Department Faculty

  Jim Anthony
  David Barondess
  Naomi Breslau
  Joseph Gardiner
  Hector M. Gonzalez
  Claudia Holzman
  Jean Kerver
  Chenxi Li
  Qing Lu
  Zhehui Luo
  Claire Margerison-Zilko
  Janet Osuch
  Dorothy Pathak
  Nigel Paneth
  James Pivarnik
  Mat Reeves
  A.M. Saeed
  Nicole Talge
  David Todem
  Hao Wang
  Elizabeth (Betsy) Wasilevich
  Julie Wirth
  Lixin Zhang
  Adjunct Faculty

Graduate Director

  David Barondess 

Specialists - Research

  Madeleine Lenski
  Jamil Scott


Qing Lu, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Division of Biostatistics

Ph.D., 2008 Case Western Reserve University

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Michigan State University
909 Fee Road  Room 601
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
Telephone: 517.353.8623 x137
Fax: 517.432.1130

Research Interests

Qing Lu is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University. His research interest is primarily in statistical genetics. One area of research is the development and application of new statistical methods for association analysis of genome-wide data and next generation sequencing data (e.g., using U-statistics for high-dimensional gene-gene/gene-environment interaction analyses). In parallel with this line of research, his group also develops statistical methods and software for designing and evaluating population-based and family-based risk prediction models.

Selected Publications

Lu Q, Elston RC. Using the optimal receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve to design a predictive genetic test exemplified with Type 2 Diabetes. Am J Hum Genet. 2008; 82(3):641-51. PMID: 18319073

Lu Q, Obuchowski N, Won S, Zhu X, Elston RC. Using the robust optimal receiver operating characteristic curve for predictive genetic tests. Biometrics. 2010; 66(2):586-93. PMID: 19508241

Lu Q, Cui YH, Ye C, Wei C and Elston RC. A bagging optimal roc curve method for predictive genetic tests with an application to rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Biopharmaceutical Statistics 2010; 20(2):401-14. PMID: 20309765

Ye C, Zhu J, Lu Q. A Clustered Optimal ROC Curve Method for Family-based Genetic Risk Prediction. Statistics and its interface 2011; 4(3):373-380

Ye C, Cui Y, Wei C, Elston RC, Zhu J, Lu Q. A non-parametric method for building predictive genetic tests on high-dimensional data. Hum Hered. 2011; 71(3):161-70. PMID: 21778735
Li M, Ye C, Fu W, Elston RC, Lu Q Detecting the Joint Action of Genes for Quantitative Traits with U-Statistics. Genetic Epidemiology 2011; 35(6):457-68. PMID: 21618602

Lu Q, Wei C, Ye C, Li M, Elston RC. A Likelihood Ratio based Mann-Whitney Approach Finds Novel Replicable Joint Gene Action for Type 2 Diabetes. Genetic Epidemiology 2012; 36(6):583-93. PMID: 22760990

Wei C, Schaid DJ, Lu Q Trees Assembling Mann-Whitney Approach for Detecting Genome-wide Joint Association among Low-Marginal-Effect loci. Genet Epidemiol. 2013 Jan;37(1):84-91. PMID: 23135745