Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu, PhD



PhD (2000) Department of Plant Science, University of Connecticut
PhD (2003) Department of Statistics, University of Connecticut

Experience and Interests

Dr. Fu is a biostatistician collaborating extensively with investigators of OHSU with interest with statistical modeling and applied methodological research on medical and biological data. Now she serves as the biostatistician for Oregon evidence-based practice center and the lead biostatistician for Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine. She also teaches MPH statistical courses and advises MPH students.

Current research interests: statistical genetics, Bayesian methods, Bayesian meta-analysis, analysis of large Medicare/Medicaid data and applied statistical methodology research in biomedical science.

Recent Publications

Lowe RA, McConnell KJ, Fu R., Weathers CC, Boyer-Quick J, Adams AL, Bauman B 2006 Changes in Access to Primary Care for Oregon Health Plan Beneficiaries and the Uninsured: The Emergency Department Perspective. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 24: 33-37.

Fu, R and Ashley, Richard A. 2006. Interference of large crabgrass (Digitaria sanguinalis), redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus) and hairy galinsoga (Galinsoga ciliate) with bell pepper. Weed Science, 54(2):364-372.

Nelson H.D., Vesco K.K., Haney E.M., Fu R., Nedrow A., Miller J., Nicolaidis, C., Walker, M and Humphrey L. 2006. Nonhormonal Therapies for Menopausal Hot Flashes: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis . JAMA, 295 (17):2057-2071.

Cherniack M, Brammer AJ, Nilsson T, Lundstrom R, Meyer JD, Morse T, Neeley G, Peterson D, Toppila E, Warren N, Atwood-Sanders M, Michalak-Turcotte C, Abbas U , Bruneau H , Croteau M, Fu R 2006. Nerve Conduction and Sensorineural Function in Dental Hygienists Using High Frequency Ultrasound Handpieces. American Journal of Industrial Medicine49(5): 313 - 326 .

Chou R., Fu R. , Huffman L.H. and Korthuis P.T. 2006. Comparative efficacy and tolerability of highly active antiretroviral therapy regimens: meta-analysis of head-to-head trials. Lancet, 368: 1503-1515. Chou R., Fu R. , Carson S., Saha S. and Helfand M. 2007. Methodological shortcomings predicted lower harm estimates in one of two sets of studies of clinical interventions. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 60 :18-28.

Fu R. , Harris E., Helfand M. and Nelson, H.D. 2007. Estimating risk of breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations: A meta-analytic approach. Statistics in Medicine, 26:1775-1787.


Rongwei (Rochelle) Fu, PhD
Associate Professor

Phone: (503) 494-6069
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