School of Public Health

Li, Christopher

Christopher I-Fu Li

Research Professor, Epidemiology

Full Member
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center


MD Medicine, University of California (San Francisco), 2000
PhD Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2003
MPH Epidemiology, University of Washington, 2000

Contact Info

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Box 358080
1100 Fairview Ave N., M4-C308
P.O. 19024
Seattle, WA 98109
Tel: 206-667-7444


Information on projects

Research Interests

My research interests lie principally in the field of breast cancer and understanding factors related to its etiology and outcomes using a multidisciplinary approach. I am actively investigating the relationships between various hormonal exposures and risks of different types of breast cancer based on their morphology and expression of different tumor markers. I am also interested in breast cancer outcomes and am currently leading studies that investigate risk factors for second primary breast cancer among breast cancer survivors. Another part of my work focuses on identifying markers that could be used for the early detection of different cancers using various proteomic platforms. Finally, I have an interest in examining disparities in cancer stage, treatment, and survival by race/ethnicity

In The News

Study Finds Racial Disparities in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
UW School of Public Health News, 10/30/2015

Breast cancer is especially dangerous for black and Hispanic women
Huffington Post, 10/16/2015

Link between birth control and breast cancer, but no clear answers
Crosscut, 08/24/2015