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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
M.P.H.Chinese 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. 

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