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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. 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 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 .
  6. 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.
  7. Gupta, A, Fu, P, Hashem, H, Vatsayan, A, Shein, S, Dalal, J. Outcomes and healthcare utilization in children and young adults with aplastic anemia: A multiinstitutional analysis. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2017; 64 (12): . PubMed PMID:28696061 .
  8. Luo, Z, Li, Z, Martin, L, Wan, Z, Meissner, EG, Espinosa, E, Wu, H, Yu, X, Fu, P, Julia Westerink, MA, Kilby, JM, Wu, J, Huang, L, Heath, SL, Li, Z, Jiang, W. Pathological Role of Anti-CD4 Antibodies in HIV-Infected Immunologic Nonresponders Receiving Virus-Suppressive Antiretroviral Therapy. J. Infect. Dis. 2017; 216 (1): 82-91. PubMed PMID:28498953 .
  9. Tacastacas, JD, Chan, DV, Carlson, S, Gerson, SL, Dowlati, A, Fu, P, Lu, K, Groft, S, Rosenjack, J, Honda, K, McCormick, TS, Cooper, KD. Evaluation of O6-Benzylguanine-Potentiated Topical Carmustine for Mycosis Fungoides: A Phase 1-2 Clinical Trial. JAMA Dermatol 2017; 153 (5): 413-420. PubMed PMID:28199478 PubMed Central PMC5817489.
  10. Soler, DC, Young, AE, Griffith, AD, Fu, PF, Cooper, KD, McCormick, TS, Popkin, DL. Overexpression of AQP3 and AQP10 in the skin exacerbates psoriasiform acanthosis. Exp. Dermatol. 2017; 26 (10): 949-951. PubMed PMID:28111811 PubMed Central PMC5577374.
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