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Mingfei Li

Professor, Mathematical Sciences
Co-investigator, Senior Statistician, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR) , Department of Veterans Affairs
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2008
MS, Michigan State University, 2006
B.S., Jilin University, 2002
Office: Morison Hall 380 | 781.891._2933 |
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Mingfei Li, PhD is a professor of Mathematical Sciences. She leads the Data Analytics Research Team at the Center for Analytics and Data Sciences (CADS-DART) of Bentley University. She was the founding program director of MS in Business Analytics at Bentley. As a productive researcher in applied statistics and data sciences, she has extensive collaborative research with other research institutions, such as Boston University. Harvard University, UMASS Lowell, etc. She is a co-investigator and senior statistician at the Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research (CHOIR), VA Bedford Health System, Department of Veterans Affairs. At CHOIR, She participates in multiple grant-supported research projects. She contributes to study design, leads the data analytics team, interprets data analysis results, helps to prepare and review grant proposals and manuscripts, etc. Her current research projects focus on mental disease (AD and MCI), COVID-related topics (AD/MCI, brain fog), the impact of FDA-approved medications on these diseases, health care services, health care policy, and clinical studies in mental disorders (Bipolar and PTSD).

Teaching Interests

Applied Statistics; Quantitative methods;<br>Applied Game Theory;<br>

Research Interests

Applied statistics, Applied Game Theory, Health Analytics,<br>Business Analysis, Applied mathematics, machine learning, and interdisciplinary research.

Consulting/Practice Interests

Statistical modeling;<br>Biostatistics;<br>Business Analytics;<br>Health related research

Awards and Honors

2020, Research Council Grant, Bentley Research Council
2018, Service Award, Bentley University
2015, Summer research grant, Bentley University
2011, Faculty Development Grant, Bentley University
2011, Summer research grant, Bentley University
2010, Dean's for international Travel Grant, Bentley University
2010, Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
2009, Summer Research Grant, Bentley University
2008, Summer support fellowship in Michigan State University
2003, Travel Award, Institute for Mathematics and its Applications (IMA)


Journal Article(s)
Li, M., Wang, Y., Ndiwane , N., Orner , M. B., Palacios , N., Berlowitz , D., Kazis, L., Xia, W. (2021). Association of COVID-19 occurrence and severity with the use of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors or angiotensin-II receptor blockers in patients with hypertension. PLOS ONE (16(3)).

Xia, W., Li, M., Wang, Y., Kazis, L., Berlo, K., Phil, N. D., Chiklis, G. R. (2021). Longitudinal Analysis of Antibody Decay in Convalescent COVID-19 Patients. Scientific Report.

Li, M., Reisman, J., Morris-Eppolito, B., Qian, S., Kazis, L., Wolozin, B., Goldstein, L., Xia, W. (2020). Beneficial association of angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors and statins on the occurrence of possible Alzheimer’s disease after traumatic brain injury. Alzheimer's Research & Therapy (12(1)), 1-16.

Stavrulaki, E., Li, M., Gupta, J. (2020). Perceived Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement and Life Satisfaction of College Students. European Journal of Psychology of Education.

Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Li, M. (2017). Socio-Economic Convergence in Europe One Decade after the EU Enlargement of 2004: Application of Self-Organizing Maps.. Eastern European Economics, 55 (3), 236-260. (link)

Semla, T., Lee, A., Gurrera, R., Bajor, L., Li, M., Miller, D. R., Smith, E., Wang, C., Wan, Y., Kazis, L., Bauer, M. (2017). Off-label Prescribing of Second Generation Antipsychotics to Elderly Veterans with PTSD and Dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

Deichmann, J. I., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M., Li, M. (2017). Using SOMbrero to Examine the Economic Convergence of European Countries from 2001-2013. . WSOM +2017, Proceedings of the 12th International Workshop on Self-Organizing Maps and Learning Vector Quantization, Clustering and Data Visualization (WSOM+) 2017, 8. (link)

Bauer, M., Miller, C. J., Li, M., Bajor, L. A., Lee, A. (2016). A Population-Based Study of the Comparative Effectiveness of Second-generation Antipsychotics versus Older Anti-Manic Agents in Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorders, 18 (6), 481-489.

