Jingwei Wu

Associate Professor of Instruction
Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Ritter Annex Room 903


Jingwei Wu is an associate professor and primary research faculty of the Biostatistics Core Center in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Temple University College of Public Health. He is also an affiliate faculty member of Temple University’s Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE). He teaches both introductory and advanced biostatistics core courses for graduate students and serves as faculty mentor and thesis committee member for many MS and PhD students. He is a selected teaching fellow of the Provost’s Teaching Academy at Temple University and is a three-time awardee of the Textbook Affordability Project. He is also the recipient of the 2023 Emerging SAS Educator Award.

Dr. Wu’s research interest and expertise is to develop novel statistical and computational methods to address a broad spectrum of biomedical problems. His statistical research is focusing on medical indices development, semiparametric regression, longitudinal and survival data analysis, statistical computation, and statistical issues in novel clinical trial designs.

As a member of the biostatistics faculty, Dr. Wu has collaborated with and provided extensive consulting services to researchers at the school, university and other institutions in areas such as study design, sample size calculation, power evaluation and statistical methods. At the same time, he served as co-investigator and biostatistician on multiple federal grants and research projects. He has independently contributed to the preparation and submission of more than 30 extramural grant applications in multidisciplinary research stratum, including epidemiology, environmental health, social behavior science, health and rehabilitation sciences, communication sciences and disorders, obesity, kinesiology and oncology. He has authored or co-authored more than 130 peer-reviewed scientific articles and more than 90 contributed presentations at national and international conferences. Several publications appeared in high-ranking journals, such as JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, and Statistical Methods in Medical Research.

He served on numerous journal editorial boards as well as scientific organization committees for professional organizations. He is the Section Councilor of the American Public Health Statistics (APHS) Section on American Public Health Association (APHA), and is in the Statistical Advisory Panel of the British Journal of Psychiatry (BJPsych).

Before joining Temple, he served as primary biostatistician and statistical consultant at Indiana University School of Medicine since 2001, working on investigations in multiple biomedical areas including hypertension, pain/depression/anxiety, sexually transmitted infections, medication compliance, health-related quality of life outcomes, cancer surveillance and clinical trials. He also served as senior biostatistician in Hoosiers Oncology Group, to evaluate innovative and promising drugs, to develop methods and approaches to cancer treatment through, among other things, clinical research.

Dr. Wu earned his bachelor's degree in applied mathematics from Beijing University of Technology in 1996, master's degree in biostatistics from the University of Michigan in 2000, and PhD in biostatistics from Indiana University in 2015.


  • PhD, Biostatistics, Indiana University
  • MS, Biostatistics, University of Michigan
  • BS, Computational Mathematics and Applied Software, Beijing University of Technology

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




EPBI 5001

Biostatistics for Health Professions


EPBI 8301

Clinical Research Methods in Public Health


Selected Publications

  • Zhang, R., Zhao, J., Zhang, Y., Hong, X., Zhang, H., Zheng, H., Wu, J., Wang, Y., Peng, Z., Zhang, Y.a., Jiang, L., Zhao, Y., Wang, Q., Shen, H., Zhang, Y., Yan, D., Wang, B., & Ma, X.u. (2024). Association between fine particulate matter and fecundability in Henan, China: A prospective cohort study. Environ Int, 188, p. 108754. Netherlands. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2024.108754

  • Donovan, B., Wiese, D., Henry, K.A., Wu, J., Rae, L., & Anderson, J. (2024). Evaluating the Effects of Food Deserts and Food Swamps in an Urban Burn Patient Population. J Burn Care Res. England. doi: 10.1093/jbcr/irae058

  • Ni, S., Zhong, Z., Jiang, Z., Zhao, Y., Wu, J., Yu, H., & Bai, J. (2024). Beta spending function based on conditional power in group sequential design. Biom J, 66(3), p. e2300094. Germany. doi: 10.1002/bimj.202300094

  • Shen, J. & Wu, J. (2024). Recognition of Speech With Dynamic Pitch Manipulation in Noise: Effects of Manipulation Methods. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 67(1), pp. 269-281. United States. doi: 10.1044/2023_JSLHR-23-00142

  • Zhong, Z., Yang, M., Ni, S., Cai, L., Wu, J., Bai, J., & Yu, H. (2024). The heterogeneity effect of surveillance intervals on progression free survival. J Appl Stat, 51(4), pp. 646-663. England. doi: 10.1080/02664763.2022.2145272

  • Kobulsky, J., Schroeder, K., Schuler, B., Patrick, E.L., Lang, Y., & Wu, J. (2024). Developmental timing of child maltreatment in relation to obesity and substance use disorder in late adolescence. Psychol Violence, 14(1), pp. 24-33. United States. doi: 10.1037/vio0000495

