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Tan Li

Title: Assistant Professor, Deputy Director

Office: AHC5 464

Phone: 305-348-4814


Curriculum Vitae

Department(s): Center for Children and Families, Integrated Biostatistics & Data Management Center, Biostatistics

Dr. Tan Li received his PhD in Statistics (2011) from University of South Carolina. He has joined the Department of Biostatistics at FIU since 2012, and is currently an assistant professor and deputy director of the Integrated Biostatistics and Data Management Center. Dr. Li’s research interests include item response theory for ordinal data analysis, multilevel regression modeling, logic regression modeling, and biostatistical applications in public health, social work, and psychology. Dr. Li has provided biostatistical support for numerous funded studies in the Center for Children and Families (CCF) and the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA).


  • University of South Carolina, M.S. & Ph.D in Statistics

Research Areas

  • Ordinal data analysis
  • Multilevel mixture models
  • Psychometrics
  • Longitudinal study