The Association for Psychological Science has selected Dr. Xiaoming Li, director and Endowed Chair of the South Carolina SmartState Center for Healthcare Quality and professor in the Department of the Health Promotion, Education and Behavior at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, as a Fellow. Considered the leading international organization dedicated to advancing scientific psychology across disciplinary and geographic borders, members of the Association for Psychological Science provide a richer understanding of the world through their research, teaching and application of psychological science.
Dr. Li was chosen as a Fellow of the Association because of his sustained contributions to the science of psychology in these areas. Since his arrival at the Arnold School in 2015, Dr. Li has continued his decades-long research into human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), particularly the linkages and mechanisms between HIV-related psycho-social factors (e.g., disclosure, stigma, discrimination) and clinical outcomes related to these conditions. He conducts this research in global contexts with an extensive network of collaborators in China and locally in the state of South Carolina.
In the four years since Dr. Li established the Center for Healthcare Quality to improve the safety, effectiveness and affordability of health care in South Carolina, his team has grown to include more than 40 individuals. Dr. Li’s multi-faceted research and training program includes core and associate faculty members, postdoctoral fellows, doctoral students, research assistants/associates, visiting scholars, consultants and Junior Scholars from a variety of disciplines across the university and beyond.Friday Letter Submission, Publish on July 19