Dr Liu obtained his PhD in Biostatistics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Liu is Associate Professor of Biostatistics and Director of the Brown ARCH Data and Statistics Core. He also is a faculty member at the biostatistics core of the Lifespan/Boston/Brown Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), Brown Data Science Initiative (DSI), Advance-Clinical Translational Research (Advance-CTR) and an affiliated faculty member for the AMPATH Biostatistics and Data Program. His research interests is in the area of health data science and include clinical decision making, incomplete data problems, causal inference, diagnostic testing, and design of clinical trials.
|Wentz, Anna E., Merchant, Roland C., Clark, Melissa A., Liu, Tao, Rosenberger, Joshua G., Bauermeister, José A., Mayer, Kenneth H. Blood Donation, Sexual Practices, and Self-Perceived Risk for HIV in the United States Among Young Adult Men Who Have Sex With Men. Public Health Reports/Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974). 2018; 134 (1) : 33354918815182.|
|Merchant RC, Clark MA, Liu T, Romanoff J, Rosenberger JG, Bauermeister J, Mayer KH Comparison of Home-Based Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Self-Testing Versus Mail-in Blood Sample Collection or Medical/Community HIV Testing By Young Adult Black, Hispanic, and White MSM: Results from a Randomized Trial.. AIDS and Behavior. 2018; 22 (1) : 337-346.|
|Merchant RC, Liu T, Clark MA, Carey MP Facilitating HIV/AIDS and HIV testing literacy for emergency department patients: a randomized, controlled, trial. BMC Emergency Medicine/BMC Emergency Medicine. 2018; 18 (1) : 21.|
|Merchant RC, Zhang Z, Zhang Z, Liu T, Baird JR Lack of efficacy in a randomised trial of a brief intervention to reduce drug use and increase drug treatment services utilisation among adult emergency department patients over a 12-month period.. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. 2018;|
|Kahler, Christopher W., Pantalone, David W., Mastroleo, Nadine R., Liu, Tao, Bove, Gerald, Ramratnam, Bharat, Monti, Peter M., Mayer, Kenneth H. Motivational interviewing with personalized feedback to reduce alcohol use in HIV-infected men who have sex with men: A randomized controlled trial.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology/Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2018; 86 (8) : 645-656.|
|Yellin H, Beckwith C, Kurth A, Liu T, Castonguay B, Patrick R, Trezza C, Bazerman L, Kuo I Syndemic effect of mental illness and substance use on viral suppression among recently-incarcerated, HIV-infected individuals in the CARE+ Corrections study.. AIDS Care. 2018; 30 (10) : 1-5.|
|Wray TB, Chan PA, Kahler CW, Simpanen EM, Liu T, Mayer KH Vulnerable Periods: Characterizing Patterns of Sexual Risk and Substance Use During Lapses in Adherence to HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis among Men who have Sex with Men.. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2018;|
|Alexovitz, Kelsey A., Merchant, Roland C., Clark, Melissa A., Liu, Tao, Rosenberger, Joshua G., Bauermeister, Jose, Mayer, Kenneth H. Discordance of voluntary HIV testing with HIV sexual risk-taking and self-perceived HIV infection risk among social media-using black, Hispanic, and white young-men-who-have-sex-with-men (YMSM). AIDS Care/AIDS Care. 2017; 30 (1) : 1-5.|
|Beckwith C, Castonguay BU, Trezza C, Bazerman L, Patrick R, Cates A, Olsen H, Kurth A, Liu T, Peterson J, Kuo I Gender Differences in HIV Care among Criminal Justice-Involved Persons: Baseline Data from the CARE+ Corrections Study.. PLoS ONE. 2017; 12 (1) : e0169078.|
