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Li Juan
Tel:  86-10-64861622
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Mailing Address:  16 Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Email:  lijuan@psych.ac.cn
1997-2000     Ph.D.  Cognitive Psychology Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences,
              Beijing, China
1994-1997     M.A.  Experimental Psychology Department of Psychology, Hebei Normal University,
              Shijiazhuang, China
1990-1994     B.A.  General Psychology Department of Psychology, Hebei Normal University,
              Shijiazhuang, China ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT
2007.2-       Professor, Institute of Psychology, Chinese
Academy of Sciences
2006.2- 2007.1  Research Fellow, Brain Function Laboratory, Arkansas Children’s Nutrition Center &
                University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, USA
2003.10- 2006.1 Research Fellow, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging,  University of Arkansas for
                Medical Sciences & Central Arkansas Veteran Healthcare Centre, USA
2002.6-2003.9   Research Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
2001.8-2002.5   Visiting Scientist, Department of Psychology, Stockholm University, Sweden
2000.7- 2001.7  Assistant Professor, Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Interests:

Cognitive Aging and brain mechanisms
Early detection and psychological intervention of cognitive impairments and depression in the elderly
Mental health promotion for Chinese elderly

Community service:
?Committee Member, Aging Division of Chinese Association of Mental health ?Committee Member, Psychological Aging Division of Gerontological Society of China ?Member, Cognitive Neuroscience Society ?Member, Gerontological Society of American
•The First Academic Achievement Award, Gerontological Society of China, 2007
•Royal Society Postdoctoral Fellowship (UK), 2002-2003
•Visiting Scientist Scholarship, Swedish Foundation for International Cooperation in Research and Higher Education, 2001-2002
•The Procter & Gamble Award for Excellent Doctoral Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2000
Selected Publications:


1. Zheng ZW, Li J*, Xiao FQ, Broster LS, Yang J, Xi MJ (in press). The effects of unitization on the contribution of familiarity and recollection processes to associative recognition memory: Evidence from event-related potentials. International Journal of psychophysiology.

2. Dai BB, Li J*, Chen TJ, Li Q (in press). Interpretive Bias of Ambiguous Facial Expressions in Older Adults with Depressive Symptoms. PsyCh Journal

3. Yin S., Zhu X., Li R., Niu Y., Wang B., Zheng Z., Huang X., Huo L., Li J* (2014). Intervention-induced enhancement in intrinsic brain activity in healthy older adults. Scientific Reports, 2014 Dec 4;4:7309. doi: 10.1038/srep07309.

4. Li R, Zhu X, Yin S, Niu Y, Zheng Z, Huang X, Wang B, Li J* (2014). Multimodal intervention in older adults improves resting-state functional connectivity between the medial prefrontal cortex and medial temporal lobe. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience 8:39. doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00039.

5. Li R, Ma ZL, Yu J, He Y, Li J*(2014). Altered local activity and functional connectivity of the anterior cingulate cortex in elderly individuals with subthreshold depression. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging


6. Yu J, Su T, Zhou T, He YG, Lu J, Li J*, HE RQ* (2014). Uric formaldehyde negatively correlates with cognitive abilities in healthy older adults. Neuroscience Bulletin, 30(2): 172–184.

7. Zhou T, Li J*, Broster LS, Niu Y, Wang PY (2014), Reduced late positivity in younger adults, but not older adults, during short-term repetition. Brain Research, 2015 Jan 12;1594:223-32. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2014.10.042. Epub 2014 Oct 31.

8. Zhu XY, Li R, Wang PY, Li J* (2014). Aberrant functional connectivity of the hippocampus in older adults with subthreshold depression, PsyCh Journal, 3(4): 245–253. DOI: 10.1002/pchj.60.

9. Cuijpers P, Vogelzangs, N, Twisk, J, Kleiboer, A, Li, J, Penninx, B (2014). Is excess mortality higher in depressed men than in depressed women? A meta-analytic comparison. Journal of Affective Disorders, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2014.03.003.

10. Cuijpers P, Koole SL, Dijke A, Roca M, Li J, Reynolds CF 3rd (2014). Psychotherapy for subclinical depression: A meta-analysis. British Journal of Psychiatry. 205(4):268-74. doi: 10.1192/bjp.bp.113.138784

11. Cuijpers P, Vogelzangs, N, Twisk, J, Kleiboer, A, Li, J, Penninx, B (2014). Is excess mortality in depression generic or specific? A comprehensive meta-analysis of community and patient studies. The American Journal of Psychiatry. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.13030325.


