DEPARTMENT FACULTY

  Jim Anthony
 
David Barondess
 
Ahnalee Brincks
  Simone Charles
 
Honglei Chen
  Gustavo de los Campos
 
Debra Furr-Holden
 
Joseph Gardiner
 
Kelly Hirko
 
Claudia Holzman
 
Carol Janney
  Allan Kozlowski
 
Jean Kerver
 
Chenxi Li
 
Qing Lu
 
Zhehui Luo
 
Claire Margerison-Zilko
 
Janet Osuch
 
Nigel Paneth
 
Dorothy Pathak
 
James Pivarnik
 
Mat Reeves
 
A.Mahdi. Saeed
 
Nicole Talge
 
David Todem
 
Ana Vázquez
 
Elizabeth (Betsy) Wasilevich
 
Lixin Zhang
  Adjunct Faculty
  Emeritus Faculty

GRADUATE DIRECTOR

  David Barondess 

SPECIALISTS - RESEARCH

  Madeleine Lenski

 

Zhehui Luo, M.S., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Division of Biostatistics

Michigan State University
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
909 Fee Road  Room B601
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
517.353.8623

Email:  zluo@msu.edu

Zhehui Luo, MS, PhD, joined the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics as a tenure-track assistant professor in 2009. Dr. Luo has a PhD in economics (with an emphasis on health economics and econometrics) and an MS in statistics. She has extensive experience in epidemiological and health services research, collaborating with a broad range of investigators in a multidisciplinary environment.

Her knowledge of econometric and statistical techniques and interests in public health policy and intervention have led to studies of costs for cancer, health care disparity, of evaluation methodologies in estimating treatment effects in observational studies, and of cost-effectiveness methodologies. Her primary research interest is to develop and apply modern and appropriate econometric and statistical methods in policy analysis and program evaluation in trial-based and observational studies. She is currently developing new methodological approaches in comparative effectiveness research for heterogeneous treatment effects of pharmacotherapy and behavioral interventions. Her secondary research interest is the intersection of psychiatric epidemiology and behavioral economics, specifically to understand whether the behavioral economics principles apply in the treatment seeking behaviors of individuals with affective and substance dependence disorders and whether the competing neuro-behavioral decision systems model can inform the analysis of disparity in health due to socioeconomic status.

She has been involved in studies of improving cost-effectiveness methodology (Dr. Joseph Gardiner), estimating costs and disparities in health care between Medicare and dual eligible Medicaid cancer patients in Michigan (Dr. Cathy Bradley), evaluating the costs of a cognitive behavioral therapy for improving quality of life of somatizing patients in managed care (Dr. Robert Smith), and the analysis of a nurse-community health worker team trail for alleviating perinatal depressive symptoms and stress in low income women (Dr. LeeAnne Roman). Dr. Luo serves as an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals related to economics, statistics and health services research.