Fuzhong Li, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

B.A., 1984
Shanghai Institute of Physical Education, Shanghai, China
Physical Education

M.S., 1990
University of Oregon
Movement Studies

Ph.D., 1996
Oregon State University
Exercise Science

Fuzhong Li's research focus has been health-related issues that face the fast-growing aging population. He addresses these issues using either behavioral-based exercise interventions or epidemiological analyses. Li began research that examines the effects of exercise, including tai chi, on balance, physical functioning, and risks of falls in 2001 and has since established a successful track record in both publications and NIH and CDC grant funding.

Current Projects

Developing an Efficacious and Cost-Effective Fall Prevention Program

PROJECT PERIOD

06/15/14 - 03/31/19

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Fuzhong Li

Co-Investigators
Laura Akers

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Preventing Falls after Cancer: Tai Chi vs. Strength Training

PROJECT PERIOD

04/16/12 - 01/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Cancer Institute (NCI)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Fuzhong Li

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Translating an Effective Fall Prevention Program into a Community-Based Practice

PROJECT PERIOD

09/30/11 - 08/31/16

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Fuzhong Li

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Translating and Implementing Fall Prevention Research through Clinical Practice

PROJECT PERIOD

09/01/09 - 08/31/13

FUNDING AGENCY

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Fuzhong Li

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Tai Chi and Parkinson's Disease

PROJECT PERIOD

12/09/07 - 11/30/13

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Fuzhong Li

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Publications

Li, F., Liu, Y., & Harmer, P. (2016). Physical activity, aging, and health in China: Addressing public health needs in the presence of continued economic growth and urbanization. Journal of Sport and Health Science. doi: 10.1016/j.jshs.2016.06.009

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Li, F., & Harmer, P. (2015). Economic Evaluation of a Tai Ji Quan Intervention to Reduce Falls in People With Parkinson Disease, Oregon, 2008-2011. Preventing Chronic Disease, 12 E120. doi:10.5888/pcd12.140413

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Li, F., Liu, Y., Lü, J., Liang, L., & Harmer, P. (2014). Ambient air pollution in China poses a multifaceted health threat to outdoor physical activity. Journal Of Epidemiology And Community Health,

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Li, F., & Harmer, P. (2014). Protocol for disseminating an evidence-based fall prevention program in community senior centers: evaluation of translatability and public health impact via a single group pre-post study. Implementation Science: IS, 963. doi:10.1186/1748-5908-9-63

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Fong, D., Chi, L., Li, F., & Chang, Y. (2014). The benefits of endurance exercise and Tai Chi Chuan for the task-switching aspect of executive function in older adults: an ERP study. Frontiers In Aging Neuroscience, 6295. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2014.00295

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Li, F. (2014). The effects of Tai Ji Quan training on limits of stability in older adults. Clinical Interventions In Aging, 91261-1268. doi:10.2147/CIA.S65823

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Li, F. (2014). Transforming traditional Tai Ji Quan techniques into integrative movement therapy-Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance. Journal Of Sport And Health Science, 3(1), 9-15.

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Li, F., Harmer, P., Liu, Y., Eckstrom, E., Fitzgerald, K., Stock, R., & Chou, L. (2013). A randomized controlled trial of patient-reported outcomes with tai chi exercise in Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders: Official Journal Of The Movement Disorder Society,

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Li, F., Harmer, P., Stock, R., Fitzgerald, K., Stevens, J., Gladieux, M., & ... Voit, J. (2013). Implementing an Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Program in an Outpatient Clinical Setting. Journal Of The American Geriatrics Society,

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Li, F., Harmer, P., Liu, Y., & Chou, L. (2013). Tai Ji Quan and global cognitive function in older adults with cognitive impairment: A pilot study. Archives Of Gerontology And Geriatrics,

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Li, F. (2013). Tai Ji Quan Exercise for People with Parkinson’s Disease and Other Neurodegenerative Movement Disorders. International journal of integrative medicine, 1(4). doi:10.5772/56243

