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Dr. Zihang Lu PhD
Dr. Zihang  Lu
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Contact Info
613-533-6000, Ext. 79336


Dr. Lu is a Biostatistician and Assistant Professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. Prior to coming to Queen’s University, he was a Biostatistician at the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Lu is actively involved in developing novel statistical methods and collaborating with scientists in research areas such as asthma, obesity, sleep, pain and cancer. He holds a PhD and an MSc in Biostatistics, both from the University of Toronto.

Please visit Dr. Lu’s personal website ( for more information.


Dr. Lu’s research focuses on the development of novel statistical and machine learning methods to analyze complex data and the application of these methods to clinical and epidemiological research.

His research interests include:

  • analysis of high-dimensional and big data
  • analysis of longitudinal and functional data
  • Bayesian modeling and inference
  • data integration and integrative clustering
  • design and analysis of observational studies
  • ensemble and consensus clustering
  • regression modeling strategies

Dr. Lu is currently recruiting graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and research assistants. Please contact Dr. Lu for more information.


EPID 821 Essentials of Biostatistics

EPID 822 Applied Regression Analysis

EPID 824 Applied Statistical Learning for Health Data


Dr. Lu’s publications are available on his personal website About - Zihang Lu, PhD.