Chengcheng Hu

Chengcheng Hu

Director, Biostatistics - Phoenix Campus
Professor, Public Health
Professor, Statistics-GIDP
Professor, BIO5 Institute
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Department Affiliations
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(520) 626-9308

Work Summary

Work Summary

Chengcheng Hu has worked on a broad range of areas including cancer, occupational health, HIV/AIDS, and aging. He has extensive collaborative research in conducting methodological research in the areas of survival analysis, longitudinal data, high-dimensional data, and measurement error. His current methodological interest, arising from studies of viral and human genetics and biomarkers, is to develop innovative methods to investigate the relationship between high-dimensional information and longitudinal outcomes or survival endpoints.

Research Interest

Research Interest

Chengcheng Hu, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor, Public Health and Director, Biostatistics, Phoenix campus at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona. He is also Director of the Biometry Core on the Chemoprevention of Skin Cancer Project at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. Hu has worked on multiple federal grants in a broad range of areas including cancer, occupational health, HIV/AIDS, and aging. In addition to extensive experience in collaborative research, he has conducted methodological research in the areas of survival analysis, longitudinal data, high-dimensional data, and measurement error. His current methodological interest, arising from studies of viral and human genetics and biomarkers, is to develop innovative methods to investigate the relationship between high-dimensional information and longitudinal outcomes or survival endpoints. Hu joined the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health in 2008. Prior to this he was an assistant professor of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health from 2002 to 2008. While at Harvard, he also served as senior statistician in the Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trials Group (PACTG) and the International Maternal Pediatric Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Group (IMPAACT). Hu received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Biostatistics from the University of Washington and a M.A. in Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University.

Publications

Vasquez, M. M., Hu, C., Roe, D. J., Chen, Z., Halonen, M., & Guerra, S. (2016). Least absolute shrinkage and selection operator type methods for the identification of serum biomarkers of overweight and obesity: simulation and application. BMC medical research methodology, 16(1), 154.
BIO5 Collaborators
Zhao Chen, Stefano Guerra, Chengcheng Hu

The study of circulating biomarkers and their association with disease outcomes has become progressively complex due to advances in the measurement of these biomarkers through multiplex technologies. The Least Absolute Shrinkage and Selection Operator (LASSO) is a data analysis method that may be utilized for biomarker selection in these high dimensional data. However, it is unclear which LASSO-type method is preferable when considering data scenarios that may be present in serum biomarker research, such as high correlation between biomarkers, weak associations with the outcome, and sparse number of true signals. The goal of this study was to compare the LASSO to five LASSO-type methods given these scenarios.

Huang, S., Chengcheng, H., Bell, M., Billheimer, D., Guerra, S., Roe, D., Monica, V., & Bedrick, E. (2018). Regularized Continuous-Time Markov Model via Elastic Net. Biometrics.
BIO5 Collaborators
Dean Billheimer, Stefano Guerra, Chengcheng Hu
Griffin, S., Bui, D., Gowrisankaran, G., Lutz, E. A., He, C., Hu, C., & Burgess, J. L. (2016). Risk Management Best Practices to Reduce Injuries and Maximize Economic Benefits in U.S. Mining. Journal of Safety Research.
BIO5 Collaborators
Jefferey L Burgess, Chengcheng Hu
Spaite, D. W., Hu, C., Bobrow, B. J., Chikani, V., Barnhart, B., Gaither, J. B., Denninghoff, K. R., Adelson, P. D., Keim, S. M., Viscusi, C., Mullins, T., & Sherrill, D. (2017). The Effect of Combined Out-of-Hospital Hypotension and Hypoxia on Mortality in Major Traumatic Brain Injury. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 69(1), 62-72.
BIO5 Collaborators
Kurt R Denninghoff, Chengcheng Hu
Thomson, C. A., Jackson, R., Chou, Y., Hu, C., Ernst, K. C., Bea, J. W., Klimentidis, Y. C., & Chen, Z. (2017). Body mass index, waist circumference and mortality in a large mutiethnic postmenopausal cohort - Results from the Women's Health Initiative.. Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
BIO5 Collaborators
Zhao Chen, Chengcheng Hu, Yann C Klimentidis