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Naiji Lu, PhD

Research Assistant Professor
Ph.D. University of Rochester

Contact Information

University of Rochester
Dept of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
601 Elmwood Avenue Box 630
Rochester, New York 14642
Office: Saunders Research Building 4240
Phone: (585) 276-3946
Fax: (585) 273-1031
E-mail: Naiji_Lu(at)

Research Interest

  • Longitudinal Data Analysis and U-statistics
  • Survival Analysis
  • Nonparametric and Semiparametric Regression
  • Spatial and Network Analysis

Selected Reference

  • Lu, N., Tang, W., He, H., Yu, Q., Crits-Christoph, P., Hui, Z. and Tu, X.M. (2009). On the impact of parametric assumptions and robust alternatives for longitudinal data analysis. Biometrical Journal.51,4:627-643.
  • Schiavenatoa,M., Byersb, J., Scovannerc, P., McMahona, J., Xia. Y. , Lu, N., He, H. (2008). Neonatal pain facial expression: Evaluating the primal face of pain. Pain. 138, 2:460-471.
  • Jungquist, C.R., Chris O, Matteson-Rusby, S., Smith M., Pigeon, W., Xia, Y., Lu, N., Perlis, M. (2010). The Efficacy of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Patients with Chronic Pain. Sleep Medicine. 11:302-309.
  • Pigeon, W., May, P., Perlis, M., Ward, E., Lu, N., Talbot, N. (2009). The effect of Interpersonal Therapy for Depression on Insomnia Symptoms in a Cohort of Women with Sexual Abuse Histories. Journal of Traumatic Stress. 22,6:634-638.
  • Grabovich, A., Lu, N., Tang,W., Tu, X., Lyness,J. (2010). Outcomes of Subsyndromal Depression in Older Primary Care Patients. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 18(3):227-235.
  • VMB Silenzio, PR Duberstein, Wan, T., Lu, N., Tu, X, Homan CM. (2009) Connecting the invisible dots: Reaching lesbian, gay, and bisexual adolescents and young adults at risk for suicide through online social networks. Social Science and Medicine, 69(3):469-474. [PubMed ID: 19540641]
  • Cerulli, C., Cerulli, J., Santos, E., Lu, N., He, H., Johnson, K.A., White, A.M., Tu, X. (2010) Does the Health Status of Intimate Partner Violence Victims Warrant Pharmacies as Portals for Public Health Awareness, Advocacy and Facilitation. Journal of the American Pharmacist Association. 50(2):200-6.
  • Santos, E.J., Cerulli, C,, Johnson, K.A., Lu, N., Tu, X., Conwell, Y. (2008) Elder Mistreatment: A Community Survey. The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 16:3 (S1) A82-83.
  • Santos EJ, Cerulli C., Johnson K.A., Lu N, Tu X, Conwell Y. (2008) A Community Survey of Elder Mistreatment. The Gerontologist, 48(S1), S250.
  • Britton, P.C., Bossarte, R., Lu, N., He, H., Currier, G., Crilly, J., Richardson, T., Tu, X.M., Knox, K.(2010) Prevalence, correlates, and symptom profiles of depression among men with a history of military service. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 45(6):621-629

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