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 insure 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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Associate Professor, Department of Population Health

Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Medicine

PhD from University of Maryland

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

Hu, Jiyuan; Koh, Hyunwook; He, Linchen; Liu, Menghan; Blaser, Martin J; Li, Huilin

Microbiome. 2018 Jul 25; 6(1):131-131

Zhang, Xue-Song; Li, Jackie; Krautkramer, Kimberly A; Badri, Michelle; Battaglia, Thomas; Borbet, Timothy C; Koh, Hyunwook; Ng, Sandy; Sibley, Rachel A; Li, Yuanyuan; Pathmasiri, Wimal; Jindal, Shawn; Shields-Cutler, Robin R; Hillmann, Ben; Al-Ghalith, Gabriel A; Ruiz, Victoria E; Livanos, Alexandra; Wout, Angelique; Nagalingam, Nabeetha; Rogers, Arlin B; Sumner, Susan Jenkins; Knights, Dan; Denu, John M; Li, Huilin; Ruggles, Kelly V; Bonneau, Richard; Williamson, Anthony R; Rauch, Marcus; Blaser, Martin J

eLife. 2018 Jul 24; 7:

Samanovic, Marie I; Hsu, Hao-Chi; Jones, Marcus B; Jones, Victoria; McNeil, Michael R; Becker, Samuel H; Jordan, Ashley T; Strnad, Miroslav; Xu, Changcheng; Jackson, Mary; Li, Huilin; Darwin, K Heran

MBio. 2018 Jun 19; 9(3):


Khodorov, Gregg; Hu, Lu; Zhang, Jinchun; Li, Huilin; Sevick, Mary Ann

Annals of behavioral medicine. 2018 APR; 52:S731-S731

Hu, Kuan; Jastrab, Jordan B; Zhang, Susan; Kovach, Amanda; Zhao, Gongpu; Darwin, K Heran; Li, Huilin

Journal of biological chemistry. 2018 Mar 30; 293(13):4713-4723

Koh, Hyunwook; Livanos, Alexandra E; Blaser, Martin J; Li, Huilin

BMC genomics. 2018 Mar 20; 19(1):210-210

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