Faculty Information

Chengwu Yang, MD, MS, PhD

Research Associate Professor
Epidemiology and Health Promotion
New York University College of Dentistry

The Statistical Editor
Muscle & Nerve, 2017-2021

433 First Avenue, Room 720W, New York, NY 10010
Phone: +1-212-998-9934
E-mail: chengwu.yang@nyu.edu


PhD, Biostatistics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA 2009
MS, Medical Statistics, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China 2000
MD, Medicine, minor in Health Statistics, Tongji Medical University, Wuhan, China 1993

Research Interests / Professional Overview

Research focusing on Oral Health-Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL), patient-reported outcomes (PRO), psychometrics, and measurement issues; scale development and assessment; child abuse prevention; addiction; clinical trials in neuro-social-behavior-sciences, etc.

Teach Scientific Writing to graduate students.

Serve on editorial board as the Statistical Editor to one journal, and as an ad hoc reviewer to multiple journals. Consulting on measurement/psychometrics and statistics.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

Yang C, Crystal YO, Ruff RR, Veitz-Keenan, McGowan RC, Niederman R. Quality appraisal of child oral health-related quality of life measures: a scoping review. (2019). JDR Clinical & Translational Research. DOI: 10.1177/2380084419855636. PMID: 31238010

Yang C, Vrana KE. (2018). Rescuing suboptimal patient-reported outcome instrument data in clinical trials: A new strategy. Healthcare 2018, 6, 27. PMID: 29558420

Yang C, Wei W, Vrana K, Xiao Y, Peng Y, Chen D, Yu J, Wang D, Ding F, Wang Z. (2016). Validation of the obsessive compulsive drug use scale (OCDUS) among male heroin addicts in China. International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction. 2016; 14(5): 803-819. DOI 10.1007/s11469-016-9635-9

Yang C, Ford ME, Tilley BC, Greene RL. (2016). Religiosity in black and white older Americans: Measure adaptation, psychometric validation, and racial difference. Medicine (Baltimore). 2016; 95(37): e4257. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000004257. PMID: 27631201

Yang C, Kasales C, Ouyang T, Peterson C, Sarwani N, Tappouni R, Bruno M. (2014). A succinct rating scale for radiology report quality. SAGE Open Medicine. 2014 Dec 16; 2: 2050312114563101. doi: 10.1177/2050312114563101. eCollection 2014. PMID: 26770756

Yang C, Murray WB, Lindstrom DJ, Lehman EB, Finnegan G, Arvin A, Hamanaka K & Terndrup T. (2013). Development and validation of the performance of airway management instrument for paramedics. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 62(4S), S76. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.07.028

Yang C, Selassie AW, Carter RE, Tilley BC. (2012). Measuring QoL with SF-36 in Older Americans with TBI. Applied Research in Quality of Life. 2012; 7(1): 63-81. doi: 10.1007/s11482-011-9148-4. PMID: 25411585

Yang FM, Heslin KC, Mehta KM, Yang C, Ocepek-Welikson K, Kleinman M, Morales LS, Hays RD, Stewart AL, Mungas D, Jones RN, Teresi JA. (2011). A comparison of item response theory-based methods for examining differential item functioning in object naming test by language of assessment among older Latinos. Psychological Test and Assessment Modeling. 53(4): 440-460. PMID: 23471423

Yang C, Garrett-Mayer E, Schneider J, Gollomp S, Tilley BC. (2009). Repeatable battery for assessment of neuropsychological status in early Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders. 2009; 24(10): 1453-1460. doi: 10.1002/mds.22552. PMID: 19452561

Evatt ML, Chaudhuri KR, Chou KL, Cubo E, Hinson VK, Kompoliti K, Yang C, Poewe W, Rascol O, Sampaio C, Stebbins GT, Goetz CG. (2009). Dysautonomia rating scales in Parkinson's disease: sialorrhea, dysphagia, and constipation - critique and recommendations to movement disorders task force on rating scales for Parkinson's disease. Movement Disorders. 2009; 24(5): 635-646. doi: 10.1002/mds.22260. PMID: 19205066

Carlozzi NE, Horner MD, Yang C, Tilley BC. (2008). Factor analysis of the repeatable battery for assessment of neuropsychological status. Applied Neuropsychology. 15(4): 274-279. doi: 10.1080/09084280802325124. PMID: 19023744

Wang N, Ye T, Lai M, Ou Y, Zeng M, Yang C. (1999). Comparison of results of chamber angle examination by ultrasound biomicroscopy and gonioscopy. Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. 35(3), 174-178, 10. PMID: 11835799