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Zhaohua Lu, PhD
Zhaohua Lu, PhD

Zhaohua Lu, PhD

Assistant Member, St. Jude Faculty



PhD – The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Research Interests

  • Statistical analysis of neuroimaging and genetic data
  • Modeling intensive longitudinal and functional data
  • Bayesian latent variable modeling
  • Natural language processing with medical applications

Selected Publications

Kaye EC, Gattas M, Kiefer A, Reynolds J, Zalud K, Li C, Lu Z, Baker JN. Investigation of modifiable variables to increase hospice nurse comfort with care provision to children and families in the community: A population-level study across Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. J Pain Symptom Manage Jul 2, 2020;. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.06.036. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32622898.

Ehrlich BS, Movsisyan N, Batmunkh T, Kumirova E, Borisevich MV, Kirgizov K, Graetz DE, McNeil MJ, Yakimkova T, Vinitsky A, Ferrara G, Li C, Lu Z, Kaye EC, Baker JN, Agulnik A. A multicountry assessment in Eurasia: Alignment of physician perspectives on palliative care integration in pediatric oncology with World Health Organization guidelines. Cancer Jun 12, 2020;. doi: 10.1002/cncr.33001. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32530519.

Mandrell BN, LaRosa K, Hancock D, Caples M, Sykes A, Lu Z, Wise MS, Khan RB, Merchant TE, McLaughlin-Crabtree V. Predictors of narcolepsy and hypersomnia due to medical disorder in pediatric craniopharyngioma. J Neurooncol Jun;148(2):307-316; 2020. doi: 10.1007/s11060-020-03519-3. Epub Apr 28, 2020. PubMed PMID: 32346835.

Lu ZH, Chow SM, Ram N, Cole PM. Zero-Inflated Regime-Switching Stochastic Differential Equation Models for Highly Unbalanced Multivariate, Multi-Subject Time-Series Data, Psychometrika 84(2):611-645, 2019.

Ye M, Lu ZH, Li Y, Song X. Finite mixture of varying coefficient model: Estimation and component selection, Journal of Multivariate Analysis 171, 452-474, 2019.

Han Y, Lu ZH, Poon WY. Noninferiority testing for matched-pair ordinal data with misclassification. Statistics in Medicine 38(28):5332-5349, 2019.

Levine DR, Liederbach E, Johnson LM, Kaye EC, Spraker-Perlman H, Mandrell B, Pritchard M, Sykes A, Lu Z, Wendler D, Baker JN. Are we meeting the informational needs of cancer patients and families? Perception of physician communication in pediatric oncology. Cancer 125(9): 1518-1526, 2019.

Johnson LM, Sykes AD, Lu Z, Valdez JM, Gattuso J, Gerhardt E, Hamilton KV, Harrison LW, Hines-Dowell SJ, Jurbergs N, McGee RB, Nuccio R, Ouma AA, Pritchard M, Quinn EA, Baker JN, Mandrell BN, Nichols KE. Speaking genomics to parents offered germline testing for cancer predisposition: Use of a 2-visit consent model. Cancer 125(14): 2455-2464, 2019. doi: 10.1002/cncr.32071. PubMed PMID: 30901077.

Kaye EC, Gattas M, Kiefer A, Reynolds J, Zalud K, Li C, Lu Z, Baker JN. (2019) Provision of Palliative and Hospice Care to Children in the Community: A Population Study of Hospice Nurses. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 57 (2) 241-250.

Spiegl HR, Murphy AJ, Yanishevski D, Brennan RC, Li C, Lu Z, Gleason J, Davidoff AM. Complications Following Nephron-Sparing Surgery for Wilms Tumor. J Pediatr Surg 55(1): 126-129, 2019. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2019.09.066. PubMed PMID: 31711743.

Khan RB, Merchant TE, Sadighi ZS, Crabtree VM, Bello MS, Lu Z, Sykes A, Zabrowski J, Simmons A, Clark ME, Wise MS, Mandrell BN. Prevalence, risk factors, and response to treatment for hypersomnia/narcolepsy in survivors of childhood brain tumors. Journal of Neuro-Oncology 136(2):379-384, 2018. doi: 10.1007/s11060-017-2662-y. PMID: 29116485

Lu ZH, Zakaria K, Ibrahim JG, Wang Y, Zhu HT. Bayesian longitudinal low-rank regression models for imaging genetic data from longitudinal studies. NeuroImage 149(1):305-322, 2017. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.01.052. PMCID: PMC5368019.

Lu ZH, Chow SM, and Loken E. A comparison of Bayesian and frequentist model selection methods for factor analysis models. Psychological Method 22(2):361-381, 2017. doi:10.1037/met0000145. PMCID: PMC5527973.

Tinkle CL, Fernandez-Pineda I, Sykes A, Lu Z, Hua CH, Neel MD, Bahrami A, Shulkin BL, Kaste SC, Pappo A, Spunt SL, Krasin MJ. Non-Rhabdomyosarcoma soft tissue sarcoma (NRSTS) in pediatric and young adult patients: results from a prospective study using limited margin radiotherapy. Cancer 123(22):4419-4429, 2017. doi:10.1002/cncr.30793. PMID: 28759114.

Knickmeyera R, Xia K, Lu Z, Ahn M, Jha S, Zou F, Zhu HT Styner M, Gilmore J. Impact of demographic and obstetric factors on infant brain volumes: a population neuroscience study, Cerebral Cortex 27(12):5616-5625, 2017. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhw331. PMID: 27797836.

Geng X, Li G, Lu Z, Gao W, Wang L, Shen D, Zhu H, Gilmore, JH. Structural and maturational covariance in early childhood brain development. Cerebral Cortex 27(3):1795-1807, 2017. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhw022. PMID: 26874184.

Lu ZH, Chow SM, Loken E. Bayesian factor analysis as a variable selection problem: alternative priors and consequences. Multivariate Behavioral Research 51(4):519-539, 2016. doi:10.1080/00273171.2016.1168279. PMCID: PMC5025605.

Lu ZH, Zhu HT, Knickmeyer RC, Sullivan PF, Williams SN, Zou F. Multiple SNP-sets analysis for genome-wide association studies through Bayesian latent variable selection. Genetic Epidemiology 39(8):664-677, 2015. doi:10.1002/gepi.21932. PMID: 26515609

Lu ZH, Chow SM, Sherwood A, Zhu HT. Bayesian analysis of ambulatory blood pressure dynamics with application to irregularly spaced sparse data. Annals of Applied Statistics 9(3):1601-1620, 2015. doi:10.1214/15-AOAS846. PMID: 26941885

Zhu HT, Zakaria K, Lu ZH, Ibrahim JG. Bayesian generalized low rank regression models for neuroimaging phenotypes and genetic markers. Journal of the American Statistical Association 109(507):977-990, 2014. doi:10.1080/01621459.2014.923775. PMID: 25349462

Lu ZH, Song XY. Finite mixture varying coefficient models for analyzing longitudinal heterogeneous data. Statistics in Medicine 31(6):544-560, 2012. doi:10.1002/sim.4420. PMID: 22161474

Last update: July 2020