Dunlei Cheng, PhD, MA, BA Contact Information The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston (UTHSCH) School of Public Health (SPH) Dallas Regional Campus 6011 Harry Hines Blvd. V8.112D Dallas, TX 75390 Phone: 214-648-1776 Fax: 214-648-1081 Email: [email protected]; [email protected] Education
PhD, Statistics, Baylor University, 2007 Dissertation: Topics in Bayesian Sample Size Determination and Bayesian Model Selection (Advisor: Dr. James Stamey) MA, Statistics, Baylor University, 2004 MA, Mass Communications, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2002 BA, Journalism, Shanghai International Studies University, 1996 Working Experience 2012 – Present Assistant Professor, Division of Biostatistics UTHSCH SPH Dallas Regional Campus, Dallas, TX 2007 – 2012 Biostatistician, Institute for Health Care Research and Improvement Baylor Health Care System, Dallas, TX 2003 – 2007 Graduate Assistant, Department of Statistical Science Baylor University, Waco, TX 2000 – 2001 Graduate Assistant, Department of Radio and Television Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 1996 – 2000 Editor, News Channel SCTV, Shanghai, P.R. China Research Interests Biostatistics: sample size calculation, diagnostic test, Bayesian inference, frequentist and Bayesian p-values, longitudinal analysis, observational study. Public Health: cardiac rehabilitation, environmental health, nursing, diabetic management, smoking cessation, care coordination, alcoholism, medical informatics. Peer-Reviewed Papers 1. Adams J, Schmid J, Parker RD, Coast JR, Cheng D, Killian AD, McCray S, Strauss D,
DeJong SM. Comparison of force exerted on the sternum during a sneeze versus during low-, moderate-, and high-intensity bench press resistance exercise with and without the valsalva maneuver. The American Journal of Cardiology, accepted.
2. Fleming N, Becker ER, Culler SD, Cheng D, McCorkle R, da Graca B, Ballard DJ. The
impact of electronic health records on workflow and financial measures in primary care practices. Health Services Research, accepted.
3. Shuval K, Kohl HW 3rd, Bernstein I, Cheng D, Pettee Gabriel K, Barlow CE, Liu Y,
Dipietro L. Sedentary behavior and physical inactivity assessment in primary care: the Rapid Assessment Disue Index (RADI) study. British Journal of Sports Medicine, accepted. PMID:24144532.
4. Prezio EA, Balasubramanian BA, Shuval K, Cheng D, Kendzor DE, Culica D. Evaluation of
quality improvement performance in the Community Diabetes Education (CoDE) program for uninsured Mexican Americans: results of a randomized controlled trial. American Journal of Medical Quality, accepted. PMID:23748855.
5. Pauley B, Houston S, Cheng D, Johnston D. Clinical relevance of the Humpty Dumpty Falls
Scale in pediatric specialty hospital. Pediatric Nursing, accepted.
6. Jacobs A, Cheng D. Addition of Mentax® in pregabalin partial responders for painful
diabetic neuropathy. Journal of Diabetic Mellitus 2013; 3:134-138.
7. Dunagan J, Adams J, Cheng D, Barton S, Bigej-Cerqua J, Mims L, Molden J, Anderson V.
Development and evaluation of a treadmill-based exercise tolerance test in cardiac rehabilitation. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2013; 26:247-251. PMID: 23814381.
8. Masica A, Ewen E, Daoud Y, Cheng D, Franchescini N, Kudyakov R, Bowen J, Brouwer
ES, Kluckman M, Wallace D, Fleming NS, West S. Comparative effectiveness research using electronic health records: impacts of oral antidiabetic drugs on development of chronic kidney disease. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2013; 22:413-422. PMID:23436488.
9. Adams J, Cheng D, Berbarie R. High-intensity, occupation-specific training in a series of
firefighters during phase II cardiac rehabilitation. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2013; 26:106-108. PMID:23543963.
10. Schecter A, Lorber M, Guo Y, Wu Q, Yun SH, Kannan K, Miller J, Hommel M, Imran N,
Hynan LS, Cheng D, Colacino J, Birnabaum LS. Phthalate concentrations and dietary
exposure from food purchased in New York State. Environmental Health Perspectives 2013, 121:473-494. PMID:23461894.
