Li, Zhigang

Associate ProfessorZhigang Li - updated

Office:  CTRB 5234

Phone:  352-294-5915

Fax:     352-294-5931



Department of Biostatistics
College of Public Health & Health
rofessions College of Medicine
University of Florida
2004 Mowry Road, Room 5234
P.O. Box 117450
Gainesville, FL 32611


  • PhD, Biostatistics, Columbia University, NY 2010
  • MS, Statistics, Auburn University, AL 2006
  • MS, Probability Theory, Nankai University, China 2004
  • BS, Math, Nankai University, China 2001



Professional Biography

Prior to joining the department, Dr. Li was an associate professor in the departments of Biomedical Data Science, Epidemiology, Community and Family Medicine and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College.  His research interests include microbiome data analysis, mediation analysis, causal inference, high-dimensional data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, joint modeling of longitudinal data and survival in palliative care research. Dr. Li has been PI of multiple NIH grants including his ongoing R01 project “Mediation analysis methods for modeling human microbiome mediating disease-leading causal pathways in children”. Dr. Li loves collaboration with colleagues. He has many years of experience on collaborating with epidemiologists, children’s health experts, environmental health scientists, pediatricians, palliative care researchers, cancer researchers, psychologists, physicians, engineers, neurologists, radiologists, etc.