Di Lu, M.S.

Di joined the QSU in February 2020. She completed her Master in Biostatistics at Duke University. Prior to QSU, she was a biostatistician at the Duke Clinical Research Institute, while working on national, multi-center registry projects. She is interested in searching for the optimal treatment and essential factors associated with improved clinical outcomes.





Methodology Area of Interest: methods for clustered data, survival analysis, and propensity score methods

Clinical Area of Interest: pulmonology, cardiology, immunology and rheumatology

Selected Publications:

Laughlin-Tommaso SK, Lu D, Thomas L, Diamond MP, Wallace K, Wegienka G, Vines AI, Anchan RM, Wang T, Maxwell GL, Jacoby V. Short-term quality of life after myomectomy for uterine fibroids from the COMPARE-UF Fibroid Registry. American journal of obstetrics and gynecology. 2020 Apr 1;222(4):345-e1.

Pandey A, Keshvani N, Khera R, Lu D, Vaduganathan M, Maddox KE, Das SR, Kumbhani DJ, Goyal A, Girotra S, Chan P. Temporal trends in racial differences in 30-day readmission and mortality rates after acute myocardial infarction among Medicare beneficiaries. JAMA cardiology. 2020 Feb 1;5(2):136-45.

Wadhera RK, Bhatt DL, Wang TY, Lu D, Lucas J, Figueroa JF, Garratt KN, Yeh RW, Maddox KE. Association of state Medicaid expansion with quality of care and outcomes for low-income patients hospitalized with acute myocardial infarction. JAMA cardiology. 2019 Feb 1;4(2):120-7.

Kumbhani DJ, Fonarow GC, Heidenreich PA, Schulte PJ, Lu D, Hernandez A, Yancy C, Bhatt DL. Association between hospital volume, processes of care, and outcomes in patients admitted with heart failure: insights from get with the guidelines-heart failure. Circulation. 2018 Apr 17;137(16):1661-70.

Powell-Wiley TM, Ngwa J, Kebede S, Lu D, Schulte PJ, Bhatt DL, Yancy C, Fonarow GC, Albert MA. Impact of body mass index on heart failure by race/ethnicity from the Get With The Guidelines–Heart Failure (GWTG–HF) Registry. JACC: Heart Failure. 2018 Feb 26;6(3):233-42.

Kragholm K, Lu D, Chiswell K, Al‐Khalidi HR, Roettig ML, Roe M, Jollis J, Granger CB. Improvement in Care and Outcomes for Emergency Medical Service–Transported Patients With ST‐Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) With and Without Prehospital Cardiac Arrest: A Mission: Lifeline STEMI Accelerator Study. Journal of the American Heart Association. 2017 Oct 11;6(10):e005717.