Chun Li, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Investigator, Center for Human Genetics Research

Phone: (615) 322-2884
Address: 2525 West End, Ste. 11000 Nashville, TN 37203
Curriculum Vitae


  • SampleSeq and SampleSeq2: Optimal subject selection in targeted and whole genome sequencing experiments
  • SMUG: Somatic Mutation Gleaner for detecting tumor somatic mutations
  • ASAP: A program for automated sequence data processing on computer clusters
  • GWAsimulator: A rapid whole genome simulation program
  • ATOM: Association Test via Optimally-weighted Markers, a gene-based association test
  • GIST: Genotype-IBD Sharing Test, a test of association between association and linkage signals
  • HWECC: Hardy-Weinberg test for case-control data
  • HWETRIO: Hardy-Weinberg test for trio data
  • TDT2locus: Two-locus TDT analysis
  • OrdinalRegression: An R program for testing for association between two ordinal variables while adjusting for covariates
  • OrdinalData: An R package for analysis with ordinal predictors or ordinal outcomes

Research interest:

  • Statistical genetics (current areas)
    • next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis method development
    • detection of somatic mutations in tumors using NGS data
    • detection of somatic changes in normal tissues using NGS data
    • designs of sequencing studies (e.g., subject selection, pooling)
  • genetic epidemiology
  • statistical theory, statistical computing
  • statistics education
  • diabetes and its complications


IGP 304: Statistics for Biomedical Research (Spring 2006, Spring 2007)

Data for publications


  • Cancer genetics
    1. Shanghai Breast Cancer Study (Drs. Wei Zheng, Qiuyin Cai, Xiao-Ou Shu, Jirong Long)
    2. Prostate cancer (Dr. Jay Fowke)
  • Clinical pharmacology (Drs. Mike Stein, Daniel Kurnik)
  • Pediatrics (Dr. Rizwan Hamid)
  • Ophthalmology: I am a general biostatistician for the Department of Ophthalmology and the Vanderbilt Eye Institute. The projects are dynamic, some long and some short, some large and some small. (status report)
  • Kennedy Center: I provide statistical genetics support to the investigators of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center. (status report)

Topic revision: r95 - 03 Jul 2014, ChunLi

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