Lily Wang

Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
2525 West End, Ste. 11000
Nashville, TN 37203
phone: (615) 343-3856
fax: (615) 343-4924

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Work Experience

Associate Professor (with tenure) 2012 - Present
Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor 2004 Ė 2012
Department of Biostatistics, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine


PhD in Biostatistics 2004
School of Public Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dissertation: Some Statistical Aspects of the Analysis of Genomic Sequences (manuscript)
Advisor: Dr Pranab K Sen

MS in Biostatistics 2000
School of Public Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Advisor: Dr Gary G Koch

BA in Mathematics 1998
School of Arts and Sciences, Temple University

Research Interests

  • Clinical trials
  • Neurology, Psychiatry, Neuroscience, Immunology
  • Integrative Analysis of Genome-wide Studies
  • Pathway Analysis
  • Statistical Models of Correlated Data, repeated measures
  • Mixed-Effects Models
  • Models for Extremal Events; Extreme Value Theory
  • Models for Mixture Distributions


RNA-Seq data analysis

GWAS pathway analysis
example dataset: geneset.xls
source code:
design matrix.docx


Department of Neurology (Report)
Kennedy Center for Human Development (Report)
The Vanderbilt Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research (Report)

Omics Projects

Clinical Trials

  1. Effects of Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Epilepsy. A Multicenter, randomized, double-blind, Phase II trial. PI: Dr Beth Malow.
  2. Melatonin for Sleep in Children with Autism: Safety, Tolerability, and Dosing. A dose titration Phase II trial. PI: Dr Beth Malow.
  3. Safety and Tolerability of Neurostimulation in Early State Parkinsonís Disease. A prospective, randomized, blinded, single-center phase II pilot trial. PI: Dr David Charles.
  4. Long-term follow-up of deep brain stimulation for early stage Parkinsonís disease. PI: Dr David Charles.

Resources for Collaborative Research

Departmental Policies on Collaboration, Consulting and Grants (Policy)
Biostatistics Clinics (Clinics)
How to Prepare Data for Statisticians (courtesy of Daniel W. Byrne, Senior Associate in Biostatistics)
spreadsheetfromheaven.xls Spreadsheetfromhell.xls
datadictionary.xls (courtesy of Dr Paul Harris)
Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap)
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