Minggen Lu, Ph.D.

Professor
Minggen Lu

Summary

Lu's research areas include statistical methodology and its application in public health and biomedical sciences with focus on non-/semi-parametric regression, high-dimension data, large number theory, panel count data, survival data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, statistical computing, and statistical methods in epidemiology. In addition to active novel statistical methodology research, he has also engaged in collaborating with nationally and internationally recognized scholars in the areas of clinic medicine, nursing, opioid overdose, adolescent sexual behavior, nutrition and sports medicine.

Publications

In Press

  • Lu, M., Liu, Y., & Li, C. S. (2019+). Efficient estimation of a linear transformation model for current status data via penalized splines. Statistical methods in medical research.
  • Wagner, K. D., Oman, R. F., Smith, K. P., Harding, R. W., Dawkins, A. D., Lu, M., ... & Roget, N. A. (2019+). "Another tool for the tool box? I'll take it!": Feasibility and acceptability of mobile recovery outreach teams (MROT) for opioid overdose patients in the emergency room. Journal of substance abuse treatment.
  • Catapano, J. S., Chapman, A. J., Dull, M., Abbatematteo, J. M., Horner, L. P., Godzik, J., Brigeman, S., Morgan, D. C., Whiting, A. C., Lu, M., Zabramski, J. M., & Fraser, D. R. (2019+). Association of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors with Increased Mortality Among Patients with Isolated Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Neurocritical care.
  • Lensch, T.*, Clements-Nolle, K. D., Oman, R., & Lu, M. (2019+). A longitudinal study of the protective influence of youth assets on juvenile arrest. Journal of Public Health.

2019

  • Oman, R. F., Lensch, T., Amroussia, N., Clements-Nolle, K., Lu, M., & Yang, Y. (2019). The Revised Youth Asset Survey (YAS-R). American Journal of Health Promotion, 33(5), 768-773.
  • Lensch, T., Clements-Nolle, K., Oman, R. F., Lu, M., & Dominguez, A. (2019). Prospective impact of individual, family and community youth assets on adolescent suicide ideation. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 73(3), 219-224.
  • Tung, W. C., Granner, M., Lu, M., & Sohn, J. (2019). Demographics, self-efficacy, benefits/barriers, stages of adopting pap testing among Korean American women. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 39(4), 510-515.
  • Smith-Gagen, J., White, L. L., Santos, A., Hasty, S. M., Tung, W. C., & Lu, M. (2019). Scope-of-practice laws and expanded health services: the case of underserved women and advanced cervical cancer diagnoses. Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, 73(3), 278-284.
  • Clements-Nolle, K., Oman, R. F., Lu, M., Lensch, T., & Moser, L. (2019). Youth assets and alcohol-related problems among male and female youth: results from a longitudinal cohort study. Preventive medicine, 123, 192-196.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., Qiu, X., & Ervin, S. (2019). Human papillomavirus knowledge, attitudes, and vaccination among Chinese college students in the United States. Vaccine, 37(24), 3199-3204.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., Granner, M., McDonough, J., & Ervin, S. (2019). Exploration of factors associated with perceived barriers to cervical cancer screening among Chinese American women. Journal of Public Health and Emergency, 3, 1-7

2018

  • Catapano, J. S., Chapman, A. J., Farber, S. H., Horner, L. P., Morgan, C., Brigeman, S., Hendricks, B., Lu, M., & Fraser, D. R. (2018). Treadmill associated head injuries on the rise: an 18 year review of US emergency room visits. Brain injury, 32(6), 800-803.
  • Lu, M., & McMahan, C. S. (2018). A partially linear proportional hazards model for current status data. Biometrics, 74(4), 1240-1249.
  • Li, C. S., & Lu, M. (2018). A lack-of-fit test for generalized linear models via single-index techniques. Computational Statistics, 33(2), 731-756.
  • Oman, R., Vesely, S., Green, J., Clements-Nolle, K. D., & Lu, M. (2018). Effects of a teen pregnancy prevention intervention on youth living in group care homes: Results of a cluster randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Public Health, 108(S1), S38-S44.
  • Oman, R. F., Clements-Nolle, K., Lu, M., & Lensch, T. (2018). An Investigation of Youth Assets and Physical Activity and BMI Using a Longitudinal Cohort Design. American Journal of Health Promotion, 32(8), 1751-1754.
  • Lu, M., Lu, T., & Li, C. S. (2018). Efficient estimation of partially linear additive Cox model under monotonicity constraint. Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference, 192(1), 18-34.
  • Green, J., Oman, R. F., Lu, M., & Fluhr, J. (2018). Impact of an intervention on teenage oral sex and dual contraceptive use. Health Behavior and Policy Review, 5(1), 47-56.
  • Lu, M. (2018). Spline-based quasi-likelihood estimation of mixed Poisson regression with single-index models. Metrika, 81(1), 1-17.

