Zehang Richard Li

Postdoc Associate
Department of Biostatistics
Yale University

Email: zehang.li (at) yale.edu
Google Scholar: Zehang Richard Li
Github: @richardli
Twitter: @zrichardli

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This page lists the selected publications by type. See CV for more up-to-date working papers.



Statistical Methodology

Bayesian joint spike-and-slab graphical lasso,
Zehang Richard Li, Tyler H McCormick, and Samuel J Clark. Submitted, 2018. [arXiv, codes]

Using Bayesian latent Gaussian graphical models to infer symptom associations in verbal autopsies,
Zehang Richard Li, Tyler H McCormick, and Samuel J Clark. Submitted, 2018. [arXiv, codes]
(2018 SBSS Student Paper Competition award winner.)

Bayesian factor models for probabilistic cause of death assessment with verbal autopsies,
Tsuyoshi Kunihama, Zehang Richard Li, Samuel J Clark, and Tyler H McCormick. Submitted, 2018. [arXiv]

An Expectation Conditional Maximization approach for Gaussian graphical models,
Zehang Richard Li, and Tyler H McCormick. Submitted, 2017. [arXiv, codes]

Probabilistic cause-of-death assignment using verbal autopsies,
Tyler H McCormick, Zehang Richard Li, Clara Calvert, Amelia Crampin, Kathleen Kahn, and Samuel J Clark. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2016. [arXiv, software, poster]

Forecasting online auctions via self-exciting point processes,
Ngai Hang Chan, Zehang Richard Li, and Chun Yip Yau. Journal of Forecasting, 2015.


Global Health
Changes in the spatial distribution of the under-five mortality rate: small-area analysis of 122 DHS surveys in 262 subregions of 35 countries in Africa,
Zehang Richard Li, Yuan Hsiao, Jessica Godwin, Bryan D Martin, Jon Wakefield, and Samuel J Clark, with support from UN IGME. Submitted, 2018. [software, slides]

Computer versus physician coding of cause of death for Verbal Autopsies: randomised trial of 9374 deaths in 117 villages in India,
Prabhat Jha, Dinesh Kumar, Rajesh Dikshit, Atul Budukh, Rehana Begum, Prabha Sati, Patrycja Kolpak, Richard Wen, Shyamsundar J Raithatha, Utkarsh Shah, Zehang Richard Li, Lukasz Aleksandrowicz, Prakash Shah, Kapila Piyasena, Tyler H MccCormick, Hellen Gelband, and Samuel J Clark. Submitted, 2018.

Trends in the burden of HIV mortality after roll-out of antiretroviral therapy in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: an observational community cohort study,
Georges Reniers, Sylvia Blom, Clara Calvert, Alexandra Martin-Onraet, Abraham J Herbst, Jeffrey W Eaton, Jacob Bor, Emma Slaymaker, Zehang Richard Li, and Samuel J Clark. The lancet HIV, 2017.

Tuberculosis mortality and the male survival deficit in rural South Africa: an observational community cohort study,
Sylvia Blom , Georges Reniers, Judith Lieber, Kobus Herbst, Clara Calvert, Jacob Bor, Till Barnighausen, Basia Zaba, Zehang Richard Li, Samuel J Clark, Alison Grant, Richard Lessells, Jeffrey Eaton, and Victoria Hosegood. PloS one, 2017


Working Papers

Quantifying the contributions of training data and algorithm logic to the performance of automated cause-assignment algorithms for verbal autopsy,
Samuel J Clark, Zehang Richard Li, and Tyler H McCormick, 2017. [arXiv]

The openVA toolkit for verbal autopsies,
Zehang Richard Li, Tyler H McCormick, and Samuel J Clark, 2017.

InterVA4: an R package to analyze verbal autopsy Data,
Zehang Richard Li, Tyler H McCormick, and Samuel J Clark.
CSSS Working Paper, No.146, 2014. [software]

InSilicoVA: A method to automate cause of death assignment for verbal autopsy,
Samuel J Clark, Tyler H McCormick, Zehang Richard Li, and Jon Wakefield. CSSS Working Paper, No.133, 2013.