Liang Zhu, PhD
Liang Zhu, PhD

Liang Zhu, PhD

Associate Member, St. Jude Faculty



BM (Management Engineering) – Tongji University, Shanghai, China (2003)
PhD (Statistics) – University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO (2008)

Research Interests

  • Survival analysis
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Epidemiology
  • Clinical trials 

Selected Publications

Khan RB, Hudson MM, Ledet DS, Morris EB, Pui CH, Howard SC, Krull KR, Hinds PS, Crom D, Browne E, Zhu L, Rai S, Srivastava D, Ness KK. Neurologic morbidity and quality of life in survivors of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a prospective cross-sectional study. J Cancer Survivorship July 10, 2014.

Denbo J, Zhu L, Srivastava D, Stokes D, Srinivasan S, Hudson M, Ness K, Robison L, Neel M, Rao B, Navid F, Davidoff A, Green D. Long-term Pulmonary Function after Metastasectomy for Childhood Osteosarcoma: A Report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Am Coll Surg March 4, 2014. pii: S1072-7515(14)00194-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2013.12.064.

Huang Q, Zhu L. %IC LOGISTIC: A SAS Macro to Produce Sorted Information Criteria (AIC/BIC) List for PROC LOGISTIC for Model Selection. PharmaSUG 2014. *Best Paper Award.

Zhu L, Tong X, Sun J, Leisenring W, Robison L. Regression analysis of mixed recurrentevent and panel-count data. Biostatistics 15(3):555-568, 2014.

Tong X, Zhu L, Leng C, Leisenring W, Robison L. A General Semiparametric Hazards Regression Model: Efficient Estimation and Structure Selection. Stat Med 32(28):4980-94, 2013doi: 10.1002/sim.5885. 2013.

Chen M, Tong X, Zhu L. A linear transformation model for multivariate interval-censored failure time data. Can J Stat 41(2):275-290, 2013.

Brinkman TM, Zhu L, Zeltzer LK, Recklitis CJ, Kimberg C, Muriel AC, Stovall M, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Krull KR. Longitudinal patterns of psychological distress in adult survivors of childhood cancer. Br J Cancer 2013 (in press).

Green DM, Zhu L, Zhang N, Sklar CA, Ke RW, Kutteh WH, Klosky JL, Spunt SS, Metzger ML, Navid F, Srivastava K, Robison LL, Hudson MM. The utility of plasma concentrations of inhibin B and follicle stimulating hormone for identification of azoospermic survivors of childhood cancer. A report from the St. Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol 31:1324-1328, 2013.

Armstrong GT, Joshi VM, Zhu L, Srivastava D, Zhang N, Ness KK, Stokes DC, Krasin MT, Fowler JA, Robison LL, Hudson MM, Green DM., Increased Tricuspid Regurgitant Jet Velocity by Doppler Echocardiography in Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: A Report From the St Jude Lifetime Cohort Study. J Clin Oncol 2013 (in press).

Zhu L, Zhao H, Tong X, Sun J, Srivastava DK, Leisenring W, Robison LL. Statistical analysis of mixed recurrent event data with application to cancer survivor study. Stat Med 32(11), 2013.

Motosue MM, Zhu L, Srivastava K, Stokes DC, Hudson MM, McPherson V, Srinivasan S, Krasin MJ, Green DM, Spunt SK, Inaba H.Pulmonary function after whole lung irradiation in pediatric patients with solid malignancies. Cancer 118:1450-1456, 2012. PMCID: PMC3233655.

Krull KR, Sabin ND, Reddick WE, Zhu L, Armstrong GT, Green DM, Arevalo AR, Krasin MJ, Srivastava DK, Robison LL, Hudson MM. Neurocognitive Function and CNS Integrity in Adult Survivors of Childhood Hodgkin Lymphoma. J Clin Oncol 30(29):3618-24, 2012. PMID 22949149.

Zhu L, Zhao H, Sun J, Pounds S. Joint Analysis of Longitudinal data and recurrent episodes data with application to medical cost data analysis. Biometrical J 55(1):5-16, 2013.