11. Prezio EA, Cheng D, Balasubramanian BA, Shuval K, Kendzor D, Culica D. Community
diabetes education (CODE) for uninsured Mexican Americans: a randomized controlled trial of a culturally tailored diabetes education and management program led by a community health worker. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice 2013; 100:19-28. PMID:23453178.
12. Adams J, Jordan S, Spencer K, Belanger J, Cheng D, Shock T, Karcher J. Energy
expenditure in US automotive technicians and occupation-specific cardiac rehabilitation. Occupational Medicine 2013; 63:103-108. PMID:23144121.
13. Brouwer ES, West SL, Kluckman M, Wallace D, Masica AL, Ewen E, Kudyakov R,
Cheng D, Bowen J, Fleming NS. Initial and subsequent therapy for newly diagnosed Type 2 diabetes patients treated in primary care using data from a vendor-based electronic health record. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety 2012; 21:920-928. PMID:22250059.
14. Cheng D, Branscum AJ, Johnson WO. Sample size and power calculations for ROC Studies:
parametric robustness and Bayesian nonparametrics. Statistics in Medicine 2012; 31:131-142. PMID:22139729.
15. Kennedy K, Adams J, Cheng D, Berbarie RF. High-intensity track and field training in a
cardiac rehabilitation program. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2012; 25:34-36. PMID:22275782.
16. Jacobs AM, Cheng D. Management of diabetic small fiber neuropathy with combination L-
methylfolate, methylcobalamin, and pyridoxal 5’-phosphate. Reviews in Neurological Diseases 2011; 8:39-47. PMID:21769070.
17. Muldoon M, Cheng D, Vish N, DeJong S, Adams J. Implementation of an informational
card to reduce family members’ anxiety in a hospital waiting room setting. Association of Operating Room Nurses Journal 2011; 94:246-253. PMID:21884844.
18. Keithly S, Muldoon M, Cheng D, Vish N, DeJong S, Adams J. The preadmission packet: a
strategy that benefits patients and nurses during the admission process. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2011; 24:299-301. PMID:22046062.
19. Salamah C, Byxbe T, Naffe A, Vish N, DeJong S, Muldoon M, Cheng D, Adams J. Glucose
control and opportunities for health care improvement in a hospital setting. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2011; 24:3-5. PMID:21307967.
20. Walker JM Jr, Morris LM, Cheng D. Improvement of cutaneous sensitivity in diabetic
peripheral neuropathy with combination L-methylfolate, methylcobalamin, and pyridoxal 5’-phosphate. Reviews in Neurological Diseases 2010; 7:132-139. PMID:21206429.
21. Adams J, Hubbard M, McCullough T, Simms K, Cheng D, Hartman J, Strauss D, Anderson V, Lawrance A, Malorzo E. Myocardial work during endurance training and
resistance training: a daily comparison, from workout session 1 through completion of cardiac rehabilitation. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2010; 23:126-129. PMID:20396420.
22. Cheng D, Branscum AJ, Stamey JD. Accounting for response misclassification and
covariate measurement error improves power and reduces bias in epidemiologic studies. Annals of Epidemiology 2010; 20:562-567. PMID:20538200.
23. Adams J, Schneider J, Hubbard M, McCullough-Shock T, Simms K, Cheng D, Hartman J,
Hinton P, Strauss D. Measurement of functional capacity requirements of police officers to aid in development of an occupation-specific cardiac rehabilitation training program. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2010; 23:7-10. PMID:20157495.
24. Cheng D, Branscum AJ, Stamey JD. A Bayesian approach to sample size determination for
studies designed to evaluate continuous medical tests. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis 2010; 54:298-307.
25. Koehler BE, Richter KM, Youngblood L, Cohen B, Prengler I, Cheng D, Masica AL.
Reduction of 30-day post-discharge hospital readmission or ED visit rates in high-risk elderly medical patients through delivery of a targeted care bundle. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2009; 4:211-218. PMID:19388047.
26. Fleming NS, Becker ER, Culler S, Cheng D, McCorkle R, Ballard DJ. Financial
performance of primary care physician practices prior to electronic health record implementation. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2009; 22:112-118. PMID:19381309.
27. Adams J, Roberts J, Simms K, Cheng D, Hartman J, Bartlett C. Measurement of functional
capacity requirements to aid in development of an occupation-specific rehabilitation training program to help firefighters with cardiac disease safely return to work. The American Journal of Cardiology 2009; 103:762-765. PMID:19268728.
