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Wanzhu Tu, PhD

Wanzhu Tu, PhD

  • Research Scientist,  Indiana University Center for Aging Research at Regenstrief Institute
  • Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Interim Director, Department of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine

Dr. Wanzhu Tu is an investigator funded by the National Institutes of Health. He has developed a new set of semiparametric modeling techniques for the dissemination of multiple nonlinear and interacting influences of factors in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on blood pressure. His research team has generated a number of important findings that characterize a unique pathophysiology of hypertension in African Americans. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association.

Dr. Tu is a statistical methodologist with an interest in semiparametric regression. His recent methodological work has appeared in both theoretical and applied statistical journals, including Journal of the American Statistical Association, Biometrics, Journal of the Royal Statistical Society, and Annals of Applied Statistics.

“Big electronic medical record data are being used to answer questions that may otherwise be unanswerable.”