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Xin Ming Tu, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 630
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-0413
Fax: (585) 273-1031

Research Bio

Xin Tu (Ph.D.) is Professor of Biostatistics and Psychiatry in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology and Department of Psychiatry. He is the Director of the Statistical Consulting Center and the Director of the Psychiatric Statistics Division within the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology.
Dr. Tu has done important work in the areas of U-statistics, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis with interval censoring and truncation, and pooled testing, and has successfully applied his novel development to addressing important methodological problems in HIV/AIDS, mental health and psychosocial research.

In recent years, he and his group have been focusing on issues arising in research on accuracy of proxy outcomes, causal effect from group-based psychosocial interventions and observational longitudinal data, and intervention pathways (mechanism of action) as well as interplay between biological, behavioral and societal factors in the study of disease etiology and treatment.
Dr. Tu has co-authored a book entitled: Modern Applied U-Statistics, six book chapters, over ninety peer-reviewed publications and numerous conference abstracts. He has mentored two Ph.D., one postdoctoral and numerous Master-level students in biostatistics. The Ph.D. and postdoctoral students all have successfully secured faculty positions at major research universities including the Johns Hopkins University. He is currently mentoring two post-doctoral and three pre-doctoral students.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Received recognition of AIDS research in one of the feature articles in the PittMagazine January 1998 issue 1998
Outstanding faculty at the 1996 Honors Convocation of the University of Pittsburgh 1996
Recipient of a First Independent Research Support and Transition Award (R29) from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NAID) Award No. 1 R29 AI 36627 1995
Recipient of a 1994 Small Research Program award from the Central Research Development Fund of the University of Pittsburgh 1994
Recipient of a 1991-1992 third term research grant awarded by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of University of Pittsburgh 1992
Recipient of the 1989 Summer Research Conference on Statistics (SRCOS) travel expenses award 1989
Recipient of the 1989 Duke University Graduate Student's travel expenses award 1989

Recent Journal Articles

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Talbot, N.L.; Chaudron, L.; Ward, E.A.; Duberstein, P.R.; Conwell, Y.; O'Hara, M.; Tu, X.; Lu, N.; He, H. "A Randomized Effectiveness Trial of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed Women with Sexual Abuse Historieseatment of depressed women with histories of childhood sexual abuse". Psychiatric Services. 2011; .
Conner, K.R.; Gunzler, D.; Tang, W.; Tu, X.; Maisto, S. "Test of a Clinical Model of Drinking and Suicidal Risk". Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2011; 35(1): 60-68. Link
Knox, K.L.; Pflanz, S.; Talcott, G.W.; Campise, R.L.; Lavigne, J.F.; Bajorska, A.; Tu, X.; Caine, E.D. "The Air Force Suicide Prevention Program: Implications for Public Health Policy". American Journal of Public Health. 2010; 100(12): 2457-2463. Link
Zhang, J.; Wieczorek, W.; Conwell, Y.; Tu, X.M.; Wu, B.Y.W.; Xiao, S.; Jia, C. "Characteristics of young rural Chinese suicides: a psychological autopsy study". Psychological Medicine. 2010; 40(4): 581-589.
Ma, Y.; Tang, W.; Yu, Q.; Tu, X.M. "Modeling Concordance Correlation Coefficient for Longitudinal Study Data". Psychometrika. 2010; 75(1): 99-119. Link

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Research (SMD)


PhD | Statistics | Duke University1989
MA | Statistics | Duke University1986
BS | Mathematics | China - Non-Medical School1982

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health 1992