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 which 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.