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Bing Lu, MD, DrPH.

Professor, Public Health Sciences
Academic Office Location:
Public Health Sciences
UConn Health
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-6325
Phone: 860-679-2086

       Dr. Lu is a tenured Professor in Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Department of Public Health Sciences. He has a multidisciplinary background in biostatistics, epidemiology, and medicine, with specific teaching and research interests in the design and analysis of clinical studies, epidemiology and outcomes research of chronic diseases. As the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator (Co-I), and lead biostatistician, Dr. Lu has played a pivotal role in numerous established and innovative projects in various areas, including rheumatic diseases, osteoarthritis, cardiovascular disease, obesity, and nutritional epidemiology. Notably, he has been the PI for three major NIH R01 grants, focusing on the study of dietary factors in osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

      Before joining UCHC, Dr. Lu was an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, and the Director of Biostatistics and Lead Investigator at the Section of Clinical Sciences, Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. Dr. Lu is an elected fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE) and has served as an Associate Editor for Contemporary Clinical Trials, an international journal of clinical trial methodology. Furthermore, he has served as an Associate Editor for Arthritis & Rheumatology, a prestigious official journal of the American College of Rheumatology.

M.D.China Medical UniversityPreventive Medicine
MPHChinese Center for Disease Control and PreventionNutrition Epidemiology
M.S.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBiostatistics
Dr.P.H.University of North Carolina at Chapel HillBiostatistics

Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Elected FellowAmerican College of Epidemiology
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Understanding Chronic Conditions Understudied Among Women Special Emphasis Panel (NIH)Study SectionReviewerExternalNational2023
Arthritis Care & ResearchEditorial BoardEditorial BoardExternalNational2023
Department Faculty promotion committeeAdvisory CommitteeMemberUConn HealthUniversity2022
Another Look (AL) grant review committeeStudy SectionMemberExternalNational20222022
Arthritis & RheumatologyEditorial BoardAssociate EditorExternalNational2020
Contemporary Clinical TrialsEditorial BoardAssociate EditorExternalNational2006

Research interests: Design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, Statistical methods in Epidemiology, Outcome research in chronic diseases, Nutritional Epidemiology.


1. NIH R01AR074447 Metabolites of Dietary Intake and Risk of Knee Osteoarthritis (Role: PI)

2. NIH R01AR071326 Dietary Quality, Body Adiposity, and Risk of RA (Role: PI)

3. NIH R01AR065977 Characterization of Rapidly Progressive Knee Osteoarthritis (Role: Site PI).

4. NIH R01AR061362 Dietary Patterns / Dietary Quality and Risk of RA (Role: PI)

5. NIH R03AA020100 Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis (Role: PI)


Dr. Lu's research projects have opportunities for graduate students. 

