Debbie M. Cheng, ScD
Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Biostatistics

ScD, Harvard University
BS, Northwestern University



Debbie M. Cheng is Professor of Biostatistics at the Boston University School of Public Health. Her research focus is on applied statistics and the design and analysis of clinical trials. She collaborates with investigators worldwide on several projects in the areas of substance abuse and HIV. She is Associate Director of the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) and Co-Director of the Biostatistics Core for the CFAR. Dr. Cheng is also Director of the Biostatistics and Data Management Core for the International URBAN ARCH Center, which aims to examine the impact of alcohol on multiple aspects of the TB disease continuum. Previously, she was Principal Investigator of the Biostatistics and Data Management Core for the URBAN ARCH Consortium. Dr. Cheng is the lead statistician for the Massachusetts site of the HEALing Communities Study, a multi-site cluster randomized trial aimed at reducing opioid-related overdose deaths in communities across four different states, the largest study of its kind in addiction science. Dr. Cheng is founding Director of the BUSPH Population Health Data Science Program.  She has been an instructor for Introduction to Statistical Computing (BS723) and the Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (BS722).

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

I have incorporated DEIJ into my activities in multiple ways:

-I have participated in University-wide DEIJ training
-I have completed additional DEIJ training for search committees
-I participate in discussions of DEIJ topics that arise at each department faculty meeting
-I collaborate with a diverse group of investigators with a range of backgrounds and cultures
-I teach and mentor a diverse group of students and trainees

Associate Chair
Boston University School of Public Health
Biostatistics


Boston Medical Center


Faculty
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit



Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR): Core Support (Cores A, B, G, K, L, SWG)
07/01/2023 - 06/30/2028 (Subcontract PI)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID
2P30AI042853-25

Gabapentin to Reduce Alcohol and Improve Viral Load Suppression in Russia – a Treatment as Prevention Intervention
09/20/2022 - 06/30/2027 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5R01AA030460-02

Clinical Addiction Research and Education (CARE) Program
07/01/2022 - 05/31/2027 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
5R25DA013582-22

The International Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH) Center
09/10/2021 - 08/31/2026 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5P01AA029541-02

Microbiome, Metabolites, and Alcohol in HIV to Reduce CVD (META HIV CVD)
09/10/2021 - 08/31/2026 (Subcontract PI)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center NIH NIAAA
5P01AA029542-02

Pilot Study of Opioid-receptor Antagonists to Reduce Pain and Inflammation among HIV-Infected Persons with Alcohol Problems
09/20/2019 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5UH3AA026193-05

Interventions to reduce alcohol use and increase adherence to TB preventive therapy among HIV/TB co-infected drinkers - 1/2
09/15/2017 - 08/31/2023 (Co-Investigator of Sub-Project / SP)
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco NIH NIAAA
5U01AA026223-06

URBAN ARCH (3/5) Uganda Cohort TB Preventative Therapy for HIV-infected Alcohol Users in Uganda: An Evaluation of Safety, Tolerability and Adherence
09/22/2016 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco NIH NIAAA
3U01AA020776-10S1

URBAN ARCH (4/5) Russia Cohort - Targeting HIV-comorbidities with Pharmacotherapy to Reduce Alcohol and Tobacco Use in HIV-infected Russians
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5U01AA020780-10

Linking Russian Narcology & HIV Care to Enhance Treatment, Retention, and Outcomes - Part II
09/15/2017 - 07/31/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
5R01DA045547-05

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 Biostatistics and Data Management Resource Core 5P01AA029541-03-9185
2022 Biostatistics and Data Management Resource Core 5P01AA029541-02-9185
2021 Biostatistics and Data Management Resource Core 1P01AA029541-01-9185
2020 URBAN ARCH (2/5) Biostatistics and Data Management Core (BDM) 5U24AA020779-10 54
2019 URBAN ARCH (2/5) Biostatistics and Data Management Core (BDM) 5U24AA020779-09 54
2018 URBAN ARCH (2/5) Biostatistics and Data Management Core (BDM) 5U24AA020779-08 54
2017 URBAN ARCH (2/5) Biostatistics and Data Management Core (BDM) 5U24AA020779-07 54
2016 URBAN ARCH (2/5) Biostatistics and Data Management Core (BDM) 2U24AA020779-06 54
2015 Biostatistics and Data Management (BDM) Core - Urban ARCH Consortium 5U24AA020779-05 54
2014 Biostatistics and Data Management (BDM) Core - Urban ARCH Consortium 5U24AA020779-04 54
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  1. Tsui JI, Rossi SL, Cheng DM, Bendiks S, Vetrova M, Blokhina E, Winter M, Gnatienko N, Backonja M, Bryant K, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Pilot RCT comparing low-dose naltrexone, gabapentin and placebo to reduce pain among people with HIV with alcohol problems. PLoS One. 2024; 19(2):e0297948.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38408060; PMCID: PMC10896547; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0297948;
     
