Dr. Lu's research in general focuses on organizational management at the intersections of sport, health/wellness, and events. In particular, her research focuses on understanding (1) institutional and organizational change (line#1), and (2) organizational mechanisms for event leverage initiatives (line#2). Dr. Lu studies these organizational dynamics in a variety of contexts, such as player concussions, corporate social responsibility, sport events, and eSports. She utilizes multiple research methods including quantitative (e.g., event history analysis, structural equation modeling), qualitative (e.g., case studies, field methods, archival text analysis), and social network approaches. Her work has been published in journals, such as Journal of Sport Management, Journal of Sport and Social Issues, and Journal of Intercollegiate Sport.