Division of Preventive Medicine

Contact Information:

Medical Towers 644
1717 11th Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35205
Phone: (205) 934-3376
Fax: (205) 934-4262

Research Interests

  • Clinical Trials Design, Conduct and Management
  • Bayesian Method in Clinical Trial Design and Data Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis and Statistical Modeling
  • Statistical Methods in Genome-Wide Association (GWAS) Studies

Current Research Projects

P50CA089019 (Li) 09/30/2000–08/31/2012

SPORE in Breast Cancer- Biostatistics Core

Multi project grant to expand the breast cancer research at the University of Alabama and the Comprehensive Cancer Center with an emphasis on translational research. Dr. Li serves as the Biostatistics Core director.

Educational Background

  • University of Alabama at Birmingham, PhD Biostatistics, 2003
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham. MS Biostatistics, 2000
  • Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine, Beijing, China, MS Biomedicine, 1988
  • Nankai University, Tianjin, China, BS Chemistry, 1983

Professional Activities

  • Member of International Society for Nutrition and Cancer
  • Member of American Association for Cancer Research
  • Member of American Statistical Association
  • Director of the Biostatistics Core for the Breast SPORE
  • Member of Breast SPORE Executive Committee
  • Review Panel of Breast SPORE Pilot and Career Development Award Program
  • Member of UAB Cancer Center Clinical Trial Quality Control Committee
  • Member of UAB Cancer Center Clinical Trial Protocol Review Committee
  • DSMB Board Member for clinical trial of bone marrow transplant patients with Sickle Cell Disease
  • Journal Review Board Member:
  • Interdisciplinary Journal of Information, Knowledge, and Management
  • Statistical Reviewer:
  • Annals of Surgical Oncology;
  • The American Journal of Surgery;
  • Diabetes
  • Mentor for Cervical Cancer Research Capacity building initiative


  • Second place in the Trainee Poster Competition, UAB Center for Health Promotion
  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship: Japan Science and Technology Agency
  • Sectional Chair: XIXth Conference of the International Society for Fluoride Research
  • Outstanding Research Award for Great Contribution to Science and Technology by Chinese National Committee of Science and Technology
  • Outstanding Young Investigator, Chinese Center for Disease Control (Chinese CDC)