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Tongtong Wu, Ph.D.

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Office: (585) 276-6858

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Dr. Tong Tong Wu is a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology (DBCB) at the University of Rochester. She is the Director of the M.A. in Statistics and M.S. in Medical Statistics programs in DBCB. She is also the Biostatistics Unit Leader in Core E (Biostatistics, Bioinformatics and Computational Biology) of Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) at UofR. She has been serving as an Associate Editor for the Annals of Applied Statistics since 2012.

Dr. 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 for about a year. She started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Maryland, College Park in 2007 and had been working at UMD for six years before moving to UofR in 2013.

As a biostatistician, Dr. Wu has interests in 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. Dr. Wu was a co-Principal Investigator for a multi-site, collaborative NSF grant and a co-Principal Investigator for an NIH R21 grant. She has also served as a co-Investigator for many NIH funded R01 and R21 projects, as she directed and supervised the biostatistical aspects of those studies.


Journal Articles

Xiao J, Huang X, Alkhers N, Alzamil H, Alzoubi S, Wu TT, Castillo DA, Campbell F, Davis J, Herzog K, Billings R, Kopycka-Kedzierawski DT, Hajishengallis E, Koo H. "Candida albicans and Early Childhood Caries: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis." Caries research.. 2018 52(1-2):102-112. Epub 2017 Dec 21.

Groth SW, LaLonde A, Wu T, Fernandez ID. "Obesity candidate genes, gestational weight gain, and body weight changes in pregnant women." Nutrition.. 2017 Dec 2; 48:61-66. Epub 2017 Dec 02.

Wang B, Wang HW, Guo H, Anderson E, Tang Q, Wu T, Falola R, Smith T, Andrews PM, Chen Y. "Optical coherence tomography and computer-aided diagnosis of a murine model of chronic kidney disease." Journal of biomedical optics.. 2017 Dec 0; 22(12):1-11.

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Statistical Analysis of High-Dimensional Data for Pancreatic Cancer
Book Title: Molecular Diagnostics and Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer: Systems and Network Biology Approaches
Author List: Gong, H.*, Wu, T.T.*$, and Clarke, E. (*: joint first authors) ($: corresponding author)
Published By: Elsevier Academic Press2014