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Lei Liu



Dr. Lei Liu is a Professor of Biostatistics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He has broad interests in survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, spline regression methods, with applications to clinical and health services studies. He is particularly interested in the analysis of recurrent event data, medical cost data, and joint models of multi-process data. Recently, he began working on personalized medicine, machine learning, analysis of high-dimensional epigenetics data, and microbiome data analysis. He collaborates with clinicians in various medical fields, e.g., cancer, cardiovascular, addiction, ophthalmology, nephrology, infectious disease, asthma, and diabetes.

Dr. Liu has been PI of AHRQ and NIH grants. He is currently the associated editor of Statistics in Medicine and an editorial board member of Journal of the National Cancer Institute and Frontiers in Psychiatry. He is a standing member of NIH Biostatistical Methods and Research Design Study Section (2016-22), the only study section focusing on biostatistical methodology development. He also reviews grants frequently for other NIH study sections and other funding agencies around the world.

Dr. Liu is the Biometrics Section Chair of the International Chinese Statistical Association, and American Statistical Association representative to American Association for the Advancement of Science (the World’s largest general scientific society and publisher of Science).