Campus: UMD | Building: School of Public Health, Building 255 | Room: 2234R
Phone: 301-405-4581 |
Biostatistics & Risk Assessment Center
Office Hours: 

1pm to 2pm on Wednesdays in the Fall Semester.


Dr. Mei-Ling Ting Lee is Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Director of the Biostatistics and Risk Assessment Center (BRAC) at the University of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Lee has a broad background on statistical and applied probability applications in cancer, epidemiology, the environment, and other medical areas. She has many years of experience in analyzing large scale high-dimensional data sets drawn from genomics and proteomics. Dr. Lee's current research is focused in the following areas: (a) Threshold Regression Models for Risk Assessments: with Applications in Cancer, Environmental Research and Occupational Exposure; (b) Statistical Methods for Genomic and Proteomic Data; (c) Rank-based Nonparametric Tests for Correlated Data: with Applications in Epidemiology and Genomics; (d) Statistical Applications in Microbiology and Pharmacokinetics;(e) Multivariate Distributional Theory and Applications. Dr. Lee has published a single-authored monograph titled "Analysis of Microarray Gene Expression Data" in 2004 which has been widely used as a reference/textbook. The book includes several chapters on machine learning bioinformatics methods. Dr. Lee also co-edited three other books. Dr. Lee is the founding editor and editor-in-chief of the international journal Lifetime Data Analysis, the only international statistical journal that is specialized in modeling time-to-event data. The journal is currently publishing the twentieth's volume. Dr. Lee is the Editor of Springer's new book series on "Risk Analysis".

Please visit Dr. Lee's research webpages for  publications and access to computer software packages.

Education and Training

Education and training:
       B.S.     National Taiwan University (Mathematics)
       M.S.     National Tsing Hua University (Mathematics)
       M.A.     University of Pittsburgh (Mathematics)
       Ph.D.   University of Pittsburgh (Mathematics/Statistics)


EPIB653: Applied Survival Analysis
EPIB788: Critical Readings

Honors and Awards

1995    Elected Member, International Statistical Institute, the Netherlands
1998    Elected Fellow, Royal Statistical Society, United Kingdom
1999    Elected Fellow, American Statistical Association, USA
2005    Elected Fellow, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, USA
2005    Mosteller Statistician of the Year, American Statistical Association, Boston chapter