28. Cheng D, Stamey JD, Branscum AJ. Bayesian approach to average power calculation for
binary regression with misclassified outcomes. Statistics in Medicine 2009; 28:848-863.
29. Schmid J, Adams J, Cheng D. Cardiac rehabilitation of a 77-year-old male runner:
consideration of the athlete, not the age. Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings 2009; 22:16-18. PMID:19169393.
30. Cheng D, Stamey JD, Branscum AJ. A general approach to sample size determination for
prevalence surveys that use dual test protocols. Biometrical Journal 2007; 49:694-706. PMID:17722203.
Published Dissertation 1. Cheng D. Determining Bayesian Sample Size and Bayesian Optimal Model:power estimation under misclassification and variable selection for linear regression model. 2010; Saarbrücken (Germany): Lambert Academic Publishing.
Book Review 1. Cheng D. Book Review: Bayesian Ideas and Data Analysis. Statistics in Medicine 2011; Letter 1. Cheng D. Letter to the Editor. Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing 2010; 15:
Conference Proceedings 1. Cheng D, Stamey JD. Bayesian sample size determination for the misclassified binary
response variable with one error-free covariate. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association 2007; 1179-1184.
2. Cheng D, Stamey JD. Bayesian sample size determination with two possibly correlated
imperfect diagnostic tests. Proceedings of the American Statistical Association 2007; 3989-3995.
Abstract 1. Kennedy K, Adams J, Cheng D. Appropriateness of symptom-limited exercise testing in a
cardiac rehabilitation setting. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2012;32:233.
2. McCray S, Adams J, Schmid J, Parker R, Coast R, Cheng D, Kennedy K, Killian A,
Strauss D, Berbarie R, Lawrence A. Comparison of intrathoracic force exerted on the sternum during a sneeze and while performing chest press resistance exercise. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2012;32:233-234.
3. Adam J, Spencer K, Jordan S, Schneider J, Cheng D, Kennedy K, Shock K. Assessment of
functional capacity requirements during stimulated automotive mechanic tasks for the purpose of developing an occupation-specific assessment for safe and expeditious return to work for cardiac patients. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2010; 30:276.
4. Adams J, Schneider J, Hubbard M, McCullough-Shock T, Simms K, Cheng D, Hartman J,
Hinton P, Strauss D. Measurement of functional capacity requirements to aid in development of an occupation-specific rehabilitation training program to help police officers with cardiac disease safely return to work. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2009; 29:268-269.
5. Hartman J, Adams J, Barton S, Bigej-Cerqua J, Mims L, Molden J, Schneider J, Cheng D.
Development of initial exercise prescription in a cardiac rehabilitation setting: a comparison
of an exercise tolerance test and the Duke activity status index. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2009; 29:272.
6. Adams J, Hubbard M, McCullough T, Cheng D, Simms K, Hartman J, Strauss D,
Anderson V, Lawrence A, Malorzo E. Comparison of daily rate pressure product values between treadmill exercise and resistance training in post MI, PCI, and MI/PCI cardiac rehabilitation patients. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention 2008; 28:277-278.
Submitted Papers 1. Prezio EA, Pagan JA, Balasubramanian BA, Shuval K, Cheng D, Kendzor DE, Culica D.
Long-term health outcomes and cost-effectiveness of the Community Diabetes Education (CoDE) program: a simulated controlled trial. Submitted to American Journal of Public Health.
Manuscript in Preparation 1. Testing hypotheses about medical test accuracy: considerations for design and inference.
2. Reconciling Bayesian and frequentist p-values for the one-sided and two-sided testing
3. Exposure assessment of Vietnamese rural home-based female electronic waste recycling
Funded Grants 1. Co-Investigator, Chemical Contamination of Home Based Electronic Workers in Rural
Vietnam, NCI/NIEHS, 10/2012-09/2013, PI: Schecter, Direct Cost: $200,000, 10% FTE.
2. Co-Investigator, Social Familial Neighborhood Factors and Drinking in Puerto Rico, NIH,
05/2012-04/2016, 1R01AA020542-01A1, PI: Caetano, Direct Cost: $671,570.
