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  • Division Chief, Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Professor, Department of Medicine

Board Certification

  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine


Medical School
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, MO (1980)
  • PhD, Biochemistry, Washington University, MO (1980)
Residency Training
  • Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA (1983)
Fellowship Training
  • Gastroenterology, Washington University, MO (1986)


  • Internal Medicine


  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Clinical Interests/Expertise

  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Colon Cancer

Research Interests/Expertise

  • Gut microbiome on digestive diseases

Contact Information

HSC T17 Room 06
Stony Brook, NY 11794

Telephone Ph.: 631-444-2119

  • Personal Statement
  • Honors
  • Publications
  • Grants/Trials

  • Dr. Li was Professor of Medicine and Director of a National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) sponsored Digestive Diseases Research Core Center at Washington University prior to moving to Stony Brook. Her research interests center on the role of the gut microbiome on digestive diseases, and her clinical interest focuses on inflammatory bowel diseases and colon cancer. Dr. Li's editorial responsibilities include Gastroenterology and AJP - Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology Ad hoc reviewer for Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Cell Biology and Infection and Immunity.

  • Member of American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Member of American Gastoenterological Association
  • Member of American Federation for Clinical Research
  • Member of American Society for Clinical Investigators
  • Member of Association of American Physicians
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Toxicology Scholar Award, 1995-2000
  • NIH Research Career Development Award, 1992-1997
  • Lucille P. Markey Scholar, 1985-1991
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Washinigton University School of Medicine, 1980
  • United States Public Health Service Medical Scientist Training Award, 1978-1980
  • Gill Prize in Anatomy, 1975
  • Antoinette Frances Dame Prize in Physiology and Biophysics, 1975
  • Mr. and Mrs. Spencer T. Olin Fellowship for Women in Science, 1974-1978
  • Phi Beta Kapa, Stanford University, 1973