Jiangtao Luo, PhD


University of Nebraska Medical Center
College of Public Health 

Professional Summary

  • 2010 - Present   University of Nebraska College of Public Health, Omaha, NE
  • 2009 - 2010   Postdoctoral Fellow, Penn State University Medical Center, Hershey, PA
  • 1998 – 2001  Guangzhou Normal University, Guangzhou, China
  • 1987 – 1995  Chongqing Normal University, Chongqing, China


  • PhD  Statistics and Mathematics, University of Florida, 2009
  • MS   Statistics, University of Florida, 2006
  • MS   Mathematics, University of Florida, 2004
  • MS   Applied Mathematics, Inner Mongolia University, 1987
  • BS    Mathematics, Sichuan Normal University, 1984

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Statistics 2
  • Calculus I, II, III, Algebras 

Research Interest & Projects

  • Statistical Genetics and Genomics
  • Statistical Methods in Clinical Genetics and Genetic Epidemiology
  • Statistical and Mathematical Modeling
  • Optimal treatment in Clinical Trials, esp. Application of Optimization and Optimal Control
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis and Functional Data Analysis
  • Bayesian Statistics

Selected Publications

  • J. Luo, A. Berg, K. Das, J. H. Li, Y. Li and R. L. Wu, 2010 Functional genome-wide association studies of longitudinal traits. In: Handbook of Adaptive Designs in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Development, edited by S. C. Chow. Wiley, London, UK.
  • K. Ahn, J. Luo, A. Berg, D. Keefe, and R. L. Wu, 2010 Genetic mapping of drug response with pharmacodynamic-pharmcokinetic principles. Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, May 18. [Epub ahead of print].
  • G. F. Fu, J. Luo, A. Berg, Z. Wang, J. H. Li, K. Das, R. Z. Li and R. L. Wu, 2010 A dynamic model for functional mapping of biological rhythms. Journal of Biological Dynamics (http://www.informaworld.com/10.1080/17513758.2010.491558).
  • Wang, C. G., Z. Wang, J. Luo, Q. Li, Y. Li and R. L. Wu, 2010 A model for transgenerational imprinting variation in complex traits. PLoS Genetics 5(7): e11396. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011396.
  • J. Luo, W. W. Hager, and R.L. Wu, 2009 A differential equation model for functional mapping of genes affecting short-term virus dynamics. Journal of Mathematical Biology DOI 10.1007/s00285-009-0288-1.
  • W. W. Hager and J. Luo, 2008 Optimization of generalized means square error in noisy linear estimation. SIAM Journal on Matrix Analysis and Applications 30: 783-804.
  • T. Liu, A. Berg, J. S. Wu, B. Zhang, Y. H. Cui, J. Luo and R. L. Wu, 2008 Haplotype analysis of complex traits in outcrossing tree species: Allele discovery of quantitative trait loci. In: Poplar Genomics (S. Joshi and S. DiFazio, eds.) Science Publishers, Northants, UK.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Statistical Association  (ASA)
  • American Mathematical Association ( AMA )
  • Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics ( SIAM) 

contact jiangtao Luo
Jiangtao Luo College of Public Health at UNMC
984375 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4375
Phone: (402)559-1976
Fax: (402) 559-7259
Email: jiangtao.luo@unmc.edu