Zhu L, Zhao H, Sun J, Pounds S. A Conditional Approach for Regression Analysis of Longitudinal Data with Informative Observation Time and Non-negligible Observation Duration. Commun Stat Theory Method 2012 (in press).

Green D, Cox CL, Zhu L, Krull KR, Srivastava DK, Stovall M, Nolan VG, Ness KK, Donaldson SS, Oeffinger KC, Meacham LR, Sklar CA, Armstrong GT, and Robison LL. Risk factors for obesity in adult survivors of childhood cancer: a report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. J Clin Oncol 30(3):246-55, 2012.

Cox CL, Zhu L, Finnegan L, Hudson MM, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Profiling adult childhood cancer survivors: informing tailored care to modify late effects. Psycho-Oncology 21(5):469-78, 2012. doi: 10.1002/pon.3167.

Cox CL, Zhu L, Hudson MM, Steen BD, Robison LL, Oeffinger KC. Survivors Intrapersonal Profiles Predict Participation in Medical Surveillance: The Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Psycho-Oncology 21(5):469-478, 2011.

Batson AK, Lottick NK, Zhu L, Bordes V, Srivastava DK, Zeltzer LK, Robison LL and Krull KR. Predictors of independent living status in adult survivors of childhood cancer: A report from the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 57(7):1197-203, 2011. DOI: 10.1002/pbc.22982.

Krull KR, Khan RB, Ness KK, Ledet D, Zhu L, Pui CH, Howard SC, Srivastava DK, Sabin ND, Hudson MM, Morris EB. Symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in long-term survivors of childhood leukemia. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 57(7):1191-6, 2011. doi: 10.1002/pbc.229942011.

Zhu L, Sun J, Srivastava DK, Tong X, Leisenring W, Zhang H, Robison L. Semiparametric transformation models for joint analysis of multivariate recurrent and terminal events. Stat Med 30(25):3010-23, 2011. doi:10.1002/sim.4306.

Zhu L, Sun J, Tong X, Pounds S. Regression analysis of longitudinal data with informative observation times and application to medical cost data. Stat Med 30(12):1429-40, 2011.

Srinivasan A, Seifried S, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Perkins R, Shenep JL, Bankowski MJ, and Hayden RT. Increasing prevalence of nasal and rectal colonization with Methcillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in children with cancer. Pediatric Blood Cancer 55(7):1317-22, 2010.

Zhu L, Sun J, Tong X, Srivastava DK. Regression analysis of multivariate recurrent event data with a dependent terminal event. Lifetime Data Analysis 16(4):478-90, 2010.

Srinivasan A, Seifried S, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Flynn PM, Bankowski MJ, Shenep JL, Hayden RT. Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia in pediatric patients with cancer. Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal 29(2):172-4, 2010.

Srinivasan A, Seifried S, Zhu L, Bitar W, Srivastava DK, Shenep JL, Bankowski MJ, Flynn PM, Hayden RT. Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus infections in children and young adults infected with HIV. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses 25(12):1219-1224, 2009.

Srinivasan A, Seifried S, Zhu L, Srivastava DK, Flynn PM, Shenep JL, Bankowski MJ, Hayden RT. Panton-Valentine Leukocidin positive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections in children with cancer. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 53(7):1216-20, 2009.

Zhu L, Sun J, Wood P. Statistical methods for the analysis of alcohol and drug use for young adults. Journal of Data Science 7:469-485, 2009.

Sun L, Zhu L, Sun J. Regression analysis of multivariate recurrent event data with time-varying covariate effects. Journal of Multivariate Analysis 100:2214-2223, 2009.

Tong X, Zhu L, Sun J. Variable selection of recurrent event data by nonconcave penalized estimating equation. Lifetime Data Analysis 15:197-215, 2009.

Zhu L, Tong X, Sun J. A transformation approach for the analysis of interval-censored failure time data. Lifetime Data Analysis 14:115-230, 2008.

Last update: July 2014