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

Useful Statistical software and codes