Professional Activities


Graduate Courses

  • NU760 Introduction to Biostatistics (3 credits)
      • Spring, 2009 (10 students)
      • Summer, 2009 (3 students)
      • Fall, 2009 (10 students)
      • Summer, 2010 (18 students)
      • Fall, 2010 (13 students)
      • Summer, 2011 (15 students)
      • Fall, 2011 (28 students)
      • Summer, 2012 (20 students)
      • Fall, 2012 (18 students)
      • Summer, 2013 (8 students)
  • NU770 Advanced Statistical Methods in Healthcare Research (3 credits) Spring, 2010 (10 students)
      • Spring, 2011 (22 students)
      • Spring, 2012 (23 students)
      • Spring, 2013 (8 students)

Undergraduate Courses

April, 2013  

Guest Lecturer “Urban-Rural Disparities in Maternal and Child Health in China” for Dr. Haeok Lee’s class Health Disparity Introduction to Stata


May, 2010 Introduction to Stata
Feb, 2011 Introduction to Stata
Nov, 2011 Breaking New Ground – The University Research Seminar (URS)
May, 2012 Using Excel for data analysis
April, 2012 Application of GEE and Mixed Effects Model in Longitudinal data Analysis
Dec, 2013 Research methodology and online sources/software

University of Massachusetts Boston

2010-2011 Faculty and Staff Union Executive Committee Participate in the regular meetings
2011-present Advisory Committee for University Research Seminar Participate in meetings and discussions, review applications for University Research Seminar scholars, and attend the seminars

Scientific Society

Editorial Board
  • Editorial Board Member for Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease
  • Public Health Advisory Board Member for Webmed Central
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member for Journal of Behavioral Health
Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition Child Development
  • Diseases
  • European Journal of Clinical Nutrition Health Education Research
  • Infant, Child, & Adolescent Nutrition
  • International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity Journal of Aging and Health
  • Journal of Behavioral Health Journal of Human Lactation
  • Journal of Injury and Violence Research Journal of Pediatrics
  • Journal of Tropical Pediatrics Nutrition Journal
  • PLoS ONE
  • Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics The Journal of Nutrition Transfusion
Book Reviewer
  • Statistics for Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing, Jones and Bartlett Learning
Conference Abstract Reviewer
  • The 12th World Congress on Public Health, 2011
  • The American Public Health Association Conference, 201.

Membership in Professional Organizations

  • American Heart Association American Association of Public Health The Obesity Society
  • Global Health Council Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center.

Academic Appointments:

2001 - 2003 Instructor, Beijing University Health Science Center, Beijing, China
2004 - 2008 Graduate Research Assistant, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD
2006 - 2008 REDS-II China Project Coordinator, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
2008 - 2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
2014 - present Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Boston, Boston, MA
2012 - present Honor Guest Professor, Department of Child, Adolescent and Women's Health, Peking University, Beijing, China


Ling Shi

Associate Professor


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  • DEPARTMENTDepartment of Nursing
    College of Nursing and Health Sciences
    University of Massachusetts at Boston