Zhigang Li

Zhigang Li,

Associate Professor

Department: PHHP-COM BIOSTATISTICS
Business Phone: (352) 294-5915
Business Email: zhigang.li@ufl.edu

About Zhigang Li

Dr. Zhigang Li is an associated professor in the Department of Biostatistics at University of Florida. He joined the department as an associate professor in 2018 under the University preeminence initiative. 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.

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Accomplishments

Outstanding Teacher Award
2020 · Department of Biostatistics
University preeminence hire
2018 · University of Florida
First class prize
1996 · Chinese National Mathematical Olympiad

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2020-2022
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2019-2022
PHC6020 Clinical Trial Methods
2022
PHC6905 Independent Study

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Causal inference
  • High-dimensional data analysis
  • Mediation analysis
  • Microbiome
  • Survival Analysis

Publications

2021
IFAA: Robust Association Identification and Inference for Absolute Abundance in Microbiome Analyses.
Journal of the American Statistical Association. 116(536):1595-1608 [DOI] 10.1080/01621459.2020.1860770. [PMID] 35241863.
2020
Biopsychosocial Influences on Shoulder Pain: Analyzing the Temporal Ordering of Postoperative Recovery.
The journal of pain. 21(7-8):808-819 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpain.2019.11.008. [PMID] 31891763.
2017
Effect of Inpatient Palliative Care During Hematopoietic Stem-Cell Transplant on Psychological Distress 6 Months After Transplant: Results of a Randomized Clinical Trial.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 35(32):3714-3721 [DOI] 10.1200/JCO.2017.73.2800. [PMID] 28926288.
2017
Effects of Early Integrated Palliative Care in Patients With Lung and GI Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 35(8):834-841 [DOI] 10.1200/JCO.2016.70.5046. [PMID] 28029308.
2015
Early Versus Delayed Initiation of Concurrent Palliative Oncology Care: Patient Outcomes in the ENABLE III Randomized Controlled Trial.
Journal of clinical oncology : official journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology. 33(13):1438-45 [DOI] 10.1200/JCO.2014.58.6362. [PMID] 25800768.
2009
Prenatal airborne polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon exposure and child IQ at age 5 years.
Pediatrics. 124(2):e195-202 [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2008-3506. [PMID] 19620194.

Grants

Feb 2022 ACTIVE
Real-Time and Long-Term Effects of Medical Marijuana on Older Adults: A Prospective Cohort Study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium Biomedical Data Repository
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2021 ACTIVE
Interventions to improve alcohol-related comorbidities along the gut-brain axis in persons with HIV infection
Role: Other
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA
Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Identifying Factors Predicting ACcurately End-of-Life in Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Promoting Quality End-of-Life Experiences: the PACE-DLB Study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIA
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Interdisciplinary Training in Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NINDS
Jul 2020 ACTIVE
DRPD-ROF2020: Determine the Metabolic Polymorphisms of American Cranberries to Prevent UTIs in Susceptible Women using an Integrated Metabolome-Microbiome Approach
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: UF RESEARCH
Jul 2020 – Jan 2021
Prevalence and Demographics of Multiple Sclerosis in the OneFlorida Data Trust
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF COLORADO DENVER & ANSCHUTZ MED via NATL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOC
Feb 2020 – May 2020
Prevalence and Demographics of Multiple Sclerosis in the OneFlorida Data Trust
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding: NATL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOC
Jan 2019 ACTIVE
Randomized Trial of a Sexual Dysfunction Intervention for HCT Survivors
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL via AMER CANCER SOC
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Mediation Analysis Methods to Model Human Microbiome Mediating Disease-Leading Causal Pathways in Children
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIGMS
Aug 2017 ACTIVE
Health outcomes and cognitive effects of marijuana use among persons living with HIV/AIDS
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIDA
Sep 2016 ACTIVE
Behavioral Science and Biostatistics Resource Cors for Alcohol-HlV Research
Role: Project Manager
Funding: BROWN UNIV via NATL INST OF HLTH NIAAA

Education

PhD in Biostatistics
2010 · Columbia University
Master in Statistics
2006 · Auburn University
MS in Probability Theory
2004 · Nankai University
BS in Mathematics
2001 · Nankai University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5915
Emails:
Business:
zhigang.li@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
2004 MOWRY RD FL 5
GAINESVILLE FL 32611
Business Street:
2004 MOWRY RD FL 5
GAINESVILLE FL 32610