Thanh Lu, PhD
Weill Cornell Medicine
Under the guidance of Sean M. Murphy, CHERISH Methodology Core co-director, and Yiye Zhang, assistant professor in the Department of Population Health Sciences, Thanh Lu proposed to identify driving factors that exacerbate health disparities in treatment outcomes related to stimulant use disorder and address the emerging public health concern of stimulant-related overdoses.
Thanh Lu is a postdoctoral researcher in the Division of Comparative Effectiveness & Outcomes Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine. Lu has robust expertise in conducting economic analyses with a range of data sources including emergency department encounters, hospital discharge records, and surveys. One of her recent publications examined the relationship between recreational marijuana laws and household spending on food and alcohol. Lu received her undergraduate degree from the Clarion University of Pennsylvania and graduated from Temple University with a master’s and doctoral degree in economics.