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Li-Jung Liang

Associate Professor
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research

Senior Statistician, UCLA Semel Institute Center for Community Health
ACOS for Research, R&D West Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center



Ph.D. Biostatistics, UCLA
M.S. Statistics, Rutgers University
B.S. Mathematics, National Central University, Taiwan


Email Address: liangl@ucla.edu


Dr. Liang received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from UCLA in 2005. Prior to her doctoral studies, she worked in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries for over 10 years. Her statistical research interests are hierarchical (multi-level) modeling, longitudinal data analysis, Bayesian methods, Markov model, and Markov chain Monte Carlo computation. She works with collaborators in several application areas, HIV/AIDS, bioinformatics, clinical trials, behavioral and social sciences, and nutrition.


Muggia FM, Hainsworth JD, Jeffers S, Miller P, Groshen S, Tan M, Roman L, Uziely B, Muderspach L, Garcia A, Burnett A, Greco FA, Morrow CP, Paradiso LJ, Liang LJ. Phase II study of liposomal doxorubicin in refractory ovarian cancer: antitumor activity and toxicity modification by liposomal encapsulation. J Clin Oncol. 1997 Mar;15(3):987-93.

Noskin GA, Pietrelli L, Coffey G, Gurwith M, Liang LJ. Amphotericin B colloidal dispersion for treatment of candidemia in immunocompromised patients. Clin Infect Dis. 1998 Feb;26(2):461-7.

Murphy, SP, C Gewa, LJ Liang, M Grillenberger, NO Bwibo, CG Neumann. School snacks containing animal source foods improve dietary quality for children in rural Kenya. J Nutr. 2003 Nov;133(11 Suppl 2):3950S-3956S.

Liang LJ, RE Weiss. A hierarchical semi-parametric regression model for combining HIV-1 phylogenetic analyses using iterative re-weighting algorithms. Biometrics. 2007 Sep;63(3):733-41.

Liang, LJ, RE Weiss, B Redelings, MA Suchard. Improving Phylogenetic Analyses by Incorporating Additional Information from Genetic Sequence Databases. Bioinformatics. 2009;25(19):2530-6. (PMID: 19661240; PMCID: PMC2800350)

Liang LJ, D Huang, ML Brecht, YI Hser. (2010) Differences in Mortality among Heroin, Cocaine, and Methamphetamine Users: A Hierarchical Bayesian Approach. Journal of Drug Issues. 2010 Dec;40(1):121-140.

Li L, LJ Liang, C Lin, ZY Wu, MJ Rotheram-Borus, and the NIMH Collaborative HIV/STD Prevention Trial. HIV Prevention Intervention to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma: Evidence from China. AIDS. 2010 Jan 2;24(1):115-22.

Li L, Liang LJ, Ding Y, Ji G. Facing HIV as A Family: Predicting Depressive Symptoms with Correlated Responses. Journal of Family Psychology. 2011 Apr;25(2):202-9.

Brown AF, LJ Liang, S Vassar, SS Merkin, WT Longstreth, B Ovbiagele, T Yan, J Escarce. Neighborhood Disadvantage and Stroke: The Cardiovascular Health Study. Stroke. 2011 Dec;42(12):3363-8. Epub 2011 Sep 22.

Walker KO, Steers N, Liang LJ, Morales LS, Forge N, Jones L, Brown AF. The vulnerability of middle-aged and older adults in a multiethnic, low-income area: contributions of age, ethnicity, and health insurance. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2010 Dec;58(12):2416-22.

Lee C, Bloem CJ, Kasa-Vubu JZ, Liang LJ. Effect of Oral Phytoestrogen on Androgenicity and Insulin Sensitivity in Postmenopausal Women. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2011 Nov 12. [Epub ahead of print].