Bo Lu, PhD

Associate Professor
Biostatistics
Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science

Phone: 614-247-7913
Email: lu.232@osu.edu

1841 Neil Ave.
244 Cunz Hall
Columbus, OH, 43210

Research Interests

Causal Inference in Observational Data, Propensity Score adjustment
Survey Sampling Methodology
Health Outcome Research

Education

Ph.D. , Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
M.A., Statistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1999
B.S., Probability and Statistics, Peking University, 1997

Selected Publications

Lu B. and Elliot J. "Beyond seizures and medications: Normal activity limitations, social support and mental health in epilepsy", Epilepsia, 2012, 53(2): e25-28.

Lu B., Greevy R., Xu X., and Beck C. "Optimal Nonbipartite Matching and its Statistical Applications", The American Statistician, 2011, 65(1):21-30

Elliott J., Charyton C., Sprangers P., Lu B. and Moore L. "The impact of marriage and social support on life satisfaction in persons with active epilepsy", Epilepsy and Behavior, 2011, 20: 533-538.

Frank R., Akresh I. and Lu B. "Latino Immigrants and the U.S. Racial Order: How and Where Do They Fit In?", American Sociological Review, 2010, 75(3): 378-401.

Dembe A., Lu B., and Sieck C. "Predictors of Health Plan Satisfaction among Employees in an Academic Setting", American Journal of Medical Quality, 2010, 25(4):274-84.

Grassi M., Enea D., Ferketich A., Lu B. and Nencini P. "A Smoking Ban in Public Places Increases the Efficacy of Bupropion and Counseling on Cessation Outcomes at One Year", Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2009, 11: 1114-1121.

Elliott J., Lu B., Shneker B., Charyton C.and Moore L. Co-morbidity, health screening and quality of life among persons with a history of epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior. 14:2009. 125-129.Grassi MC, Enea D, Ferketich AK, Lu B, Nencini P. A smoking ban in public places increases the efficacy of bupropion and counseling in increasing the one year abstinence from smoking. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 11: 2009. 1114-1121.

Monaco G., Lu B., Wood M. Impact of the National History Day in Ohio program on students’ performances: Pilot Evaluation Project. Journal of Museum Education. 34(4):2009. 79-96.

Moore L., Elliott J., Lu B., Klatte E. and Charyton C. Serious psychological distress among persons with epilepsy based on the 2005 California Health Interview Survey. Epilepsia. 50(5):2009. 1077-1084.

Elliott J., Charyton C., Lu B. and Moore L. Serious psychological distress in persons with epilepsy in poverty. Seizure: European Journal of Epilepsy. 18:2009. 332-338.

Sun Q., Yue P., Deiuliis J., Lumeng C., Kampfrath T., Mikolaj M., Cai Y., Ostrowski M., Lu B., Parthasarathy S., Brook R., Moffatt-Bruce S., Chen L. and Rajagopalan S. Ambient Air Pollution Exaggerates Adipose Inflammation and Insulin Resistance in a Mouse Model of Diet Induced Obesity. Circulation. 119:2009. 492-494.

Elliott J., Lu B., Shneker B., Moore L. and McAuley J. The impact of ‘social determinants of health’ on persons with epilepsy. Epilepsy Research. 84:2009. 135-145.

Charyton C., Elliott J., Lu B. and Moore L. The impact of social support on health related quality of life in persons with epilepsy. Epilepsy and Behavior. 16:2009. 640-645.

Shumway B., Kresty L., Larsen P., Zwick J., Lu B., Fields H., Mumper R., Stoner G., Mallery S. "Effects of a topically applied bioadhesive berry gel on loss of heterozygosity indices in premalignant oral lesions", Clinical Cancer Research, 2008; 14: 2421-2430.

Mallery S., Zwick J., Pei P., Tong M., Larsen P., Shumway B., Lu B., Fields H., Mumper R. and Stoner G. "Topical application of a bioadhesive black raspberry gel modulates gene expression and reduces proinflammatory proteins in human premalignant oral lesions", Cancer Research, 2008; 68: 4945-4957.

Elliott J., Lu B., Moore L., McAuley J. and Long L."Exercise, diet, health behavior, and risk factors among persons with epilepsy in California based on the California Health Interview Survey, 2005", Epilepsy and Behavior, 2008; 13: 307-315.

Sun Q., Yue P., Kirk R., Wang A., Moatti D., Jin X., Lu B., Schecter A., Lippmann M., Chen L., Rajagopalan S. "Ambient Air Particulate Matter Exposure and Tissue Factor Expression in Atherosclerosis", Inhalation Toxicology, 2008; Volume 20, Issue 2: 127-137.

Elliott J., Moore, L. and Lu B. "Health status and behavioral risk factors among persons with epilepsy in Ohio based on the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System", Epilepsy and Behavior, 2008; 12: 434-444.

Lu, B. and Duijn, M. "Reducing Selection Bias using Propensity Score Matching", Proceedings of Academy Colloquium "Advising on Research Methods" by Netherlands Royal Academy of Art and Science (editor reviewed), 2007, to appear.

Sun Q., Yue P., Kirk R., Wang A., Moatti D., Jin X., Lu B., Schecter A., Lippmann M., Chen L., Rajagopalan S. "Ambient Air Particulate Matter Exposure and Tissue Factor Expression in Atherosclerosis", 2007, accepted by Inhalation Toxicology.

Elliott J., Moore, L. and Lu B. "Health status and behavioral risk factors among persons with epilepsy in Ohio based on the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System", 2007, accepted by Epilepsy and Behavior.

O’Brien J., Lu B., Ali N., Martin G., Aberegg S., Marsh L., Lemeshow S., Douglas I. "Chronic alcohol abuse (CAA) is independently associated with sepsis, septic shock and hospital mortality among adult intensive care unit patients", Critical Care Medicine, 2007; 32(5): 345-350.

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