LiHong Qi, M.S., Ph.D.


Quantitative Methods



  • Associate Professor, PhD


UC Davis School of Medicine

Davis, CA 95616
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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Qi's research interests include: design and analysis of genetic association studies, study of complex traits including cancer, survival analysis, modeling missing data and measurement error problems.


Public Health Sciences


M.S., Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2000

Ph.D., Biostatistics, University of Washington, Seattle WA 2003

M.S., Statistics, Florida State University, Tallahassee FL 1998

M.S., Applied Mathematics, Peking University, Beijing, P.R. China 1996

B.S., Liaoning University, Liaoning, P.R. China 1993

Professional Memberships

American Society of Human Genetics

American Statistical Association

CAUCUS for Women in Statistics

International Genetic Epidemiology Society

Western North American Region of the International Biometric Society (WNAR/IBS)

Honors and Awards

Academic Senate Research Travel Award, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, 2011

WNAR/IMS Student Paper Award, 2004

Select Recent Publications

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Thomson CA, Crane TE, Garcia DO, Wertheim BC, Hingle M, Snetselaar L, Datta M, Rohan T, LeBlanc E, Chlebowski R, Qi L.  Association between dietary energy density and obesity-associated cancer: Results from the Women's Health Initiative. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 2017.

Wu X, Basu R, Malig B, Ebisu K, Broadwin R, Derby C, Gold E, Qi L, Green R. Association between Gaseous Air Pollutants and Cardiovascular Disease Markers in a Cohort of Midwife Women. Environ Int. 2017 Oct;107:131-139. Epub 2017 Jul 26.

Yang X, Peng B, Chen R, Zhang Q, Zhu D, Zhang Q, Xue F, Qi L. Statistical profiling methods with hierarchical logistic regression for healthcare providers with binary outcomes. Journal of Applied Statistics. 2014;41(1):46.

Qi L, Wang M, Yagnik G, Mattheisen M, Gearhart JP, Lakshmanan Y, Ebert AK, Rösch W, Ludwig M, Draaken M, Reutter H, Boyadjiev SA. Candidate gene association study implicates p63 in the etiology of nonsyndromic bladder-exstrophy-epispadias complex. Birth defects research. Part A, Clinical and molecular teratology. 2 AUG 2013.

Qi L, Nassir R, Kosoy R, Garcia L, Curb JD, Tinker L, Howard BV, Robbins J, Seldin MF. Relationship between diabetes risk and admixture in postmenopausal African-American and Hispanic-American women. Diabetologia. 2012;55(5):1329-37.

Qi L, Chen K, Hur DJ, Yagnik G, Lakshmanan Y, Kotch LE, Ashrafi GH, Martinez-Murillo F, Kowalski J, Naydenov C, Wittler L, Gearhart JP, Draaken M, Reutter H, Ludwig M, Boyadjiev SA. Genome-wide expression profiling of urinary bladder implicates desmosomal and cytoskeletal dysregulation in the bladder exstrophy-epispadias complex. International Journal of Molecular Medicine. 2011;(27):6.

Qi L, Wang YF, He Y. A comparison of multiple imputation and fully augmented weighted estimators for Cox regression with missing covariates. Statistics in Medicine. 2010;29(25):2592-604.

Huang Y, Hinds DA, Qi L, Prentice RL. Pooled versus individual genotyping in a breast cancer genome-wide association study. Genetic Epidemiology. 2010;34(6):603-12.

Zhang X, Lv CC, Tian J, Miao RJ, Xi W, Hertz-Picciotto I, Qi L. Prenatal and perinatal risk factors for autism in China. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 2010;40(11):1311-1321.

Qi L, Wang CY, Prentice RL. Weighted estimators for proportional hazards regression with missing covariates. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2005;100(472):1250-1263.