|Merchant, Roland C., Romanoff, Justin, Zhang, Zihao, Liu, Tao, Baird, Janette R. Impact of a brief intervention on reducing alcohol use and increasing alcohol treatment services utilization among alcohol- and drug-using adult emergency department patients. Alcohol/Alcohol. 2017; 65 : 71-80.|
|Liu T, Hogan JW, Daniels MJ, Coetzer M, Xu Y, Bove G, DeLong AK, Ledingham L, Orido M, Diero L, Kantor R Improved HIV-1 Viral Load Monitoring Capacity Using Pooled Testing With Marker-Assisted Deconvolution.. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2017; 75 (5) : 580-587.|
|Marks, Sarah J., Merchant, Roland C., Clark, Melissa A., Liu, Tao, Rosenberger, Joshua G., Bauermeister, Jose, Mayer, Kenneth H. Potential Healthcare Insurance and Provider Barriers to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Utilization Among Young Men Who Have Sex with Men. AIDS Patient Care and STDs/AIDS Patient Care and STDs. 2017; 31 (11) : 470-478.|
|Merchant RC, Clark MA, Liu T, Rosenberger JG, Romanoff J, Bauermeister J, Mayer KH Preferences for oral fluid rapid HIV self-testing among social media-using young black, Hispanic, and white men-who-have-sex-with-men (YMSM): implications for future interventions.. Public Health. 2017; 145 : 7-19.|
|Omenge Orang'o E, Liu T, Christoffersen-Deb A, Itsura P, Oguda J, Washington S, Chumba D, Pisharodi L, Cu-Uvin S, Rositch AF Use of visual inspection with acetic acid, Pap smear, or high-risk human papillomavirus testing in women living with HIV/AIDS for posttreatment cervical cancer screening: same tests, different priorities.. AIDS. 2017; 31 (2) : 233-240.|
|Shao W, Guan W, Clark MA, Liu T, Santelices C, Cortes DE, Merchant RC Does a Video Improve Knowledge of HIV/AIDS and HIV Testing among a Global Internet Audience?. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2016; 15 (5) : 392-9.|
|Stillman AE, Gatsonis C, Lima JA, Black WC, Cormack J, Gareen I, Hoffmann U, Liu T, Mavromatis K, Schnall MD, Udelson JE, Woodard PK Rationale and design of the Randomized Evaluation of patients with Stable angina Comparing Utilization of noninvasive Examinations (RESCUE) trial.. American Heart Journal. 2016; 179 : 19-28.|
|Merchant RC, Liu T, Baird JR Variations in Substance Use Prevalence Estimates and Need for Interventions among Adult Emergency Department Patients Based on Different Screening Strategies Using the ASSIST.. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016; 17 (3) : 302-14.|
|Guan W, Liu T, Baird JR, Merchant RC Evaluation of a brief intervention to reduce the negative consequences of drug misuse among adult emergency department patients. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 2015; 157 : 44-53.|
|Merchant, Roland C., DeLong, Allison K., Liu, Tao, Baird, Janette R. Factors Influencing Uptake of Rapid HIV and Hepatitis C Screening Among Drug Misusing Adult Emergency Department Patients: Implications for Future HIV/HCV Screening Interventions. AIDS and Behavior. 2015; 19 (11) : 2025-35.|
|Tai M, Liu T, Merchant RC Hospitalizations in the United States among HIV-Infected Individuals in Short-Stay Hospitals, 1982 to 2010.. Journal of the International Association of Providers of AIDS Care. 2015; 14 (5) : 408-414.|
|Rana, Aadia I., Liu, Tao, Gillani, Fizza S., Reece, Rebecca, Kojic, Erna M., Zlotnick, Caron, Wilson, Ira B. Multiple gaps in care common among newly diagnosed HIV patients.. AIDS Care. 2015; 27 (6) : 679-87.|
