Dr. Wanzhu Tu is an applied statistician. He is interested in modeling biological processes that underlie the pathophysiology of common diseases, such as hypertension. His statistical methodological research is mostly in the areas of nonparametric and semiparamertric models.

He has developed a new set of semiparametric modeling techniques for the dissemination of multiple nonlinear and interacting influences of factors in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system (RAAS) on blood pressure. His research team has generated a number of important findings that characterize a unique pathophysiology of hypertension in African Americans. He is a fellow of the American Heart Association.




Internal Medicine, Epidemiology, Epidemiology, Public Health
PhD, University of South Carolina, Statistics, 1997
MS, University of Tennessee, 1993
BA, Luoyang Foreign Language University, Luoyang, China, 1983
biostatistics data analysis
Chinese, Mandarin
American Mathematical Society
American Statistical Association
Drug Information Association
International Biometric Society