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Academic appointments

Assistant Professor (Clinical), Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University


Research interests

I study the organization and delivery of health services to children, including primary care and care for common childhood illnesses such as asthma. I am currently conducting a study on the quality of primary care for children in Quebec, focusing on the disparities in outcomes among vulnerable children, including those of different socioeconomic status and those with chronic diseases. I am also examining the evidence behind practices for routine well-child visits to primary care providers. My studies aim at working with knowledge users (the decision makers and administrators of healthcare, as well as practicing clinicians) to influence healthcare policy and the delivery of healthcare to children.

Related articles

July 2012: Standardized asthma care for kids may not improve outcomes

April 2012: Asthmatic kids need better follow-up care 

September 2012: Only a third of children with asthma treated in Ontario ED seek recommended follow-up care


Pediatrics, health services research, primary care, asthma, administrative databases, guidelines, preventive care, knowledge translation, knowledge synthesis

Selected publications

Petel D, Li P, Emil S. Percutaneous pigtail catheter versus tube thoracostomy for pediatric empyema: A comparison of outcomes. Surgery 54:655-661, 2013.

Rourke L, Leduc D, Constantin E, Carsley S, Rourke J, Li, P. Getting it right from birth to kindergarten: Here’s what’s new in the 2011 Rourke Baby Record. Canadian Family Physician 59:355-359, 2013.

Li P, To T, Parkin P, Anderson G, Guttmann A. Association between evidence-based standardized protocols in emergency departments with childhood asthma outcomes: A Canadian population-based study. Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine 166:834-40,  2012.

Li P, To T, Guttmann A. Follow-up care after an emergency department visit for asthma and subsequent healthcare utilization in a universal-access healthcare system. The Journal of Pediatrics 161:208-213, 2012.

Welsh E, Hasan M, Li P. Home-based educational interventions for children with asthma. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Issue 10, 2011. Art. No.: CD008469. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008469.pub2