3. Co-Investigator, Ethnic Differences in Drinking and Diabetes Self Care Activities, NIH,
1R21AA0202586, 07/2012-06/2014, PI: Vaeth, Direct Cost: $125,000.
4. Data Analyst, Pilot Study Exploring the Characteristics and Readmission Risk of Medicare
Heart Failure Patients Living Independently versus Institutionalized, Baylor Heart and Vascular Institute, 01/2011-01/2012, PI: Stauffer, Total Cost: $35,000, 40% FTE.
5. Co-Investigator, Use of Electronic Health Records to Evaluate Hypertension and Related
Pharmaco-Eepidemiology in a Large Ambulatory Practice Network, Novartis, 12/2009-09/2010, PI: Masica, Total Cost: $99,000.
6. Co-Investigator, Venous Thromboembolism: Evaluating a Quality Improvement Program for
Prevention, Sanofi-Aventis, ID: 34475, 10/2009-09/2010, PI: Tietze, Total Cost: $200,000.
7. Statistician, Exploring Financial and Non-Financial Costs and Benefits of Health Information
Technology: The Impact of an Ambulatory Electronic Health Record on Financial and Workflow in Primary Care Practices and Costs of Implementation, AHRQ, R03HS018220- 01, 09/2009- 04/2011, PI: Fleming, Direct Cost: $99,955.
8. Co-Investigator, Comparative Effectiveness of Oral Hypoglycemics on Chronic Kidney
Disease and on Time to Initiation of Maintenance Insulin, AHRQ, HHSA290200500361, 09/2008-04/2010, PI: West & Masica, Direct Cost: $176,115.
9. Co-Investigator, Motivational Interviewing to Maximize Utilization and Effectiveness of
Self-Management Education for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, IDF, 02/2008-02/2010, PI: Mayberry, Total Cost: $65,000, 20% FTE.
Submitted Grants 1. PI (Subcontractor), Prediction Model Validation in Post-Acute Care for Clinical Decision
Making Improvement and Readmission Reduction, AHRQ, R03, PI: Tietze, Direct Subcontract Cost: $11,125, submitted 10/2013.
2. Co-Investigator, Care Coordination for Complex Cancer Survivors in Integrated Safety-Net
System, NIH/NCI, R01, PI: Lee & Balasubramanian, 10% FTE, submitted 10/2013.
3. Co-Investigator, Using Financial Incentives to Reduce Smoking in the Homeless, NIH, R01,
PI: Businelle, 10% FTE, Submitted 10/2013.
4. Co-Investigator, Financial Incentives for Abstinence in Economically Disadvantaged
Smokers, ACS, 2012ACSRSG77081, PI: Kendzor, 10% FTE, Resubmitted 10/2013.
5. Co-Investigator, Continuing Analyses of Alcohol Epidemiology in Hispanic National
Groups. NIH/NAAA, PI: Caetano, Direct Cost: $282,031, Resubmitted 05/2013.
6. Co-Investigator, Financial Incentives for Abstinence in Economically Disadvantaged
Smokers, NIH, R01, PI: Kendzor, Direct Cost: $238,787, 10% FTE, Resubmitted 05/2013, Score 31 (16%).
Unfunded Grants 1. Co-Investigator, Does Cardiorespiratory Fitness Attenuate the Effects of Sedentary Behavior
on Morbidity and Mortality?, ACS, PI: Shuval, Direct Cost: 126,526, 5% FTE, resubmitted 01/2013. Outstanding score category (1-1.5).
2. Statistical Advisor, Sedentary Behavior and Cancer Risk, ACS, PI: Shuval, Direct Cost:
3. Co-Investigator, An Improved Method for Dioxin Exposure Estimation for Use in Agent
Orange Health Studies, IOM, PI: Schecter, Total Cost: $65,000, 10% FTE, Submitted 06/2012.
4. Co-Investigator, Interplay between Prostate Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, and
Dioxins, IOM, PI: Schecter, Total Cost: $65,000, 5% FTE, Submitted 06/2012.
5. Co-Investigator, Mechanisms Linking, Social-Economic Status and Health among People
with Physical Disabilities, NIMHD, 1R01MD007729-01, PI: Foehlich-Grobe, Direct Cost: $975,000, 15% FTE, Submitted 06/2012.
