

    Author(s): Hansen C; Joski P; Freiman H; Andrade S; Toh S; Dublin S; Cheetham C; Cooper W; Pawloski P; Li DK; Beaton S; Kaplan S; Scott P; Hammad T; Davis R

    Matern Child Health J. 2013 Nov;17(9):1611-21.

    PubMed abstract

    Methods of linking mothers and infants using health plan data for studies of pregnancy outcomes

    Author(s): Johnson KE; Beaton SJ; Andrade SE; Cheetham TC; Scott PE; Hammad TA; Dashevsky I; Cooper WO; Davis RL; Pawloski PA; Raebel MA; Smith DH; Toh S; Li DK; Haffenreffer K; Dublin S

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013 Jul;22(7):776-82. Epub 2013-04-18.

    PubMed abstract

    Urine bisphenol-a level in relation to obesity and overweight in school-age children

    Author(s): Li DK; Miao M; Zhou Z; Wu C; Shi H; Liu X; Wang S; Yuan W

    PLoS ONE. 2013;8(6):e65399. Epub 2013-06-12.

    PubMed abstract

    Prevalence and trends in the use of antipsychotic medications during pregnancy in the U.S., 2001-2007: a population-based study of 585,615 deliveries

    Author(s): Toh S; Li Q; Cheetham TC; Cooper WO; Davis RL; Dublin S; Hammad TA; Li DK; Pawloski PA; Pinheiro SP; Raebel MA; Scott PE; Smith DH; Bobo WV; Lawrence JM; Dashevsky I; Haffenreffer K; Avalos LA; Andrade SE

    Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Apr;16(2):149-57. Epub 2013 Feb 7.

    PubMed abstract

    Validity of health plan and birth certificate data for pregnancy research

    Author(s): Andrade SE; Scott PE; Davis RL; Li DK; Getahun D; Cheetham TC; Raebel MA; Toh S; Dublin S; Pawloski PA; Hammad TA; Beaton SJ; Smith DH; Dashevsky I; Haffenreffer K; Cooper WO

    Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2013 Jan;22(1):7-15. Epub 2012 Jul 3.

    PubMed abstract

    Trends in the Use of Antiepileptic Drugs among Pregnant Women in the US, 2001-2007: A Medication Exposure in Pregnancy Risk Evaluation Program Study

    Author(s): Bobo WV; Davis RL; Toh S; Li DK; Andrade SE; Cheetham TC; Pawloski P; Dublin S; Pinheiro S; Hammad T; Scott PE; Epstein RA Jr; Arbogast PG; Morrow JA; Dudley JA; Lawrence JM; Avalos LA; Cooper WO

    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2012 Nov;26(6):578-88.

    PubMed abstract

    A Large, Population-Based Study of 2009 Pandemic Influenza A Virus Subtype H1N1 Infection Diagnosis During Pregnancy and Outcomes for Mothers and Neonates

    Author(s): Hansen C; Desai S; Bredfeldt C; Cheetham C; Gallagher M; Li DK; Raebel MA; Riedlinger K; Shay DK; Thompson M; Davis RL

    J Infect Dis. 2012 Oct;206(8):1260-8. Epub 2012 Aug 2.

    PubMed abstract

    Prenatal and Perinatal Characteristics Associated with Pediatric-Onset Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Author(s): Hutfless S; Li DK; Heyman MB; Bayless TM; Abramson O; Herrinton LJ

    Dig Dis Sci. 2012 Aug;57(8):2149-56. Epub 2012 Mar 24.

    PubMed abstract

    A Prospective Study of In-utero Exposure to Magnetic Fields and the Risk of Childhood Obesity

    Author(s): Li DK; Ferber JR; Odouli R; Quesenberry CP Jr

    Sci Rep. 2012;2:540. Epub 2012 Jul 27.

    PubMed abstract

    Does Lack of Multinutrient Supplementation During Early Pregnancy Increase Vulnerability to Alcohol-Related Preterm or Small-for-Gestational-Age Births?

