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Pingfu Fu, PhD

Associate Professor | 216.368.3911 | School of Medicine, Wood Bldg. Rm. WG-82P


Ph.D. 2001, Biostatistics; M.S. 1996, Statistics, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio
M.S. 1988, Mathematics, Xiangtan University, Xiangtan, Hunan, China
B.S. 1984, Mathematics, Jiangxi Normal University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, China

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Research Interest

Survival analysis, study design, measurements with limits of detection, tree-based methods, problem of separation, clinical trials and novel applications of statistical methods to medical research, especially to cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Professional Memberships

American Statistical Association

Recent Publications

  1. Jiang, W, Luo, Z, Martin, L, Wan, Z, Fu, P, Wagner, A, Ling, B, Heath, S, Haque, A, McRae-Clark, A. Drug use is associated with anti-CD4 IgG-mediated CD4+ T cell death and poor CD4+ T cell recovery in viral-suppressive HIV-infected individuals under antiretroviral therapy. Curr. HIV Res. 2018; : . PubMed PMID:29968539 .
  2. Rodgers-Melnick, SN, Matthie, N, Jenerette, C, Griest Pell, TJ, Lane, D, Fu, P, Margevicius, S, Little, JA. The Effects of a Single Electronic Music Improvisation Session on the Pain of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease: A Mixed Methods Pilot Study. J Music Ther 2018; 55 (2): 156-185. PubMed PMID:29796596 .
  3. Ardeshir-Larijani, F, Bhateja, P, Lipka, MB, Sharma, N, Fu, P, Dowlati, A. KMT2D Mutation Is Associated With Poor Prognosis in Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer. Clin Lung Cancer 2018; 19 (4): e489-e501. PubMed PMID:29627316 .
  4. Babcook, MA, Akgul, M, Margevicius, S, MacLennan, GT, Fu, P, Abouassaly, R, Gupta, S. Ser-486/491 phosphorylation and inhibition of AMPKα activity is positively associated with Gleason score, metastasis, and castration-resistance in prostate cancer: A retrospective clinical study. Prostate 2018; 78 (10): 714-723. PubMed PMID:29577356 .
  5. Zaidi, AK, Spaunhurst, K, Sprockett, D, Thomason, Y, Mann, MW, Fu, P, Ammons, C, Gerstenblith, M, Tuttle, MS, Popkin, DL. Characterization of the facial microbiome in twins discordant for rosacea. Exp. Dermatol. 2018; 27 (3): 295-298. PubMed PMID:29283459 .
  6. Caimi, PF, Cooper, BW, William, BM, Dowlati, A, Barr, PM, Fu, P, Pink, J, Xu, Y, Lazarus, HM, de Lima, M, Gerson, SL. Phase I clinical trial of the base excision repair inhibitor methoxyamine in combination with fludarabine for patients with advanced hematologic malignancies. Oncotarget 2017; 8 (45): 79864-79875. PubMed PMID:29108368 PubMed Central PMC5668101.
  7. McColl, K, Wildey, G, Sakre, N, Lipka, MB, Behtaj, M, Kresak, A, Chen, Y, Yang, M, Velcheti, V, Fu, P, Dowlati, A. Reciprocal expression of INSM1 and YAP1 defines subgroups in small cell lung cancer. Oncotarget 2017; 8 (43): 73745-73756. PubMed PMID:29088741 PubMed Central PMC5650296.
  8. Wang, X, Janowczyk, A, Zhou, Y, Thawani, R, Fu, P, Schalper, K, Velcheti, V, Madabhushi, A. Prediction of recurrence in early stage non-small cell lung cancer using computer extracted nuclear features from digital H&E images. Sci Rep 2017; 7 (1): 13543. PubMed PMID:29051570 PubMed Central PMC5648794.
  9. Treasure, M, Daly, B, Fu, P, Kerpedjieva, S, Dowlati, A, Meropol, NJ. Relationship between phase I study duration and symptom burden. Support Care Cancer 2018; 26 (3): 731-737. PubMed PMID:28980072 .
  10. Glover, M, Soni, S, Ren, Q, Maclennan, GT, Fu, P, Gupta, S. Influence of chronic inflammation on Bcl-2 and PCNA expression in prostate needle biopsy specimens. Oncol Lett 2017; 14 (4): 3927-3934. PubMed PMID:28943900 PubMed Central PMC5604163.
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