6. PI, A Robust Sample Size Calculator for ROC Studies, NCI, 1R03CA159413-01A1, Direct
Cost: $100,000, 20% FTE, Resubmitted 03/2011, Score 32.
Journal Referee 2013 (5): Journal of Applied Statistics (1), Open Access Medical Statistics (1), Pediatric Nursing (1), Statistics in Medicine (1), The American Journal of Managed Care (1). 2012 (9): ClinicoEconomics and Outcomes Research (1), Computational Statistics and Data Analysis (1), Open Access Medical Statistics (3), Pediatric Nursing (3), The American Journal of Managed Care (1). 2011 (7): Cancer (1), Clinical Epidemiology (1), Journal of Applied Statistics (1), Journal of Educational and Behavior Statistics (1), Open Access Journal of Clinical Trial (1), Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics (1), The American Statistician (1). 2010 (4): Annals of Epidemiology (1), Clinical Epidemiology (1), Journal of Applied Statistics (1), Pragmatic and Observational Research (1). Presentation (Invited) 1. Bayesian nonparametric sample size calculation for studies involving one or two continuous
medical tests. Invited by the Department of Statistical Science at Baylor University, Waco, TX, 2011.
2. Bayesian sample size and power calculations for ROC studies: comparing parametric and
nonparametric robustness. Invited by ASA (American Statistical Association) North Texas Chapter Meeting, Dallas, TX, 2010.
Presentation/Poster (Contributed) 1. Bayes factor for power calculation with nonidentifiable models in diagnostic setting.
Presentation contributed to Biostatistics Seminar at SPH Houston, 2013.
2. Biomonitoring of Vietnamese rural home-based women electronic waste recycling workers.
Presentation contributed to Dioxin 2013, Daegu, Republic of Korea, 2013.
3. Bayes factor for power calculation with nonidentifiable models in diagnostic setting.
Presentation contributed to WNAR (Western North American Region of International Biometric Society) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, 2013.
4. Exposure of Vietnamese rural home-based women electronic waste recycling workers.
Presentation contributed to BFR 2013: 6th International Symposium on Flame Retardants, San Francisco, CA, 2013.
5. Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers in mothers and children form a U.S. national children’s
study formative project. Poster contributed to BFR 2013: 6th International Symposium on Flame Retardants, San Francisco, CA, 2013.
6. Momentary predictors of abstinence among socioeconomically disadvantaged smokers
participating in cessation treatment. Poster contributed to Meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Boston, MA, 2013.
7. PBDEs, metals, Dioxin TEQs, PCBs & persistent pesticide exposure in Vietnamese
electronic waste recyclers. Poster contributed to 52nd Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX 2013.
8. How biostatisticians can contribute to nursing research in the hospital setting. Presentation
contributed to Joint Statistical Meetings, San Diego, CA, 2012.
9. Estimating 95% confidence interval for percentile rank – using bootstrap – application:
RSMR & RSRR. Presentation contributed to ENAR (Eastern North American Region of International Biometric Society) Spring Meetings, Washington D.C., 2012.
10. Hexabromocyclododecane stereoisomers in U.S. food from Dallas, TX. Poster contributed to
51st Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012.
11. Polyfluoroalkyl compounds in Texas children from birth through 12 years of age. Poster
contributed to 51st Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2012.
12. Use of electronic health records to evaluate hypertension pharmacoepidemiology in a
primary care network. Poster contributed to American Society of Hypertension 26th Annual Scientific Meeting and Exposition, New York, NY, 2011.
13. Bayesian power analysis accounting for response misclassification and covariate
measurement error in epidemiological studies. Presentation contributed to ENAR Spring Meeting, Miami, FL, 2011.
14. Cox model to evaluate the comparative effectiveness of oral anti-diabetic drugs on chronic
kidney disease. Presentation contributed to ENAR Spring Meeting, Miami, FL, 2011.
15. Individualized, task-specific rehabilitation cardiac rehabilitation training that safely exceeds
traditional heart rate limits: a retrospective pilot study. Poster contributed to PCNA (Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association) 17th Annual Symposium, Orlando, FL, 2011.
16. Bayesian sample size determination for studies designed to evaluate continuous medical
tests. Poster contributed to ENAR Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2010.
17. Multiple imputation compared with single imputation methods in the analysis of
observational data with incomplete covariate information. Presentation contributed to Joint Statistical Meetings, Washington D.C., 2009.
