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Ping Du, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Penn State College of Medicine
Department of Public Health Sciences
600 Centerview Drive, A210
Hershey, PA 17033
Phone: (717) 531-4194
Fax: (717) 531-5779



PhD, State University of New York at Albany, 2005
MD, Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China, 1995

Research Interests

My BIRCWH research investigates the epidemiology of anal HPV infection among HIV-infected women in order to determine the acquisition, clearance, and persistence of anal HPV infection and to identify risk factors associated with the progression of anal HPV infection.

BIRCWH Mentors

Neil Christensen, PhD, Professor of Pathology, and Microbiology and Immunology (Primary Mentor)
Eugene Lengerich, VMD, Professor of Public Health Sciences
Craig Meyers, PhD, Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
John Zurlo, MD, Professor of Medicine
Andrew Read, DPhil, Professor of Biology and Entomology

Recent Publications

Gerber T, Du P, Armstrong-Brown J, McNutt LA, Coles FB. Charting a path to location intelligence for STD control. Public Health Reports. 2009;124(suppl 2):49-57.

Li Y, Berg A, Chang MN, Du P, Ahn K, Mauger D, Liao D, Wu R. A statistical model for genetic mapping of viral infection by integrating epidemiological behavior. Statistical Applications in Genetics and Molecular Biology. 2009; 8(1): Article 38. DOI: 10.2202/1544-6115.1475 (open access).

Du P, McNutt LA, O'Campo P, Coles FB. Changes in community socioeconomic status and racial distribution associated with gonorrhea rates: An analysis at the community level. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2009;36:430-438.

Du P, Thomas R, McNutt LA, Coles FB. Comparability on knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors between STD clinic clients and high-risk individuals in community. Journal of Public Health Management & Practice. 2008;14:454-463.

Du P, Coles FB, O'Campo P, McNutt LA. Changes in population characteristics and their implication on public health research. Epidemiologic Perspective & Innovation. 2007 Jul 10;4:6 (open access).

Du P, Coles FB, Gerber T, McNutt LA. Effects of partner notification on reducing gonorrhea incidence rate. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2007;34:189-194.

Linden JV, Kolakoski MH, Lima JE, Du P, Lipton RA. Factor concentrate usage in persons with hemophilia in New York State. Transfusion. 2003;43:470-475.


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