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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, focusing on collaborations 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 Strategic Study Design & Analysis (SSDA) and Measurement in Health (MIH). Currently at UMass Chan, Dr. Yang is focusing on 1) SSDA, as the originator of the CREID (Complementary Randomized controlled trial and real-world study for Efficacy, effectiveness, or Implementation Design. SCT 2022 & APHA 2022) and the SCTD (Seamless Case-Control, Cohort, and Randomized Controlled Trials Design. SCT 2023), 2) MIH, as the Founding Director of the Measurement and Outcome Section (MOS); 3) Oral Health, as the originator and organizer of the OHI (Oral Health Incubator, since 2021) and the NUCOH (NYU-UMass Collaboration on Oral Health, since 2022); and 4) PhD level Statistical Collaboration on papers and (NIH) grants. As a Methodologist, Dr. Yang is enthusiastic to develop better designs, methods, and outcome measures. Beside originating the CREID in 2022 and the SCTD in 2023, Dr. Yang has developed or refined multiple popular outcome measures and  scales since 2006. As an Educator, Dr. Yang has been teaching Biostatistics, Clinical Trials, Survey, Scientific Writing, and Systematic Review and Meta Analysis to medical, dental, and 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 and PhD Students, Postdoc Fellows, and Research Assistant Professors. If interested, please send current CV or Resume with a Cover Letter to Chengwu.Yang@umassmed.edu.


The Founding Director, Measurement and Outcome Section

Division of Biostatistics and Health Services Research



Strategic Study Design & Analysis (SSDA); Measurement in Health (MIH); Oral Health; Professional Scale Development and Assessment (PSDA); 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 -

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