18. Sample size determination for a 5-year longitudinal clinical trial in children: using
simulation. Presentation contributed to ENAR Spring Meeting, San Antonio, TX, 2009.
19. Bayesian sample size calculation for the misclassified binary response variable. Presentation
contributed to Joint Statistical Meetings, Salt Lake City, UT, 2007.
20. Bayesian sample size determination with two correlated fallible diagnostic tests. Presentation
contributed to ENAR Spring Meeting, Atlanta, GA, 2007.
Teaching 1. SPH Fall 2013: PH1690 Foundations of Biostatistics, 4 Credit Hours, Online, 55 Students
enrolled (1 DrPH, 2 MS, 33 MPHs, 12 Certificates, 7 Non-Degrees).
2. SPH Fall 2013: PHDA Practicum, 3 Credit Hours, Face to Face, 1 MPH student enrolled.
3. SPH Fall 2013: 1 guest lecture on A Survey of Sample Size and Power Calculation with
respect to Health Related Research for PH2770: NIH Proposal Development.
4. SPH Spring 2013: PH1690 Foundations of Biostatistics, 4 Credit Hours, Interactive TV
(ITV), 31 Students Enrolled (1 PhD, 18 MPHs, 10 Certificates, 2 Non-Degrees).
5. SPH Spring 2013: 2 guest lectures on Bayesian Power for PH1965: Bayesian Data Analysis.
6. SPH Fall 2012: PH1690 Foundations of Biostatistics, 4 Credit Hours, Online, 50 Students
Enrolled (2 PhDs, 2 DrPHs, 33 MPHs, 7 Certificates, 6 Non-Degrees).
7. SPH Summer 2012: PH1690 Foundations of Biostatistics, 4 Credit Hours, ITV, 13 Students
Enrolled (7 MPHs, 1 MSN, 2 Certificates, 3 Non-Degrees).
8. SPH Summer 2012: PHDA1999 Independent Study (Longitudinal Data Analysis), 3 Credit
Hours, Face to Face, 1 PhD Student Enrolled.
Advising Dissertation Committee Member: Elizabeth Prezio, PhD candidate in Epidemiology, SPH Dallas, 01/2012-05/2013. Advisor: 1. Divya Pillendla, MPH candidate, SPH Dallas, 08/2013-12/2013.
2. Fan Shen, PhD candidate in Biostatistics, SPH Houston, 08/2013-Present. 3. Yunxi Zhang, PhD candidate in Biostatistics, SPH Houston, 08/2013-Present. 4. Wenfang Li, MS candidate in Biostatistics, SPH Houston, 08/2012-Present. 5. Xiaopeng Li, MS candidate in Biostatistics, SPH Houston, 08/2013-Present. 6. Meiling Pan, MS candidate in Biostatistics, SPH Houston, 08/2013-Present. Statistical Software R, SAS, S-Plus, Stata, WinBUGS, SPSS, JMP, and Mplus Honor 1. Third place poster for innovation at PCNA 17th Annual Symposium, 2011 2. Who’s Who in America 2011 3. Graduate Student Fellowship, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2001-2002 4. Phi Kappa Phi, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2001-2002 Professional Society 1. Member, American Statistical Association, 2003-Present 2. Member, International Biometric Society (ENAR), 2007-Present 3. Member, International Chinese Statistical Society, 2010-Present 4. Member, International Society for Bayesian Analysis, 2010-Present Other Service 1. Epidemiology Faculty Search Committee Member, SPH Dallas, 2013-2014 academic year. 2. Biostatistics Division Admission Committee Member, SPH, 2013-2014 academic year.
3. Discussing the revision of PH1690/PH1700 curriculum, Biostatistics Division, SPH,
4. Interviewing 1 candidate for senior Biostatistics faculty at SPH Houston, 05/2013.
5. Biostatistics Division Admission Committee Member, SPH, 2012-2013 academic year.
6. Visiting University of North Texas to recruit graduate students for SPH Dallas, 10/2012.
7. Interviewing 1 candidate for Clinical Trial faculty at SPH Houston, 07/2012.
8. Interviewing 2 candidates for Epidemiology faculty at SPH Dallas, 06/2012 and 03/2012.
9. Interviewing 2 candidates for Health Promotion and Behavior Sciences faculty at SPH
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