Danping Liu, Ph.D.


June 8, 2015

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

Academic Positions

Visiting Positions

Honors and Awards

Professional Activities


Professional Service


As Primary Mentor

As Co-mentor

Refereed Research Articles

Statistical Methodology

Statistical Methodology (*first author is a student or fellow)

  1. Liu, D., Yip, P. S. F., and Huggins R. M. (2007). A nonparametric method for estimating the size of an open population 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 of people 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. Biostatistics, 15, 706-718.
  9. Fulton, K. A.*, Liu, D.+, Albert, P. S., and Haynie, D. L. (2015). Mixed model and estimating equation approaches for zero-inflation in clustered binary response data with application to a dating violence study. Annals of Applied Statistics, 9, 275-299. (+co-first authorship)
  10. Liu, D., and Zhou, X. H. (2015). Estimation of ROC curve with multiple types of missing gold standard. Applied Statistics in Biomedicine and Clinical Trials Design, 75-87.
  11. Tran, V.*, Liu, D., Pradhan, A. K., Li, K., Bingham, C. R., Simons-Morton, B. G. and Albert, P. S. (2015). Assessing risk-taking in a driving simulator study: modeling longitudinal semi-
    continuous driving data using a two part regression model with correlated random effects. Analytic Methods in Accident Research, 5, 17-27.
  12. Foster, J. C.*, Liu, D., Albert, P. S., and Liu, A. (2015+). Identifying subgroups of en- hanced predictive accuracy from longitudinal biomarker data using tree-based approaches: applications to monitoring fetal growth. Submitted.
  13. Chaurasia, A.*, Liu, D., Albert, P. S. (2015+). Linear mixed model with unobserved infor- mative cluster size: application to a repeated pregnancy study. 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. Quick, V., Nansel, T. R., Liu, D., Lipsky, L. M., Due, P., and Iannotti, R. J. (2014). Body size perception and weight control in youth: 9-year international trends from 24 countries. International Journal of Obesity, 38, 988-994.
  3. 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. American Journal of Hypertension, 28, 58-72.
  4. Robledo, C. A., Mendola, P., Yeung, E., Männistö, T., Sundaram, R., Liu, D., Ying, Q., Sherman, S., Lipsky, L., and Laughon, S. K. (2015). Preconception air pollution exposures and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Environmental Research, 137 316-322.
  5. Männistö, T., Mendola, P., Liu, D., Leishear, K., Ying, Q., and Sundaram, R. (2015). Temporal variation in the acute effects of air pollution on blood pressure measured at admission to labor/delivery. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 8 13-28.
  6. Wallace, M. E., Mendola, P., Liu, D., and Grantz, K. L. (2015). The joint effects of structural racism and income inequality on small for gestational age birth. American Journal of Public Health, In press.
  7. Männistö, T., Mendola, P., Grantz, K. L., Leishear, K., Sundaram, R., Sherman, S., Ying, Q., Schisterman, E. F., and Liu, D. (2015). Acute and recent air pollution exposure and cardiovascular events at labor and delivery. Heart, in press.
  8. Zhu, Y., Zhang, C., Liu, D., Grantz, K. L., Wallace, M., and Mendola, P. (2015+). Maternal ambient air pollution exposure preconception and during early gestation and offspring congenital orofacial defects. Environmental Research, in press.
  9. Brooks-Russell, A., Conway, K. P., Liu, D., Xie, Y., Vullob, G. C., Li, K., Iannotti, R. J., Compton, W., and Simons-Morton, B. G. (2015+). Dynamic patterns of adolescent substance use: results from a nationally representative sample of high school students. Under revision for Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  10. Mendola, P., Männistö, T., Liu, D., Sundaram, R., Leishear K., Robledo, C., Wallace, M., Sherman, S., Ying, Q., Sun, L., and Grantz, K. L. (2015+). Air pollution and women with asthma - acute exposure in the days prior to delivery and preterm birth risk. Submitted.
  11. Mendola, P., Wallace, M., Hwang, B. S., Liu, D., Robledo, C., Männistö, T., Sundaram, R., Sherman, S., Ying, Q., and Grantz, K. L. (2015+). Preterm birth and air pollution: Critical windows of exposure for women with and without asthma. Submitted.
  12. Simons-Morton, B. G., Haynie, D. L., Liu, D., Chaurasia, A., Li, K., and Hingson, H. (2015+). The effect of residential, school, work status and social influence on the prevalence of alcohol use among emerging adults. Submitted.
  13. Lipsky, L. M., Haynie, D. L., Liu, D., Chaurasia, A., Gee, B., Li, K., Iannotti, R. J., and Simons-Morton, B. G. (2015+). Trajectories of eating behaviors in a nationally representative cohort of U.S. adolescents during the transition to adulthood. Submitted.
  14. Wallace, M., Mendola, P., Liu, D., Zhu, Y., Kim, S. S., and Grantz, K. L. (2015+). Exposure to ozone and premature rupture of membranes at term and preterm. Submitted.
  15. Li, K., Liu, D., Haynie, D. L., Gee, B., Chaurasia, A., Seo, D. C., Iannotti, R. J., and Simons- Morton, B. G. (2015+). Environmental-status influences on the transitions in physical activity among emerging adults. Submitted.

Books and Book Chapters

  1. Zhou, X. H., Zhou, C., Liu, D., and Ding, X. (2014). Applied Missing Data Analysis in the Health Sciences. Wiley, New Jersey.

Invited Talks

Contributed Talks