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Tong Tong Wu, PhD

Tongtong WuAssociate Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Director, M.A. in Statistics and M.S. in Medical Statistics Programs
Ph.D. (2006) University of California, Los Angeles

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 4141
Phone: (585) 276-6858
Fax: (585) 273-1031


Research Interests

As a biostatistician, Dr. Tong Tong Wu’s research interests include high-dimensional data analysis, survival analysis, machine learning, computational statistics, and computational biology and statistical genetics. She is also interested in statistical applications and collaborations in various health, medical, and scientific areas, such as cancer, HIV, epidemiology, psychology, and medical engineering.

Selected Publications

(*: joint first or senior authors; $: corresponding author; **: advisee/trainee of Dr. Wu)

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Statistical Papers

Collaborative Papers

  • Xiao, J., Fogarty, C., Wu, T.T.#, Alkhers, N., Zeng, Y., Thomas, M., Youssef, M., Wang, L., Cowens, L., Abdelsalam, H., and Nikitkova, A. (2019) Oral health and Candida carriage in socioeconomically disadvantaged US pregnant women. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, Volume 19, 480.
  • Meng, Y., Wu, T.T., Billings, R., Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.T., and Xiao, J. (2019) Human genes influence the interaction between Streptococcus mutans and host caries susceptibility: a genome-wide association study in children with primary dentition. International Journal of Oral Science, 11(2):19.
  • Krieger, N.S., Asplin, J., Granja, I., Ramos, F.M., Flotteron, C., Chen, L., Wu, T.T.#, Grynpas, M., and Bushinsky, D.A. (2019) Chlorthalidone Is Superior to Potassium Citrate in Reducing Calcium Phosphate Stones and Increasing Bone Quality in Hypercalciuric Stone-Forming Rats. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Volume 30(7), 1163-1173.
  • Chen,W., Fitzpatrick, J., Monroy-Trujillo, J., Sozio, S., Jaar, B., Estrella, M.,Wu, T.T.#, Melamed, M., Parekh, R., and Bushinsky, D.A. (2019) Diabetes Mellitus Modifies the Associations of Serum Magnesium Concentration with Arterial Calcification and Stiffness in Incident Hemodialysis Patients. Kidney International Reports, Volume 4(6), 1794-1821.
  • Konkel, B., Lavin, C., Wu, T.T.#, Anderson, E., Iwamoto, A., Rashid, H., Gaitian, B., Boones, J., Cooper, M., Abrams, P., Gilbert, A., Tang, Q., Levi, M., Fujimoto, J.G., Andrews, P., and Chen, Y. Fully automated analysis of OCT imaging of human kidneys for prediction of post-transplant function. Biomedical Optics Express, accepted.
  • Young, D.R., Sidell, M., Koebnick, C., Saksvig, B.I., Mohan, Y., Cohen, D., and Wu, T.T.#* (2019) Longitudinal Sedentary Time among Females from Ages 17 to 23 Years. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Volume 56(4), 540-547.
  • Xiao, J., Alkhers, N., Kopycka-Kedzierawski, D.T., Billings, R., Wu, T.T.#, Castillo, D., Rasubala, L., Malmstrom, H., Ren, Y., and Eliav, E. (2019) Prenatal Oral Health Care and Early Childhood Caries Prevention: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Caries Research, Volume 53(4), 411-421.
  • Young, D.R., Cohen, D., Koebnick, C., Mohan, Y., Saksvig, B.I., Sidell, M., and Wu, T.T.#* (2018) Longitudinal Associations of Physical Activity Among Females from Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Journal of Adolescent Health, Volume 63, 466--473.
  • Chen, W., Anokhina, V., Miller, B., Dieudonne, G., Abramowitz, M.K., Kashyap, R., Yan, C., Wu, T.T., Bentley, K., and Bushinsky, D.A. (2018) Patients with Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease and Vascular Calcification Have a Large Hydrodynamic Radius of Secondary Calciprotein Particles. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 1-9.
  • Groth, S.W., LaLonde, A.**, Wu, T.T., and Fernandez, I.D. (2018) Obesity candidate genes, gestational weight gain and body weight changes in pregnant women. Nutrition, Volume 48, 61-66.
  • Jaworski, J.P., Bryk, P., Brower, Z., Zheng, B., Hessell, A.J., Rosenberg, A.F., Wu, T.T., Sanz, I., Keefer, M.C., Haigwood, N.L., and Kobie, J.J. (2017) Pre-Existing Neutralizing Antibody Mitigates B cell Dysregulation and Enhances the Env-Specific Antibody Response  in SHIV-Infected Rhesus Macaques. PLoS One, 12(2):e0172524.
  • Abu-Farsakh, S., Wu, T.T., Lalonde, A.**, Sun, J., and Zhou, Z. (2017) High expression of the Claudin-2 in esophageal carcinoma and precancerous lesions is significantly associated with the bile salt receptors VDR and TGR5. BMC Gastroenterology, 17:33.