A photo of Lili Ding.

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Biography & Affiliation


Dr. Ding’s long-term career goal is to develop statistical methods for the purpose of accelerating the translational impact of biomedical data. She has more than 10 years of statistical research and consulting experience in pediatric biomedical research areas. She has provided statistical support for numerous observational as well as intervention studies and have a history of successful collaboration with both clinical and basic science investigators. Her methodology and collaborative research areas include statistical genetics; design and analysis of pediatric population pharmacokinetic studies; cancer prevention behaviors and sexually transmitted infections in adolescents, HPV vaccination and its impact on the epidemiology of HPV, as well as pain management in pediatric populations. Dr. Ding has authored or co-authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and more than 70 abstracts and presentations at national and international conferences. She has been served as a co-investigator and biostatistician on a number of NIH grants. She has served as a review editor for Frontiers in Genetics and a reviewer for many others.

Research Interests

Bayesian statistics; statistical genetics; population PK/PD study design and modeling

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics




PhD: University of Cincinnati, OH.

MS: University of Cincinnati, OH.

BS: Changchun University of Science and Technology, Jilin, China.


Joint variable selection and network modeling for detecting eQTLs. Cao, X; Ding, L; Mersha, TB. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology. 2020; 19.

Validation of a simple tool for electronic documentation of behavioral responses to anesthesia induction. Winterberg, AV; Ding, L; Hill, LM; Stubbeman, BL; Varughese, AM. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 2020; 130:472-479.

Impact of Instituting General Anesthesia on Oral Sedation Care in a Tertiary Care Pediatric Dental Clinic. Moore, DL; Ding, L; Yang, G; Wilson, S. Anesthesia Progress. 2019; 66:183-191.

Decline in vaccine-type human papillomavirus prevalence in young men from a Midwest metropolitan area of the United States over the six years after vaccine introduction. Widdice, LE; Bernstein, DI; Franco, EL; Ding, L; Brown, DR; Ermel, AC; Higgins, L; Kahn, JA. Vaccine. 2019; 37:6832-6841.

Evidence for cross-protection but not type-replacement over the 11 years after human papillomavirus vaccine introduction. Covert, C; Ding, L; Brown, D; Franco, EL; Bernstein, DI; Kahn, JA. Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 2019; 15:1962-1969.

Location of Death and End-of-Life Characteristics of Young Adults with Cancer Treated at a Pediatric Hospital. Mark, MS J; Yang, G; Ding, L; Norris, RE; Thienprayoon, R. Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. 2019; 8:417-422.

Intergenerational effects of maternal early life adversity on infant DNA methylation of NR3C1. Bowers, K; Ji, H; Ding, L; Ammerman, R; Van Ginkel, J; Yolton, K; Folger, AT. Annals of Epidemiology. 2019; 28:656-656.

Increased pain sensitivity but normal pain modulation in adolescents with migraine. Nahman-Averbuch, H; Leon, E; Hunter, BM; Ding, L; Hershey, AD; Powers, SW; King, CD; Coghill, RC. Pain. 2019; 160:1019-1028.

Neonatal NR3C1 Methylation and Social-Emotional Development at 6 and 18 Months of Age. Folger, AT; Ding, L; Ji, H; Yolton, K; Ammerman, RT; Van Ginkel, JB; Bowers, K. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 2019; 13.

Human Papillomavirus Vaccine Effectiveness and Herd Protection in Young Women. Spinner, C; Ding, L; Bernstein, DI; Brown, DR; Franco, EL; Covert, C; Kahn, JA. Pediatrics. 2019; 143:e20181902-e20181902.