George Luta


Tenure Line -- Associate Professor


Biostatistics and Bioinformatics


Dr. Luta has 21 years of work experience as a Biostatistician, including 7 years at UNC at Chapel Hill School of Medicine as the project biostatistician for a large epidemiological study and its related sub studies. His expertise includes the design and statistical analysis of observational studies and randomized clinical trials.

Dr. Luta's extensive collaborative work in the area of cancer control and prevention has included the development and validation of a risk index for toxicity from chemotherapy, internet-based education for prostate cancer screening, the evaluation of quality of life among long term prostate cancer survivors in the PLCO cancer screening trial, and parent communication of BRCA1/2 test results to children.

Dr. Luta's current methodological research work is focused on the development of statistical methods for measures of health disparities. He is also interested in statistical methods based on empirical likelihood and generalized inference, statistical methods for the analysis of flow cytometry data, and methods based on non-negative matrix factorization.