Joseph Lucas

Joseph Lucas

Associate Director of Health System Operations

Dr. Lucas’s research is focused on analytics at the intersection of biology/medicine and large, complex sets of data. His statistical expertise includes variable selection, factor modeling, experimental design, and topic models. His domain expertise includes proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, personalized medicine, biosignature discovery and electronic health records. He has worked with collaborators on discoveries relating to cancer, infectious disease, radiation toxicity, and environmental exposure.

He obtained his doctorate in statistics from Duke University as well as a master’s in both Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Brown University in Applied Math/Biology.

Additional Profiles and Links:

Analytics for Electronic Health Records

Data+ Predicting Pancreatic Cancer

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Congratulations to Katherine Heller, Guillermo Sapiro, Jim Moody, Alex Volfovsky, Ricardo Henao, Nimmi Ramanujam, Joe Lucas, Kyle Bradbury, and the other recipients of these collaborative grants for Duke faculty! We...

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Albert Antar (Biology), and Zidi Xiu (Biostatistics) spent ten weeks leveraging Duke Electronic Medical Record (EMR) data to build predictive models of Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). PDAC is the 4th leading cause of cancer deaths in the US, and is most often is diagnosed in stage IV, with a survival rate of only 1% and life expectancy measured in months....

Biomedical Engineering major Chi Kim Trinh, and Biostatistics MS student Can Cui spent ten weeks constructing a computational and statistical framework to evaluate the effects of health coaching on Type II Diabetes patients’ quality metrics, including Hemoglobin A1c, blood pressure, eye exam consistency, tobacco use, and prescription adherence to statins, aspirin, and angiotensin converter enzyme (ACE)/...