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Research Faculty

Quanlei LI

Dr. Quanlei Li is currently a Research Assistant Professor at School of Nursing, The University of Hong Kong (HKU). He received his bachelor’s degree from School of Nursing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in 2009, and his master’s degree from School of Nursing, Fudan University (FDU) in 2012. He was a master exchange student at School of Nursing, National Taiwan University (NTU) in 2010. In addition, he received his MPH degree from Department of Global Health, University of Washington (UW) in 2015, and his PhD degree from School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) in 2023.

Dr. Li’s research interests include intimate partner violence (IPV), implementation science, global health, and evidence-based practice. His MSN thesis focused on development of clinical practice guidelines via a standard evidence-based approach, and his MPH thesis comprehensively described the global health education in Chinese universities and explored the potential of nursing in global health. His PhD dissertation provided the first comprehensive study on nursing’s response to IPV in China’s Mainland, including nurses’ preparedness and opinions towards IPV, as well as barriers and facilitators in responding to IPV. Dr. Li’s current research focuses on improving IPV responses in the health sector through implementation science approach, especially by mobilizing and leveraging the role of nurses. Dr. Li has vast experience and expertise in qualitative research methods, such as phenomenology and qualitative descriptive design, as well as mixed-methods design and the integration of qualitative and quantitative findings. As a global health researcher, Dr. Li has been closely working with colleagues with diverse and multidisciplinary backgrounds in China’s Mainland, Hong Kong SAR, Macao SAR, Taiwan, as well as the United States and United Kingdom.

Dr. Li serves as the Editorial Board Member and Executive Chief Secretary for Chinese version of Journal of Nursing Scholarship. He is also the reviewer for more than 20 peer-reviewed journals including The Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific, Journal of Family Violence, Implementation Science Communications, Journal of Nursing Scholarship, Nurse Education Today, Nursing Outlook, BMJ family journals, and BMC family journals.

  • Intimate partner violence
  • Implementation science
  • Global health
  • Evidence-based practice

Book Chapter

  1. Li Q (2017). Nursing education in the United States. In: Shen X, Wang J, Xu F, Nyamathi N. (Eds). New Modern Nursing. Shanghai: Fudan University Press.

Journal Articles

  1. Li Q*, Zeng J, Zhao B, Perrin N, Wenzel J, Liu F, Pang D, Liu H, Hu X, Li X, Wang Y, Davidson PM, Shi L, Campbell JC. Nurses' preparedness, opinions, barriers, and facilitators in responding to intimate partner violence: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Nursing Scholarship. 2023 Aug 10.  Available from: doi: 10.1111/jnu.12929.
  2. Li Q*, Zeng J, Zhao B, Perrin N, Campbell J. Chinese nurses' preparedness and opinions in responding to intimate partner violence: An adaptation and validation study. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2022 Nov;78(11):3847-3859. Available from: doi: 10.1111/jan.15415.
  3. Li Q*, Liu H, Chou KR, Lin CC, Van IK, Davidson PM, Campbell JC. Nursing research on intimate partner violence in China: A scoping review. The Lancet Regional Health-Western Pacific. 2020 Sep 7;2:100017. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.lanwpc.2020.100017.
  4. Li Q, Liu M, Davidson PM, Reynolds NR, Buerhaus PI. A tale of two countries: Nurse practitioners in the United States and China. Journal of Advanced Nursing. 2020 Apr;76(4):924-926. Available from: doi: 10.1111/jan.14292.
  5. Zhang Y, Li Q, Liu H. From patient satisfaction to patient experience: A call to action for nursing in China. Journal of Nursing Management. 2020 Mar;28(2):450-456. Available from: doi: 10.1111/jonm.12922.
  6. Wang YY, Yue JR, Xie DM, Carter P, Li Q, Gartaganis SL, Chen J, Inouye SK. Effect of the Tailored, Family-Involved Hospital Elder Life Program on Postoperative Delirium and Function in Older Adults: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Internal Medicine. 2020 Jan 1;180(1):17-25. Available from: doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.4446.
  7. Li Q, Gloyd S, Xu D, Hu Y, Liu H, Gimbel S. Global health education in Chinese universities and potential for collaboration with schools of nursing: A qualitative study. International Journal of Nursing Sciences. 2016 Dec 3;4(1):12-18. Available from: doi: 10.1016/j.ijnss.2016.12.001.
  8. Yan M, Li Q*, Lu Z, Lin C, Zhang X, Xue M. Development of clinical practice guidelines for assessment before peripherally inserted central catheter placement: AGREE evaluation [article in Chinese]. Journal of Nursing Science 2013; 28(14), 1–5. Available from: doi: 10.3870/hlxzz.2013.14.001.
  9. Li Q, Yan M, Zhang X, Lu Z, Lin C. Influence of PICC ultrasound guidance on elbow puncture and catheterization and its complications: A systematic review [article in Chinese]. Chinese Journal of Evidence-based Medicine, 2013; 13(7), 816–826. Available from: doi: 10.7507/1672-2531.20130147.
  10. Li Q, Yan M. Nursing education and accreditation in Taiwan [article in Chinese]. Chinese Journal of Nursing Education, 2011; 8(9), 415–418. Available from: doi: 10.3761/j.issn.1672-9234.2011.09.012.
2018-Now Member, Chinese Nursing Association
2017-2020 Student Board Member, Academy on Violence & Abuse
2017-Now Member, Academy on Violence & Abuse
2017-Now Vice President, Chinese Association for Medical Professionals, USA
2017-Now Member, Nu Beta Chapter, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)
2017-Now Member, American Academy of Nursing