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Fei Tan, Ph.D.



  • Ph.D.(2007), Statistics, Florida State University


My research consists of 2 parts: statistical methodology and interdisciplinary statistical research. My statistical methodology work has focused on survival models with free-knot splines, applications of empirical likelihood method, modeling skewed and heavy-tailed data, and exchangeable models. My interdisciplinary statistical research has generated 3 funded projects, and primarily focused on using statistical methods to study prostate cancer, breast cancer, and diabetes as well as collaborations with industry.

Publications & Professional Activities

Tan F., Rayner G., Wang X. and Peng H. (2010). A Full Likelihood Procedure of Exchangeable Negative Binomials for Modelling Correlated and Overdispersed Count Data. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, Volume 140, Issue 10, 2849-2859.

Dutton G., Tan F., Perri M., Stine C., Dancer-Brown M., Goble M. and Van Vessem N. (2010). What Words Should We Use When Discussing Excess Weight? Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 23: 606-613.

Dutton, G., Tan, F., Provost, B., Allen, B., Sorenson, J., Smith, D. (2009). Relationship between self-e_cacy and physical activity among patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 32(3), 270-277

Dutton, G., Provost, B., Tan, F., Smith, D. (2008). A tailored print-based physical activity intervention for patients with type 2 diabetes. Preventive Medicine, 47, 409-411.

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