12.Li R, Yu J, Zhang SZ, Bao F, Wang PY, Huang X, Li J*( 2013). Bayesian Network Analysis Reveals Alterations to Default Mode Network Connectivity in Individuals at Risk for Alzheimer's Disease. PLoS ONE, 8(12): e82104. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.

13.Wang, P.Y., Li J* ., Li, H.J., Li, B., Jiang, Y., Bao, F., & Zhang, S.Z (2013). Is Emotional Memory Enhancement Preserved in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment? Evidence from Separating Recollection and Familiarity. Neuropsychology,27(6) , 691-701. doi: 10.1037/a0033973.

14.Wang, P.Y., Li J* , Li, H.J., & Zhang, S.Z (2013). Differences in learning rates for item and associative memories between amnestic mild cognitive impairment and healthy controls. Behavioral and Brain Functions. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 9:29. doi:10.1186/1744-9081-9-29.

15.Wang, P.Y., Li J*, Li, H.J, Li, B. Li, X. & Zhou, T. (2013). Characteristics of associative memory deficits in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics, 40(12):1247-1255.

16.Yang, L*, Li, J.*, Spaniol, J., Hasher, L., Wilkinson, A., Yu, J., & Niu, Y. (2013). Aging, culture, and memory for socially meaningful item-context associations: An East-West cross-cultural comparison study. PLoS ONE, 8(4): e60703. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0060703.

17.Ma ZL, Li J *, Niu YN, Yu J, Yang LX (2013), Age Differences in Emotion Recognition between Chinese Younger and Older Adults, The Psychological Record,2013, 63, 629–640.

18.Wang, P.Y., Li J* (2013). Characteristics of Verbal Serial List Learning in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment: A Profile Analysis of Learning Curve, Retention, Interference, and Serial Position Effect. In Advances in Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (pp. 165-171). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

19.Wang, P., Wu, Y., Gao, J., Yang, W., Wang, B., & Li J* (2013). Is ERP Old/New Effect Related to Familiarity Memory Modulated by Emotion?. In Advances in Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (pp. 157-164). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

20.Ma Z, Li R, Yu J, He Y, Li J*(2013). Alterations in Regional Homogeneity of Spontaneous Brain Activity in Late-Life Subthreshold Depression. PLoS ONE, 8(1): e53148. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053148.

21.Wang BX, Xiang L, Li J*(2013). Does Conflict Control Occur Without Awareness? Evidence from an ERP Study. Brain Research, 1490(1): 161-169. 1.

22.Cuijpers P, Vogelzangs N, Twisk J, Kleiboer A, Li J, Brenda W (2013). Differential mortality rates in major and subthreshold depression: meta-analysis of studies that measured both. British Journal of Psychiatry, 2013,202:22-27.

23.Xiao SF, Li J, Tang MN, Chen W, Bao F, Wang HL, Wang YP, Liu Y, Wang YP, Yuan YF, Zuo XY, Chen ZM, Zhang XL, Cui LJ, Li X, Wang T, Wu WY, Zhang MY (2013). Methodology of China’s national study on the evaluation, early recognition, and treatment of psychological problems in the elderly: the China Longitudinal Aging Study (CLAS). Shanghai Archives of Psychitry, 25(2):91-97.

24.Sachdev PS, Lipnicki DM, Kochan NA, Crawford JD, Rockwood K, Xiao S, Li J, et al.(2013), COSMIC (Cohort Studies of Memory in an International Consortium): An international consortium to identify risk and protective factors and biomarkers of cognitive ageing and dementia in diverse ethnic and sociocultural groups. BMC Neurol. 2013 Nov 6;13(1):165

25.Broster LS, Li J, Smith CD, Jicha GA, Schmitt FA, Jiang Y (2013). Repeated retrieval during working memory is sensitive to amnestic mild cognitive impairment. J Clin Exp Neuropsychol. 35(9):946-59. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2013.838942.


26.Yu J, Li J *, Huang X (2012). The Beijing version of the Montreal cognitive assessment as a brief screening tool for mild cognitive impairment: a community-based study. BMC Psychiatry, 12(1):156. 1.

27.Dai BB, Zhang BS*, Li J*(2012). Protective factors for subjective well-being in Chinese older adults: The roles of resources and activity. Journal of happiness studies, doi:10.1007/s10902-012-9378-7.

28.Chen TJ, Li HJ, Li J*(2012). The effects of reminiscence therapy on depressive symptoms of Chinese elderly: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial. BMC Psychiatry, 12:189. 1.

29.Li J *, Yu J, Niu YN (2012). Neuropsychological impairment characteristics of MCI and its Early detection and intervention: to prevent and delay the onset of AD. Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics, 39(8):804-810.

