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Yi Li

Public Health

MS and PhD, University of Michigan

Yi Li is a Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center. His current research interests are survival analysis, longitudinal and correlated data analysis, measurement error problems, spatial models and clinical trial designs. His group is developing methodologies for analyzing large-scale and high-dimensional datasets, with direct applications in observational studies as well in genetics/genomics. His methodologic research is funded by various NIH statistical grants starting from 2003. Yi Li is actively involved in collaborative research in clinical trials and observational studies with researchers from the University of Michigan and Harvard University. The applications have included chronic kidney disease surveillance, organ transplantation, cancer preventive studies and cancer genomics.


Predictive Modeling of Opioid Use Among Surgical Patients

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Clinical research | Data science / Analytics / AI | Genetics / Genomics / other OMICS


  • Co-investigator of: Establishing a Surveillance System for Chronic Kidney Disease - Component 1
  • Principal investigator of: Addition to End Stage Renal Disease Measures
  • Principal investigator of: Evaluating Cardiometabolic and Sleep Health Benefits of a Workplace Intervention
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