Ting-Kai Li, American medical educator, researcher, former federal agency administrator. Recipient R. Brinkley Smithers Distinguished Science award, James B. Isaacson award for research in chemical dependency diseases, Jellinek award. Fellow: United Kingdom Society Study of Addiction (honorary); member: National Academy of Sciences Institute Medicine.
Li, Ting-Kai was born in 1934 in Nanjing, China.
Bachelor in Chemistry and Biology, Northwestern University, Illinois. Doctor of Medicine, Harvard University, 1959. Doctor of Science (honorary), Northeastern Ohio Universities College Medicine, 1998.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Indiana University, 2003. Doctor of Science (honorary), Purdue University, 2003. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Southern California, 2010.
Chief resident Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1965. Deputy director biochemistry division Walter Reed Army Institute Research. Faculty, John B. Hickam professor medicine & biochemistry Indiana University School Medicine, Indianapolis, 1971—2002, associate dean research, 1986—2000, director Indiana Alcohol Research Center, 2000—2002, also Distinguished Professor Medicine.
Director National Institute Alcohol Abuse & Alcoholism (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism) National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, 2002—2008, retired, 2008. Professor Department Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Duke University School Medicine.
Fellow: United Kingdom Society Study of Addiction (honorary). Member: National Academy of Sciences Institute Medicine.