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Hua He, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biostatistics
Ph.D. (2007) University of Rochester

Contact Information

University of Rochester
Dept of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
265 Crittenden Boulevard, CU 420630 
Rochester, New York 14642-0630
Office: Saunders Research Building 4206
Phone: (585) 276-4129
Fax: (585) 273-1031

Data and Programming for Applied Categorical and Count Data Analysis

Research Interests

  • Receiver operating characteristic analysis
  • Nonparametric curve estimation
  • Longitudinal data analysis
  • Psychosocial and behavior statistics
  • Causal inference
  • Analysis of missing data

Selected Publications

  • He H. and Huang L.-S., Double-Smoothing for Bias Reduction in Local Linear Regression (2009). Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 139(3):1056-1072, doi: 10.1016/j.jspi.2008.06.011.
  • He H., Lyness J.M., and McDermott M.P. (2009). Direct Estimation of the Area Under the Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve in the Presence of Verification Bias, Statistics in Medicine, 28(3):361-376, PMCID: PMC2626141.
  • Lu N., Tang W., He H., Yu Q., Crits-Christoph P.C., and Tu, X.M (2009). On the Impact of Parametric Assumptions and Robust Alternatives for Longitudinal Data Analysis, Biometrical Journal, 51(4):627-643, doi: 10.1002/bimj.200800186, PMCID: PMC2875790
  • King D., Lyness J., Duberstein P., He H., Tu X., and Seaburn D. (2007). Religious Involvement and Depression in Primary Care Elders, Psychological Medicine, 37(12):1807-1815.
  • Elder A., Yang H., Gwiazda R., Teng X.W., Thurston S., He H., and Oberdörster G. (2007). Testing Nanomaterials of Unknown Toxicity: An Example Based on Platinum Nanoparticles of Different Shapes, Advanced Materials, 19(20):3124-3129.
  • Goldenberg F., Vyas A., Hall WJ., Wang HY., He H., Zareba W., McNitt S., Andrews M.L., and Moss A.J. (2008). Risk Stratification for Primary Implantation of a Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Patients with Ischemic Left Ventricular Dysfunction, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 51(3):288-296.
  • Schiavenato M., Byers J.F., Scovanner P., McMahon J.M., Xia Y.L., Lu N., He H. (2008). Neonatal Pain Facial Expression: Evaluating the Primal Face of Pain, Pain, 138(2):460-471, doi: 10,1016/j.pain.2008.07.009.
  • Blyth B.J., Farhavar A., Gee C., Hawthorn B., He H., Nayak A., Stocklein V., Bazarian J.J., Validation of Serum Markers for Blood Brain Barrier Disruption in Traumatic Brain Injury (2009). Journal of Neurotrauma, 26(9): 1497-1507, doi: 10.1089/neu.2008-0738, PMCID:  PMC2822805.
  • Ingersoll G., Wasilewski A., Haller M., Pandya K., Bennett J., He H., Hoffmire C., and Berry C. (2009). Effect of Concord Grape Juice on Chemotherapy-induced Nausea and Vomiting: Results of a Pilot Study, Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(2):213-221, doi: 10.1188/10.ONF.213-221.   PMID: 20189927 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  • Cort N.A., Cerulli C., LeVant C., Michalski J., and He H. (2010). Investigating Health Disparities and Disproportionality in Child Maltreatment Reporting:  2002-2006, Journal of Public Health Management & Practice, 16(4):329-336. PMCID: PMC2914097 Available 7/1/11
  • Padela A.I., Schneider S.M., He H., Ali Z., and Richardson T.M. (2010). Patient Choice of Provider Type in the ED: Perceptions and Factors Relating to Accommodation of Requests for Care Providers, Emergency Medicine Journal, 27(6):465-469,
  • Bazarian J., Blyth B., Mookerjee S., He H., and McDermott M. (2010). Sex Difference in Outcome after Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, Journal of Neurotrauma, 27(3):527-539, doi:10.1089/neu.2009.1068 PMCID: PMC2867588 [Available on 2011/3/1]
  • Richardson T., Simning A., He H., and Conwell Y. (2011). Anxiety and Its Correlates Among Older Adults Accessing Aging Services, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 26(1):31-38 DOI:  10.1002/gps.2474, PMCID: PMC3005537 [Available on 2012/1/1]
  • Richardson T., He H., Podgorski C., Tu X., and Conwell Y. (2010). Screening for Depression in Aging Services Clients, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 18(2):1116-1123 10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181dd1c26. PMCID: PMC2992075 [Available on 2011/12/1]
  • Cerulli C., Cerulli J., Santos E., Lu N., He H., Johnson K.A., White A.M., and Tu X. (2010). Does the Health Status of Intimate Partner Violence Victims Warrant Pharmacies as Portals for Public Health Promotion, Journal of the American Pharmacist Association, 50(2):200-206.
  • Cross W., Cerulli C., Richards H., He H., Herrmann J., and Cole V. (2010). Predicting Dissemination of a Disaster Mental Health ”Train-the-trainer” Program, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, 4:339-343; doi:10.1001/dmp.2010.6
  • Bossarte R.M., He H., Claassen C.A., Knox K., and Tu X.M. (2010). Development and Validation of a Six Day Standard for the Identification of Frequent Mental Distress, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, DOI:  10.1997/s00127-010-0204-4. In press. PMID: 20401465 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Britton P.C., Bossarte R., Lu N., He H., Currier G., Crilly J., Richardson T., Tu X.M., and Knox K. (2010). Prevalence, correlates, and symptom profiles of depression among men with a history of military service, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, DOI: 10.1007/s00127-010-0226-y PMID: 20652680 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
  • Boyle L., Richardson T., He H., Xia Y., Tu X., Boustani M., and Conwell, Y. (2010). How Do the PHQ-2 and the PHQ-9 Perform in Aging Services Clients with Cognitive Impairment? International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, in press. DOI:10.1002/gps.2632
  • Gamble S.T., Smith P.N., Poleshuck E.L., He H., and Talbot N.L. (2010). Domain-Specific Social Functioning Improvements during Treatment of Depressed Women with Histories of Childhood Sexual Abuse, Journal of Affective Disorders, doi:10.1016/j.jad.2010.10.016