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Clinical Research Data

Seattle, Washington, United States
March 01, 2018

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Furong Li

Bellevue, WA ***** Permanent Resident of the U.S. 314.***.****


•13+ years’ experiences in clinical research as Biostatistician, Epidemiologist and/or Laboratory Technician;

•Accomplished nearly 20 research projects on substance abuse, child injuries, cancer, and infectious diseases;

•Published 30+ publications, including one on the New England Journal of Medicine.


•Proficient in SAS/SQL, SAS/MACRO, SAS/IML, SPSS, R/CRAN, MS Access,SQL and Python.

•Proficient in processing longitudinal data, survival data, complex design survey data and huge data warehouses, including data cleaning, recoding, extracting, merging, and imputing.

•Professional experience in advanced statistical modelling (multilevel mixed effect linear/nonlinear models), survival analysis, and clustering analysis.

•Proficient in results interpretation and delivery in the forms of tables, charts, graphs, and narratives.

•Knowledge of Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) standards, Study Data Tabulation Model (SDTM) and Analysis Data Model (ADaM) implementation.

•Proficient in estimating statistical power, sample size, data simulation, and sampling design.

•Over 5 years’ experience in project management for multiple projects and staff members.

•Successful experience in research grant applications and paper publications.


•Certified Advanced SAS Programmer (No. AP020617v9).

•Certified Base SAS Programmer (No. BP051810v9).

•Certified in Public Health (No. 3310019).

•Licensed Practicing Physician of China (No. 199834130342425720118022).


Dallas-Fort Worth Hospital Council Foundation (DFWHCF), Irving, TX, Biostatistician 08/2017 - 12/2017.

Research Project: Behavioral Health Needs Assessment for 16 Counties in the North Texas Region.

•Applied SAS/SQL and SAS/Macro to efficiently generate descriptive statistics for a large data warehouse.

•Drafted a 5,808-words Report: Behavioral Health Needs Assessment in the North Texas Region, 2016.

University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC), Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Fort Worth, TX, Biostatistician 08/2014 - 12/2017.

Research Projects:

•Association between magnesium, calcium intakes, and breast cancer risk in Sweden women.

•Motivations for behavior changes among the Permanent Supportive Housing residents in Texas.

•Effects of tobacco control policies on cigarettes use in the 12 U.S. states that preempt local ordinances.

•Exploring the relationship between socioeconomic status and c-reactive protein levels in the U.S. population.


•Complex data validating, cleaning, merging and imputing and SAP preparation.

•Conducted survival analysis, longitudinal analysis, categorical analysis, and k-modes clustering analysis using SAS and R.

•Poster, oral presentation and paper publishing.


•Won the 2016 Research Achievement Award, UNTHSC for a poster presentation.

•Submitted one paper to the International Journal of Drug Policy as the first and corresponding author.

Anhui Provincial Center for Diseases Control and Prevention (AHCDC), Infectious Diseases and Emergency Response Office, Hefei, China, (Senior) Epidemiologist 07/2009 – 08/2014 and 07/1996 – 09/2004.

Research Projects (Selected):

•Clinical trial: Influenza A (H1N1) vaccine effectiveness evaluation.

•China CDC-WHO Cooperation Project: Influenza Surveillance of Anhui Province, China.

Research Grants (Selected):

•Clinical trial: Evaluation on efficacy of type I and II inactivated vaccines against Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome (HFRS) in Anhui, China, Chinese Ministry of Health, Co-Investigator.

•Clinical trial: Evaluation of the safety and preventive effects of the newly-developed (HFRS) vaccines in China, Chinese Science and Technology Committee, Co-Investigator.

•Risk factors associated with death in pregnant women with severe pandemic H1N1 infection,

Anhui Provincial Health Bureau, Principal Investigator.

•Establishment of symptomatic surveillance system for rickettsiosis in Anhui, China,

the World Health Organization (WHO), Co-Investigator.

•Early discovery and quick identification of emerging infectious diseases, the World Bank, Co-Investigator.


•Established databases using ACCESS and conducted data analysis using SAS, SPSS and Epi Info.

•Grant applications and clinical research designs.

•Led the field investigations in vaccine-related adverse events, and infectious diseases outbreaks.

•Research projects management in budget, timeline, organization, staff training, and established communications with local, national, and international stakeholders.


•Contributed to discovery of the world’s first confirmed cases infected with avian influenza H7N9.

•Restructured the Influenza Surveillance System of Anhui Province, China.

•Obtained the 2nd Prize of Chinese Medical Science & Technology.

Shantou University Medical College, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Shantou, China,

Biostatistician 09/2006 – 07/2009.

Research Grants (Co-Investigator):

•Impact of heat wave on health of residents in urban cities, Chinese National Natural Science Fund.

•Time trend analysis of heat wave impact on mortality and morbidity of residents in Hong Kong,

Oxford University Li Ka Shing Foundation.


•Wrote a grant application for the Chinese National Natural Science Fund.

•Demonstrated Generalized Additive Models for seasonal trends of climate change impact on mortality.

China Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC), Chinese Field Epidemiology Training Program (CFETP), Beijing, China, Field Epidemiologist 09/2004 – 08/2006.

Research Grants (Co-Investigator):

•Child injuries in Jiangxi Province, China, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund.

•Unknown-etiology sudden deaths in Yunnan, Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.


•Designed the statistical plans, and conducted field investigations.

•Delivered the results to the top epidemiologists or officers from China CDC, China Ministry of Health, CDC, WHO, and the World Bank.


•Won the Best Poster Presentation Award, the 3rd Southeast Asia &Western Pacific Bi-Regional TEPHINET Scientific Conference, Chennai, India.

•Innovated the traditional opinion that adult scarlet fever was most likely airborne.

•Two investigations were compiled as classic cases for epidemic intelligence service training of China.


•MPH Biostatistics, University of North Texas Health Science Center, Fort Worth, TX 08/2014 - 12/2017.

•MS Epidemiology, Shantou University Medical College, Shantou, China 09/2006 - 07/2009.

•MD Preventive Medicine, Anhui Medical University, Hefei, China 09/1991 - 07/1996.


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