Peng Li, PhD

Dr. Peng Li's multidisciplinary research in biomedical science covers physiological data processing, sleep/circadian physiology, and human aging and age-related neurodegenerations. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering in 2014 from Shandong University, China, and obtained his postdoctoral trainings first in nonlinear dynamics of physiology at Shandong University (2014-2015), then in sleep/circadian physiology and neurophysiology at the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Harvard Medical School (HMS) (2016-2018). In 2019, Dr. Li was promoted to an Instructor in Medicine at HMS and Associate Physiologist at BWH. Since joining the Division, he has been a Project Leader for three NIH-funded R01/RF1 projects, focusing on the understanding of the impacts of Alzheimer’s disease on behavior and physiology and the development of biomarkers for better prediction of AD. Serving as the Research Director of Medical Biodynamics Program at BWH, Dr. Li’s current work is focused on harnessing the power of ambulatory data, understanding the sleep/circadian regulation, autonomic function, and sedentary life-style factors such as daytime napping in AD process, and promoting proactive healthcare technology. As a researcher at the interface of engineering and medicine, Dr. Li is well positioned to advance the understanding of functional physiological changes in the pathogenesis of AD.