Biostatistician Named to Department of Defense Universal Prevention/Health Promotion Award Panel

Published February 26, 2016

Dr. Lili Tian, professor, associate chair and graduate director of the Department of Biostatistics in the University at Buffalo’s School of Public Health and Health Professions, will serve as a grant review panelist for the a Department of Defense (DoD) Award program.

More specifically, Dr. Tian will serve on a panel tasked with reviewing applications for the Comprehensive Universal Prevention/Health Promotion Interventions (CUP/HPI) Award.  Dr. Tian will review the design of the planned intervention(s) and assess the merit of statistical analysis plans submitted by applicants.

The intent of the CUP/HPI Award is to support research focused on the development, adaptation, efficiency or optimization, and testing of comprehensive universal prevention/health promotion interventions and systems-level approaches for use with the military context.

“I’m honored that the DoD has requested my assistance to serve as a biostatistical specialist for this review panel,” says Dr. Tian.  “I look forward to working along other highly qualified and experienced team members to assess the merit of grant applications.”

Dr. Tian’s research interest include diagnostic measures; skewed data analysis; order-restricted inference; inverse Gaussian models; design of clinical trials; longitudinal data analysis; survival analysis; analysis of medical expenditure data; generalized variable approach; statistical genetics; cancer research; behavioral studies; health policy studies; and goodness-of-fit testing.  She serves as editorial board member of Statistical Methods in Medical Research and is a member of the American Statistical Association, International Biometric Society, and ICSA.  She received her doctoral degree from the University of Rochester in 2001.