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Yanming Li, P.h.D

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Assistant Professor, Biostatistics & Data Science

Professional Background

Dr. Yanming Li joined Department of Biostatistics and Data Science, University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) as an Assistant Professor in May 2020. He is an associated member of University of Kansas Cancer Center (KUCC) and University of Kansas Alzheimer’s Disease Center (KUADC). He was a Research Investigator at the Department of Biostatistics at University of Michigan before joining KUMC. He received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from University of Michigan. His research has been focused on developing statistical methods and computational algorithms for analyzing big and complex data, including cancer-genomic, neuroimaging-genomics, survival and other clinical data. He also has experience in statistical consulting and analyzing measures such as readmission, hospitalization and mortality rates arising from the claim and electronic health record data.

Education and Training
  • MA, Mathematics, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • MS, Statistics and Probability, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
  • PhD, Biostatistics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Biostatistics, Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan



Research Focus High-dimensional Data Analysis; Variable Selection; Survival Analysis with High-Dimensional Predictors; Weak Signal Detection, Estimation and Their Effects in Prediction; Probabilistic Graphical Models; Computational Statistics; Cancer Genomics; Neuroimaging-Genomics.