Service to the Profession


  • Invited Expert (2021-present), Reference Group on Health Statistics, World Health Organization
  • Immediate Past Chair (2020-2021), Chair (2019-2020), Chair-Elect (2018-2019), Membership Chair (2017-2018), Communication Chair (2016-2017), Secretary (2014-2017), Applied Public Health Statistics Section, American Public Health Association
  • Treasurer (2010-2012), Cincinnati Chapter, Society of Chinese American Professors and Scientists
  • Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics Management Committee Member (2008-2013), American Statistical Association and American Educational Research Association


  • Associate Editor (2020-present), Research in Nursing and Health
  • Consulting Editor (2011-present), Journal of Experimental Education
  • Editorial Board Member (2011-2016), Counseling Outcome Research & Evaluation
  • Associate Editor (2009-2015), Frontiers in Quantitative Psychology & Measurement
  • Special Guest Associate Editor (2005), Journal of the American Statistical Association

Grant Proposal Review

  • Proposal Reviewer (2020), Methodology, Measurement, and Statistics Program, National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Ad Hoc Reviewer (2018), NIH Community Influences on Health Behavior Study Section
  • Scientific Reviewer (2017), Palliative Care Panel, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Scientific Reviewer (2016, 2018×2), Methods Panel, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
  • Panel Reviewer (2007), Discovery Research K-12 Program, National Science Foundation (NSF)

Awards and Recognition

  • Lifetime Outstanding Service Award (2021), Applied Public Health Statistics Section, American Public Health Association
  • Outstanding PhD Faculty Award (2017), Duke University School of Nursing
  • Provost’s List of Most Productive Faculty (2011), University of Cincinnati
  • Outstanding Service Award (2007), University of Cincinnati
  • University Faculty Annual Achievement Awards (2006-2012) for research and teaching, University of Cincinnati
  • University Graduate Fellowships (1997-2001), Michigan State University
  • Outstanding Young Faculty Award (1994), East China Institute of Metallurgy, China