Penfold, R., Lee, A., Burgess, J. F., Li, M., Miller, C. J., Marjorie, M., Semla, T., Mohr, D., Kazis, L., Bauer, M. (2016). Space-time Cluster Analysis to Detect Innovative Clinical Practices: A Case Study of Aripiprazole in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Health Services Research (53(1)), 214-235.

Bauer, M., Lee, A., Miller, C., Bajor, L., Li, M., Penfold, R. (2015). Effects of Diagnostic Inclusion Criteria on Prevalence and Population Characteristics in Database Research. Psychiatric Services, 66 (2), 141-148.

Miller, C. J., Li, M., Penfold, R. B., Lee, A. F., Smith, E. G., Nordberg, S., Osser, D. N., Bajor, L., Zhang, F., Bauer, M. (2015). The Ascendancy of Second Generation Antipsychotics as Frontline Anti-Manic Agents: Time Course and Population Spread. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Vol 35 (6), 645–653.

Bauer, M., Lee, A., Li, M., Bajor, L., al, e. (2014). Off-Label Use of Second Generation Antipsychotics for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the Department of Veterans Affairs: Time Trends and Sociodemographic, Comorbidity, and Regional Correlates. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, 23 (1), 77-86.

Miller, C. J., Li, M., Penfold, R. B., Lee, A. F., Smith, E. G., Osser, D. N., Bauer, M. (2014). Patterns of Initiation of Second Generation Antipsychotics for Bipolar Disorder: A Month-by-Month Analysis of Provider Behavior, 2004-2010. BMC Psychiatry (14(1)), 1-10.

Vorro, J., Bush, T., Rutledge, B., Li, M. (2013). Kinematic measures during a clinical diagnostic technique for human neck disorder: Inter- and intra-examiner comparisons. BioMed Research International , 2013, 9. (link)

Li, M. (2013). An Extension of Player against the Random Past Strategy. Choosing the Right Experts on IBM forecast. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation.

Rutledge, B., Bush, T., Vorro, J., Li, M., DeStefano, L., et al, . (2013). Differences in human cervical spine kinematics for active and passive motions of symptomatic and asymptomatic subject groups. Journal of Applied Biomechanics, 29 (5), 543-553. (link)

Li, M., Predescu, M. (2013). A Note on an Unemployment Model. Dynamics and Estimation of Parameters. Advances and Applications in Statistics , 37 (2), 171-186.

Li, M., Predescu, M. (2012). Dynamics of Solutions of a Nonlinear System with Rational Terms. Far East Journal of Applied Mathematics, 69 (1), 1-18.

Woolford, S. W., Haughton, D. M., Li, M., Senne, L. P., Skaletsky, M. ., Eshghi, A. (2012). Enrollment management in graduate business programs: predicting student retention. Journal of Institutional Research, 16 (2), 63-79.

Li, M., Predescu, M. (2011). Parameter Estimation in a model of the labor market. Advances and Applications in Statistics , 21 (2), 141-158.

Leitkam, S., Bush, T., Li, M. (2011). A Methodology for Quantifying Seated Lumbar Curvatures.. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 133.

Bush, T., Vorro, J., Gordon, A., Gorbis, S., Li, M., Leitkam, S. (2010). Relating a manual medicine diagnostic test of cervical motion function to specific three-dimensional kinematic variables. International Journal of Osteopath Medicine.

Dass, S., Li, M. (2009). Hierarchical mixture models for assessing fingerprint individuality. Annals of Applied Statistics, 3 (4), 1448-1466.

Jafari, ., Bazargan-Lari, ., Li, M. (2008). On confidence Intervals of the power in F-tests. Journal of Statistical Theory and Applications, 7 (1).

