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Fan Li

Professor of Statistical Science
Statistical Science
Box 90251, Durham, NC 27708-0251
122 Old Chem Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


My main research interest is causal inference and its applications to health, policy and social science. I also work on the interface between causal inference and machine learning. I have developed methods for propensity score, clinical trials, randomized experiments (e.g. A/B testing), difference-in-differences, regression discontinuity designs, representation learning. I also work on Bayesian analysis and statistical methods for missing data. I am serving as the editor for social science, biostatistics and policy for the journalĀ Annals of Applied Statistics.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Statistical Science · 2021 - Present Statistical Science, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Biostatistics & Bioinformatics · 2021 - Present Biostatistics & Bioinformatics, Division of Biostatistics, Biostatistics & Bioinformatics

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins University · 2006 Ph.D.
Peking University (China) · 2001 B.S.