Mei Lu PhD

Mei Lu, PhD

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Specialties: Research

Services: Biostatistics

Board Certification and Education

Education

  • University of Kentucky, KY, 1992
  • Nankai University, 1982

About Me

Member of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute

Titles: Director, Data Coordinating Center

Biographical Statement:
Mei Lu, PhD, Director over the Henry Ford Health System Data Coordinating Center (DCC), has more than 25 years of experience conducting and overseeing DCC research projects for a number of multi-center clinical trials and observational studies in a wide variety of disease areas including neurological disorders, cancer, clinical hepatitis, and liver-related autoimmune disease.

Dr. Lu is committed to applying comparative effectiveness research (CER) principles and methods to improve rigor in observational studies and to the use of automated, electronic health record-based, validated classification models for disease identification. She has expertise applying CER analytical approaches to “real-world data” to provide real-world evidence from observational studies as well as “pragmatic” trials to ensure that studies are cost-efficient and transparent.

Recently, she has focused on developing robust and validated statistical modeling to measure causal effects to study the interplay between (fixed and time-varying) factors on patients’ clinical trajectories and has expanded her knowledge and application of G-formula, a CER approach, which can be used to account for potentially biasing influences in real-world health care settings.

Research Interests: 

  • Clinical trial DCC management
  • Comparative effectiveness statistical methods
  • Risk-model design and validation
  • Chronic hepatitis

Languages

English

Gender

Female

Locations

Henry Ford Hospital Public Health Sciences
Suite 3E
One Ford Place
Detroit, MI 48202

Hospital Privileges

  • Henry Ford Hospital

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