Gilliland, D., Li, M. (2008). A note on confidence intervals for the power of t-tests. Statistics & Probability Letters, 78 (5), 488-489.

Book Chapters
Li, M, Chircu, A. M, Li, G, Xia, L, Xu, J. (2017). Patient Satisfaction and Hospital Structure: How Are They Related?. In Chen, H., Zeng, D.D., Karahanna, E., Bardhan, I. (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS) , Smart Health (pp. 15-25). Springer

Conference Paper(s)
Li, M., Predescu, M. (2011). A statistical approach to a dynamic flow model of labor market. , Joint Statistcal Meeting .

Dass, S, Li, M. (2008). A Bayesian analysis of hierarchical mistures with application to clustering fingerprints. Michigan State University(RM669)

Conference Presentations

Li, M., Zhuo, R., Wang, H. (2020). "A market analysis on current higher education in data analytics, business analytics and data science." Presented at the American Statistical Association's Joint Statistical Meeting, virtual.

Li, M. (2019). "Realtime detection from customer’s behavior sequence – explore a smart customer maintenance algorithm." Presented at the merican Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics, nternational Biometric Society (ENAR and WNAR), Royal Statistical Society, International Statistical Institute, Statistical Society of Canada, etc's Joint Statistical Meeting, Denver, CO.

Li, M. (2019). "Statistics in Big Data and AI?-an exploration in Business"

Chen, R., Li, M. (2017). "What Factors Impact A Superstar's Performance in NBA." Presented at the New England Sports Statistics Symposium, Harvard University, Cambridge.

Li, M. (2017). "Exploration of Innovating Business with Analytics." Presented at the Joint Statistics Meeting, Baltimore.

Li, M., Chircu, A. M., Li, G., Xia, L., Xu, J. (2017). "Patient Satisfaction and Hospital Structure: How Are They Related?" Presented at the International Conference for Smart Health (ICSH), June 26-27, 2017, Hong Kong.

Li, M. (2016). "An exploratory study on customer adherence from customer behavior sequence data." Presented at the American Statistics Association, etc's Joint Statistics Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Deichmann, J. I., Li, M., Eshghi, A., Haughton, D. M. (2016). "Socio-Economic Convergence in Europe One Decade after the EU Expansion of 2004”." Presented at the EBEEC's Economies of Balkan and East European Countries, Split, Croatia.

Li, M., Chircu, A. M., Xia, L., Li, G., Xu, J. (2016). "Business Analytics Gaps Between Academia and Industry." Presented at the INFORM's 12th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on OPERATIONS RESEARCH, Havana, Cuba.

Li, M. (2015). "Implement Business Analytics in Education." Presented at the INFROMS's INFORMS National Annual meeting, Philadelphia.

Li, M., Chircu, A. M., Li, G., Shen, Y., Xia, L., Xu, J. (2015). "Final Report: Business Analytics Methods, Techniques and Applications Innovation - A Bentley Thought Leadership Network for Analytics Challenges." Presented at the Bentley University's 3rd Annual Research Showcase Poster Session, Waltham, MA.

Li, M. (2015). "When will customers begin to quit? - An exploration of PRP strategy in more complicated sequential predictions" Presented at the American Statistics Association, IMA, etc's Joint Statistics Meeting 2015, Seattle, WA.

Miller, C., Li, M., Penfold, R., Smith, E., Bajor, L., Nordberg, S., Osser, D., Zhang, F., Lee, A. F., Bauer, M. (2015). "Second-Generation Antipsychotics and other Antimanic Medications for Bipolar Disorder: One-Year Outcomes." Presented at the AcademyHealth's AcademyHealth's Annual Research Meeting 2015, Minneapolis, MN.

Li, M. (2014). "Exploration of Play Against the Random Past Strategy(PRP) in Non-symmetric Sequential Predictions." Presented at the Joint Statistical Meeting 2014, Boston.