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Winters-Stone, K., Li, F., Horak, F., Luoh, S., Bennett, J., Nail, L., & Dieckmann, N. (2012). Comparison of tai chi vs. strength training for fall prevention among female cancer survivors: study protocol for the GET FIT trial. BMC Cancer, 12577. doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-577

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Li F, Harmer P, Fitzgerald K et al. Tai Chi and postural stability in patients with Parkinson’s Disease. New England Journal Of Medicine, 2012;366:511-519. PMCID: PMC3285459

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Li, F., Harmer, P., Cardinal, B. J., Bosworth, M., Johnson-Shelton, D., Moore, J. M., Acock, A., et al. (2009). Built environment and 1-year change in weight and waist circumference in middle-aged and older adults: Portland Neighborhood Environment and Health Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 169, 401–408.

Li, F., Harmer, P., Cardinal, B.J., & Vongjaturapat, N. (2009). Built environment and changes in blood pressure in middle aged and older adults. Preventive Medicine, 35, 38-46.

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Li, F., Harmer, P., Cardinal, B.J., Bosworth, M., & Johnson-Shelton, D. (2009). Obesity and the built environment: Does the density of neighborhood fast-food outlets matter? American Journal of Health Promotion, 23(3), 203-209.

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Li, F., Harmer, P., Cardinal, B. J., Bosworth, M., Acock, A., Johnson-Shelton, D., & Moore, J. (2008). Built environment, adiposity and physical activity in adults aged 50–75. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 35, 38–46.

Li, F., Harmer, P., Cardinal, B.J., Bosworth, M., & Johnson-Shelton, D. (2008). Obesity and the built environment: Does the density of neighborhood fast-food outlets matter? American Journal of Health Promotion, 23, 203–209.

Li, F., Harmer, P., Glasgow, R., Mack, K.A., Sleet, D., Fisher, K. J., Kohn, M.A., Millet, L.M., Mead, J., Xu, J., Lin, M.L., Yang, T., Sutton, B., & Tompkins, Y. (2008). Translation of an effective Tai Chi intervention into a community-based falls prevention program. American Journal of Public Health, 98(7), 1195-1198.

 

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Yang, T., Fisher, K. J., Li, F., & Danaher, B. G. (2006). Attitudes to smoking cessation and triggers for relapse among Chinese male smokers. BMC Public Health 6, 65.

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Duncan, T. E., Duncan, S.C. & Li, F. (2003). Power analysis models and methods: a latent variable framework for power estimation and analyses. In Z. Sloboda and W. Bukowski (Eds.), Handbook of Drug Abuse Prevention, pp. 609-626. New York:Klewer Academic/Plenum Publishing Co.

Duncan, T. E., Duncan, S.C., Li, F., & Strycker, L.A. (2002). A comparison of longitudinal multilevel techniques for analyzing adolescent and family alcohol use data. In D.S. Moskowitz and S.L. Hershberger (Eds.), Modeling IntraIndividual Variability With Repeated Measures Data: Methods and Applications (pp.171-201). New York: Plenum Publishing Co.

Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., Strycker, L. A., & Li, F. (2002). A latent variable framework for power estimation and analyses within intervention contexts. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, 24, 1-12.

Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., Okut, H., Strycker, L.A., & Li, F. (2002). An extension of the general latent variable growth modeling framework to four levels of the hierarchy. Structural Equation Modeling, 9, 303-326.

Li, F., Harmer, P., Chaumeton, N. R., Duncan, T. E., & Duncan, S. C. (2002). Tai chi as a means to enhance self-esteem: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of Applied Gerontology, 21, 70-89.

