Yimei Li, PhD
Yimei Li, PhD

Yimei Li, PhD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty



BS – University of Science & Technology of China (2001)
MS – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2006)
PhD – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (2009)

Research Interests

  • Neuroimaging Statistics
  • Longitudinal and dependent data analysis
  • Semiparametric analysis

Selected Publications

Patay Z, Parra C, Hawk H, George A , Li Y, Scoggins M, Broniscer A, Ogg R. Quantitative Longitudinal Evaluation of Diaschisis-Related Cerebellar Perfusion and Diffusion Parameters in Patients with Supratentorial Hemispheric High-Grade Gliomas After Surgery. Cerebellum June 12, 2014.

Hyun J, Li Y, Gimore J, Lu Z, Styner M, Zhu H. SGPP: Spatial Gaussian Predictive Process Models for Neuroimaging Data. Neuroimage Apr 1;89:70-80, 2014.

Uh J, Merchant T, Li Y, Li X, Hua C. MRI-based treatment planning with pseudo CT generated through atlas registration. Medical Physics April 29;41:05711, 2014.

Conway AE, Reddick WE, Li Y, Yuan Y, Glass JO, Baker JN, Kun LE, Broniscer A, Patay Z. “Occult” post-contrast signal enhancement in pediatric diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma is the MRI marker of angiogenesis? Neuroradiology Mar 14, 2014.

Harreld JH, Helton KJ, Kaddoum RN, Reddick WE, Li Y, Glass JO, Sansgiri R, Ji Q, Feng T, Parish ME, Gajjar A, Patay Z. The effects of propofol on cerebral perfusion MRI in children. Neuroradiology Aug;55(8):1049-56, 2013.

Uh J, Merchant TE, Li Y, Feng T, Gajjar A, Ogg RJ, Hua C. Differences in brainstem fiber tract response to radiation: a longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Jun 1;86(2):292-7, 2013.

Shan Z, Leiker A, Onar A, Li Y, Feng T, Gene R, Reuten D, Shulkin B. Cerebral Glucose Metabolism on Positron Emission Tomography of Children. Human Brain Mapping July 29, 2013.

Li Y, Gilmore J, Lin W, Shen D, Zhu H. Multiscale Adaptive Generalized Estimating Equations for Longitudinal Neuroimaging Data. Neuroimage May 15;72:91-105, 2013.

Zou P, Li Y, Conklin HM, Mulhern RK, Butler RW, Ogg RJ. Evidence of change in brain activity among childhood cancer survivors participating in a cognitive remediation program. Arch Clin Neuropsychol Dec;27(8):915-29, 2012.

Palmer SL, Glass J, Li Y, Ogg R, Qaddoumi I, Armstrong GT, Wright K, Wetmore C, Broniscer A, Gajjar A, Reddick WE. White matter integrity is associated with cognitive processing in patients treated for a posterior fossa brain tumor. Neuro Oncol Sep;14(9):1185-93, 2012.

Li Y, Gilmore J, Wang J, Styner M, Lin W, Zhu H. TwinMARM: Two-Stage Multiscale Adaptive Regression Methods for Twin Neuroimaging Data. IEEE Trans Med Imaging May; 31 (5): 1100-12, 2012.

Hakim H, Allison KJ, Van De Velde LA, Li Y, Flynn P, McCullers JA. Immunogenicity and safety of inactivated monovalent 2009 H1N1 influenza A vaccine in immunocompromised children and young adults. Vaccine December 8, 2011.

Hua C, Merchant T, Gajjar A, Broniscer A, Zhang Y, Li Y, Glenn G, Kun L, Ogg R. Brain Tumor Therapy-induced Changes in Normal-appearing Brainstem Measured with Longitudinal Diffusion Tensor Imaging. The International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics Apr 1; 82(5): 2047-54, 2012.

Li Y, Zhu H, Sheng D, Li W, Gilmore JH, Ibrahim JG. Multiscale Adaptive Regression Models for Neuroimaging Data. Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, Series B 73(4):559-578, 2011.

Barb SM, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW, Phillips NS, Zou P, Scoggins MA, Li Y, Qaddoumi I, Helton KJ, Bikhazi G, Haik BG, Ogg RJ. Functional neuroimaging to characterize visual system development in children with retinoblastoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 52(5):2619-26, 2011.

An H, Ford AL, Vo K, Eldeniz C, Ponisio R, Zhu H, Li Y, Chen Y, Powers WJ, Lee JM, Lin W. Early Changes of Tissue Perfusion After Tissue Plasminogen Activator in Hyperacute Ischemic Stroke.Stroke 42:65-72, 2011.

Zhu H, Li Y, Ibrahim JG, Shi X, H An H, Chen Y, Lin W. Rowe DB, Peterson BG. Regression Models for Identifying Noise Sources in Magnetic Resonance Images. Journal of the American Statistical Association 104(486):623-637, 2009.

Zhu H, Zhou H, Chen J, Li Y, Styner M. Adjusted exponentially tilted likelihood with applications to brain morphology. Biometrics 65(3):919-927, 2009.

Zhu H, Cheng Y, Ibrahim JG, Li Y, Hall C, Lin W. Intrinsic regression models for positive-definite matrices with applications to diffusion tensor imaging. Journal of the American Statistical Association 104(487):1203-1212, 2009.

Lewis MM, Smith AB , Styner M , Gu H , Poole R, Zhu H, Li Y, Barbero X, Gouttard S, McKeown MJ, Mailman RB, Huang X. Asymmetrical lateral ventricular enlargement in Parkinson’s disease. European Journal of Neurology 16(4):475-81, 2009.

Zhu H, Li Y, Tang N, Bansal R, Hao X, Weissman MM, Peterson BG. Statistical modeling of brain morphological measures within family pedigrees. Statistica Sinica 18:1569-1592, 2008.

Li Y, Zhu H, Chen Y, An H, Gilmore J, Lin W, Shen D. LSTGEE: Longitudinal Analysis of Neuroimaging Data. Proceeding of SPIE Medical Imaging 7259, 72590F, 2008.

Li Y, Zhu H, Chen Y, Ibrahim JG, An H, Lin W, Shen D. RADTI: Regression analysis of diffusion tensor, Proceeding of SPIE Medical Imaging 7259, 72590C, 2008.

Anderson R, Li Y, Ressiguie M, Brenman J. CaMKII Alter Structural Plasticity and Cytoskeletal Dynamics in Drosophila. J Neurosci 25:8878-8888, 2005.

Last update: September 2014