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Dr. Luohua Jiang is an Associate Professor of the Department of Epidemiology. She obtained her MD in Basic Medicine from Peking University Health Science Center and PhD in Biostatistics from UCLA, School of Public Health. She is a biostatistician with a unique combination of expertise in biostatistics and epidemiological research. Her primary research interest is to apply and develop appropriate statistical models to decipher complicated and massive data collected to solve challenging public health problems. In the past, she has been working in the field of translating evidence-based diabetes prevention and management interventions into large-scale public health practice among Native Americans. In addition, she has provided statistical leadership and/or consulting to multiple federally funded studies focusing on reducing health disparities by implementing and evaluating community-based chronic disease prevention interventions designed for underserved populations. Her current research focuses on conducting secondary data analyses of those intervention projects and electronic health record data using comparative effectiveness methods, multilevel models, and latent variable modeling. 

For more information on Dr. Luohua Jiang, her research interests and recent publications please visit her full-length faculty bio 


Academic Courses

  • Biostatistics II (EPIDEM 204B)
  • Biostatistics III (EPIDEM 204C)

Current Research Projects

R21DK108187, NIDDK, 2016-2019, "Comparative Effectiveness Evaluation of a Diabetes Case Management Intervention in AI/AN Communities", Role: PI.

HHS1236201000002C, Indian Health Service, 2013-2019, “Special Diabetes Program for Indians Demonstration Projects Coordinating Center", Role: PI of UCI subcontract.

U54MD00507, NIMHD, 2018-2022, “American Indian and Alaska Native Health Disparities", Role: PI of UCI subcontract.

P30DK092923-08S1, NIDDK, 2018-2019, “Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia among American Indian and Alaska Natives”, Role: PI of UCI subcontract.

R01DE027077, NIDCR, 2018-2021, “Relationship of Parental Health Literacy with Change over Time in Oral Health Outcomes among American Indian Children”, PI of UCI subcontract.

R01AG055018, NIA, 2017-2021, “Abdominal Adipose Tissue Depots and Cardiometabolic Disease Risk in Postmenopausal Women”, Role: Co-Investigator.