Andrews, J. A., Tildesley, E., Hops, H., & Li, F. (2002). The influence of peers on young adult substance use. Health Psychology, 21 , 349 - 357

Li, F., Harmer, P., McAuley, E., Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., Chaumeton, N., & Fisher, J.K. (2001). An evaluation of the effects of Tai Chi exercise on physical function among older persons: A randomized controlled trial. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 23, 139-146. PMID: 11394556

Li, F., Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., McAuley, E., Chaumeton, N.R., & Harmer, P. (2001). Enhancing the psychological well-being of elderly individuals through Tai Chi exercise: A latent growth curve analysis. Structural Equation Modeling, 8, 53-83.

Li, F., Duncan, T. E., Duncan, S. C., Jonsson, F. Y., Acock, A., & Hops, H. (2001). Interaction Models in Latent Growth Curves. In G. A. Marcoulides and R. E. Schumacker (Eds.), Advances in structural equation modeling: New developments and techniques, pp.173-202. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Li, F., Duncan, T.E., & Duncan, S.C. (2001). Latent growth modeling of longitudinal data: A finite mixture growth modeling approach. Structural Equation Modeling, 8, 175-204.

Li, F., Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., & Hops, H. (2001). Piecewise growth mixture modeling of adolescent alcohol use data. Structural Equation Modeling, 8, 175-204.

Barrera, Jr., M., Biglan, A., Ary, D., & Li, F. (2001). Replication of a problem behavior model with American Indian, Hispanic, and Caucasian youth. Journal of Early Adolescence, 21(2), 133-57.

Li, F., McAuley, E., Harmer, P., Duncan, T. E., & Chaumeton, N. R. (2001). Tai Chi influences on self-efficacy and exercise behavior in older adults. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 9,161-171.

Li, F., Harmer, P., McAuley, E., Fisher, K. J., Duncan, T. E., & Duncan, S. C. (2001). Tai chi, self-efficacy, and physical function in the elderly. Prevention Science, 2, 229-240. PMID: 11833926

Li, F., Duncan, T. E., McAuley, E., Harmer, P., & Smolkowski, K. (2000). A didactic example of latent curve analysis applicable to the study of aging. Journal of Aging and Health, 12(3), 388-425.

Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., Strycker, L.A., Li, F., & Alpert, A. (1999). An Introduction to Latent Variable Growth Curve Modeling: Concepts, Issues, and Applications. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., & Li, F. (1998).  A comparison of model- and multiple imputation- based ?approaches to analyses with partial missingness.  Structural Equation Modeling, 5, 1-21.

Li, F., Harmer, P., Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., Acock, A., & Boles, S. (1998).  Approaches to testing interaction effects using structural equation methodology.  Multivariate Behavioral Research, 33, 1-39.

Li, F., Harmer, P., Duncan, T. E., Duncan, S. C., Acock, A., & Yamamoto, T. (1998).  Confirmatory factor analysis for the Task and Ego Orientation in Sports Questionnaire with cross-validation.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 69, 276-283.

Li, F., Duncan, T. E., Duncan, S. C., Harmer, P., & Acock, A. (1998). Testing the TEOSQ measurement model with incomplete data: An application of maximum likelihood-based estimation procedures. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 2, 1-19.

Li, F., Duncan, T.E., Duncan, S.C., Harmer, P., & Acock, A. (1997). Latent variable modeling of multilevel intrinsic motivation data. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science, 1, 223-244.

Experience

2004-present,
Senior Research Scientist,
Oregon Research Institute

2000-present
Research Scientist,
Oregon Research Institute

1998-2000
Associate Research Scientist,
Oregon Research Institute

1996-present
Research Analyst,
Oregon Research Institute

1996-present Courtesy appointment,
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

1995-1996 Research Analyst,
Oregon Social Learning Center, Eugene, OR

1994-1995
Research Assistant,
Department of Human Development and Family Sciences,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

1990-1995
Graduate Teaching Assistant,
Department of Exercise and Sport Science,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

1993-1994
Consultant
Kerr microcomputer laboratory,
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

1988-1990
Graduate Teaching Fellow,
Dept. of Physical Education and Human Movement Studies,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR