SHP Faculty

Faculty Spotlight

May 2021
Chih-Ying Li

Chih-Ying "Cynthia" Li
Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy

Web Biography

Dr. Chih-Ying "Cynthia" Li has achieved numerous accomplishments in research through multiple awards, publications, and grants since she joined UTMB in 2016.

In 2020, Dr. Li received two externally funded grants: the K01 Research Scientist Career Development Award funded by NIH (NICHD/NCMRR) and the 2-year Health Services Research grant funded by American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF). Dr. Li’s K01 Award received a nearly perfect impact score of 12 on her first submission. Both Dr. Li’s nationally funded grants are analytically innovative and significant for rehabilitation practice and research.

Chih-Ying Li smiles with her early career research excellence award.

In 2021, Dr. Li received AOTF Early Career Research Excellence Award, a nationwide recognition to identify junior investigators who are contributing and have promise to advance knowledge in the field of occupational therapy.

As a clinician-researcher, Dr. Li’s goal is to produce scientific evidence to advocate value-based rehabilitation. Dr. Li has expertise in measurement science and health services research, particularly in longitudinal aging health, post-acute care, hospital readmission and IMPACT Act Standardized Patient Assessment Data (Section GG).

Past Faculty Spotlight

  • March 2021 - Monique R. Pappadis, MEd, PhD
  • December 2020 - Riqiea F. Kitchens, PhD, OTR, BCPR, CSRS
  • August 2019 - Rachel Deer, PhD
  • June 2019 - Elizabeth Lyons, PhD, MPH
  • March 2019 - Amol Karmarkar, PhD
  • December 2019 - Ickpyo Hong, PhD, OTR
  • October 2018 - Lynne Hughes, PT, PhD, OCS, MTC
  • August 2018 - Christopher Fry, PhD
  • June 2018 - Brian Downer, PhD

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