Yi-Ju Li, PhD, is a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics and Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI). She also directs the Biostatistics and Clinical Outcome group in the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Li is a statistical geneticist with research interest in statistical method development and its applications to genomic data derived from human disease genetic studies. Dr. Li has built her research expertise through the statistical method development and applied collaborative projects for genetic studies of human complex diseases. Her work on statistical methods is mostly in association tests including family-based association tests for survival outcomes and quantitative traits, and methods for detecting association of X-linked genes with complex traits. The disease area in her research includes neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease), eye disorders (myopia and Fuchs dystrophy), osteoarthritis (OA), and postoperative outcomes of cardiac surgical patients.
PhD, Statistics, NC State University, Raleigh, NC