30.Zhou T, Broster LS, Jiang Y, Bao F, Wang HL, Li J* (2012). Deficits in retrospective and prospective components underlying prospective memory tasks in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 8:39.

31.Li HJ, Wang PY, Jiang Y, Chan RCK, Wang HL, Li J * (2012), Neurological soft signs in persons with amnestic mild cognitive impairment and the relationships to neuropsychological functions. Behavioral and Brain Functions, 8:29.

32.Yu J, Li J *, Pim Cuijpers P, Wu ST, Wu ZY (2012). Prevalence and correlates of depressive symptoms in Chinese older adults: A population-based study. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 27(3):305-12.

33.Cuijpers P, Reynolds CF 3rd, Donker T, Li J, Andersson G, Beekman A. Personalized treatment of adult depression: Medication, psychotherapy or both? A systematic review.(2012). Depression and Anxiety, 29:855-864.


34.Dai bb, Li J*, Cuijpers P (2011). Psychological treatment of depressive symptoms in Chinese elderly inpatients with significant medical comorbidity: a meta-analysis. BMC Psychiatry, 2011,11:92.

35.Zhang BS, Fokkema M , Cuijpers P, Li J*, Smits N, Beekman A (2011). Measurement Invariance of the Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression Scale (CES-D) among the Chinese and Dutch Elderly. BMC Medical Research Methodology, 11:74.

36.Zhang BS, Li J*(2011). Gender and Marital Status Differences in Depressive Symptoms among Elderly Adults: The Roles of Family Support and Friend Support, Aging and mental Health, 15(7):844-54.

37.Cuijpers P, Clignet F, van Mejel B, van Straten A, Li J, Andersson G (2011). Psychological treatment of depression in inpatients: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 31(3):353-60.

38.Li H, Li J, Li N, Li B, Wang P, Zhou T(2011). Cognitive intervention for persons with mild cognitive impairment: A meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews, 10(2):285-96.

39.Li H, Li J, Li N, Li B, Wang P, Zhou T(2011). Cognitive intervention for persons with mild cognitive impairment: A meta-analysis. Ageing Research Reviews, 10(2):285-96.  34.Zhang BS, Wang M, Li J, Yu GL, Bi YL (2011). The Effects of Concealing Academic Achievement Information on Adolescents’ Self-Concept. The Psychological Record, 61(1): 21-40.


40.Wu MS, Yan X, Zhou C, Chen YW, Li J, Zhu ZH, Shen XQ, Han BX (2010). General Belief in a Just World and Resilience: Evidence from a Collectivistic Culture. European Journal of Personality. 25(6):431-442.

41.Li J, Rykman RA, Jing HK, Gilchrist JM, Badger TM, Pivik RT (2010). Cortical responses to speech sounds in 3 and 6 month old infants fed breast milk, milk formula or soy formula. Developmental Neuropsychology, 35(6):762-84. 1.

42.Dai BB, Shi XH, Li J *(2010). A comparison of World Wide Web and paper-and-pencil mental health scales. Proceedings of 2010 IEEE 2nd Symposium on Web Society, 411-415.

43.Cuijpers P, Li J, Hofmann SG, Andersson G (2010). Self-reported versus clinician-rated symptoms of depression as outcome measures in psychotherapy research on depression: A meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review,30, 768-778.

44.Cuijpers P, Donker T, van Straten A, Li J, Andersson G (2010). Is guided self-help as effective as face-to-face psychotherapy for depression and anxiety disorders? A systematic review and meta-analysis of comparative outcome studies. Psychological Medicine, 40(12):1943-57.

Before 2010

45.Morcom AM, Li J, Rugg MD (2007). Age effects on the neural correlates of episodic retrieval: increased cortical recruitment with matched performance. Cereb Cortex, 17(11), 2491-506.

46.Kraut MA, Cherry B, Pitcock JA, Anana R, Li J et al (2007). The Semantic Object Retrieval Test (SORT) in amnestic mild cognitive impairment. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology, 20(1), 62-7.

47.Kraut M.A., Pitcock J.A., Calhoun V, Li J, & Hart J Jr (2006). Neuroanatomic Organization of Sound Memory in Humans: An event-related fMRI study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 18, 1877-1888.

48.Li J., Morcom A. M., & Rugg M. D. (2004). The effects of age on the neural correlates of successful episodic retrieval: An ERP study. Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience, 4, 279–293.

49.Li J., Nilsson L-G , & Wu Z.Y. (2004). Effects of Age and Anxiety on Episodic Memory: Selectivity and Variability. Scandinavia Journal of Psychology, 45, 123-129.