Zhigang Li, PhD

Assistant professor

Department of Biomedical Data Science

Department of Community and Family Medicine

Norris Cotton Cancer Center

The Geisel School of Medicine

Dartmouth College


Office: One Medical Center Drive, 7927 Rubin Building, Lebanon, NH, USA, 03756

Phone: 603-653-6102

Email: Zhigang dot Li AT dartmouth dot edu



My lab is interested in developing (statistical) modeling tools in the field of molecular epidemiology to analyze human microbiome and epigenetic changes in order to identify microbes and DNA methylation that mediate disease-leading causal pathways in childrens health research. I am also interested in developing joint modeling approaches to model longitudinal quality of life and survival data in palliative care research to answer important questions in this area. A broad range of modeling tools are involved in my research such as lasso-type regularization, SCAD regularization, mediation analysis, structural equation modeling, GEE, mixed models, Cox model, etc.



PhD in Biostatistics, 2010, Department of Biostatistics, Columbia University

MPS in Statistics, 2006, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Auburn University

BS in Mathematics, 2001 and MS in Probability Theory, 2004, School of Mathematical Sciences, Nankai University,


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