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Jia Li, PHD

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Specialties: Research

Board Certification and Education


  • University of Pittsburgh, Biostatistics, PA, 2008

About Me

Biographical Statement

I specialized in statistical genetics and bioinformatics. My interest is to develop rigorous statistical and computational methodologies to help understand disease mechanisms and improve disease diagnosis and treatment. I work closely with biologists and clinicians answer important clinical questions. My recent work included methodologies to identify gene-by-environmental interactions on risk of sarcoidosis of African Americans. For chronic hepatitis B and C patients, I focus on effect of anti-viral therapy on extra-hepatic outcomes. I also work with cardiologists to identify pharmacogenomic biomarkers to predict treatment response for heart failure patients. I collaborate with immunologists study the epigenetic regulation in immune system and cancer development, and epigenetic biomarkers in precision medicine of autoimmune diseases. For cancer, I was involved in algorithm development to identify significant gene mutations and copy number changes across tens of thousands of retrospective deidentified patient tumor genomes.


English, Chinese




Henry Ford Hospital
One Ford Place - 1D31
Immunology/Dermatology Research
Detroit, MI 48202

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