  • Augello, P.A. & Wu, J. (2023). Comment on Rogers et al. The Combined Effects of Cannabis, Methamphetamine, and HIV on Neurocognition. Viruses 2023, 15, 674. Viruses, 15(8). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/v15081753

  • Lee, D., Denno, D., Tarr, P., Wu, J., Stokdyk, J.P., Borchardt, M., & Murphy, H.M. (2023). Study design and methods of the Wells and Enteric disease Transmission (WET) Trial: a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 13(3), p. e068560. England. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-068560

  • Allison, K.C., Wu, J., Spitzer, J.C., McCuen-Wurst, C., Ashare, R.L., Tewksbury, C., LaGrotte, C.A., Wadden, T.A., Williams, N.N., & Sarwer, D.B. (2023). Changes in Eating Behaviors and Their Relation to Weight Change 6 and 12 Months After Bariatric Surgery. Obes Surg, 33(3), pp. 733-742. United States. doi: 10.1007/s11695-022-06442-w

  • Yu, X., Cai, L., Yu, H., Zhong, Z., Yang, M., Wu, J., & Bai, J. (2023). Regional efficacy evaluation in multi-regional clinical trials using a discounting factor weighted Z test. Pharm Stat, 22(2), pp. 266-283. England. doi: 10.1002/pst.2270

  • Ni, S., Yu, Q., Zhong, Z., Yang, M., Zhao, Y., Wu, J., Bai, J., & Yu, H. (2023). Risk difference, relative risk, and odds ratio for non-inferiority clinical trials with risk rate endpoint. J Biopharm Stat, 33(1), pp. 15-30. England. doi: 10.1080/10543406.2022.2065502

  • Monshi, S.S., Collins, B.N., Wu, J., Alzahrani, M.A.J., & Ibrahim, J.K. (2022). Tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship in Arabic media between 2017 and 2019. Health Policy Plan, 37(8), pp. 990-999. England. doi: 10.1093/heapol/czac039

  • Huang, J., Yue, N.a., Wu, J., Shi, N., Wang, Q., Cui, T., Zheng, M., Sun, S., & Jin, H. (2022). Screening rate and influential factors of lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography in Asian population: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Public Health (Oxf), 44(2), pp. 246-254. England. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdaa225

  • Shen, J. & Wu, J. (2022). Speech Recognition in Noise Performance Measured Remotely Versus In-Laboratory From Older and Younger Listeners. J Speech Lang Hear Res, 65(6), pp. 2391-2397. United States. doi: 10.1044/2022_JSLHR-21-00557

  • Monshi, S.S., Wu, J., Collins, B.N., & Ibrahim, J.K. (2022). Youth susceptibility to tobacco use in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries, 2001-2018. Prev Med Rep, 26, p. 101711. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2022.101711

  • Rubin, D.J., Gogineni, P., Deak, A., Vaz, C., Watts, S., Recco, D., Dillard, F., Wu, J., Karunakaran, A., Kondamuri, N., Zhao, H., Naylor, M.D., Golden, S.H., & Allen, S. (2022). The Diabetes Transition of Hospital Care (DiaTOHC) Pilot Study: A Randomized Controlled Trial of an Intervention Designed to Reduce Readmission Risk of Adults with Diabetes. J Clin Med, 11(6). Switzerland. doi: 10.3390/jcm11061471

  • Bushey, M.A., Wu, J., Outcalt, S.D., Krebs, E.E., Ang, D., Kline, M., Yu, Z., & Bair, M.J. (2021). Opioid Use as a Predictor of Pain Outcomes in Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with Chronic Pain: Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Med, 22(12), pp. 2964-2970. England. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnab237

  • Bushey, M.A., Ang, D., Wu, J., Outcalt, S.D., Krebs, E.E., Yu, Z., & Bair, M.J. (2021). Multifocal Pain as a Predictor of Pain Outcomes in Military Veterans with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Secondary Data Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial. Pain Med, 22(7), pp. 1503-1510. England. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa409

  • Zorbas, K., Wu, J., Reddy, S., Esnaola, N., & Karachristos, A. (2021). Obesity affects outcomes of pancreatoduodenectomy. Pancreatology, 21(4), pp. 824-832. Switzerland. doi: 10.1016/j.pan.2021.02.019

  • Sarwer, D.B., Wadden, T.A., Ashare, R.L., Spitzer, J.C., McCuen-Wurst, C., LaGrotte, C., Williams, N.N., Edwards, M., Tewksbury, C., Wu, J., Tajeu, G., & Allison, K.C. (2021). Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity in patients seeking bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 17(3), pp. 516-524. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2020.11.005

  • Bair, M.J., Outcalt, S.D., Ang, D., Wu, J., & Yu, Z. (2020). Pain and Psychological Outcomes Among Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans with Chronic Pain and PTSD: ESCAPE Trial Longitudinal Results. Pain Med, 21(7), pp. 1369-1376. England. doi: 10.1093/pm/pnaa007

