Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department
- Ph.D. in Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet, 2008
- M.S. in Biostatistics at Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1995
- B.S. in Mathematics at Beijing Normal University, 1989
1/1/2013 - present, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health - Bloomington, Indiana University
3/16/2009 - 12/31/2012, Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, West Virginia University with a joint appointment with Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center
5/13/2008 - 3/15/2009, Associate research scientist, School of Social Development and Public Policy, Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China
9/6/2000 - 7/6/2002, Visiting Scholar, Harvard School of Public Health
1/9/1999 - 5/14/1999, Visiting Scholar, Yale School of Public Health
7/1/1995 - 8/31/2003, Associate Research Scientist, Chinese Center of Disease Control and Prevention, Beijing, China
Dr. Luo's research and training have focused on lifestyle and environmental factors in relation to cancer risk and cancer prognosis, particularly for breast, lung and pancreatic cancer. She has been involved in the Women's Health Initiative, a large prospective cohort since 2005. Her current research interest includes diabetes and cancer incidence and mortality; environmental pollutants and breast cancer risk.
Current and completed grant support
Women's Health Initiative Feasibility Fund ... Luo (PI) ... 2012 - 2013
Title: AS425 - A pilot study of urinary Bisphenol-A in the Women's Health Initiative
Role: Primary Investigator
National Institutes of Health
Women's Health Initiative (WHI) ... Multiple PIs ... 2010 - present
The WHI is a large on-going national prospective study in the US, designed to address major health issues among postmenopausal women.
Kanawha-Charleston Health Department ... Luo (PI) ... 2010 - 2011
A study of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department's smoking regulation and hospital admission data. This is a retrospective hospital records study to assess the effect of smoking regulation on incidence of hospital admissions for Acute Coronary Syndrome in Kanawha County.
Role: Primary Investigator
DHHS/HRSA ... Hendryx (PI) ... 2009 - 2012
West Virginia Rural Health Research Center
This is a study examining environmental risk factors in relation to human cancer risk.
Kabat GC, Kim MY, Luo J, Hou LF, Cetnar, J, Wactawski-Wende J, Rohan TE. Menstrual and reproductive factors and exogenous hormone use and risk of transitional cell bladder cancer in postmenopausal women. European Journal of Cancer Prevention (Accepted on Jan 7, 2013).
Luo J, Cocrhane BB, Wactawski-Wende J, Hunt JR, Ockene JK, Margolis KL. Effects of menopausal hormone therapy on ductal carcinoma in suti of the breast. Breast Cancer Reseach and Treatment. DOI10.1007/s10549-012-2402-0.
Luo, J, Sands M, Wactawski-Wende J, Song Y, Margolis KL. Sleep disturbance and incidence of thyroid cancer in post-menopausal women. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2013;177:42-49 [Epub 2012 Dec 5]]
Hendryx M, Luo J. Cancer hospitalizations in rural-urban areas in relation to carcinogenic discharges from Toxics Release Inventory facilities. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. 2012 July 27 [Epub ahead of print].
Li YX, Chen YJ, Chang LJ, Hendryx M, Luo J. Clinical biomarkers and prognosis in Taiwanese patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC). Journal of Cancer Therapy. 2012;3: 412-423.
Luo J, Chen YJ, Narsavage GL, Ducatman A. Prognostic factors in patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma. Oncology Nursing Forum. 2012; 39(6): 609-616.
Luo J, Chlebowski R, Liu S, McGlynn KA, Parekh N, White DL, Margolis KL. Diabetes mellitius as a risk factor for gastrointestinal cancers among postmenopausal women. Cancer Causes and Control. 2012 May 24 [Epub ahead of print].
Hendryx, M, Conley J, Fedorko E, Luo J, Armistead M. Permitted water pollution discharges and population cancer and non-cancer mortalilty: toxicity weights and upstream discharge effects in US rural-urban areas. International Journal of Health Geographics. 2012, Apr 2; 11:9. doi: 10.1186/1476-072X-11-9.
Luo J, Chlebowski R, Wactawski-Wende J, Schlecht NF, Tinker L, Margolis KL. Diabetes and lung cancer among post-menopausal women. Diabetes Care. Epub. 2012 May 22.
Luo J, Rossouw J, Tong E, Giovino GA, Lee C, Chen C, Ockene JK, Qi L, Margolis KL. Smoking cessation, weight gain, and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitius among post-menopausal women. Archivies of Internal Medicine. 2012; 172(5): 438-440.
