Primary title:Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Primary Institution:Yale School of Public Health
Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health
Bio:Fan Li, PhD is assistant professor of biostatistics at Yale School of Public Health. His primary research interests include developing statistical methodology to address challenges in pragmatic cluster randomized trials and observational studies. For pragmatic trials, he advanced the covariate-constrained randomization procedure as a design technique to improve baseline balance in cluster randomized trials. Dr. Li applied the constrained randomization procedure in settings where a small number of clusters are recruited, and simple randomization fails to produce balanced allocations. He also contributed a comprehensive marginal modeling framework for the design and analysis of multi-period cluster randomized trials, including crossover and stepped-wedge trials. For observational studies, he developed novel propensity score weighting approaches to enable valid confounding adjustment in the presence of limited covariate overlap, a scenario frequently arises with observational data obtained from convenience samples. Dr. Li’s collaborative interests include cardiology, geriatrics and emergency medicine.