Journal Articles

  • Radiomic features of the medial meniscus predicts incident destabilizing meniscal tears: Data from the osteoarthritis initiative.
    Villagran, Michelle; Driban, Jeffrey B; Lu, Bing; MacKay, James W; McAlindon, Timothy E; Harkey, Matthew S Journal of orthopaedic research : official publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society 2024 May;
  • Associations of inflammatory and metabolic biomarkers with incident erosive hand osteoarthritis in the osteoarthritis initiative cohort.
    McAlindon, Timothy E; Hunnicutt, Jennifer L; Roberts, Mary B; Haugen, Ida K; Schaefer, Lena F; Driban, Jeffrey B; Lu, Bing; Duryea, Jeffrey; Smith, Stacy E; Booth, Sarah L; Petty, Gayle A; Mathiessen, Alexander; Zeng, Li; Eaton, Charles Osteoarthritis and cartilage 2024 Feb;
  • Risk prediction models for incident systemic lupus erythematosus among women in the Nurses' health study cohorts using genetics, family history, and lifestyle and environmental factors.
    Cui J, Malspeis S, Choi MY, Lu B, Sparks JA, Yoshida K, Costenbader KH. Semin Arthritis Rheum. 2024 Feb;
  • New statin use, mortality, and first cardiovascular events in older US Veterans by frailty status.
    Orkaby, Ariela R; Lu, Bing; Ho, Yuk-Lam; Treu, Timothy; Galloway, Ashley; Wilson, Peter W F; Cho, Kelly; Gaziano, J Michael; Alexander, Karen P; Gagnon, David R; Djousse, Luc; Forman, Daniel E; Driver, Jane A Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2023 Dec;
  • Hand joints without radiographic osteoarthritis maintain their joint space width over 4 years despite what's happening elsewhere in the hand.
    Driban, Jeffrey B; Vo, Nhung; Duryea, Jeff; Schaefer, Lena F; Haugen, Ida K; Eaton, Charles B; Roberts, Mary B; Lu, Bing; McAlindon, Timothy Rheumatology (Oxford, England) 2023 Sep;
  • The Prognostic Potential of End-Stage Knee Osteoarthritis and Its Components to Predict Knee Replacement: Data From the Osteoarthritis Initiative.
    Driban, Jeffrey B; Lu, Bing; Flechsenhar, Klaus; Lo, Grace H; McAlindon, Timothy E The Journal of rheumatology 2023 Sep;
  • Meniscal degeneration is prognostic of destabilzing meniscal tear and accelerated knee osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.
    Ward RJ, Driban JB, MacKay JW, McAlindon TE, Lu B, Eaton CB, Lo GH, Barbe MF, Harkey MS. J Orthop Res 2023 May;
  • Whole grain consumption and risk of radiographic knee osteoarthritis: a prospective study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.
    Liu, Tong; Xu, Chang; Driban, Jeffery B; Liang, Ge-Yu; Zhang, Xue-Hong; Hu, Frank B; McAlindon, Timothy; Eaton, Charles B; Lu, Bing* (Corresponding Author) Rheumatology (Oxford, England) 2023 May;
  • Alcohol consumption and risk of total hip replacement due to hip osteoarthritis in women.
    Marchand, Nathalie E; Hu, Yang; Song, Mingyang; Rosner, Bernard A; Karlson, Elizabeth W; Ratzlaff, Charles; Lu, Bing; Liang, Matthew H; Willett, Walter C Arthritis & rheumatology (Hoboken, N.J.) 2023 Apr;
  • Association of healthy lifestyle behaviors and the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis among women.
    Hahn J, Malspeis S, Choi M, Stevens E, Elizabeth EW, Lu B, Cui J, Yoshida K, Sparks J, Costenbader K. Arthritis Care & Research. 2023 Feb;
  • The natural history of end-stage knee osteoarthritis: Data from the osteoarthritis initiative.
    Driban, Jeffrey B; Price, Lori Lyn; Lu, Bing; Flechsenhar, Klaus; Lo, Grace H; McAlindon, Timothy E Seminars in arthritis and rheumatism 2023 Feb;58152148
  • The natural history of end-stage knee osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.
    Driban JB, Price LL, Lu B, Flechsenhar K, Lo GH, McAlindon TE. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2023 Feb;
  • Excessive alcohol consumption and the risk of knee osteoarthritis: a prospective study from the Osteoarthritis Initiative.
    Liu, T; Xu, C; Driban, J B; McAlindon, T; Eaton, C B; Lu, B* (Corresponding Author) Osteoarthritis and cartilage 2022 Feb;
  • Prediction of Cardiovascular and All-Cause Mortality After Myocardial Infarction in US Veterans.
    Lu, Bing * (Corresponding Author); Posner, Daniel; Vassy, Jason L; Ho, Yuk-Lam; Galloway, Ashley; Raghavan, Sridharan; Honerlaw, Jacqueline; Tarko, Laura; Russo, John; Qazi, Saadia; Orkaby, Ariela R; Tanukonda, Vidisha; Djousse, Luc; Gaziano, J Michael; Gagnon, David R; Cho, Kelly; Wilson, Peter W F The American journal of cardiology 2022 Jan;
  • Body mass index trajectories, weight gain and risks of liver and biliary tract cancers 2022;
    Yang W, Zeng X, Petrick JL, Danford CJ, Florio AA, Lu B, Nan H, Ma J, Wang L, Zeng H, Sudenga SL, Campbell PT, Giovannucci E, McGlynn KA, Zhang X. JNCI Cancer Spectr 12;6(4)pkac056.
  • Circulating blood metabolite trajectories and risk of rheumatoid arthritis among military personnel in the department of defense biorepository.
    Costenbader KH, DiIorio M, Chu SH, Cui J, Sparks JA, Lu B, Moss L, Feser ML, Kelmenson LB, Mewshaw EA, Edison JD, Clish C, Lasky-Su J, Deane KD, Karlson EW. Annals of Rheumatic Diseases 80(8)989-996
  • Long-term weight changes and risk of rheumatoid arthritis among women in a prospective cohort: a marginal structural model approach.
    Marchand NE, Sparks JA, Malspeis S, Yoshida K, Prisco L, Zhang X, Costenbader K, Hu F, Karlson EW, Lu B * (Corresponding Author) Rheumatology 61(4):1430-1439
  • Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk of rheumatoid arthritis: a prospective study.
    VanEvery H, Yang W, Su J, Olsen N, Bao L, Lu B, Wu S, Cui L, Gao X. Nutrients 14(6)1240
  • Prevalence, incidence and progression of radiographic and symptomatic hand osteoarthritis: the Osteoarthritis Initiative.
    Eaton CB, Schaefer L, Duryea J, Driban J, Lo G, Roberts M, Haugen IK, Lu B, Nevitt M, Hochberg M, Jackson R, Kwoh CK, McAlindon T. Arthritis Rheumatology 74(6)992-1000
  • Racket or bat Sports: no association with thumb-base osteoarthritis
    Driban JB, Lo GH, Roberts MB, Harkey MS, Schaefer L, Haugen IK, Smith SE, Duryea J, Lu B, Eaton CB, Hochberg MC, Jackson RD, Kwoh K, Nevitt MC, McAlindon TE. Journal of Athletic Training 57 (4)341-351