Kabat GC, Kim MY, Thomson C, Luo J, Wactawski-Wende J, Rohan TE. Anthropometric factors and physical activity and risk of thyroid cancer in postmenopausal women. Cancer Causes and Control. Epub. 2012 Jan 3.
Kabat GC, Kim MY, Stricker HD, Shikany JM, Lane D, Luo J, Ning Y, Rohan TE. Repeated measurements of serum insulin and glucose levels in relation to colorectal cancer risk among postmenopausal women. British Journal of Cancer. 2012; 106(1): 227-32. Epub. 2011 Nov 29.
Luo J, Chen YJ, Chang LJ. Fasting blood glucose level and prognosis in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients. Lung Cancer. 2011. Epub. Nov 21.
Luo J, Horn K, Ockene JK, Simon MS, Stefanick ML, tong E, Margolis KL. Interaction between smoking and obesity and the risk of developing breast cancer among postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2011; 174(8): 919-28. Epub 2011 Aug 29.
Hendryx, M, Wolfe L, Luo J, Webb B. Self-reported cancer rates in two rural areas of West Virginia with and without mountaintop coal mining. Journal of Community Health. Epub 2011 July 24.
Luo J, Hendryx M, Ducatman A. Association between six environmental chemicals and lung cancer incidence in the United States. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2011 ;2011:463701. Epub 2011 Jul 10.
Luo J, Margolis KL, Wactawski-Wende J, Horn K, Messina C, Stefanick ML, Tindle HA, Tong E, Rohan TE. Association of active and passive smoking with risk of breast cancer among postmenopausal women: a prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2011, 342: d1016.
Luo J, Hendryx M. Environmental carcinogen releases and lung cancer mortality in rutal-urban areas of the United States. The Journal of Rural Health. 2011; 27: 342-349.
Gupta R, Luo J, Anderson RH. Clean indoor air regulation and incidence of hospital admissions for acute coronary syndrome in Kanawha County, West Virginia. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2011; July 8(7). A77.
Chertok IR, Luo J, Culp S, Mullett M. Intent to breastfeed: a population-based perspective. Breastfeeding in Medicine. 2011; 6: 125-9. Epub 2010 Oct 19.
Kabat GC, Kim M, Kakani C, Tindle H, Wactawski-Wende J, Ockene JK, Luo J, Smoller SW, Rohan TE. Cigarette smoking in relation to risk of ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast in a cohort of postmenopausal women. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2010; 172(5): 591-9. Epub 2010 Aug 1.
Luo J, Morgolis KL. Oral contraceptives and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Current Cardiovascular Risk Reports. 2010; 4:222-228.
Chertok IR, Luo J, Anderson RH. Association between changes in smoking habits in subsequent pregnancy and infant birth weight in West Virginia. Maternal and Child Health. 2011; 15(2):249-254.
Luo J, Qu Z, Rockett I, Zhang, X. Employment status and self-rated health in northwestern China. Public Health. 2010; 174-179.
Wangsa D, Heselmeyer-Haddad K, Ried P, Eriksson E, Schaffer AA, Morrison, IE, Luo J, Auer G, Munck-Wikland E, Reid T, Lundqvist EA. Fluorescence in situ hybridization markers for prediction of cervical lymph node metastases. American Journal of Pathology. 2009; 175(6):2637-45.
Luo J, Zhang X, Jin C, Wang D. Inequality of access to health care among the urban elderly in northwestern China. Health Policy. 2009; 93(2):111-117.
Lynch SM, Vrieling A, Lubin JH, Kraft P, Mendelsohn JB, Hartge P, Canzian F, Steplowski E, Arslan AA, Gross M, Helzlsouer K, Jacobs EJ, LaCroix A, Petersen G, Zheng W, Albanes D, Amundadottir L, Bingham SA, Boffetta P, Boutron-Ruault MC, Chanock SJ, Clipp S, Hoover RN, Jacobs K, Johnson KC, Kooperberg C, Luo J, et al. Cigarette smoking and pancreatic cancer: a pooled analysis from the pancreatic cancer cohort consortium. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009; 170(4):403-13.
Luo J, Margolis KL, Adami HO, Lacroix A, Ye W. Obesity and risk of pancreatic cancer among postmenopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative (United States). British Journal of Cancer. 2008; 99(3):527-31.
Stromberg C, Luo J, Enochsson L, Arnelo U, Nilsson M. Endoscopic sphincterotomy and the risk of malignancy in the bile ducts, liver, and pancreas. Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 2008; 6(9):1049-53. Epub 2008 Jun 30.
