Dr. Li Tang leads her group of biostatisticians and analysts in a collaborative approach to pathogen- and infection-related biostatistical work. After receiving two Master’s degrees in Chemistry and Biostatistics and a PhD in Biostatistics from Emory University, Dr. Tang joined St. Jude where she serves as an Assistant Member of the St. Jude Faculty.
Over the years, she has proposed and published novel statistical methods for analyzing mismeasured data. Her work in this area earned her a prestigious ATSDR award from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In her collaborative efforts, she partners with collaborators from the field of infectious diseases—including both animal and human studies, single or multi-center—in which she leads the study design, data analyses, and development of statistical sections in peer-reviewed manuscripts. Her biostatistical contributions are numerous and are cited and acknowledged by leaders throughout the field of biostatistics.