Dr. Liu completed her doctoral degree in biostatistics at the University of Michigan and a postdoctoral fellowship at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, before joining the Department of Biostatistics as an Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Liu serves as the faculty biostatistician for the Department of Emergency Medicine collaboration plan and the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center. Her research interests are focused on biomarker evaluation, event history data analysis with application to cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease. In addition, she is also working on developing statistical methods for risk prediction modeling and its practical implementation in electronical health records system.
Dr. Liu actively collaborates with Emergency Medicine investigators on various research activities. She provided statistical mentorship for early career investigators which led to several funded K23 grant applications. She was also involved in multiple funded grant applications as a co-investigator. At the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center(VMAC), she plays a very critical role in the dissemination of all research activities. As the only faculty biostatistician, she provided expert guidance on various types of statistical analysis including but not limited to longitudinal data analysis, multivariate logistic regression, meta-analysis, item response theory, propensity score matching, factor analysis, latent class analysis, etc. She served as a co-investigator for several funded R01 grant applications. In addition, she also provided statistical mentorship to early career trainees at VMAC which successfully resulted in several funded training grant applications.