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Pingsheng Wu, PhD, MS

Staff Scientist

Phone:  (615) 322-2001
Fax:      (615) 343-4924
Office:  S-2406 Medical Center North
Mail:      Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
             Department of Biostatistics
             S-2323 Medical Center North
             Nashville, TN 37232-2158

Research Interests

  • Health Services and Outcome Research in:
    • Asthma
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Teaching Biostatistics


  • Assistant for MSCI Biostatistics II from 2006 to present.


  1. Wu P, Griffin MR, Richardson A, Gabbe SG, Gambrell MA, Hartert TV.  Influenza vaccination during pregnancy: opinions and practices of obstetricians in an urban community.  South Med J. 2006 Aug;99(8):823-8. doi: 10.1097/01.smj.0000231262.88558.8e.
  2. Enriquez R, Wu P, Griffin MR, Gebretsadik T, Shintani A, Mitchel E, Carroll KN, Hartert TV.  Cessation of asthma medication in early pregnancy.  Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Jul;195(1):149-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2006.01.065. Epub 2006 May 2.
  3. Carroll KN, Gebretsadik T, Griffin MR, Dupont WD, Mitchel EF, Wu P, Enriquez R, Hartert TV.  Maternal asthma and maternal smoking are associated with increased risk of bronchiolitis during infancy.  Pediatrics. 2007 Jun;119(6):1104-12. doi: 10.1542/peds.2006-2837.
  4. Enriquez R, Griffin MR, Carroll KN, Wu P, Cooper WO, Gebretsadik T, Dupont WD, Mitchel EF, Hartert TV.  Effect of maternal asthma and asthma control on pregnancy and perinatal outcomes.  J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2007 Sep;120(3):625-30. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2007.05.044. Epub 2007 Jul 20.
  5. Wu P, Roberts LJ 2nd, Shintani AK, Sheller JR, Minton PA, Higgins SB, Hartert TV.  Changes in urinary dinor dihydro F(2)-isoprostane metabolite concentrations, a marker of oxidative stress, during and following asthma exacerbations.  Free Radic Res. 2007 Sep;41(9):956-62. doi: 10.1080/10715760701444600.
  6. Carroll KN, Gebretsadik T, Griffin MR, Wu P, Dupont WD, Mitchel EF, Enriquez R, Hartert TV.  Increasing burden and risk factors for bronchiolitis-related medical visits in infants enrolled in a state health care insurance plan.  Pediatrics. 2008 Jul;122(1):58-64. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-2087.
  7. Jia Y, Lu F, Zeng G, Sun X, Xiao Y, Lu L, Liu W, Ni M, Qu S, Li C, Liu J, Wu P, Vermund SH.  Predictors of HIV infection and prevalence for syphilis infection among injection drug users in China: community-based surveys along major drug trafficking routes.  Harm Reduct J. 2008 Aug 25;5:29. doi: 10.1186/1477-7517-5-29.
  8. Wu P, Dupont WD, Griffin MR, Carroll KN, Mitchel EF, Gebretsadik T, Hartert TV.  Evidence of a causal role of winter virus infection during infancy in early childhood asthma.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Dec 1;178(11):1123-9. doi: 10.1164/rccm.200804-579OC. Epub 2008 Sep 5.