Haitao Chu, PhD, MD

Professor, Division of Biostatistics

Haitao Chu

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-625-2138

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware St SE
MMC 303 Mayo
Minneapolis, MN 55455

MD, Preventive Medicine, West China University of Medical Sciences, 1995

PhD, Biostatistics, Emory University, 2003

MS, Biostatistics, Emory University, 2002


My research lies at the intersection of biostatistics and epidemiology. I have developed innovative statistical methods for:

  • meta-analysis
  • statistical methods accounting for detection limits in biomarker data;
  • statistical methods correcting for selection bias, measurement error, and confounding in epidemiology studies
  • missing, correlated, and survival data analyses
  • innovative Bayesian methods to improve statistical inference in both randomized clinical trials and observational studies


Biostatistics, epidemiology methods, Bayesian methods, clinical trials, observational studies, diagnostic medicine, comparative effectiveness research, evidence based medicine 

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
  • Fellow, American Statistical Association
  • Elected Member, Society for Research Synthesis Methodology


Research Funding Grants

  • 2015–2017, NIH National Library of Medicine (NLM), "Statistical Methods and Software for Multivariate Meta-analysis," Principal Investigator
  • 2015–2017, NIDCR, "Aiding Effective Decision Making in Dental Research Using Network Meta-analysis," Principal Investigator
  • 2016–2021, National Institute on Minority Health, "System Factors and Racial Disparities in Nursing Home Quality of Life and Care," Co-Investigator
  • 2015–2020, NIH Natl Inst of Diabetes/Dig/Kidney Dis, "Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women: Bladder Health Scientific and Data Coordinating Center (PLUS-SDCC) (U01)," Co-Investigator
  • 2012–2017, NIH/NHLBI, "The Intercranial Atherosclerotic Disease and Cognitive Impairment Study," Co-Investigator
  • 2014–2018, NIH/NIMHD, "National Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center for Research African American Men's Health," senior statistician