Lei Liu


Dr. Lei Liu is a Professor in the Division of Biostatistics at Washington University in St. Louis. He has diverse research interests in biostatistical and data science methods, including survival analysis, longitudinal data analysis, spline regression, personalized medicine, and machine learning. His research is focused on the analysis of high dimensional omics (epigenetics and microbiome) data, medical cost data, and joint models of multi-outcome data.  He collaborates with clinicians in various medical fields, e.g., cancer, cardiovascular, addiction, ophthalmology, nephrology, infectious disease, asthma, and diabetes.

Dr. Liu is a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is an associated editor of Biometrics and Statistics in Medicine, and an editorial board member of the 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 a co-founder and chair of the International Workshop on the Statistical Analyses of Multi-outcome Data (SAM), which has been held every other year from 2012. He was 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).

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