Yale University

  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Yale School of Public Health


Dr. Fan Li is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Yale School of Public Health. He received his PhD in Biostatistics from Duke University in 2019, and joined the Yale Biostatistics faculty in July, 2019.

Dr. Li's research interests include statistical methods for randomized clinical trials, observational studies and a combination of both. He is an expert in the design, monitoring, analysis of parallel-arm, crossover and stepped-wedge cluster randomized trials, which are increasingly seen in pragmatic clinical trials embedded in the health care delivery systems. He has also contributed novel propensity score methods and software to estimate average causal effects with observational data, aimed at improving overlap and internal validity. His recent methods research include generalizability of randomized trials to external target populations, confirmatory or exploratory heterogeneity of treatment effects analyses, complex endpoints in cluster randomized trials, as well as novel study designs to address patient-centered clinical research questions. His methodological research has been supported by multiple NIH and PCORI grants/awards.