  • Ojha, H.A., Fritz, J.M., Malitsky, A.L., Wu, J., Weiner, M.G., Brandi, J.A., Rhon, D.I., Mobo, B.H.P., Fleming, K.M., Beidleman, R.R., & Wright, W.G. (2020). Comparison of Physical Therapy and Physician Pathways for Employees with Recent Onset Musculoskeletal Pain: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PM R, 12(11), pp. 1071-1080. United States. doi: 10.1002/pmrj.12382

  • Cohee, A.A., Kroenke, K., Vachon, E., Wu, J., Tu, W., & Johns, S.A. (2020). Predictors of depression outcomes in adults with cancer: A 12 month longitudinal study. J Psychosom Res, 136, p. 110169. England. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2020.110169

  • Qin, F., Wu, J., Chen, F., Wei, Y., Zhao, Y., Jiang, Z., Bai, J., & Yu, H. (2020). Optimal, minimax and admissible two-stage design for phase II oncology clinical trials. BMC Med Res Methodol, 20(1), p. 126. England. doi: 10.1186/s12874-020-01017-8

  • Murphy, H.M., McGinnis, S., Blunt, R., Stokdyk, J., Wu, J., Cagle, A., Denno, D.M., Spencer, S., Firnstahl, A., & Borchardt, M.A. (2020). Septic Systems and Rainfall Influence Human Fecal Marker and Indicator Organism Occurrence in Private Wells in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Environ Sci Technol, 54(6), pp. 3159-3168. United States. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.9b05405

  • Dingman, D., Wu, J., & Murphy, H.M. (2020). School-based, blacklight handwashing program can improve handwashing quality and knowledge among pre-school aged children. Eval Program Plann, 78, p. 101731. England. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2019.101731

  • Liu, X., Zhang, J., Wu, J., Xu, X., Tao, L., Sun, Y., Chen, S., Han, Y., Luo, Y., Yang, X., & Guo, X. (2020). The Impact of BMI Categories on Metabolic Abnormality Development in Chinese Adults Who are Metabolically Healthy: A 7-Year Prospective Study. Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes, 13, pp. 819-834. New Zealand. doi: 10.2147/DMSO.S237550

  • Moffit, D.M., Mansell, J.L., Russ, A.C., & Wu, J. (2020). Perceptions of Sexual Misconduct and the Overall Role of Peer Athletic Training Students, Athletes, Preceptors, and Coaches. J Allied Health, 49(1), pp. e21-e25. United States. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/

  • Hong, X., Zhao, J., Huang, K., Dai, Q., Zhang, H., Xuan, Y., Wu, J., Fang, S., Wang, Q., Shen, H., Xu, Z., Zhang, Y., Yan, D., Qi, D., Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Ma, X.u., & Wang, B. (2019). Preconception blood pressure and time to pregnancy among couples attempting to conceive their first pregnancy. Am J Obstet Gynecol, 221(5), pp. 470.e1-470.e10. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2019.05.038

  • Tewksbury, C., Wu, J., Allison, K.C., Gardiner, H., Dumon, K.R., Williams, N.N., & Sarwer, D.B. (2019). Prebariatric surgery care and postoperative outcomes: increased number of visits associated with smaller weight losses over first 2 postoperative years. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(9), pp. 1548-1553. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.06.015

  • Zhao, J., Hong, X., Zhang, H., Dai, Q., Huang, K., Zhang, X.u., Liu, Y., Wu, J., Wang, Q., Shen, H., Xu, Z., Zhang, Y., Yan, D., Qi, D., Yang, X., Zhang, Y., Wang, B., & Ma, X.u. (2019). Pre-pregnancy maternal fasting plasma glucose levels in relation to time to pregnancy among the couples attempting first pregnancy. Hum Reprod, 34(7), pp. 1325-1333. England. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dez069

  • Wu, J., Peng, H., & Tu, W. (2019). Large-sample estimation and inference in multivariate single-index models. J Multivar Anal, 171, pp. 382-396. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jmva.2019.01.003

  • Sarwer, D.B., Allison, K.C., Wadden, T.A., Ashare, R., Spitzer, J.C., McCuen-Wurst, C., LaGrotte, C., Williams, N.N., Edwards, M., Tewksbury, C., & Wu, J. (2019). Psychopathology, disordered eating, and impulsivity as predictors of outcomes of bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis, 15(4), pp. 650-655. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2019.01.029

  • Webb, D., Wu, J., & Webb, J. (2019). Biomechanical effects of carrying a unilateral load on human bipedalism, as indicated by footprint trail parameters. Anthropologie (Czech Republic), 57(3), pp. 299-313. doi: 10.26720/anthro.18.10.08.!