Bo Lu, PhD

Associate Professor
Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science

Phone: 614-247-7913

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

Research Interests

Causal Inference, Observational Study, Propensity Score Adjustment with complex designs, Optimal Matching
Survey sampling methodology, Small Area Estimation, Large population survey analysis
Statistical methods for observational studies in population health, health outcome research and social sciences


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

Selected Publications

Li Z., Xu X., and Lu B. “Small Area Estimation Strategies for Large Population Surveys: A Comparison of Design and Model Based Methods”, 2016, accepted by Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation.

Shi J., Lu B., Wheeler K., and Xiang H. “Assessment of Unmeasured Confounding in Observational Studies with Multiple Treatment Arms: Comparing the ED Mortality of Severe Trauma Patients by Trauma Center Level”, Epidemiology, 2016, 27(5): 624-632. PMID: 27276025.

Zhu H. and Lu B. “Multiple comparison for survival data with propensity score adjustment”, Computational Statistics and Data Analysis, 2015, 86: 42-51.

Mihai G., Varghese J., Kampfrath T., Gushchina L., Deiuliis J., Hafer L., Maiseyeu A., Simonetti O., Lu B., and Rajagopalan S. “Aliskiren effect on Plaque Progression In Established Atherosclerosis using high Resolution 3D MRI(ALPINE): A Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial”, Journal of the American Heart Association, 2015, 41(1): 202-212.

Hade E. and Lu B. “Bias Associated with Using Estimated Propensity Score as a Regression Covariate”, Statistics in Medicine, 2014, 33: 74-87. PMC4004383

Lu B. and Gatsonis C. “Efficiency of Study Designs in Diagnostic Randomized Clinical Trials”, Statistics in Medicine, 2013, 32:1451-1466. PMC3600406

Lu B., Qian Z., Cunningham A., and Li C. “Estimating the Effect of Premarital Cohabitation on Timing of Marital Disruption: Using Propensity Score Matching in Event History Analysis”, Sociological Methods and Research, 2012, 41(3): 440-466

Price J., Shi J., Lu B., Smith G., Stallones L., Wheeler K. and Xiang H. “Non-occupatinoal and Occupational Injuries to U.S. Workers with Disability”, American Journal of Public Health, 2012, 102: e38-e46.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Lu B. “Propensity Score Matching with Time Dependent Covariates”, Biometrics, 2005; 61: 721-728.

Lu B., Rosenbaum P. “Optimal Pair Matching with Two Control Groups”, Journal of Computational and Graphical Statistics, 2004; 13: 422-434.

Greevy R., Lu B., Silber, J. and Rosenbaum, P. “Optimal Multivariate Matching Before Randomization: An Algorithm and a Case-Study”, Biostatistics, 2004; 5: 263-275.

Lu B., Zanutto E., Hornik R., Rosenbaum P. “Matching with Doses in an Observational Study of a Media Campaign against Drug Abuse”, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 2001; 96: 1245-1253.

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