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Dongmei Li, Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 276-3000

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Professional Background

Dongmei Li received her PhD in Biostatistics from Department of Statistics at The Ohio State University in 2009. Her docotoral research focus on resampling-based multiple testing procedures with applications to microarray data analysis. She worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, Office of Public Health Studies at the University of Hawai'i since 2008 and moved to University of Rochester in 2014. Dr. Li's research focus on multiple testing procedures in genomic data analysis especially in methylation and transcriptome data analysis. She has developed a novel method and corresponding R package for methylation data analysis which offers higher power than current popular methods. Dr. Li also has extensive collaboration experience. She has colloborated with numorous investigators from a variety of schools and institutions such as school of medicine, nursing and dental hygiene, biomedical engineering, education, cancer center, center on disbility studies, and institute of marine biology. Dr. Li has served as co-investigators and biostatisticians on multiple national grants including a 10 million grant from CMS on diabetes studies for Medicaid beneficiaries, NIH R21, P20, P30, and U54 grants on biomedical research.



MS | The Ohio State University

PhD | The Ohio State University


Journal Articles

Jessop H, Li D, Katz AR, Hurwitz EL. "Asthma prevalence disparities and differences in sociodemographic associations with asthma, between Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Asian, and White adults in Hawaii - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), 2001-2010." Ethnicity & health.. 2019 Jan 0; 24(1):1-23. Epub 2017 Mar 30.

Zhang XL, Fu HJ, Yang GR, Wan G, Li D, Zhu LX, Xie RR, Lv YJ, Zhang JD, Li YL, Dai QF, Ji Y, Gao DY, Cui XL, Liu DY, Yuan SY, Yuan MX, . "The effects of cardiovascular risk factor combined anti-platelet therapy and the risk of cerebrovascular events in patients with T2DM in an urban community over 96-months follow-up: The Beijing communities diabetes study 19." Diabetes research and clinical practice.. 2018 Oct 0; 144:236-244. Epub 2018 Sep 13.

Sundar IK, Rashid K, Gerloff J, Rangel-Moreno J, Li D, Rahman I. "Genetic ablation of histone deacetylase 2 leads to lung cellular senescence and lymphoid follicle formation in COPD/emphysema." FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.. 2018 Sep 0; 32(9):4955-4971. Epub 2018 Apr 09.