Q. John Fu, MD, PhD
Professor and Chair, Department of Biostatistics
Research Interests: Categorical Data Analysis; Longitudinal Study; Twin and Family Study; Psychiatric Epidemiology
Courses: Principles of biostatistics; Survival data analysis; Categorical data analysis; Longitudinal and multilevel data analysis
Education History: MD, Southern Medical University, China
SLU Faculty since: 2002
Q. John Fu, MD, PhD is interested in statistical modeling of genetic and environmental effects on the comorbidity of substance abuse and psychiatric disorders, with particular emphasis on latent variable models. Dr. Fu is currently investigating genetic and environmental risk factors for smoking behaviors and suicidality using a large national sample of identical and fraternal twins and their offspring derived from the Vietnam Era Twin Registry.
He has been principal investigator and co-investigator on the research projects funded by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the Alzheimer's Association and the National Cancer Institute at National Institutes of Health. He has collaborated with researchers at the Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research (CECCR) and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center (MARC) at Washington University as well as St. Louis VA Medical Center.