Dr Jianhua Wu

Dr Jianhua Wu


Jianhua Wu obtained his BSc Honours in biostatistics from Hong Kong Baptist University in 2004 and a PhD in computational biology from the University of Warwick in 2008. He worked as a lead statistician at MRC Human Nutrition Research, the University of Cambridge from 2013-15 before joining the University of Leeds as a Lecturer in Medical Statistics in June 2015. His main research interests are statistical application in applied oral and health research; data analysis and methodological development for electronic health record data; new design and analysis for clinical trials in oral research; GWAS study in oral health.



  • Statistical Lead for DentCRU
  • Deputy DREC Chair

Research interests

Statistical design, analysis and methodological development in clinical trials

Statistical data mining, linkage and development for electronic health record data

 Dental public health and epidemiology to link oral health with obesity and chronic systemic diseases

GWAS study in applied oral health research


  • BSc (Hons) Biostatistics
  • PhD in Computational Biology from University of Warwick (2008)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of Royal Statistical Society

Research groups and institutes

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

Current postgraduate research students

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