Dr. Lu Tian

Lu Tian

Associate Chair of Faculty Development; Professor, Department of Biomedical Data Science

Dr. Lu Tian received his Sc.D. in Biostatistics from Harvard University in 2002. His graduate study was supported by a Howard Hughes fellowship. Before joining the Stanford community in 2007, he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University. Dr. Tian is now a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Data Science (DBDS) and, by courtesy, in the Department of Statistics. He was one of the first faculty members in DBDS, which he joined in 2015; since then, he has actively participated in the DBDS Data Studio, the long-standing Workshop in Biostatistics series, activities in Stanford’s Center for Innovative Study Design, and other educational events hosted by the Department. He was appointed in May 2020 to serve as the department’s Associate Chair for Faculty Development.

Dr. Tian is Director of the Data Management and Statistical Core in the Stanford Alzheimer Disease Research Center. He has published more than 200 peer-reviewed journal articles and is the co-editor of the book, Advanced Medical Statistics (2016). He also served on the board of the International Chinese Statistical Association, and as the Associate Editor of Statistics in Medicine, Biometrics, Chance, and Statistical Theory and Related Fields. Dr. Tian has considerable experience in statistical methodological research, planning large epidemiological studies, designing randomized clinical trials, and conducting applied data analysis. His methodological research interests include survival analysis, resampling method, precision medicine, meta-analysis, statistical learning, causal inference, and clinical trial (the list will grow longer as time goes by). He not only loves statistical methodology research, but also welcomes any interesting collaboration opportunities with clinicians and medical researchers.