Tan Li

Associate Professor

Department of Biostatistics

Office: AHC5-464

Phone: 305-348-4814

Email: tanli@fiu.edu


Ordinal Data Analysis, Multilevel Mixture Models, Longitudinal Data Analysis


Dr. Tan Li received his doctoral degree in statistics in 2011 from the University of South Carolina. He joined the Department of Biostatistics at Florida International University (FIU) in 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 of Children and Families (CCF) and the Center for Research on U.S. Latino HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse (CRUSADA).


  • University of South Carolina, MS, Ph.D.
  • Shandong University, BS


* denotes graduate students as the first author.

Rojas, P., Li, T., Ravelo, G., Dawson, C., Sanchez, M., Wang, W., Sneij, A., Cyrus, E., Kanamori, M., & De La Rosa, M. (Accepted). Correlates of Cervical Cancer Screening Among a Non-clinical Community Based Sample of Adult Latino Women: A Five Year Follow Up. World Medical & Health Policy.

Li, T., Habing, B., & Roussos, L. (2017). Conditional Covariance-Based Subtest Selection for Polytomous DIMTEST. Applied Psychological Measurement, Vol 41, Issue 3, pp. 209 – 226.

Zhang, C., Lin, S., Li, T., Jiang, Y., Huang, Z., Wen, J., Cheng, W., & Li, H. (2017). Mechanical force-Mediated Pathological Cartilage Thinning is Regulated by Necroptosis and apoptosis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2017.03.018

Montalvo, A.M., Shaefer, H., Rodriguez, B., Li, T., Epnere, K., & Myer, G.D. (2017). Retrospective Injury Epidemiology and Risk Factors for Injury in CrossFit. Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, (16), 53 – 59.

*Victor-Pierre, D., Page, T. F., Trepka, M. J.,Stephens, D., Li, T., & Madhivanan, P. (2017). Impact of Virginia’s HPV Vaccine Mandate on HPV Vaccination among 13 ̶ 17 Year-Old Females. Journal of Women’s Health, 26(3): 266-275. doi:10.1089/jwh.2016.5869.

*Victor-Pierre, D., Trepka, M. J., Page, T. F., Li, T., Stephens, D., & Madhivanan, P. (2017). Impact of Louisiana’s HPV Vaccination Policy on HPV Vaccination among 13 ̶ 17 Year Old Females. Health Education & Behavior, doi: 10.1177/1090198116684766. [Epub ahead of print]

Sanchez, M., Romano, E., Dawson, C., Martinez, M., Li, T., Cyrus, E., & De La Rosa, M. Cultural Correlates of DUI Risk Perceptions Among Documented and Undocumented Recent Latino Immigrants in South Florida. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 39(2), 211-237.

Burke, S.L., O’Driscoll, J., Alcide, A., & Li, T. (2016). Moderating risk of Alzheimer’s disease through the use of anxiolytic agents. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1002/gps.4614

*Lopez, J., Campa, A., Huffman, F.G., Liuzzi, J.P., Li, T., et al. (2016). Correlates of Vitamin D Deficiency in South Florida Older Adults. International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolic Disorders, 2(3): doi http://dx.doi.org/10.16966/2380-548X.127

*Lopez, J., Campa, A., Lewis, J.E., Huffman, F.G., Liuzzi, J.P., Li, T., Martinez, A.H., Ferris, S.M., Rasul, A., Farooqi, A., Lopez Medrano, A.M., Atlas, S.E., Tiozzo, E., Konefal, J., & Woolger, J.M. (2016). Assessing the Relationship between Vitamin D Status and Impairments in Cognitive and Physical Performance in Older Adults Using a Dual Task Physical Performance Test. The Journal of Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease (JPAD). http://dx.doi.org/10.14283/jpad.2016.114

Rojas, P., Huang, H., Li, T., Ravelo, G. J., Sanchez, M., Dawson, C., Brook, J., Kanamori, M., & De La Rosa, M. (2016). Sociocultural Determinants of Risky Sexual Behaviors among Adult Latinas: A Longitudinal Study of a Community-Based Sample.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health,13(11), 1164. http://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph13111164

Sanchez, M., Rojas, P., Li, T., Ravelo, G., Cyrus, E., Wang, W., Kanamori, M, Peragallo, N., and De La Rosa, M. (2016). Evaluating a Culturally Tailored HIV Risk Reduction Intervention among Recent Latina Immigrants. World Medical & Health Policy, 8: 245–262. doi:10.1002/wmh3.193.

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