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Nina Deng EdD

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
AddressMeasured Progress
100 Education Way
Dover NH 03820
Phone603-749-9102 x7305
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    InstitutionUMMS - School of Medicine
    DepartmentPopulation and Quantitative Health Sciences
    DivisionOutcomes Measurement Science

    InstitutionUMMS - Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research


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    Shanghai International Studies University, Hongkou, , ChinaBAEnglish Language & Literature
    Shanghai International Studies University, Hongkou, , ChinaMAEnglish Teaching & Testing
    University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United StatesED DEducational Measurement

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    Dr. Deng is a psychometrician with an interest in the patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurement methodology. Particularly she is interested in applying advanced psychometric and statistical methods, including the classical test theory (CTT) and the item response theory (IRT) and their applications in the static and computer adaptive tests (CAT), to calibrate and validate measurement tools which are accurate, efficient, fair and informative. She has the training and background in educational measurement, where she was involved in the projects of large-scale achievement test analyses and calibrations prior to joining UMMS. As an assistant professor in Outcome Measurement Science division at Quantitative Health Sciences department, her current interests focus on methods comparing the alternative PRO measures and modeling the complex multi-dimensional health-related outcome constructs.


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    1. Ware JE, Gandek B, Guyer R, Deng N. Standardizing disease-specific quality of life measures across multiple chronic conditions: development and initial evaluation of the QOL Disease Impact Scale (QDIS®). Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2016 Jun 02; 14:84. PMID: 27255462.
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    2. Deng N, Anatchkova MD, Waring ME, Han KT, Ware JE. Testing item response theory invariance of the standardized Quality-of-life Disease Impact Scale (QDIS(®)) in acute coronary syndrome patients: differential functioning of items and test. Qual Life Res. 2015 Aug; 24(8):1809-22. PMID: 25601166.
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    3. Deng N, Guyer R, Ware JE. Energy, fatigue, or both? A bifactor modeling approach to the conceptualization and measurement of vitality. Qual Life Res. 2015 Jan; 24(1):81-93. PMID: 25362259.
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    4. Watt T, Groenvold M, Deng N, Gandek B, Feldt-Rasmussen U, Rasmussen ÅK, Hegedüs L, Bonnema SJ, Bjorner JB. Confirmatory factor analysis of the thyroid-related quality of life questionnaire ThyPRO. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2014 Sep 10; 12:126. PMID: 25213857.
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    5. Deng N, Allison JJ, Fang HJ, Ash AS, Ware JE. Using the bootstrap to establish statistical significance for relative validity comparisons among patient-reported outcome measures. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2013 May 31; 11:89. PMID: 23721463.
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    6. Deng, N., Hambleton, R. K. In R. E. Millsap et al. (Ed.), New Developments in Quantitative Psychology. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics. Evaluating CTT- and IRT-based single-administration estimates of classification consistency and accuracy. 2013; pp. 235-250. New York: Springe.
    7. Deng, N., Han, C., & Hambleton, R. K. A review of DIMPACK version 1.0: Conditional covariance-based test dimensionality analysis package. Applied Psychological Measurement. 2013; 37:162-172.
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