Danping Liu, Ph.D.


February 21, 2014

Current Position

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch
Division of IntramuralPopulation Health Research
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Health

Contact Information

6100 Executive Blvd. Room 7B07H
Bethesda, MD 20892-7510
E-mail: danping.liu@nih.gov
Phone: +1-301-443-7041


1999–2003 B.S. Statistics, Peking University.
2003–2005 M.Phil. Statistics, University of Hong Kong.
2006–2010 Ph.D. Biostatistics, University of Washington.

Research Interests

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As Co-mentor

Refereed Research Articles

Statistical Methodology

  1. Liu, D., Yip, P. S. F., and Huggins R. M. (2007). A nonparametric method for estimating the size of an openpopulation using marginal data from repeated multiple lists. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 49, 303-320.
  2. Yip,P. S. F.,Watson, R., Chan, K. S., Lau, E., Chen, F., Xu, T., Xi, L., Cheung, D. Y. T., Ip, B. Y. T., and Liu, D. (2010). Estimation of the number ofpeople in a demonstration. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Statistics, 52, 17-26.
  3. Lin, H., Liu, D., and Zhou, X. H. (2010). A correlated random effects model for normal longitudinal data with nonignorable missingness. Statistics in Medicine, 29, 236-247.
  4. Liu, D. and Zhou, X. H. (2010). A model for adjusting for nonignorable verification bias in estimation of ROC curve and its area with likelihood-based approach. Biometrics, 66, 1119-1128.
  5. Liu, D. and Zhou, X. H. (2011). Semiparametric estimation of the covariate-specific ROC curve with ignorable missing gold standard. Biometrics, 67, 906-916.
  6. Liu, D. and Zhou, X. H. (2013). Covariate adjustment in estimating the area under ROC curve with partially missing gold standard. Biometrics, 69, 91-100.
  7. Liu, D. and Zhou, X. H. (2013). ROC analysis in biomarker combination with covariate adjustment. Academic Radiology, 20, 874-882.
  8. Liu, D. and Albert, P. S. (2014+). Combination of longitudinal biomarkers in predicting binary events. Under revision for Biostatistics.
  9. Fulton, K. A., Liu, D.*, Albert,P. S., and Haynie, D. L. (2014+). Zero-inflation in clustered binary response data: mixed model and estimating equation approaches. Under revision for Annals of Applied Statistics. (*co-first authorship)
  10. Liu, D., and Zhou,X.H. (2014+). Estimation of ROC curve with multiple types of missing gold standard. Submitted.
  11. Tran, V., Liu, D., Pradhan, A. K., Li, K., Bingham, C. R., Simons-Morton, B. G. and Albert, P. S. (2014+). Assessing risk-taking in a driving simulator study: modeling longitudinal semi-continuous driving data using a two part regression model with correlated random effects. Submitted.

Collaboration in Health Sciences

  1. Monsell, S. E., Liu, D., Weintraub, S., and Kukull, W. A. (2012). Comparing measures of decline to dementia in amnestic MCI subjects in the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) Uniform Data Set. International Psychogeriatrics, 24, 1553-1560.
  2. Männistö, T., Mendola,P., Liu, D., Leishear, K., Sherman, S., and Laughon, S. K. (2014+). Acute airpollution exposure and blood pressure at labor/delivery admission among women with and withouthypertension. Under revision for American Journal of Hypertension.
  3. Männistö, T., Mendola, P., Sundaram, R., Liu, D., Leishear, K., Sherman, S., Ying, Q., Schisterman,E.F.,and Laughon,S.K. (2014+). Acute and recent air pollution exposure and cardiovascular events at labor and delivery. Submitted.
  4. Robledo, C. A., Mendola, P., Yeung, E., Männistö, T., Sundaram, R., Liu, D., Ying, Q., Sherman, S., Lipsky, L., and Laughon, S. K. (2014+). Preconception airpollution exposures and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Submitted.
  5. Männistö, T., Mendola,P., Liu, D., Leishear, K., Ying, Q., and Sundaram, R. (2014+). Temporal variation in the acute effects of air pollution on blood pressure measuredat admission to labor/delivery. Submitted.
  6. Quick, V., Nansel, T. R., Liu, D., Lipsky, L. M., Due,P., and Iannotti, R. J. (2014+) Body image and weight control in youth: 9-year international trends from 24 countries. Under revision for International Journal of Obesity.

Invited Talks

Contributed Talks