Wangsa D, Ryott M, Avall-Lundqvist E, Petersson F, Elmberger G, Luo J, Ried T, Auer G, Munck-Wikland E. Ki-67 expression predicts locoregional recurrence in stage I oral tongue carcinoma. British Journal of Cancer. 2008; 99(7):1121-8. Epub 2008 Sep 2.
Luo J, Adami H-O, Reilly M, Ekbom A, Nordenvall C, Ye W. Interpreting trends of pancreatic cancer incidence and mortality: a nation-wide study in Sweden (1960-2003). Cancer Causes & Control. 2008; 19(1):89-96.
Zendehdel K, Nyren O, Luo J, Dickman PW, Boffetta P, Englund A, et al. Risk of gastroesophageal cancer among smokers and users of Scandinavian moist snuff (snus). International Journal of Cancer. 2008; 122(5):1095-9.
Luo J, Ye W, Zendehdel K, Adami J, Adami H-O, Boffetta P, et al. Oral use of Swedish moist snuff (snus) and risk of cancer of the mouth, lung and pancreas in male construction workers: a retrospective cohort study. Lancet. 2007; 369; 2015-20.
Nyren O, Luo J, Ye W, Adami H-O, Boffetta P. Snus and the risk of cancer of the mouth, lung, and pancreas - Authors' reply. Lancet. 2007; 370(9594):1208.
Luo J, Nordenvall C, Nyren O, Adami HO, Permert J, Ye W. The risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with gastric or duodenal ulcer disease. International Journal of Cancer. 2007; 120:368-72.
Luo J, Iwasaki M, Inoue M, Sasazuki S, Otani T, Ye W, et al. Body mass index, physical activity and the risk of pancreatic cancer in relation to smoking status and history of diabetes: A large-scale population-based cohort study in Japan - The JPHC study. Cancer Causes & Control. 2007; 18(6):603-12.
Luo J, Margolis KL, Adami H-O, Lopez AM, Lessin L, Ye W. Body size, weight cycling and risk of renal cell carcinoma among post-menopausal women: the Women's Health Initiative (United States). American journal of Epidemiology. 2007; 166(7):752-9.
Luo J, Chia KS, Chia SE, Reilly M, Tan CS, Ye W. Secular trends of nasopharyngeal carcinoma incidence in Singapore, Hong Kong and Los Angeles Chinese populations, 1973-1997. European Journal of Epidemiology. 2007; 22(8): 513-521.
Luo J, Inoue M, Iwasaki M, Sasazuki S, Otani T, Ye W, et al. Green tea consumption, coffee intake and risk of pancreatic cancer based on a large-scale population-based cohort study in Japan (JPHC study). European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2007; 16(6):542-8.
Margolis KL, Adami H-O, Luo J, Ye W, Weiderpass E. A prospective study of oral contraceptive use and risk of myocardial infarction among Swedish women. Fertility and Sterility. 2007; 88(2):310-6.
Hammarstedt L, Dahlstrand H, Lindquist D, Dahlgren L, Rryott M, Luo J, et al. The incidence of tonsillar cancer in Sweden is increasing. Acta Oto-Laryngologica. 2007; 127(9):988-92.
Wenger U, Luo J, Lundell L, Lagergren J. A nationwide study of the use of self-expanding stents in patients with esophageal cancer in Sweden. Endoscopy. 2005; 37(4)329-34.
Luo J, Hu FB. Time trends of obesity in pre-school children in China from 1989 to 1997. International Journal of Obesity Related Metabolic Disorders. 2002; 26(4):553-8.
Zheng T. Holford TR, Taylor Mayne S, Luo J, Hansen Owens P, Hoar Zahm S, et al. A case-control study of occupation and breast cancer risk in Connecticut. Journal of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. 2002; 7(1):3-11
Zheng T, Holford TR, Mayne ST, Luo J, Owens PH, Zhang B, et al. Radiation exposure from diagnostic and therapeutic treatments and risk of breast cancer. European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 2002; 11(3):229-35.
Luo J, Jin SG. Competing risk model and its application in assessing the progression of pneumoconiosis. Biomedical and Environmental Science. 1998; 11:1-5.
Jin SG, Yang GH, Bos E, Wang J, Luo J, Yang J, Ma EB, Tong MX, and Jamison D. Child mortality patterns in rural areas of Anhui and Henan provinces in China, 1990. Biomedical and Environmental Science. 1998; 11(3):264-76.
Peer-reviewed articles in Chinese
Yie JL, Luo J, Jin SG. MA LM. Infectious model and SARS projection. Journal of Hygiene Reseach. 2005; 34(3):352-353.