|Beaudoin, Francesca L., Baird, Janette, Liu, Tao, Merchant, Roland C. Sex Differences in Substance Use Among Adult Emergency Department Patients: Prevalence, Severity, and Need for Intervention. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015; 22 (11) : 1307-1315.|
|Merchant, Roland C., Baird, Janette R., Liu, Tao Short-term Efficacy of a Brief Intervention to Reduce Drug Misuse and Increase Drug Treatment Utilization Among Adult Emergency Department Patients. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015; 22 (10) : 1172-1180.|
|Shao W, Guan W, Clark MA, Liu T, Santelices C, Cortés DE, Merchant RC VARIATIONS IN RECRUITMENT YIELD, COSTS, SPEED AND PARTICIPANT DIVERSITY ACROSS INTERNET PLATFORMS IN A GLOBAL STUDY EXAMINING THE EFFICACY OF AN HIV/AIDS AND HIV TESTING ANIMATED AND LIVE-ACTION VIDEO AMONG ENGLISH- OR SPANISH-SPEAKING INTERNET OR SOCIAL MEDIA USERS.. Digital culture & education. 2015; 7 (1) : 40-86.|
|Merchant, R.C., Baird, J.R., Liu, T., Beaudoin, F., Nirenberg, T. 189 Severity of Substance Misuse and Need for Substance Misuse Interventions Among Adult Emergency Department Patients. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014; 64 (4) : S68.|
|Merchant RC, Baird JR, Liu T, Taylor LE, Montague BT, Nirenberg TD Brief intervention to increase emergency department uptake of combined rapid human immunodeficiency virus and hepatitis C screening among a drug misusing population.. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2014; 21 (7) : 752-67.|
|Bernardino VL, Baird JR, Liu T, Merchant RC Comparison of substance-use prevalence among Rhode Island and The Miriam Hospital Emergency Department patients to state and national general population prevalence estimates.. Rhode Island medical journal (2013). 2014; 98 (4) : 30-4.|
|Merchant RC, Clark MA, Santelices CA, Liu T, Cortés DE Efficacy of an HIV/AIDS and HIV Testing Video for Spanish-Speaking Latinos in Healthcare and Non-Healthcare Settings.. AIDS and Behavior/AIDS and Behavior. 2014; 19 (3) : 523-535.|
|Merchant RC, Baird JR, Liu T, Taylor LE HCV among The Miriam Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital Adult ED Patients.. Rhode Island medical journal (2013). 2014; 97 (7) : 35-9.|
|Fedorov, Valerii V., Liu, Tao Randomized Discontinuation Trials With Binary Outcomes. Journal of Statistical Theory and Practice. 2014; 8 (1) : 30-45.|
|Trillo AD, Merchant RC, Baird JR, Ladd GT, Liu T, Nirenberg TD Interrelationship of alcohol misuse, HIV sexual risk and HIV screening uptake among emergency department patients.. BMC Emergency Medicine. 2013; 13 (1) : 9.|
|Liu T, Hogan JW, Wang L, Zhang S, Kantor R Optimal Allocation of Gold Standard Testing under Constrained Availability: Application to Assessment of HIV Treatment Failure.. Journal of the American Statistical Association. 2013; 108 (504) : 1173-1188.|
|Wei, F., Zhou, J., Wei, X., Zhang, J., Fleming, B.C., Terek, R., Pei, M., Chen, Q., Liu, T., Wei, L. Activation of Indian hedgehog promotes chondrocyte hypertrophy and upregulation of MMP-13 in human osteoarthritic cartilage.. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage. 2012; 20 (7) : 755-763.|
|Mabeya H, Khozaim K, Liu T, Orango O, Chumba D, Pisharodi L, Carter J, Cu-Uvin S Comparison of conventional cervical cytology versus visual inspection with acetic acid among human immunodeficiency virus-infected women in Western Kenya.. Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease/Journal of lower genital tract disease. 2012; 16 (2) : 92-97.|