    Author(s): Avalos LA; Kaskutas L; Block G; Abrams B; Li DK

    Matern Child Health J. 2011 Nov;15(8):1324-32.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal exposure to angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors in the first trimester and risk of malformations in offspring: a retrospective cohort study

    Author(s): Li DK; Yang C; Andrade S; Tavares V; Ferber JR

    BMJ. 2011 Oct 18;343:d5931.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal exposure to magnetic fields during pregnancy in relation to the risk of asthma in offspring

    Author(s): Li DK; Chen H; Odouli R

    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 Oct;165(10):945-50. Epub 2011 Aug 1.

    PubMed abstract

    In utero exposure to bisphenol-A and anogenital distance of male offspring

    Author(s): Miao M; Yuan W; He Y; Zhou Z; Wang J; Gao E; Li G; Li DK

    Birth Defects Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2011 Oct;91(10):867-72. Epub 2011 Aug 26.

    PubMed abstract

    In utero exposure to bisphenol-A and its effect on birth weight of offspring

    Author(s): Miao M; Yuan W; Zhu G; He X; Li DK

    Reprod Toxicol. 2011 Jul;32(1):64-8. Epub 2011 Mar 31.

    PubMed abstract

    The Pregnancy and Influenza Project: design of an observational case-cohort study to evaluate influenza burden and vaccine effectiveness among pregnant women and their infants

    Author(s): Thompson M; Williams J; Naleway A; Li DK; Chu S; Bozeman S; Hill HA; Cragan J; Shay DK; Pregnancy and Influenza Project Workgroup

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 Jun;204(6 Suppl 1):S69-76. Epub 2011 Mar 16.

    PubMed abstract

    Urine bisphenol-A (BPA) level in relation to semen quality

    Author(s): Li DK; Zhou Z; Miao M; He Y; Wang J; Ferber J; Herrinton LJ; Gao E; Yuan W

    Fertil Steril. 2011 Feb;95(2):625-30.e1-4. Epub 2010 Oct 29.

    PubMed abstract

    Does antiviral medication for treating herpes simplex during pregnancy increase the risk of birth defects in offspring?

    Author(s): Li DK

    Evid Based Med. 2011 Feb;16(1):30. Epub 2010 Nov 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Relationship between urine bisphenol-A level and declining male sexual function

    Author(s): Li DK; Zhou Z; Miao M; He Y; Qing D; Wu T; Wang J; Weng X; Ferber J; Herrinton LJ; Zhu Q; Gao E; Yuan W

    J Androl. 2010 Sep-Oct;31(5):500-6. Epub 2010 May 13.

    PubMed abstract

    Occupational exposure to bisphenol-A (BPA) and the risk of self-reported male sexual dysfunction

    Author(s): Li D; Zhou Z; Qing D; He Y; Wu T; Miao M; Wang J; Weng X; Ferber JR; Herrinton LJ; Zhu Q; Gao E; Checkoway H; Yuan W

    Hum Reprod. 2010 Feb;25(2):519-27. Epub 2009 Nov 10.

    PubMed abstract

    Exposure to magnetic fields and the risk of poor sperm quality

    Author(s): Li DK; Yan B; Li Z; Gao E; Miao M; Gong D; Weng X; Ferber JR; Yuan W

    Reprod Toxicol. 2010 Jan;29(1):86-92. Epub 2009 Nov 6.

    PubMed abstract

    Do multivitamin supplements modify the relationship between prenatal alcohol intake and miscarriage?

    Author(s): Ammon Avalos L; Kaskutas LA; Block G; Li DK

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2009 Dec;201(6):563.e1-9. Epub 2009 Oct 20.

    PubMed abstract

    Occupational exposure levels of bisphenol A among Chinese workers

    Author(s): He Y; Miao M; Wu C; Yuan W; Gao E; Zhou Z; Li DK

    J Occup Health. 2009;51(5):432-6. Epub 2009 Aug 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Bisphenol A levels in blood and urine in a Chinese population and the personal factors affecting the levels

    Author(s): He Y; Miao M; Herrinton LJ; Wu C; Yuan W; Zhou Z; Li DK

    Environ Res. 2009 Jul;109(5):629-33. Epub 2009 May 8.

    PubMed abstract

    Presence of depressive symptoms during early pregnancy and the risk of preterm delivery: a prospective cohort study

    Author(s): Li D; Liu L; Odouli R

    Hum Reprod. 2009 Jan;24(1):146-53. Epub 2008 Oct 23.