2017

  • Lu, M., & Li, C. S. (2017). Penalized estimation for proportional hazards model with current status data. Statistics in Medicine, 36 (30), 4893-4907.
  • Lu, M. (2017). Efficient estimation of quasi-likelihood models using B-splines. Annals of Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 36 (5), 1099-1127.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., Granner, M., & Sohn, J. (2017). Assessing perceived benefits/barriers and self-efficacy for cervical cancer screening among Korean American women. Health Care for Women International, 38(9), 1-11.
  • Green, J., Oman, R. F., Lu, M., & Clements-Nolle, K. D. (2017). Long-term improvements in knowledge and psychosocial factors of a teen pregnancy prevention intervention implemented in group homes. Journal of Adolescent Health, 60(6), 698-705.
  • Tung, W. C., Granner, M., Lu, M., & Qiu, X. (2017). Predictors of cervical cancer screening for Chinese American women. European Journal of Cancer Care, 26(4), e12552.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., & Granner, M. (2017). Perceived benefits and barriers of cervical cancer screening among Chinese American women. Oncology Nursing Forum, 44(2), 247-254.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., Rull, R., & Yang, W. (2017). Pilot test results of a video-based HIV intervention for Chinese college students in the United States. Journal of Public Health and Emergency, 1(83), 1-8.
  • Catapano, J. S., Chapman, A. J., Horner, L. P., Lu, M., Fraser, D. R., & Fildes, J. J. (2017). Pre-injury polypharmacy predicts mortality in isolated severe traumatic brain injury patients. The American Journal of Surgery, 213(6), 1104-1108.

2016

  • Mcphillamy, A., Moody, A., Gurnea, T., Kurnik, C., & Lu, M. (2016). The Clinical and economic impact of generic locking plate utilization at a level II trauma center. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 30(12), S32-S36.
  • Dai, H., Lu, S., Tang, X., Lu, M., Chen, R., Chen, Z., Yang, P., Liu, C., Zhou, H., Lu, Y., & Yuan, H. (2016). Combined association of serum uric acid and metabolic syndrome with chronic kidney disease in hypertensive patients. Kidney Blood Pressure Research, 41(4), 413-423.
  • Lundeen, G., Clanton, T., Dunaway, L., & Lu, M. (2016). Motion at the tibial and polyethylene component interface in a mobile bearing total ankle replacement. Foot & Ankle International, 37(8), 848-854.
  • Chen, S., Demillo, V., Lu, M., & Zhu, X. (2016). Preparation of photoluminescence tunable cu-doped AgInS2 and AgInS2/ZnS nanocrystals and their application as cellular imaging probes. RSC Advance, 6(56), 51161-51170.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M, Smith-Gagen, J., & Yao Y. (2016). Latina women and cervical cancer screening: decisional balance and self-efficacy. Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing, 20(3), e71-e76.
  • Lu, M., & Li, C.S. (2016). Spline-based semiparametric estimation of a zero-inflated Poisson regression single-index model. Annals of the Institute of Statistical Mathematics, 68(5), 1111-1134.
  • Wen, J., Guo C. X., Lu, M., Lu, Y., Huang, Y., Liu, X., Li, Y., Huang, Z. J., Zhang, Y. P., & Yuan, H. (2016). Gender-specific association between metabolic syndrome and decreased glomerular filtration rate in elderly population. International Urology and Nephrology, 48(3), 389-397.
  • Tung, W. C., Smith-Gagen, J., Lu, M., & Warfield, M. (2016). Application of the Transtheoretical Model to cervical cancer screening in Latina women. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 18(5), 1168-1174.

2015

  • Hill, A.D., Catapano, J.S., Surina, J.B., Lu, M., & Althausen, P.L. (2015). Clinical and economic impact of duplicated radiographic studies in trauma patients transferred to a regional trauma center. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 29(7), e214-e218.
  • Zhang, Y.P., Lu, M., Duan, D.D., Liu, Y.L., Liu, M., Li, Y., Kuang, Z.M., Lu, Y., Liu, X., Li, X.H., & Yuan, H. (2015). Association between high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and renal function in elderly hypertension: a cross-sectional study in Chinese population. Medicine, 94(14), e651.
  • Lu, Y., Lu, M., Dai, H., Yang, P., Smith-Gagen, J., Miao, R., Zhong, H., Chen, R., Liu, X., Huang, Z., & Yuan, H. (2015). Lifestyle and risk of hypertension: follow-up of a young pre-hypertensive cohort. International Journal of Medical Sciences, 12(7), 605-612.
  • Tung, W. C., Serratt, T. D., & Lu, M. (2015). Evidenceā€based HIV pilot program for Chinese college students: differences by gender. Nursing & Health Sciences, 17(2), 263-268.
  • Lu, M. (2015). Spline estimation of generalized monotonic regression. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 27(1), 19-39.
  • Tung, W. C., Cook, D. M., Lu, M., & Ding, K. (2015). A comparison of HIV knowledge, attitudes, and sources of STI information between female and male college students in Taiwan. Health Care for Women International, 36(8), 870-882.

