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Tong Tong Wu, PhD

Tongtong WuAssociate Professor of Biostatistics and Computational Biology
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 4169
Phone: (585) 276-6858
Fax: (585) 273-1031


Research Interests

Dr. Tong Tong Wu received her Ph.D. in Biostatistics from the Department of Biostatistics, UCLA School of Public Health in 2006. She then held a postdoctoral researcher position in the Department of Human Genetics, UCLA when visiting the Department of Statistics at Stanford University. Dr. Wu started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2007 and moved to the University of Rochester in 2013. She is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at the UR Medical Center.

As a biostatistician, Dr. Wu’s research interests in statistical methodology development include

  • High-dimensional data analysis
  • Survival analysis
  • Machine learning
  • Computational statistics
  • Computational biology and statistical genetics
  • Longitudinal data analysis

She has extensive experiences in collaborating with researchers in various fields. Specifically, she has worked on cancer, HIV, disease diagnosis, epidemiology, adolescent health, physical activities and diet, cardiovascular disease, health intervention, pain, medical devices, and genetics. Dr. Wu has served as a co-PI of a collaborative $10 million grant from NSF and co-I for over 10 NIH funded P20, R01, and R21 projects as she designs and directs the biostatistical aspects of those studies.

Selected Publications

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

Book Chapters

  • Gong, H.*, Wu, T.T.*$, and Clarke, E. (2014) (*: joint first authors) Statistical Analysis of High-Dimensional Data for Pancreatic Cancer. In Azmi, A (Ed.), Molecular Diagnostics and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: Systems and Network Biology Approaches (Chapter 20). Elsevier Academic Press.

Statistical Methodology Papers

Collaborative Papers