Areas of Expertise:
- Statistical Disclosure Limitation
- Methods for Missing Data
- Statistical Estimation of Health Disparities
- Statistical Matching and Record Linkage Methods
Mandi Yu, PhD is a Mathematical Statistician in the Statistical Research & Applications Branch (SRAB) within the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Yu leads a team on acquiring, processing/augmenting, and releasing population and mortality data for producing cancer incidence and mortality statistics. She is a Program Director and the Chair of the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program Custom Data Committee, which reviews and approves requests from researchers within and outside the NCI for special SEER data items. Dr. Yu’s research interests include statistical disclosure limitation, methods for estimating health disparities using complex samples, record linkage evaluation, missing data, and the analysis of complex survey data.
Dr. Yu holds a doctoral degree in Survey Methodology from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree also in Survey Methodology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and a bachelor's degree from Nankai University in China. Prior to joining the National Cancer Institute in 2009, she briefly served as a Mathematical Statistician at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Dr. Yu is the recipient of two awards from the American Statistical Association (2007).