Dandan Liu, PhD


(615) 322-8318

Dr. Dandan Liu completed her bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics at Fudan University in China and her master’s degree in statistics at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She completed her doctoral degree in biostatistics at the University of Michigan and a postdoctoral fellowship at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. 

Dr. Liu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Liu serves as the faculty biostatistician for the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center. Her research interests are focused on biomarker evaluation, risk prediction, longitudinal data analysis and event history data analysis as well as their application in cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer's disease.

At the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, 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. In addition, she also provided statistical mentorship to early career trainees at VMAC which successfully resulted in several funded training grant applications.