2014

  • Althausen, P.L., Kurnik, C.G., Shields, T., Anderson, S.R., Gurnea, T.P., Coll, D., & Lu, M. (2014). Clinical and economic impact of using generic 7.3-mm cannulated screws at a level II trauma center. American Journal of Orthopedics, 43(9), 405-410.
  • Sigman-Grant, M., Byington, T. A., Lindsay, A. R., Lu, M., Mobley, A. R., Fitzgerald, N., & Hildebrand, D. (2014). Preschoolers can distinguish between healthy and unhealthy foods: The All 4 Kids Study. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 46(2), 121-127.
  • Althausen, P. L., Kauk, J. R., Shannon, S., Lu, M., O'Mara, T. J., & Bray, T. J. (2014). Operating room efficiency: benefits of an orthopaedic traumatologist at a level II trauma center. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 28(5), e101-e106.
  • Althausen, P. L., Lu, M., Thomas, K. C., Shannon, S. F., Biagi, B. N., & Boyden, E. M. (2014). Implant standardization for hemiarthroplasty: implementation of a pricing matrix system at a level II community based trauma system. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 29(4), 781-785.

2013

  • Zhang, Y. P., Zuo, X. C., Huang, Z. J., Kuang, Z. M., Lu, M., Duan, D. D., & Yuan, H. (2013). The impact of blood pressure on kidney function in the elderly: a cross-sectional study. Kidney and Blood Pressure Research, 38(2-3), 205-216.
  • Lu, M., & Loomis, D. (2013). Spline-based semiparametric estimation of partially linear Poisson regression with single-index models. Journal of Nonparametric Statistics, 25(4), 905-922.
  • Tung, W. C., Cook, D. M., Lu, M., & Yang, W. (2013). HIV knowledge and health behavior among Chinese college students in the USA and China. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 35(9), 1171-1183.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., & Cook, D. M. (2013). HIV/AIDS knowledge and attitudes among Chinese college students in the US. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 15(4), 788-795.
  • Althausen, P.L., Shannon, S., Owens, B., Coll, D., Cvitash, M., Lu, M., O'Mara, T.J., & Bray, T.J. (2013). Impact of hospital-employed physician assistants on a level II community-based orthopaedic trauma system. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma, 27(4), e87-e91.
  • Althausen, P. L., Shannon, S., Lu, M., O'Mara, T. J., & Bray, T. J. (2013). Clinical and financial comparison of operative and nonoperative treatment of displaced clavicle fractures. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 22(5), 608-611.

2012

  • Tung, W. C., Cook, D. M., & Lu, M. (2012). Sexual behaviors, decisional balance, and self-efficacy among a sample of Chinese college students in the United States. Journal of American College Health, 60(5), 367-373.
  • Lindsay, A. R., Warren, C. S., Velasquez, S. C., & Lu, M. (2012). A gender-specific approach to improving substance abuse treatment for women: the healthy steps to freedom program. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 43(1), 61-69.
  • Lu, M., & Yang, W. (2012). Multivariate logistic regression analysis of complex survey data with application to BRFSS data. Journal of Data Science, 10(2), 157-173.
  • Yao, M., Lu, M., Savvides, P.S., Rezaee, R., Zender, C.A., Lavertu, P., Buatti, J.M., & Machtay, M. (2012). Distant metastases in head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics, 83(2), 684-689.

2011

  • Tung, W. C., Cook, D. M., & Lu, M. (2011). Sexual behavior, stages of condom use, and self-efficacy among college students in Taiwan. AIDS Care, 23(1), 113-120.
  • Shen, J. J., & Lu, M. (2011). Changes in patterns of racial disparities in attending low-mortality hospitals and outcomes among patients with stroke. Ethnicity and Disease, 21(2), 135-141.
  • Sánchez, M. R., Tung, W. C., Amos, E. A., & Lu, M. (2011). HPV prevention in high-risk males. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 7(1), 55-61.

2010

  • Lu, M. (2010). Spline-based sieve maximum likelihood estimation in the partly linear model under monotonicity constraints. Journal of Multivariate Analysis, 101(10), 2528-2542.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2010). Cervical cancer screening among Taiwanese women: a transtheoretical approach. Oncology Nursing Forum, 37(4), E288-94.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2010). Papanicolaou screening in Taiwan: perceived barriers and self-efficacy. Health Care for Women International, 31(5), 421-434.
  • Tung, W. C., Lu, M., & Cook, D.M. (2010). Condom use and stages of change among college students in Taiwan. Public Health Nursing, 27(6), 474-481.

2009

  • Yao, M., Smith, R.B., Hoffman, H.T., Funk, G.F., Lu, M., Menda, Y., Graham, M.M., & Buatti, J.M. (2009). Clinical significance of postradiotherapy [18 F]-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging in management of head-and-neck cancer-a long-term outcome report. International Journal of Radiation Oncology* Biology* Physics, 74(1), 9-14.
  • Lu, M., Zhang, Y., & Huang, J. (2009). Semiparametric estimation methods for panel count data using monotone B-splines. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 104(487), 1060-1070.

2007

  • Lu, M., Zhang, Y., & Huang, J. (2007). Estimation of the mean function with panel count data using monotone polynomial splines. Biometrika, 94(3), 705-718.

Education

  • PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • PhD in Mathematics from Northeastern University, Boston, MA