UMass Boston

Faculty & Staff Directory

Ling Shi

Title: Grad Prog Dir/Assoc Professor

Phone: 617.287.7508


Department: Nursing

Areas of Expertise

Child Health, Biostatistics, Cardiometabolic Risk


PhD, MHS, Johns Hopkins University
BM, Beijing Medical University

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Dr. Shi’s current research interest focuses on the association between lifestyle factors such as diet and physical activity, and cardiometabolic risk. She is the PI for a randomized controlled trial of soy supplementation during pregnancy to improve lipid and glucose metabolism. She also provides statistical consulting services for the NHLBI and NIA funded projects. Dr Shi’s previous research covered a variety of maternal and child health topics including reduction of maternal and child mortality in developing countries, health service utilization, prevention of suicidal behavior of women of child-bearing age, and child growth and nutrition.

Teaching Expertise

Biostatistics, Advanced Statistical Methods in Healthcare Research