Bo Lu, PhD

Bo Lu


College of Public Health

Academic Title

Assoc Professor

Research Program

Cancer Control

Research Interest

Epilepsy ● Occupational Injuries ● Wounds and Injuries ● Hip Fractures ● Atherosclerosis ● Sepsis ● Substance-Related Disorders ● Cardiovascular Diseases ● Insulin Resistance

As a member of the OSUCCC – James Cancer Control Program, Bo Lu, PhD, brings a statistical perspective, as his research focuses on the methodology of health-outcome research. His work includes evaluating the causal effect in observation data and propensity score adjustment for non-randomized studies with complex design. He also studies the design and analysis of survey sampling and statistical models for missing data.

In addition, he was the protocol statistician for large cancer diagnostic trials, including the National Lung Screening Trial. Recently, he was the director of the measurement and analysis core and biostatistician for a center grant on reducing cervical cancer in Appalachia.

Dr. Lu has co-authored more than 80 articles in well-respected publications, including American Journal of Public Health, Cancer Research, Circulation and Nicotine & Tobacco Research. He has served as PI for multiple grants from NIH and AHRQ.

He also has shared his work in dozens of presentations to international gatherings, including the American Public Health Association meeting, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Global Symposium of Innovation in Trauma Research Methods and the International Conference on Health Policy Statistics.

Office Location

244 Cunz Hall

1841 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210




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