|Xu, H., Short, S. E., Liu, T. Dynamic relations between fast-food restaurant and body weight status: a longitudinal and multilevel analysis of Chinese adults.. Journal of epidemiology and community health. 2012; 67 (3) : 271-279.|
|Loucks EB, Buka SL, Rogers ML, Liu T, Kawachi I, Kubzansky LD, Martin LT, Gilman SE Education and coronary heart disease risk associations may be affected by early-life common prior causes: a propensity matching analysis.. Annals of Epidemiology. 2012; 22 (4) : 221-32.|
|Anderson BL, Firnhaber C, Liu T, Swarts A, Siminya M, Ingersoll J, Caliendo AM, Cu-Uvin S Effect of trichomoniasis therapy on genital HIV viral burden among African women.. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2012; 39 (8) : 638-42.|
|Rosen LM, Liu T, Merchant RC Efficiency of International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision, billing code searches to identify emergency department visits for blood or body fluid exposures through a statewide multicenter database.. Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology. 2012; 33 (6) : 581-8.|
|Saffarini CM, Heger NE, Yamasaki H, Liu T, Hall SJ, Boekelheide K Induction and persistence of abnormal testicular germ cells following gestational exposure to di-(n-butyl) phthalate in p53-null mice.. Journal of andrology. 2012; 33 (3) : 505-13.|
|Merchant RC, Waxman MJ, Maher JG, Clark MA, Celada MT, Liu T, Simmons EM, Beckwith CG, Mayer KH Patient and clinician ethical perspectives on the 2006 Centers for Disease Control and prevention HIV testing methods.. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974). 2012; 127 (3) : 318-29.|
|Liu T, Heitjan DF Sensitivity of the discrete-time Kaplan-Meier estimate to nonignorable censoring: Application in a clinical trial.. Statist. Med.. 2012; 31 (25) : 2998-3010.|
|Trillo AD, Merchant RC, Baird JR, Liu T, Nirenberg TD Sex differences in alcohol misuse and estimated blood alcohol concentrations among emergency department patients: implications for brief interventions.. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2012; 19 (8) : 924-33.|
|Guzman, H., Merchant, R.C., Baird, J.R., Nirenberg, T.D., Liu, T., Ladd, G.T. 65: How Does Hazardous and Heavy Episodic Alcohol Drinking Relate to HIV Sexual Risk among Emergency Department Patients?. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2010; 56 (3) : S22.|
|Merchant RC, DePalo DM, Liu T, Rich JD, Stein MD Developing a system to predict laboratory-confirmed chlamydial and/or gonococcal urethritis in adult male emergency department patients.. Postgraduate Medicine. 2010; 122 (1) : 52-60.|
|Beckwith CG, Liu T, Bazerman LB, DeLong AK, Desjardins SF, Poshkus MM, Flanigan TP HIV risk behavior before and after HIV counseling and testing in jail: a pilot study.. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2010; 53 (4) : 485-90.|
|Merchant RC, Lau TC, Liu T, Mayer KH, Becker BM Adult sexual assault evaluations at Rhode Island emergency departments, 1995-2001.. Journal of Urban Health. 2009; 86 (1) : 43-53.|
|Moreira C, Venkatesh KK, DeLong A, Liu T, Kurpewski J, Ingersoll J, Caliendo AM, Cu-Uvin S Effect of treatment of asymptomatic bacterial vaginosis on HIV-1 shedding in the genital tract among women on antiretroviral therapy: a pilot study.. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2009; 49 (6) : 991-2.|
|Phelan S, Liu T, Gorin A, Lowe M, Hogan J, Fava J, Wing RR What distinguishes weight-loss maintainers from the treatment-seeking obese? Analysis of environmental, behavioral, and psychosocial variables in diverse populations.. Annals of Behavioral Medicine. 2009; 38 (2) : 94-104.|
