Dandan Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

E-mail: dandan dot liu at vanderbilt dot edu
Phone: 615-322-8318
Fax: 615-343-4924
Office: 11135
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Department of Biostatistics
2525 West End, Ste. 11000
Nashville, TN 37203

Research Interests

  • Event history data analysis
  • Risk prediction, diagnostic and predictive accuracy measures
  • Applications in cognitive aging and Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer disease
  • Statistical methods in Implementation studies
  • Clinical Trials



  • PhD, Biostatistics 2010 University of Michigan
  • MA, Statistics 2005 University of Missouri-Columbia
  • BS, Applied Mathematics 2002 Fudan University, China

Work Experience

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow , Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center 2010 - 2011
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University 2011 - 2016
  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2016 - 2020
  • Associate Professor of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center 2020-present

Selected Publications

  1. Shinall Jr MC, Karlekar M, Martin S, Gatto CL, Misra S, Chung CY, Porayko MK, Scanga AE, Schneider NJ, Ely EW, et al, Liu D, Lindsell CJ, Bernard GR. Compass: a pilot trial of an early palliative care intervention for patients with end-stage liver disease. Journal of pain and symptom management, 2019, 58(4):614622.

  2. Passiak BS, Liu D, Kresge HA, Cambronero FE, Pechman KR, Osborn KE, Gifford KA, Hohman TJ, Schrag MS, Davis LT, et al. Perivascular spaces contribute to cognition beyond other small vessel disease markers. Neurology, 2019, 92(12):e1309e1321.

  3. Self WH, Liu D, Strayer N, Russ S, Ward MJ, Shapiro NI, Rice TW, and Semler MW. Charge reductions associated with shorter time to recovery in septic shock. Chest, 2019, 155(2): 315-321.

  4. Liu D, Cai T, Lok A, and Zheng Y. Nonparametric maximum likelihood estimators of time-dependent accuracy measures for survival outcome under two-stage sampling designs. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2018, 113(522):882892.

  5. Jefferson AL, Cambronero FE, Liu D, Moore EE, Neal JE, Terry JG, Nair S, Pechman KR, Rane S, Davis LT, et al. Higher aortic stiffness is related to lower cerebral blood flow and preserved cerebrovascular reactivity in older adults. Circulation, 2018, 138(18):19511962

  6. Fermann GJ, Levy PD, Pang P, Butler J, Ayaz SI, Char D, Dunn P, Jenkins CA, Kampe C, Khan Y, others, Liu D, and Collins SP. Design and rationale of a randomized trial of a care transition strategy in patients with acute heart failure discharged from the emergency department: Guided-hf (get with the guidelines in emergency department patients with heart failure). Circulation: Heart Failure, 2017, 10(2):e003581.

  7. Liu D, Zheng Y, Prentice RL and Hsu L. (2014) Projecting Population Risk with Time-to-Event Data. Journal of the American Statistical Association , 2014, 09: 514-524

  8. Liu D, Kalbfleisch JD and Schaubel DE. (2014) Methods for Estimating Center Effects on Recurrent Events. Statistics in Bioscience ,2014, 6: 19-37

  9. Liu D, Cai T and Zheng Y. Evaluating the Predictive Value of Biomarkers with Stratified Case-Cohort Design. Biometrics , 2012, 68: 1219-1227

  10. Liu D, Schaubel DE and Kalbfleisch JD. Computationally Efficient Marginal Models for Clustered Recurrent Event Data. Biometrics , 2012, 68: 637-647

  11. Liu D, Kalbfleisch JD and Schaubel DE. A Positive Stable Frailty Model for Clustered Failure Time Data with Covariate Dependent Frailty. Biometrics , 2011, 67: 8-17

  12. Sun J , Sun L and Liu D. Regression Analysis of Longitudinal Data in the Presence of Informative Censoring and Observation Times. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2007, 102: 1397-1406. code

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