LiHong Qi, Ph.D.




  • Professor


UC Davis School of Medicine

Davis, CA 95616
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Phone: 530-754-9234

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Qi's research focuses on the study of genetic and environmental factors of complex traits including cancer, design and analysis of genetic association, survival analysis and modeling missing data.



Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


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

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

B.S., Computational Mathematics, Liaoning University, Shenyang, Liaoning, 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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Leedy DJ, Reding KW, Vasbinder AL, Anderson GL, Barac A, Wactawski-Wende J, Shadyab AH, Eaton CB, Levy WC, Qi L, Cheng RK. The association between heart failure and incident cancer in women: an analysis of the Women's Health Initiative. Eur J Heart Fail. 2021 Oct;23(10):1712-1721. doi:10.1002/ejhf.2207. Epub 2021 Jun 6. PMID:33932263.

Liang X, Hendryx M, Qi L, Lane D, Luo J. Association between prediagnosis depression and mortality among postmenopausal women with colorectal cancer. PLoS One. 2020 Dec 31;15(12):e0244728. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0244728. PMID:33382778.

Qi L, Zhang X, Sun Y, Wang L, Zhao Y. Weighted Estimating Equations for Additive Hazards Models with Missing Covariates. Ann Inst Stat Math. 2019 Apr;71(2):365-387. doi:10.1007/s10463-018-0648-y. Epub 2018 Mar 10. PMID:31530958.

Wang MYF, Tuss P, Qi L. Augmented Weighted Estimators Dealing with Practical Positivity Violation to Causal inferences in a Random Coefficient Model. Psychometrika. 2019;84:447–467. doi:10.1007/s11336-018-09657-y.

Qi L, Wang YF, Chen R, Siddique J, Robbins J, He Y. Strategies for imputing missing covariates in accelerated failure time models. Stat Med. 2018 Oct 30;37(24):3417-3436. doi:10.1002/sim.7809. Epub 2018 Jun 25. PMID:29943474.

Thomson CA, Crane TE, Garcia DO, Wertheim BC, Hingle M, Snetselaar L, Datta M, Rohan T, LeBlanc E, Chlebowski RT, Qi L. Association between Dietary Energy Density and Obesity-Associated Cancer: Results from the Women's Health Initiative. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2018 Apr;118(4):617-626. doi:10.1016/j.jand.2017.06.010. Epub 2017 Aug 17. PMID:28826845.

Wu XM, Basu R, Malig B, Broadwin R, Ebisu K, Gold EB, Qi L, Derby C, Green RS. Association between gaseous air pollutants and inflammatory, hemostatic and lipid markers in a cohort of midlife women. Environ Int. 2017 Oct;107:131-139. doi:10.1016/j.envint.2017.07.004. Epub 2017 Jul 26. PMID:28732305.

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. J Applied Statistics. 2014;41(1):46-59. doi:10.1080/02664763.2013.830086.

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 Res A Clin Mol Teratol. 2013 Dec;97(12):759-63. doi:10.1002/bdra.23161. Epub 2013 Aug 2. PMID:23913486.