Dr. Yan Li is a Professor in the Joint Program in Survey Methodology (JPSM) and in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, College Park, and an Adjunct Research Professor of the Institute of Social Research, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She held a tenure track Assistant Professorship (September, 2009- August, 2012) in the Department of Mathematics, University of Texas at Arlington (UTA). She had been an Adjunct Faculty of the Department of Clinical Science, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (September, 2009 - January 2013) . Prior to joining the University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Li worked as a Research Fellow at the Biostatistics Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health (October, 2006 - July, 2009). A primary research goal of Dr. Li is to combine her background in computer sciences, genetics, and survey methodology with her research experience in Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics to develop statistical methods for efficiently designing and analyzing complex samples in social and bio-medical settings. Particularly she is interested in the area of statistical genetics, involving statistical inferences for genetic association using case-control, cohort and cross-sectional studies and surveys with complex survey designs.