  2. Stopka TJ, Babineau DC, Gibson EB, Knott CE, Cheng DM, Villani J, Wai JM, Blevins D, David JL, Goddard-Eckrich DA, Lofwall MR, Massatti R, DeFiore-Hyrmer J, Lyons MS, Fanucchi LC, Harris DR, Talbert J, Hammerslag L, Oller D, Balise RR, Feaster DJ, Soares W, Zarkin GA, Glasgow L, Oga E, McCarthy J, D'Costa L, Chahine R, Gomori S, Dalvi N, Shrestha S, Garner C, Shadwick A, Salsberry P, Konstan MW, Freisthler B, Winhusen J, El-Bassel N, Samet JH, Walsh SL. Impact of the Communities That HEAL Intervention on Buprenorphine-Waivered Practitioners and Buprenorphine Prescribing: A Prespecified Secondary Analysis of the HCS Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2024 Feb 05; 7(2):e240132.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38386322; PMCID: PMC10884876; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2024.0132;
     
  3. Kimmel SD, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Vetrova M, Idrisov B, Rossi SL, Rateau L, Astone K, Michals A, Sisson E, Blokhina E, Milet-Carty N, Bovell-Ammon BJ, Gnatienko N, Truong V, Krupitsky E, Lunze K. Stigma and other correlates of sharing injection equipment among people with HIV in St. Petersburg, Russia. Glob Public Health. 2024 Jan; 19(1):2296009.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38158724; PMCID: PMC10764055; DOI: 10.1080/17441692.2023.2296009;
     
  4. Odokonyero RF, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Cheng DM, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Muyindike WR, Nakasujja N, Camlin CS, Kamya M, Hahn JA. The Relationship between Age at Initiation of Regular Drinking of Alcohol and Viral Suppression Status, and Depression Symptoms Among People Living with HIV in South-Western Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2024 Apr; 28(4):1415-1422. PMID: 38060110; PMCID: PMC10940472; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-023-04228-4;
     
  5. Raifman J, Cheng DM, Skinner A, Hatzenbuehler ML, Mayer KH, Stein MD. State same-sex marriage policies and pre-exposure prophylaxis implementation among men who have sex with men in the United States. J Int AIDS Soc. 2023 Nov; 26(11):e26180.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37997001; PMCID: PMC10667585; DOI: 10.1002/jia2.26180;
     
  6. Raj A, Gnatienko N, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Dey AK, Wagman JA, Toussova O, Truong V, Rateau L, Lunze K, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Provider-patient experiences and HIV care utilization among people living with HIV who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia. Int J Qual Health Care. 2023 Oct 05; 35(4).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37642351; PMCID: PMC10558037; DOI: 10.1093/intqhc/mzad068;
     
  7. Biondi BE, Freibott CE, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Lioznov D, Rateau L, Patts GJ, Bendiks S, Gnatienko N, Tindle HA, Freiberg MS, Krupitsky E, Samet JH, Stein MD. Healthcare Utilization Among Persons with HIV and Unhealthy Alcohol Use in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2024 Jan; 28(1):19-25.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37682403; PMCID: PMC10961700; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-023-04161-6;
     
  8. Samet JH, Blokhina E, Cheng DM, Rosen S, Lioznov D, Lunze K, Truong V, Gnatienko N, Quinn E, Bushara N, Raj A, Krupitsky E. Rapid access to antiretroviral therapy, receipt of naltrexone, and strengths-based case management versus standard of care for HIV viral load suppression in people with HIV who inject drugs in Russia (LINC-II): an open-label, randomised controlled trial. Lancet HIV. 2023 Sep; 10(9):e578-e587.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37659841; PMCID: PMC10653654; DOI: 10.1016/S2352-3018(23)00143-1;
     
  9. Hahn JA, Ngabirano C, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Cheng DM, Adong J, Tumwegamire A, Terrault NA, Linas BP, Jacobson KR, Muyindike WR. Safety and tolerability of isoniazid preventive therapy for tuberculosis for persons with HIV with and without alcohol use. AIDS. 2023 Aug 01; 37(10):1535-1543.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37260251; PMCID: PMC10355800; DOI: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000003613;
     
  10. Idrisov B, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Patts G, Bridden C, Rossi SL, Weiser SD, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Food Insecurity and Transmission Risks Among People with HIV Who Use Substances. AIDS Behav. 2023 Jul; 27(7):2376-2389.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36670209; PMCID: PMC9859749; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-022-03965-2;
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 222 publications over 25 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 publications in 2007

YearPublications
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20021
20031
20047
20053
20068
200718
20089
20097
20108
201110
201210
201315
201417
20158
201615
201713
201811
201912
20209
202113
202211
20238
20242


2023 Fellow of the American Statistical Association (elected)
2011 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award (Summer semester)
2011 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award (Spring semester)
2008 Boston University School of Public Health: Excellence in Teaching Award (Spring semester)
1995-1999 National Institutes of Health: Training Grant Recipient
1995-1998 Harvard School of Public Health: Teaching Fellow, Department of Biostatistics
1995 Northwestern University: Graduated with Highest Distinction
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Biostatistics
Methods for longitudinal data analysis
Design of clinical trials
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