Dr. Gu Li is a postdoctoral fellow and a member of the Dr. Frances Chen's Social Health Lab in UBC Psychology. Previously, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Stigma and Resilience Among Vulnerable Youth Centre in UBC School of Nursing and a Visiting Research Associate in the Affect Dynamics in Relationships Lab at New York University Shanghai.
Research interests include risk and protective factors and intervention for LGBTQ young people, development of sexual orientation and gender identity, bisexuality and other non-gender-exclusive sexual orientations, LGBTQ people in Asian cultures.
Russell, S. T., Pollitt, A. M., Li, G., & Grossman, A. H. (2018). Chosen name use is linked to reduced depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, and suicidal behavior among transgender youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 63, 503–505.
Li, G., Kung, K. T. F., & Hines, M. (2017). Childhood gender-typed behavior and adolescent sexual orientation: A longitudinal population-based study. Developmental Psychology, 53, 764–777.
Li, G., & Hines, M. (2016). In search of emerging same-sex sexuality: Romantic attractions at age 13 years. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1839–1849.
Li, G., Pollitt, A. M., & Russell, S. T. (2016). Depression and sexual orientation during young adulthood: Diversity among sexual minority subgroups and the role of gender nonconformity. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 697–711.
CIHR Postdoctoral Fellowship (2018-2020)