A primary research goal of Professor YAN LI is to combine her background in computer science, 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, Li is interested in the areas of cancer disparity, statistical genetics, population-based case-control, cohort and cross-sectional study designs and analyses when data is collected with complex survey designs. Li’s research has been supported by various federal agencies, including NIH, NCHS, and DARPA, to name a few.