Bing Lu Adjunct Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Dr. Lu is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is also an Ajunct Assistant Professor of family medicine at the Brown University Center for Primary Care & Prevention (CPCP). Dr. Lu received his Dr.PH and MS in Biostatistics with minor in Epidemiology from School of Public Health, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Prior to his arrival in the United States, Dr. Lu earned his medical degree from the China Medical University and was a nutrition epidemiologist at Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing. Dr. Lu has considerable experience in general biostatistics, with specific expertise in the correlated data analysis, design and analysis of clinical trials, cluster-unit trials and longitudinal analysis. Dr. Lu also has extensive research experience in epidemiology and outcomes research of chronic diseases.

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

Hiraki LT, Lu B, Alexander SR, Shaykevich T, Alarcón GS, Solomon DH, Winkelmayer W, Costenbader KH. End-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis among children in the U.S., 1995-2006. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Mar 28.

Costenbader KH, Desai A, Alarcón GS, Hiraki L, Shaykevich T, Brookhart MA, Massarotti E, Lu B, Solomon DH, Winkelmayer WC. Trends in the incidence, demographics and outcomes of end-stage renal disease due to lupus nephritis in the U.S., 1995-2006. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Mar 28.

Liao KP, Weinblatt ME, Cui J, Iannaccone C, Chibnik LB, Lu B, Coblyn JS, Shadick NA, Solomon DH. Clinical predictors of erosion-free status in rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective cohort study. Rheumatology (Oxford). 2011 Mar 29.

Lu B, Zhou J, Waring ME, Parker DR, Eaton CB. Abdominal obesity and peripheral vascular disease in men and women: a comparison of waist-to-thigh ratio and waist circumference as measures of abdominal obesity. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Jan; 208(1):253-7.

Teerenstra S, Lu B, Preisser JS, van Achterberg T, Borm GF. Sample Size Considerations for GEE Analyses of Three-Level Cluster Randomized Trials. Biometrics. 2010 Dec;66(4):1230-7

Lee YC, Lu B, Bathon JM, Haythornthwaite JA, Smith MT, Page GG, Edwards RR. Pain sensitivity and pain reactivity in osteoarthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2010 Oct 18.

Lu B, Solomon DH, Costenbader KH, Keenan BT, Chibnik LB, Karlson EW. Alcohol consumption and markers of inflammation in women with pre-clinical rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Sep 8.

Sullivan MB, Iannaccone C, Cui J, Lu B, Batra K, Weinblatt M, Shadick NA. Evaluation of Selected Rheumatoid Arthritis Activity Scores for Office-based Assessment. J Rheumatol. 2010 Sep 1.

Rekedal LR, Massarotti E, Garg R, Bhatia R, Gleeson T, Lu B, Solomon DH. Changes in glycated hemoglobin after initiation of hydroxychloroquine or methotrexate in diabetic patients with rheumatologic diseases. Arthritis Rheum. 2010 Aug 18.

Eaton CB, Abdul Baki AR, Waring ME, Roberts MB, Lu B. The association of low selenium and renal insufficiency with coronary heart disease and all-cause mortality: NHANES III follow-up study. Atherosclerosis. 2010 Jul 17.

Pop-Vicas A, Tacconelli E, Gravenstein S, Lu B, D'Agata EM. Influx of multidrug-resistant, gram-negative bacteria in the hospital setting and the role of elderly patients with bacterial bloodstream infection. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2009 Apr; 30(4):325-31.

Lee YC, Chibnik LB, Lu B, Wasan AD, Edwards RR, Fossel AH, Helfgott SM, Solomon DH, Clauw DJ, Karlson EW. The relationship between disease activity, sleep, psychiatric distress and pain sensitivity in rheumatoid arthritis: a cross-sectional study. Arthritis Res Ther. 2009; 11(5):R160.

Lu B, Parker D, Eaton CB. Periodontal attachment loss and peripheral vascular disease risk: an analysis of NHANES 1999-2002 data. Atherosclerosis 2008, 200:199-205.

Eaton CB, Gramling R, Parker DR, Roberts MB, Lu B, Ridker PM. Prospective association of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) with coronary heart disease mortality in southeastern New England. Atherosclerosis. 2008 Sep; 200(1):221-7.

Preisser JS, Lu B and Qaqish BF. Finite sample adjustments in estimating equations and covariance estimators for intracluster correlations.Statistics in Medicine. 2008, 200:221-227.

Lu B, Preisser J, Qaqish B, Suchindran C, Bangdiwala S. and Wolfson M. A Comparison of two bias-corrected covariance estimators for generalized estimating equations. Biometrics 2007, 63:935-941.

Rahman AU, Rashid S, Noon R, Samuel ZS, Lu B, Borgnakke WS, Williams RC. Prospective evaluation of systemic inflammatory marker C-reactive protein in patients with end-stage periodontitis getting teeth replaced with dental implants: a plot investigation. Clinical Oral Implants Research 2005, 16:128-131.

Lu B, Zhou J, Popkin BM. Longitudinal analysis of the association between overweight and food consumption with missing data. FASEB Journal, 2004; 135.6.

Monteiro CA, Conde WL, Lu B, et al. "Is obesity fuelling inequities in health in the developing world?" International Journal of Obesity 2004; 28:1181-6.

Popkin BM, Lu B. Rapid economic change, the Nutrition Transition and its effects of the structure of consumption. Journal of Crop Production 2002; 6(1-2): 99-118.

Popkin BM, Lu B. Understanding the nutrition transition: measuring rapid dietary changes in transitional countries. Public Health Nutrition 2002; 5(6A): 947-953.

Du S, Lu B, Popkin BM. A new stage of the nutrition transition in China. Public Health Nutrition 2002;5(1A):169-174.

research statement

Research interests:

1. Correlated data analysis, logitudinal analysis, GEE
2. Design and analysis of clinical trials, cluster-unit trials
3. Nutrition epidemiology, Obesity, Cardiovascular disease research, Peripheral vascular disease