Li, M., Lee, A., Kazis, L. (2014). "A Primary Study of Bisphosphonate Medications on Fractures for Male Patients in VA Healthcare System." Presented at the AMS, MMA, SIAM, ASA's 2014 Joint Mathematics Meetings, Baltomore, MD.

Kazis, L., Lee, A., Li, M., , e. (2012). "Predictors of Non-adherence to Bisphosphonates for Male Veterans with Osteoporosis and/or Osteoporotic Fracture: Importance of Mental Health Conditions." Presented at the ASBMR's Annual Meeitng of American society of Bone and Mineral Research, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Li, M. (2012). "The Play-against-Random-past Strategy for Real Multiple-expert Selection in Sequential Prediction." Presented at the INOFRMS's INFORMS International Beijing 2012, Beijing, China.

Li, M., Predescu, M. (2011). "A statistical approach to a dynamic flow model of labor market." Presented at the Joint Statistcal Meeting , Miami, FL.

Li, M. (2010). "A New Strategy in Repeated Games with application in expert selection problem." Presented at the The International Society on Dynamic Games's 14-th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON DYNAMIC GAMES AND APPLICATIONS , Banff, Canada.

Li, M. (2009). "Strategies in Repeated Plays ---Expert Selection Problem." Presented at the American Statistical Association, Institute of Mathematical Statistics's 2009 Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington, DC.

Li, M. (2008). "Different Strategies in Repeated Plays." Presented at the MAA's MAA northeastern meeting, Waltham, MA.

Stone, E., Li, M., . (2003). "Identification of the Initial Concentration of DNA in Polymerase Chain Reaction." Presented at the GIMMC, Banff, Canada.

Tolmasky, C., Li, M., . (2003). "Correlation structures corresponding to forward rates." Presented at the IPSW, Calgary, Canada.


Department Service
Committee Member for Graduate Committee, 2012 - Present
Committee Member for Search committee, 2015 - 2016
Committee Member for Social Committee, 2012 - 2015
Committee Member for search committee, 2014 - 2015
Committee Member for Search Committee, 2011 - 2012

University Service
Committee Member for Bentley Research Council, 2020 - Present
University Senate for Faculty Senator at Large, 2022 - 2024
Committee Member for faculty Senate, 2021 - 2024
Committee Member for BT Academic Affairs Committee , 2019 - 2021
Student Organization Advisor for Bentley Analytics Society, 2014 - 2018
Program Director for MSBA program, 2013 - 2018
Session co-chair for Bentley Research Colloqium, 2016 - 2016
Committee Member for Nomination committee, 2009 - 2014
Committee Member for Faculty senate, 2011 - 2012

Professional Service
External reviewer for Bryant University and CUNY Queens College for External reviewer for promotion, 2020 - 2020
Conference/Workshop Organizer for Business Analytics Methods, Techniques and Applications Innovation A Bentley Thought Leadership Network for Analytics Challenges, 2015 - 2019
Conference/Workshop Session Chair for INFORMS national annual conference 2015, 2015 - 2015
Reviewer, Journal Article for Journal of Family Medicine, 2014 - 2014
Reviewer, Journal Article for CHANCE jorunal, 2014 - 2014
Reviewer, Conference Paper for the 48th Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences, 2014 - 2014
Reviewer, Journal Article for Communications in Statistics - Simulation and Computation , 2010 - 2010
Reviewer, Journal Article for Economics Bulletin, 2010 - 2010
Reviewer, Journal Article for China Economic Review, 2008 - 2009

Public Service
Committee Member for American Statistical Association Boston Chapter, Planning Committee, 2011 - Present
Chapter council representative for American Statistics Association Boston Chapter, 2015 - 2021
Program Organizer for Program committee for New England Statistics Symposium, 2013 - 2014
Other for Moody's Mega Math Challenge 2012 , sponsored by SIAM , 2012 - 2012
Other for Statistics Career Day, sponsored by the Boston Chapter of the American Statistical Association, 2012 - 2012