Gang Li, Ph.D.

Work Titles
CTSI Investigator, Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design
UCLA Director, Biostatistics, Analytical Support & Evaluation (BASE) Unit Professor, Biostatistics
Ph.D., Florida State University
M.S., Florida State University, 1990
B.A., Shandong College of Oceanography, PRC, 1979 - 1983

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(310) 267-2113

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(310) 206-5865

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51-253B CHS
UCLA School of Public Health
650 Charles Young Drive South
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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Dr. Li's main research is in the area of developing statistical methods for the analysis of clinical trials and epidemiologic studies in which the time to an event is a primary outcome. He has worked in nonparametric regression, model selection, nonparametric and semiparametric likelihood ratio based inference, two-sample problems, and bootstrap for censored, truncated, and biased data. Recently he has been studying resampling methods in nonparametric censored regression. He has also been working on semiparametric estimation of survival probabilities for incomplete cross-sectional data which arise frequently in prevalent cohort studies.


Huang Xin, Li Gang, Elashoff Robert M, Pan Jianxin   A general joint model for longitudinal measurements and competing risks survival data with heterogeneous random effects Lifetime data analysis, 2010; 90(23): .
Shuch Brian, Said Jonathan, LaRochelle Jeffrey C, Zhou Ying, Li Gang, Klatte Tobias, Pouliot Frederic, Kabbinavar Fairooz F, Belldegrun Arie S, Pantuck Allan J   Histologic evaluation of metastases in renal cell carcinoma with sarcomatoid transformation and its implications for systemic therapy Cancer, 2010; 116(3): 616-24.
Shuch Brian, Said Jonathan, La Rochelle Jeff C, Zhou Ying, Li Gang, Klatte Tobias, Kabbinaavar Fairooz F, Pantuck Allan J, Belldegrun Arie S   Cytoreductive nephrectomy for kidney cancer with sarcomatoid histology--is up-front resection indicated and, if not, is it avoidable? The Journal of urology, 2009; 182(5): 2164-71.
Goldin Jonathan, Elashoff Robert, Kim Hyun J, Yan Xaiohong, Lynch David, Strollo Diane, Roth Michael D, Clements Philip, Furst Daniel E, Khanna Dinesh, Vasunilashorn Srainnapha, Li Gang, Tashkin Donald P   Treatment of scleroderma-interstitial lung disease with cyclophosphamide is associated with less progressive fibrosis on serial thoracic high-resolution CT scan than placebo: findings from the scleroderma lung study Chest, 2009; 136(5): 1333-40.
Li Gang, Lin Chien-Tai   Analysis of Two-sample Censored Data Using a Semiparametric Mixture Model Acta mathematica Sinica, English series, 2009; 25(3): 389-398.
Elashoff Robert M, Li Gang, Li Ning   A joint model for longitudinal measurements and survival data in the presence of multiple failure types Biometrics, 2008; 64(3): 762-71.
Li Gang, Zhou Kefei   A Unified Approach to Nonparametric Comparison of Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves for Longitudinal and Clustered Data Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2008; 103(482): 705-713.
Li Gang, Tseng Chi-Hong   Non-parametric Estimation of a Survival Function with Two-stage Design Studies Scandinavian journal of statistics, theory and applications, 2008; 35(2): 228-247.
Tashkin Donald P, Elashoff Robert, Clements Philip J, Roth Michael D, Furst Daniel E, Silver Richard M, Goldin Jonathan, Arriola Edgar, Strange Charlie, Bolster Marcy B, Seibold James R, Riley David J, Hsu Vivien M, Varga John, Schraufnagel Dean, Theodore Arthur, Simms Robert, Wise Robert, Wigley Fred, White Barbara, Steen Virginia, Read Charles, Mayes Maureen, Parsley Ed, Mubarak Kamal, Connolly M Kari, Golden Jeffrey, Olman Mitchell, Fessler Barri, Rothfield Naomi, Metersky Mark, Khanna Dinesh, Li Ning, Li Gang, Li Gang   Effects of 1-year treatment with cyclophosphamide on outcomes at 2 years in scleroderma lung disease American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, 2007; 176(10): 1026-34.
Elashoff Robert M, Li Gang, Li Ning   An approach to joint analysis of longitudinal measurements and competing risks failure time data Statistics in medicine, 2007; 26(14): 2813-35.
Li, G. and Qin, J.   Analysis of two-sample truncated data using generalized logistic models, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 2005; 97: 675-697.
Li, G., Li, R., and Zhou, M.   Empirical likelihood in survival analysis, in J. Fan and G. Li, eds, Contemporary Multivariate Analysis and Experimental Designs, World Scientific, 2005; 336-350.
Li, G.   A nonparametric likelihood ratio approach to testing goodness of fit for survival data, Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 2003; 86: 166-182.
Li, G. and Wang, Q.H.   Empirical likelihood-based inference for a censored linear regression model, Statistica Sinica, 2003; 13: 51-68.
Li, G. and Van Keilegom, I.   Likelihood ratio confidence bands in nonparametric regression with censored data, Scand. J. Statist, 2002; 29: 547-562.

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