Dr. Luo is an Associate Professor of Biostatistics at Duke University. He received his Ph.D. in Biostatistics from The Johns Hopkins University and is a leading biostatistician specializing in statistical methods of the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies, and latent variable modeling. He has 76 peer-reviewed articles on a variety of statistical topics and diseases and is PI on an ongoing NIH/NINDS grant entitled “Statistical methods for clinical trials with multivariate longitudinal outcomes,” which deals with statistical methodology development for complex longitudinal data in clinical trials. Previously, he was PI on an NIH/NINDS grant “Parkinson’s disease clinical trial: Statistical center,” which provides design and analysis to Phase II and III trials in the NET-PD network and multiple projects regarding Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease rating scale development, validation, and translation funded by the Movement Disorders Society and CHDI Foundation. Dr. Lou serves on multiple national committees, NIH study sections, and editorial boards.