    PubMed abstract

    Factors influencing women's acceptance of prenatal screening tests

    Author(s): Li DK; Karlberg K; Wi S; Norem C

    Prenat Diagn. 2008 Dec;28(12):1136-43.

    PubMed abstract

    Use of a fan during sleep and the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

    Author(s): Coleman-Phox K; Odouli R; Li DK

    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Oct;162(10):963-8.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal caffeine consumption during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage; a prospective cohort study

    Author(s): Weng X; Odouli R; Li DK

    Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Mar;198(3):279.e1-8. Epub 2008 Jan 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Pregnancy outcomes in women with inflammatory bowel disease: a large community-based study from Northern California

    Author(s): Mahadevan U; Sandborn WJ; Li DK; Hakimian S; Kane S; Corley DA

    Gastroenterology. 2007 Oct;133(4):1106-12. Epub 2007 Jul 25.

    PubMed abstract

    Use of a dummy (pacifier) during sleep and risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS): population based case-control study

    Author(s): Li DK; Willinger M; Petitti DB; Odouli R; Liu L; Hoffman HJ

    BMJ. 2006 Jan 7;332(7532):18-22. Epub 2005 Dec 9.

    PubMed abstract

    Transmission of parentally shared human leukocyte antigen alleles and the risk of preterm delivery

    Author(s): Li DK; Odouli R; Liu L; Vinson M; Trachtenberg E

    Obstet Gynecol. 2004 Sep;104(3):594-600.

    PubMed abstract

    Hot tub use during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage

    Author(s): Li DK; Janevic T; Odouli R; Liu L

    Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Nov 15;158(10):931-7.

    PubMed abstract

    Exposure to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs during pregnancy and risk of miscarriage: population based cohort study

    Author(s): Li DK; Liu L; Odouli R

    BMJ. 2003 Aug 16;327(7411):368.

    PubMed abstract

    Infant sleeping position and the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in California, 1997-2000

    Author(s): Li DK; Petitti DB; Willinger M; McMahon R; Odouli R; Vu H; Hoffman HJ

    Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Mar 1;157(5):446-55.

    PubMed abstract

    A population-based prospective cohort study of personal exposure to magnetic fields during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage

    Author(s): Li DK; Odouli R; Wi S; Janevic T; Golditch I; Bracken TD; Senior R; Rankin R; Iriye R

    Epidemiology. 2002 Jan;13(1):9-20.

    PubMed abstract

    Neonatal sepsis workups in infants /=2000 grams at birth: A population-based study

    Author(s): Escobar GJ; Li DK; Armstrong MA; Gardner MN; Folck BF; Verdi JE; Xiong B; Bergen R

    Pediatrics. 2000 Aug;106(2 Pt 1):256-63.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and the risk of sudden infant death syndrome in offspring

    Author(s): Li DK; Wi S

    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2000 Apr;14(2):141-4.

    PubMed abstract

    Changing paternity and the risk of preeclampsia/eclampsia in the subsequent pregnancy

    Author(s): Li DK; Wi S

    Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Jan 1;151(1):57-62.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal placental abnormality and the risk of sudden infant death syndrome

    Author(s): Li DK; Wi S

    Am J Epidemiol. 1999 Apr 1;149(7):608-11.

    PubMed abstract

    Changing paternity and the risk of preterm delivery in the subsequent pregnancy

    Author(s): Li DK

    Epidemiology. 1999 Mar;10(2):148-52.

    PubMed abstract

    Maternal history of subfertility and the risk of congenital urinary tract anomalies in offspring

    Author(s): Li DK

    Epidemiology. 1999 Jan;10(1):80-2.

    PubMed abstract

    Transient neurologic symptoms after spinal anesthesia: an epidemiologic study of 1,863 patients

    Author(s): Freedman JM; Li DK; Drasner K; Jaskela MC; Larsen B; Wi S

    Anesthesiology. 1998 Sep;89(3):633-41.

    PubMed abstract

    Unexpected vaginal bleeding and associated gynecologic care in postmenopausal women using hormone replacement therapy: comparison of cyclic versus continuous combined schedules

    Author(s): Ettinger B; Li DK; Klein R

    Fertil Steril. 1998 May;69(5):865-9.

    PubMed abstract