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Research Interests

Dr. Zhao’s methodological research interests are in the areas of survival and event history analysis, longitudinal data analysis, and design and analysis of clinical trials. His current work has focused on methodology development to integrate information about patients’ baseline characteristics to individualize treatment choice. His collaborative work is in the areas Cardiovascular and HIV research.


  • Biostatistics
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Public Health
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Clinical Trial Methodology
  • Epidemiology
  • HIV Infection
  • Aging
  • Transplantation

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Randomized Controlled Trials Medicine & Life Sciences
Lower Extremity Medicine & Life Sciences
Mortality Medicine & Life Sciences
Ankle Brachial Index Medicine & Life Sciences
Confidence Intervals Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2017

Acute coronary syndrome quality improvement in Kerala (ACS QUIK): Rationale and design for a cluster-randomized stepped-wedge trial

Huffman, M. D., Mohanan, P. P., Devarajan, R., Baldridge, A. S., Kondal, D., Zhao, L., Ali, M., Lloyd-Jones, D. M. & Prabhakaran, D. Mar 1 2017 In : American Heart Journal. 185, p. 154-160 7 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Acute Coronary Syndrome
Quality Improvement
Process Assessment (Health Care)
Myocardial Infarction

A semiparametric joint model for terminal trend of quality of life and survival in palliative care research

Li, Z., Frost, H. R., Tosteson, T. D., Zhao, L., Liu, L., Lyons, K., Chen, H., Cole, B., Currow, D. & Bakitas, M. Dec 20 2017 In : Statistics in Medicine. 36, 29, p. 4692-4704 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Joint Model
Quality of Life
Semiparametric Model
Palliative Care
1 Citations

Effect of resveratrol onwalking performance in older people with peripheral artery disease the restore randomized clinical trial

McDermott, M. M., Leeuwenburgh, C., Guralnik, J. M., Tian, L., Sufit, R., Zhao, L., Criqui, M. H., Kibbe, M. R., Stein, J. H., Lloyd-Jones, D., Anton, S. D., Polonsky, T. S., Gao, Y., De Cabo, R. & Ferrucci, L. Aug 1 2017 In : JAMA Cardiology. 2, 8, p. 902-907 6 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Peripheral Arterial Disease
Randomized Controlled Trials
1 Citations

Elementary, My Dear Watson—The Era of Natural Language Processing in Transplantation

Ho, B., Skaro, A., Montag, S. & Zhao, L. Mar 1 2017 In : American Journal of Transplantation. 17, 3, p. 595-596 2 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewEditorial

Erratum to: Walking performance is positively correlated to calf muscle fiber size in peripheral artery disease subjects, but fibers show aberrant mitophagy: An observational study. [J Transl Med 14, (2016), (284)] DOI: 10.1186/s12967-016-1030-6

White, S. H., McDermott, M. M., Sufit, R. L., Kosmac, K., Bugg, A. W., Gonzalez-Freire, M., Ferrucci, L., Tian, L., Zhao, L., Gao, Y., Kibbe, M. R., Criqui, M. H., Leeuwenburgh, C. & Peterson, C. A. Feb 23 2017 In : Journal of Translational Medicine. 15, 1, 45

Research output: Research - peer-reviewComment/debate

Mitochondrial Degradation
Ankle Brachial Index
Peripheral Arterial Disease
Observational Studies