Luo J, Jin SG, MA LM. Application of multi-level model in epidemiological Study. Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine. 1999; 33(4):241-243.
Luo J, Jin SG. Study on competing risk model. Chinese Journal of Health Statistics. 1996; 13(4):16-19.
Luo J, Jin SG, Zhai FY. A new measurement for assessing the economic level of a family. Journal of Hygiene Research. 1996; 25:103-106 (Suppl.)
Luo J, Nie WQ. Application of data processing in physical science. Shu Xue Tong Bao. 1997; 42-44 (Suppl.)
Luo J. Method of dealing with censured data in survival analysis. Foreign Medicine Science. 1996; 23(3):169-171.
Abstracts for conferences
Luo J, Yixia Li, Hendryx M. Toxic metal exposures and C-Reactive Protein among US non-smoking adults: NHANES 1999-2010. Poster presentation during the 140th APHA Annual Meeting (October 27 - Ocotober 31, 2012) in San Francisco, CA.
Li Y, Zhang J, Luo J, Dino G, Horn K. Determinants of nicotine dependence among adolescent smokers. 2012 National Conference on Tobacco or Health. August 15-17, 2012. Kansas City Convention Center, Kansas City, Missouri.
Hendryz M, Luo J. Dose-dependent mortality rates in mountaintop coal mining areas, USA. Environmental Pollution and Public Health, Shanghai China, May 2012.
Luo J, Chlebowski, R, Wactawski-Wende J, Schlecht NF, Tinker L, Margolis KL. Diabetes and lung cancer among post-menopausal women. Poster, Annual WHI Investigators meeting, May 3-4, 2012 in Washington DC.
Barr, T, Dino G, Prendergast E, Luo J, Crawford P, Chuck C. Family health history and epigenetics in rural Appalachian communities: The West Virginia Community Genetics Forum. Oral presentation at 2012 CCTS Spring Conference, March 29 at the Lexington Convention Center.
Margolis KL, Luo J, Tong E, Giovino GA, Lee C, Chen C, Ockene JK, Qi L, Rossouw J. Smoking cessation, weight gain, and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus among post-menopausal women. Oral presentation at the 72nd American Diabetes Association (ADA) Scientific Sessions. June 8-12, 2012. Philadelphia, PA.
Jabson J, Bowen D, Weinberg J, Luo J, Kroenke CH, Tindle H, Messina C, Shumaker S. Psycholosocial clusters and associations with women's physical and mental health: a hierarchical cluster analysis. Society for Behavioral Medicine's annual meeting. Poster presentation on April 12, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM in New Orleans.
Noerachmanto N, Horn K, Dino G, Zhang J, Anesetti-Rothermel A, Luo J, Tworek C. Youth smoking intensity in the NOT-ON-Tobacco (N-O-T) program. POS2-69 Wed. March 14, 5.15p 2012 SRNT 18th annual meeting March 13-16, 2012 Houston, Texas.
Luo J, Horn K, Ockene, JK, Simon MS, Stefanick M, Tong E, Margolis KL. Interaction between smoking and obesity and the risk of developing breast cancer among postmenopausal women. Oral presentation in AACR (American Association for Cancer Research) 102 annual meeting in Orlando on April 2-6, 2011.
Chen YJ, Narsavage GL, Luo J. Routine biomarkers associated with outcomes of hospital revisits for patient with COPD. ATS International Conference in Denver, Colorado as a poster presentation on May 17th, 2011.
Chertok, IRA, Luo J, & Anderson R. Poster: Association between changes in smoking habits in subsequent pregnancy and infant birth weight. Trinity College School of Nursing and Midwifery, 11th Annual Interdisciplinary Research Conference: Transforming Healthcare through Research and Education, Dublin, Ireland, November 4-5, 2010.
Chertok IRA, Luo J, Culp S, & Mullett M. Poster: Intent to breastfeed in West Virginia: a population-based perspective. West Virginia STTI 2010 Research Conference, Building Knowledge for Nursing, Morgantown, West Virginia, October 22, 2010.
Professional Membership and Positions
Senior Editorial Board for the American Journal of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention 2012 - present.
Editorial Board for World Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology (WJGO). 2012 - present.
Awards and Honor
New Century Excellent Talents Award from Chinese Education of Ministry, 2009 (NCET-09-0229)
Keystone Symposia Scholarship, 2007
International Cancer Technology Transfer Fellowships (ICRETT) in the Union of International Cancer Conrol (UICC), 2002
Courses Recently Taught
Public Health Epidemiology