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Yimei Li, PhD
Yimei Li, PhD

Yimei Li, PhD

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
  • Survival data analysis
  • Clinical trial design

Selected Publications

De Leoz MLA, Duewer DL, Fung A, Liu L, Yau HK, Potter O, Staples GO, Furuki K, Frenkel R, Hu Y, Sosic Z, Zhang P, Altmann F, Grunwald-Grube C, Shao C, Zaia J, Evers W, Pengelley S, Suckau D, Wiechmann A, Resemann A, Jabs W, Beck A, Froehlich JW, Huang C, Li Y…Stein SE. NIST Interlaboratory Study on Glycosylation Analysis of Monoclonal Antibodies: Comparison of Results from Diverse Analytical Methods. Mol Cell Proteomics 19(1):11-30, 2020.

Li Y, Zhu L, Liu L, Robison LL.  Regression analysis of mixed panel-count data with application to cancer studies. Stat Biosci Apr;13(1):178-195, 2021. doi: 10.1007/s12561-020-09291-2. Epub Aug 17, 2020.

Mao Y, Lu Z, Li Y, Song X: Finite mixture of varying coefficient model: Estimation and component selection. J. Multivariate Analysis 171: 452-474 (2019). 

Guo J, Han Y, Li Y, Reddick WE; Reduced brain microstructural asymmetry in patients with childhood leukemia treated with chemotherapy compared with healthy controls. PLoS One 14 (5):e0216554- 2019

Tinkle CL, Lu J, Han Y, Li Y, McCarville BM, Neel MD, Bishop MW, Krasin MJ.  Curative-intent radiotherapy for pediatric osteosarcoma: The St. Jude experience. Pediatr Blood Cancer e27763- 2019

Conklin HM, Ness KK, Ashford JM, Scoggins MA, Ogg RJ, Han Y, Li Y, Bradley JA, Boop FA, Merchant TE. Cognitive performance, aerobic fitness, motor proficiency, and brain function among children newly diagnosed With Craniopharyngioma. J Int Neuropsychol Soc 25 (4):413-425, 2019

Hsu CY, Li Y, Han Y, Elijovich L, Sabin ND, Abuelem T, Torabi R, Faught A, Hua CH, Klimo P, Merchant T, Lucas JT Jr. Automatic image processing pipeline for tracking longitudinal vessel changes in magnetic resonance angiography. J Magn Reson Imaging 50(4):1063-1074, 2019

Morgan KJ, Chemaitilly W, Rossi M, Li Y, Han Y, Merchant TE. Supplemental glucocorticoids and anesthesia for noninvasive indications in children with central adrenal insufficiency: A retrospective study. Paediatr Anaesth 29 (3):292-294, 2019

Tinkle CL, Duncan EC, Doubrovin M, Han Y, Li Y, Kim H, Broniscer A, Snyder SE, Merchant TE, Shulkin BL. Evaluation of (11)C-methionine PET and anatomic MRI associations in diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma. J Nucl Med 60 (3):312-319, 2019

Badders NM, Korff A, Miranda HC, Vuppala PK, Smith RB, Winborn BJ, Quemin ER, Sopher BL, Dearman J, Messing J, Kim NC, Moore J, Freibaum BD, Kanagaraj AP, Fan B, Tillman H, Chen PC, Wang Y, Freeman BB III, Li Y, Kim HJ, La Spada AR, Taylor JP. Selective modulation of the androgen receptor AF2 domain rescues degeneration in spinal bulbar muscular atrophy. Nat Med 24 (4):427-437, 2018

Zhu L, Zhang Y, Li Y, Sun J, Robin LL. A semiparametric Likelihood-based method for regression analysis of mixed panel-count data. Biometrics 74(2): 488–497, 2017 doi: 10.1111/biom.12774

He H, Pan D, Sun L, Li Y, Robison LL, Song X. Analysis of a fixed center effect additive rates model for recurrent event data. Comput Stat Data Anal 112:186-197 2017

Hyun J, Li Y, Huang C, Styner M, Lin W, Zhu H. STGP: Spatio-temporal Gaussian process models for longitudinal neuroimaging data. Neuroimage 134: 550-562 2016

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

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

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. (5): 1100-12, 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

Shi XY, Ibrahim JG, Lieberman J, Styner M., Li Y, and Zhu H. Two-stage adjusted exponential tilted empirical likelihood for neuroimaging data. Ann Appl Stat.  5(2B):1132-1158, 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, and Martin Styner. Adjusted exponentially tilted likelihood with applications to brain morphology. Biometrics, 65(3):919-927, 2009.

Zhu H, Li Y, Tang N, Bansal R, Hao X, Weissman MM and Peterson BG. Statistical modeling of brain morphological measures within family pedigrees. Statistica Sinica, 18:1569-1592, 2008 ta. Ann. Appl. Stat. 5(2B):1132-1158, 2011. 

Hwang EI, Kool M, Burger PC, Capper D, Chavez L, Brabetz S, Williams-Hughes C, Billups C, Heier L, Jaju A, Michalski J, Li Y, Leary S, Zhou T, von Deimling A, Jones DTW, Fouladi M, Pollack IF, Gajjar A, Packer RJ, Pfister SM, Olson JM. Extensive molecular and clinical heterogeneity in patients with histologically diagnosed CNS-PNET treated as a single entity: A report from the Children's Oncology Group Randomized ACNS0332 Trial. J Clin Oncol 36(34):3388-3395, 2018

Lucas JT Jr, Cooper DA, Hwang S, Tinkle C, Li X, Li Y, Orr B, Merchant TE, Broniscer A. Prognostic relevance of treatment failure patterns in pediatric high-grade glioma: Is there a role for a revised failure classification system? Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 99 (2):450-458, 2017

Glass JO, Ogg RJ, Hyun JW, Harreld JH, Schreiber JE, Palmer SL, Li Y, Gajjar AJ, Reddick WE. Disrupted development and integrity of frontal white matter in patients treated for pediatric medulloblastoma. Neuro Oncol 19(10):1408-1418, 2017

Uh J, Krasin MJ, Li Y, Li X, Tinkle C, Lucas JT Jr, Merchant TE, Hua C. Quantification of pediatric abdominal organ motion with a 4-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging method. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 99(1):227-237, 2017

Last update: July 2021