Lingjun Li, who prefers to be called Queenie, has joined the Obesity Prevention Program as a visiting postdoctoral researcher, working with Emily Oken and Project Viva data to examine cord blood hormones and growth trajectories into the early teens. A native of China, she received her undergraduate degree at Sun Yat-Sen University of Medical Sciences, her medical degree from Beijing University, and her PhD from the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore. She is a clinical research fellow working on clinical and epidemiological projects at Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and a research collaborator on projects at the National University of Singapore, KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Tan Tock Seng Hospital. Trained and experienced in basic research, clinical practice and epidemiology, she believes that the eye is a “window” not just to the soul but to the study of circulation and inflammation. Her research links retinal imaging data, using advanced and state-of-the-art computer-based image analysis, to monitor maternal health (e.g. maternal gestational diabetes and gestational hypertension) and children’s health (e.g. fetal growth restriction, Kawasaki disease), and even to predict drug effects (e.g. HIV/AIDS patients undergoing anti-viral therapy).
MBBS, MMED, PhD