|Anderson BL, Wang CC, Delong AK, Liu T, Kojic EM, Kurpewski J, Ingersoll J, Mayer K, Caliendo AM, Cu-Uvin S Genital tract leukocytes and shedding of genital HIV type 1 RNA.. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2008; 47 (9) : 1216-21.|
|Merchant RC, Chee KJ, Liu T, Mayer KH Incidence of visits for health care worker blood or body fluid exposures and HIV postexposure prophylaxis provision at Rhode Island emergency departments.. JAIDS Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes. 2008; 47 (3) : 358-68.|
|Hogan, Joseph W., Liu, Tao Mediation analysis for intervention trials: objectives, models, and inference. Health Services and Outcomes Research Methodology. 2008; 8 (2) : 77-79.|
|Fedorov, Valerii V., Liu, Tao Enrichment Design. Wiley Encyclopedia of Clinical Trials. 2007;|
|Sung S, Liu T Ammonia inhibition on thermophilic anaerobic digestion.. Chemosphere. 2003; 53 (1) : 43-52.|
|Liu T, Sung S Ammonia inhibition on thermophilic aceticlastic methanogens.. Water Science & Technology. 2002; 45 (10) : 113-20.|
|Liu, Tao, Sung, Shihwu EFFECT OF AMMONIA INHIBITION IN THERMOPHILIC ANAEROBIC PROCESS. proc water environ fed. 2001; 2001 (1) : 1292-1306.|
1. Facilitating HIV/AIDS and HIV Testing Literacy for Emergency Department Patients. NINR/ RO1, $784,619. (7/23/2014-3/30/2019). Brown PI: Liu T.
2. Optimal HIV Treatment Monitoring Strategies under Resource Constraints. NIAID/ R01, $2,851,824. (11/15/2014-10/31/2019). Brown PI: Hogan J; Co-I: Liu T.
3. Our Family Our Future: A resilience-oriented family intervention to prevent adolescent HIV/STI infection and depression in South Africa. NIMH/ R01, $2,835,893. (8/11/2017-7/31/2022). Brown PI: Kuo C; Co-I: Liu T.
4. Alcohol and HIV: Bio-behavioral Interactions and Intervention. NIAAA/P01, $6,506,689. (9/1/2015-5/31/2020). Brown PI: Monti P; Co-I: Liu T.
5. Evaluation of Strategies for Maximizing Supportive Care for Patients with Ebola Virus Disease. NIGMS/ R03, $132,730. (6/8/2017-5/31/2019). Brown PI: Liu T.
6. AMPATH-Oncology Institute: HPV and Cervical Cancer in Kenyan Women with HIV/AIDS. NIC/$3,321,223. (9/1/2014-8/31/2019). Co-I: Liu T.
7. Center for AIDS Research. NIH/P30, $799, 748. (7/1/2012-6/30/2018). Brown PI: Hogan J; Co-I: Liu T.
Abstracts / Conference Presentations
|2006||PhD||University of Pennsylvania|
1994 Outstanding Freshmen Award at Tsinghua University
2001 The Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
2004 Jonathan Raz Award for Best Doctoral Qualifying Exam
2006 International Biometric Society ENAR Best Paper Award
2010 The Lifespan/Tuft/Brown CFAR Award
2011 Awardee of Starr Lectureship Fund
2016 Brown AM ad eundum Honor Degree
|Gatsonis, Constantine||Henry Ledyard Goddard University Professor of Statistical Sciences, Director of Statistical Sciences, Professor of Biostatistics|
|Hogan, Joseph||Carole and Lawrence Sirovich Professor of Public Health, Professor of Biostatistics, Deputy Director of Data Science|
|Wu, Zhijin||Professor of Biostatistics|
International Biometric Society (IBS)
American Statistics Association (ASA)
The International Chinese Statistical Association (ICSA)
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
PHP 2511 Applied Regression Analysis.
PHP 2510 Principles of Biostatistics and Data Analysis.
PHP 2603 Analysis of Longitudinal Data.
PHP 2601 Linear and Generalized Linear Models.
|PHP 2650 - Statistical Learning and Big Data|