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Trained in Medicine, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Psychometrics, Dr. Yang is an interdisciplinary health science investigator. Earlier in his career, Dr. Yang was primarily a collaborative scientist, collaborating closely with clinicians across wide disciplines in hospitals, medical and dental schools in China, Europe, and the U.S.  Since 2013, Dr. Yang has devoted more efforts towards self-initiated research, primarily on Measurement in Health (MIH). Currently at UMass Chan, Dr. Yang focuses on 1) MIH, as the Founding Director of the Measurement and Outcome Section (MOS); 2) Oral Health, as the originator and organizer of the OHI/NUCOH (Oral Health Incubator/NYU-UMass Collaboration on Oral Health); and 3) PhD level Statistical Collaboration on papers and (NIH) grants. As a Methodologist, Dr. Yang is enthusiastic to develop better designs, methods, and outcome measures. He is the originator of the CREID (Complementary Randomized controlled trial and real-world study for Efficacy, effectiveness, or Implementation Design), and has developed or refined multiple popular outcome measures / scales since 2006. As an Educator, Dr. Yang has been teaching Biostatistics, Clinical Trials, Survey, and Scientific Writing to medical, dental, graduate students and professionals in China and the U.S. since 1998. As an Editor, he has been serving as the Section, Statistical, Associate Editor, and International Advisor for four journals. Currently, Dr. Yang is recruiting junior investigators to join the MOS and the OHI, including MS / PhD Students, Postdoc Fellows, and Research Assistant Professors. If interested, please send current CV / Resume with a Cover Letter to Chengwu.Yang@umassmed.edu.


The Founding Director, Measurement and Outcome Section

Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research



Measurement in Health (MIH); Oral Health; Professional Scale Development and Assessment; Clinical Outcome Assessment (COA); Clinimetrics, Psychometrics, and Measurement Issues; Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO); Quality of Life (QoL); Well-Being; Randomized Clinical Trials (RCT); Real-World Study (RWS); Applied Biostatistics; Public Health; Epidemiology; Preventive Medicine; Medical Education; Child Abuse Prevention; Suicide Prevention; Addiction; Parkinson's Disease; etc.



As the Sole Course Designer, Director, and the Sole Instructor, no teaching assistant, graduate course:
Scientific Writing, New York University, College of Dentistry, 2019, 2020

As the Course Director and the Sole Instructor, no teaching assistant, all graduate courses:
Clinical Trials, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Biostatistics, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, 2014, 2015, 2016

As one of the two Instructors, graduate course:
Health Survey, Pennsylvania State University, College of Medicine, 2011, 2012

As the Sole Instructor, online course:
Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022



The Statistical Editor, Muscle & Nerve, 2017 - 2024

International Advisor, Quality of Life Research, 2019 - 

The Section Editor, in Clinical Research Design, Medicine, 2016 - 2018
Associate Editor, International Journal of Mental Health & Addiction, 2016 - 2017
Invited ad hoc reviewer, for 30+ scientific journals, 2009 - 
Collaborator to 50+ investigators & teams, on 90+ grant applications in the US & Europe, 2008 - 
Consulting on statistics, measurement, clinimetrics, and psychometrics, 1993 -

One or more keywords matched the following items that are connected to Yang, Chengwu
Item TypeName
Concept Child Abuse
Concept Adolescent
Concept Child, Preschool
Concept Child Care
Concept Child
Concept Adolescent Behavior
Academic Article Generalizing findings from a randomized controlled trial to a real-world study of the iLookOut, an online education program to improve early childhood care and education providers' knowledge and attitudes about reporting child maltreatment.
Academic Article Influence of Parental Monitoring, Sensation Seeking, Expected Social Benefits, and Refusal Efficacy on Tobacco and Alcohol Use in Chinese Adolescents.
Academic Article Efficacy of standard doses of Ibuprofen alone, alternating, and combined with acetaminophen for the treatment of febrile children.
Academic Article Investigating critically ill patients' and families' perceptions of likelihood of survival.
Academic Article Educating early childhood care and education providers to improve knowledge and attitudes about reporting child maltreatment: A randomized controlled trial.
Academic Article Physical Activity Mode and Mental Distress in Adulthood.
Academic Article Nonmedical Use of Cough Syrup Among Secondary Vocational School Students: A National Survey in China.
Academic Article Pain in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: Patient and physician perspectives and practices.
Academic Article Factors associated with illness perception among critically ill patients and surrogates.
Academic Article Quality Appraisal of Child Oral Health-Related Quality of Life Measures: A Scoping Review.
Academic Article Diabetes in early stage of pregnancy and the outcome of pregnancy
Academic Article Connecting randomized controlled trials (RCT) and real world studies (RWS): seamless design and implementation, with illustration of a large child abuse prevention study
Academic Article Game-ified online learning module for reporting suspected child abuse
Academic Article Game-field online learning module for reporting suspected child abuse
Grant iLook Out for Child Abuse: An Innovative Learning Module for Childcare Providers
Academic Article Integrating validity evidence to revise a child abuse knowledge test for early childhood education providers: a mixed methods approach
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