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Huilin Li

Huilin Li, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

Biostatistics, Metagenomics/Microbiomics Data Analysis, Statistical Genomic Methodology, Survey methodology, Study design

My central research focus is to develop and apply innovative statistical methods to solve challenging data analysis problems in three biomedical research areas: 1) high-throughput metagenomics/microbiome/genetics data analysis, 2) complex survey methodology, and 3) biomedical collaborative research. 

I am the director of Metagenomic/Microbiomic Data Analysis Group in Department of Population health. With NIH’s support, my research group has been focused on developing novel statistical methods in analyzing metagenomics and microbiome data, including microbiome association test, longitudinal microbiome data analysis, and microbiome causal/mediation modeling.  We work closely with various NYULMC research labs to ensure that the latest statistical methods are incorporated for optimal experimental design and downstream data analysis. We develop best practice data analysis pipelines for a variety of experimental designs that integrate proprietary software from the existing microbiome data analysis platform and the best Open Source tools, as well as software developed within our group.



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180 Madison Ave, RM 552

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New York, NY 10016

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PhD from University of Maryland

National Cancer Institute, Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

Wang, Chan; Hu, Jiyuan; Blaser, Martin J; Li, Huilin

Bioinformatics. 2020 Jan 15; 36(2):347-355

Nolan-Kenney, Rachel; Wu, Fen; Hu, Jiyuan; Yang, Liying; Kelly, Dervla; Li, Huilin; Jasmine, Farzana; Kibriya, Muhammad G; Parvez, Faruque; Shaheen, Ishrat; Sarwar, Golam; Ahmed, Alauddin; Eunus, Mahbub; Islam, Tariqul; Pei, Zhiheng; Ahsan, Habibul; Chen, Yu

Nicotine & tobacco research. 2019 Dec 03;

Ganly, Ian; Yang, Liying; Giese, Rachel A; Hao, Yuhan; Nossa, Carlos W; Morris, Luc G T; Rosenthal, Matthew; Migliacci, Jocelyn; Kelly, Dervla; Tseng, Wenzhi; Hu, Jiyuan; Li, Huilin; Brown, Stuart; Pei, Zhiheng

International journal of cancer. 2019 Aug 01; 145(3):775-784

Abdulle, Abdishakur; Inman, Claire K; Saleh, Abdelkarim; Noshi, Mohamed; Galani, Divya; Abdelwareth, Laila; Alsafar, Habiba; Elfatih, Abubaker; Al Shamsi, Hefsa; Ali, Raghib; Li, Huilin; Ramasamy, Ravichandran; Schmidt, Ann Marie; Benbarka, Mahmoud M; Hassan, Mohamed H

Journal of clinical & translational endocrinology. 2019 Jun; 16:100192

Illiano, Paige; Curran, Margaret; St-Jules, David; Popp, Collin; Wang, Chan; Li, Huilin; Sevick, Mary Ann

Current developments in nutrition. 2019 Jun; 3(Suppl 1):

Osborne, Gwendolyn; Wu, Fen; Yang, Liying; Kelly, Dervla; Hu, Jiyuan; Li, Huilin; Jasmine, Farzana; Kibriya, Muhammad G; Parvez, Faruque; Shaheen, Ishrat; Sarwar, Golam; Ahmed, Alauddin; Eunus, Mahbub; Islam, Tariqul; Pei, Zhiheng; Ahsan, Habibul; Chen, Yu

Gut microbes. 2019 May 29; 1-14

Schulfer, Anjelique F; Schluter, Jonas; Zhang, Yilong; Brown, Quincy; Pathmasiri, Wimal; McRitchie, Susan; Sumner, Susan; Li, Huilin; Xavier, Joao B; Blaser, Martin J

ISME journal. 2019 May; 13(5):1280-1292

Popp, Collin J; St-Jules, David E; Hu, Lu; Ganguzza, Lisa; Illiano, Paige; Curran, Margaret; Li, Huilin; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Bergman, Michael; Schmidt, Ann Marie; Segal, Eran; Godneva, Anastasia; Sevick, Mary Ann

Contemporary clinical trials. 2019 Mar 04; 79:80-88