Xianghua Luo, PhD

Professor, Division of Biostatistics

Xianghua Luo

Contact Info


Office Phone 612-624-2158

Office Address:
303 Mayo

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

PhD, Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins, 2005

MS, Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, 2000

BS, Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, 1997


My research interests are in the development and application of methods for recurrent event data, survival data, and longitudinal data, as well as the design and analysis of clinical trials. My collaborations include cancer research, blood and marrow transplant, tobacco use and smoking cessation, and health disparity research. 


  Survival analysis methods, smoking cessation, blood and marrow transplant

Awards & Recognition

  • Member, Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health


Research Funding Grants

  • 2013-2018, NIH/NCI, "Chemoprevention of inflammation-driven lung cancer", Co-Investigator
  • 2014-2019, NIH/NCI, "Cancer Center Support Grant", Co-Investigator
  • 2014-2019, NIH/NHLBI, "Enhancing Smoking Cessation in Homeless Populations", Co-Investigator
  • 2014-2019, NIH, "Preclinical evaluation and clinical translation of novel bispecific toxins that target sarcoma tumors and their vasculature", Statistician Mentor
  • 2015-2022, NIH/NCI, "Viral priming and targeting NK cells against solid tumor malignancies", Co-Investigator
  • 2015–2020, NIH/NIC, "Biology and Transplantation of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell," Co-Investigator
  • 2016–2021, NIH/NCI, "NK Cells, Their Receptors, Transplantation and Cancer Therapy," Co-Investigator
  • 2016-2019, DOD, "Enhancing Natural Killer Cell Mediated Targeting And Responses To Myeloid Leukemias", Statistician
  • 2017-2022, FDA/NIDA, Evaluating New Nicotine Standards for Cigarettes", Co-Investigator




  • PubH 7450, Survival Data Analysis