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

Selected Publications

Browne E, Moore C, Sykes A, Lu Z, Jeha S, Mandrell B. Clinical characteristics of intravenous PEG-Asparaginase hypersensitivity reactions in patients undergoing treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Journal of Pediatric Oncology Nursing 35(2):103-109, 2018. doi:10.1177/1043454217741868. PMID: 29161979

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

Snaman JM, Talleur AC, Lu J, Levine DR, Kaye EC, Sykes A, Lu Z, Triplett BM, Baker JN. Treatment intensity and symptom burden in hospitalized adolescent and young adult hematopoietic cell transplant recipients at the end of life. Bone Marrow Transplantation 53:84-90, 2018. doi:10.1038/bmt.2017.187. PMID: 29131155

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.

Chow SM, Lu ZH, Sherwood A, Zhu HT. Fitting nonlinear ordinary differential equation models with random e_ects and unknown initial conditions using the stochastic approximation expectation maximization (SAEM) algorithm. Psychometrika 81(1):102-134, 2016. doi:10.1007/s11336-014-9431-z. PMCID: PMC4441616.

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

Huang M, Nichols T, Huang C, Yang Y, Lu ZH, Knickmeyer RC, Feng Q, Zhu HT, for the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative. FVGWAS: Fast voxelwise genome wide association analysis of large-scale imaging genetic data. NeuroImage 118:613-627, 2015. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.05.043. PMID: 26025292

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

Calderón-Garcidueñas L, Mora-Tiscareño A, Franco-Lira M, Zhu HT, Lu ZH, Solorio E, Torres-Jardón R, D'Angiulli A. Decreases in short term memory, IQ, and altered brain metabolic ratios in urban apolipoprotein ε4 children exposed to air pollution. Journal of Alzheimer's disease 45(3): 757-770, 2015. doi:10.3233/JAD-142685. PMID: 25633678

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

Song XY, Lu ZH, Feng XN. Latent variable models with nonparametric interaction effects of latent variables. Statistics in Medicine 33(10):1723-1737, 2014. doi:10.1002/sim.6065. PMID: 24338916

Hyun JW, Li Y,Gilmore JH, Lu ZH, Styner M, Zhu HT. SGPP: spatial Gaussian predictive process models for neuroimaging data. NeuroImage 89:70-80, 2014. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.11.018. PMID: 24269800

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

Song XY, Lu ZH. Semiparametric transformation models with Bayesian P-splines. Statistics and Computing 22(5):1085-1098, 2012. doi:10.1007/s11222-011-9280-x. 

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Last update: March 2018