Dandan Liu

Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Executive director
Vanderbilt Biostatistics Data Coordinating Center (VBDCC)
Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (VICTR) Methods Program
Office Address
2525 West End Avenue, Suite 1100
Room / Suite
Room 11129
(615) 322-8318

PhD, Biostatistics, University of Michigan

Research interests include: biomarker evaluation, event history data analysis with application to cardiovascular disease, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, risk prediction modeling, disease progression modeling, electronic health records 

Honors include: Outstanding Faculty Mentor (2022); Department Method Publication Award (2015) 

Service includes: president-elect, Association for Clinical and Translational Science (2024–2026; president, 2026–2028; past president, 2028–2030); co-chair, 2024 International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) Applied Statistics Symposium; Steering Committee Member of Executive Committee: Design and Data Analytics (DaDA) Professional Interests Area (PIA) of the Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART) (2022–present); Department of Biostatistics Graduate Admissions (2014–2023), Faculty Search Committee (2017–present), and Biostatistics Resource Allocation Committee (chair, 2020–2024) 

Member of: International Biometric Society (IBS); East North American Region (ENAR); American Statistical Association (ASA); Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTStat); Alzheimer’s Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment (ISTAART); International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA) 

More information: biostat.app.vumc.org/DandanLiu




In addition to statistical methodology research, Dr. Liu has extensive collaborative experience in diverse disciplines, including leading the VICTR Methods Program to provide biostatistical consultation and collaboration in clinical translational science, leading data coordination centers for multiple funded studies, and leading biostatistics collaborations with the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center (VMAC) and Department of Emergency Medicine. She has served as a co-investigator, DCC lead, and MPI for many research studies, including several recently funded implementation studies. Her statistical mentorship of early career investigators has led to several funded K23 grant applications.