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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

Sundar IK, Rashid K, Gerloff J, Li D, Rahman I. "Genetic Ablation of p16(Ink4a) Does Not Protect Against Cellular Senescence in Mouse Models of COPD/Emphysema." American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology.. 2018 Feb 15; Epub 2018 Feb 15.

Matsunaga M, Hurwitz EL, Li D. "Development and Evaluation of a Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension Dietary Index with Calorie-Based Standards in Equivalent Units: A Cross-Sectional Study with 24-Hour Dietary Recalls from Adult Participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2007-2010." Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.. 2018 Jan 0; 118(1):62-73.e4. Epub 2017 May 04.

Ying Meng, Susan W. Groth, and Dongmei Li. "The Association between Obesity-Risk Genes and Gestational Weight Gain Is Modified by Dietary Intake in African American Women". Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2018; 2018.