Hongjin Li, PhD, MS, BSN
Department of Human Development Nursing Science
Building & Room:
845 S Damen Ave., MC 802, Chicago, IL 60612
Dr. Li's research focuses on three main components: (1) phenotyping, identifying trajectory and predictors (genetic and metabolomic) of the psychoneurological symptom cluster (pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, depression, anxiety) experienced by breast cancer survivors; (2) testing and implementing complementary and integrative therapies (i.e., acupuncture) to alleviate cancer-related symptoms among medically underserved breast cancer survivors; and (3) using multi-omics approach to understand the effect and mechanism of acupuncture.
Rockefeller University Heilbrunn Research Award, Metabolomics and Psychoneurological Symptoms among Breast Cancer Survivors, PI
NIH/NCCIH R34, Feasibility of Implementing Acupuncture into a Federally Qualified Health Center to Alleviate Multiple Symptoms Among Breast Cancer Survivors Receiving Endocrine therapy, PI
NIH/NCCIH HEAL INITIATIVE UH3, Hybrid Effectiveness-Implementation Trial of Guided Relaxation and Acupuncture for Chronic Sickle Cell Disease Pain, Multiple Principal Investigator, Co-I
Liu, T., Li, H., Conley, Y. P., Primack, B. A., Wang, J., & Li, C. (2022). The BDNF functional polymorphism and hand grip strength impact the association between BDNF levels and cognition in older adults in the United States. Biological Research for Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/10998004211065151
Li H., Schlaeger J.M., Jang M.K., Lin Y., Park C., Liu T., Sun M., & Doorenbos A.Z. (2021). Acupuncture improves multiple treatment-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Altern Complement Med. Published online August 27, 2021. doi: 10.1089/acm.2021.0133
Li H., Patil C.L., Molokie R.E., Njoku F., Steffen A.D., Doorenbos A.Z., & Schlaeger J.M. (2021). Acupuncture for chronic pain in adults with sickle cell disease: a mixed-methods pilot study. Acupunct Med. Published online June 3, 2021. doi:10.1177/09645284211017303
Li, H., Flynn, D.M., Highland, K.B., Burke, L.A., Mcquinn, H.M., Steffen, A.D., & Doorenbos, A.Z. (2021). Pattern of Cumulative Treatment Hours on Pain Impact and PROMIS Outcomes. Military Medicine. DOI: 10.1093/milmed/usab142
Li, H., Flynn, D.M., Highland, K.B., Barr, P.K., Langford, D.J., & Doorenbos, A.Z. (2021). Relationship between Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms and Chronic Pain Related Symptom Domains among Military Active Duty Service Members. Pain Medicine. DOI: 10.1093/pm/pnab087
Jang, M.K., Chung, D., Hamlish, T., Rhee, E., Mathew, A., Li, H., & Doorenbos, A.Z. (2021). Factors influencing mammography uptake following a screening intervention among Asian American women: A systematic review. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health. DOI: 10.1007/s10903-021-01172-0
Li, H., Liu, Y., Heinsberg, L, Lockwood, M., Wainwright, A.D., Jang, M. K, & Doorenbos, A.Z. (2020). Systematic Review of the Kynurenine Pathway and Psychoneurological Symptoms Among Adult Cancer Survivors. Biological Research for Nursing, 22(4), 472-484.
Li, H., Marsland, A. L., Conley, Y. P., Sereika, S. M., & Bender, C. M. (2020). Genes Involved in the HPA Axis and the Symptom Cluster of Fatigue, Depressive Symptom and Anxiety in Women with Breast Cancer During 18 Months of Adjuvant Therapy. Biological Research for Nursing, 22(2), 277-286.
Li, H., Sereika, S. M., Marsland, A. L., Conley, Y. P., & Bender, C. M. (2019). Symptom Clusters in Women with Breast Cancer During the First 18 Months of Adjuvant Therapy. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 59(2), 233-241.
Li, H., Sereika, S. M., Marsland, A. L., Conley, Y. P., & Bender, C. M. (2019). Impact of Chemotherapy on Symptoms and Symptom Clusters in Postmenopausal Women with Breast Cancer Prior to Aromatase Inhibitor Therapy. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 28(23-24):4560-4571.
Li, H, Ge, S, Greene, B, and Dunbar-Jacob, J. (2019). Depression in the context of chronic diseases in the United States and China. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 6(1),117-112.
Li, H., Ji, M., Scott, P., & Dunbar-Jacob, J. M. (2019). The Effect of Symptom Clusters on Quality of Life Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 45(3), 287-294.
Symptom Science RIIG Chair-Elect, MNRS
2013 University of Missouri-St. Louis College of Nursing, BSN
2015 Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, MS-Biostatistics
2019 University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, PhD
2021 University of Illinois Chicago College of Nursing, Postdoc fellow
2016 Oncology Nursing Society
2017 Eastern Nursing Research Society
2019 Midwest Nursing Research Society