Dr. Li has more than 30 years of experience in science management and research administration, including federal government contract management experience managing and supporting research, scientific peer review, project management, policy development, fundraising, committee management, staff recruitment and development, meeting planning and organizing, and writing and editing. She directs a number of projects, interacting directly with clients, and contributes to the substantive content of deliverables as well as running the company. She currently serves as Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA)-funded (U24) Coordinating Center for the Artificial Intelligence and Technology Collaboratories for Aging Research program, co-PI (with David Weir, PhD) on an NIA-funded (U24) grant to harmonize health and retirement studies around the world, and co-PI (with John Strauss, PhD) on an NIA-funded (R01) grant on influences of early and later life events on cognition and all-cause dementia in China.
Prior to founding Rose Li and Associates, Inc. (RLA), Dr. Li served the NIH in leadership roles, including as Senior Policy Advisor to the NIH Office of Extramural Research, Special Assistant for Policy Development with the NIH Office of Communication and Public Liaison, Chief of the Population and Social Processes Branch within the NIA Division of Behavioral and Social Research, and Health Scientist Administrator with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. She earned her BA in economics and MBA in finance and international business, both from the University of Chicago, and her PhD from Princeton University in public and international affairs, with a concentration in population policy. She completed postdoctoral research in demography, epidemiology, and economics of aging in Asia at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Li was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to the Maryland State Commission on Aging in 2015, named its Chairperson in September 2016, and renewed for a second 4-year term as chairperson beginning in 2022. By appointment of Governor Hogan, she also served on the Maryland State Board of Education (2016-2021), and has been serving since 2021 as an inaugural member on the Blueprint for Maryland Future’s Accountability and Implementation Board Nominating Committee. She is the recipient of the 2019 Award for Service to Princeton, past president of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni (2010-2012), and co-chairs the Asian American Alumni Association of Princeton (A4P)—DC Region (since 2012).
RLA is a participant in the Small Business Administration 8(a) Business Development Program
RLA is recognized by the Small Business Administration as an Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned Small Business
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