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

ScD, Harvard University




Debbie M. Cheng is Professor of Biostatistics and has been on the faculty at the School of Public Health since 2002. Her research interests include longitudinal data analyses and the design and analysis of clinical trials. She collaborates with investigators at the Boston University School of Medicine on several projects in the areas of substance abuse and HIV research. She is Principal Investigator of the Biostatistics and Data Management Core for the URBAN ARCH Consortium, a consortium of studies designed to examine the consequences of alcohol on HIV disease progression. Dr. Cheng is also Co-Director of the Biostatistics Core for the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). In addition, she serves as lead statistician on several other studies including: a randomized clinical trial of a multi-facted intervention designed to improve HIV outcomes among HIV-infected people who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia (LINC-II Study) and a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a collaborative care intervention for HIV care physicians to improve the management of chronic opioid therapy and reduce the misuse of prescription opioids among HIV-infected persons (TEACH study).  She has been an instructor for Introduction to Statistical Computing (BS723) and the Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (BS722).

Associate Chair
Boston University School of Public Health
Biostatistics


Boston Medical Center


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


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 Graduated with Highest Distinction from Northwestern University


Pilot Study of Opioid-receptor Antagonists to Reduce Pain and Inflammation among HIV-Infected Persons with Alcohol Problems
09/20/2019 - 08/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5UH3AA026193-04

Interventions to reduce alcohol use and increase adherence to TB preventive therapy among HIV/TB co-infected drinkers - 1/2
09/15/2017 - 08/31/2022 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco NIH NIAAA
5U01AA026223-04

St. Peter HIV-Alcohol, Protein Biomarkers, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
09/15/2017 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5R01AA025859-03

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 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco NIH NIAAA
3U01AA020776-10S1

URBAN ARCH (2/5) Biostatistics and Data Management Core (BDM)
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (PI)
NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5U24AA020779-10

URBAN ARCH (4/5) Russia Cohort - Targeting HIV-comorbidities with Pharmacotherapy to Reduce Alcohol and Tobacco Use in HIV-infected Russians
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5U01AA020780-10

Improving Physician Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in HIV-infected Persons
09/15/2014 - 08/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
5R01DA037768-05

Linking Russian Narcology & HIV Care to Enhance Treatment, Retention, and Outcomes - Part II
09/15/2017 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
5R01DA045547-04

1/2 Alcohol associated Comorbidities and Microbiome Evaluation in HIV (ACME HIV)
08/01/2017 - 07/31/2021 (Subcontract PI)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center NIH NIAAA
5U01AA026222-04

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR): Core Support (Cores A, B, E, G, K, SWG)
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2021 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID
5P30AI042853-22

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
2013 Biostatistics and Data Management (BDM) Core - Urban ARCH Consortium 5U24AA020779-03 54
2012 Biostatistics and Data Management (BDM) Core - Urban ARCH Consortium 5U24AA020779-02 54
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  1. Samet JH, Tsui JI, Cheng DM, Liebschutz JM, Lira MC, Walley AY, Colasanti JA, Forman LS, Root C, Shanahan CW, Sullivan MM, Bridden CL, Abrams C, Harris C, Outlaw K, Armstrong WS, Del Rio C. Improving the Delivery of Chronic Opioid Therapy Among People Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2021 10 05; 73(7):e2052-e2058.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32697847
     
  2. Freiman JM, Fatch R, Cheng D, Emenyonu N, Ngabirano C, Geadas C, Adong J, Muyindike WR, Linas BP, Jacobson KR, Hahn JA. Prevalence of elevated liver transaminases and their relationship with alcohol use in people living with HIV on anti-retroviral therapy in Uganda. PLoS One. 2021; 16(6):e0250368.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34061870; PMCID: PMC8168875; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0250368;
     
  3. Pierre F, Forman LS, Winter M, Cheng D, Ngabirano C, Emenyonu N, Hunt PW, Huang Y, Muyindike W, Samet J, Hahn JA, So-Armah K. Alcohol Consumption and Tryptophan Metabolism Among People with HIV Prior to Antiretroviral Therapy Initiation: The Uganda ARCH Cohort Study. Alcohol Alcohol. 2021 May 24.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34027552
     
  4. Lodi S, Emenyonu NI, Marson K, Kwarisiima D, Fatch R, McDonell MG, Cheng DM, Thirumurthy H, Gandhi M, Camlin CS, Muyindike WR, Hahn JA, Chamie G. The Drinkers' Intervention to Prevent Tuberculosis (DIPT) trial among heavy drinkers living with HIV in Uganda: study protocol of a 2×2 factorial trial. Trials. 2021 May 20; 22(1):355.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34016158; PMCID: PMC8136096; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-021-05304-7;
     
  5. Fuster D, Nunes D, Cheng DM, Saitz R, Samet JH. Alcohol Consumption and Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) RNA Levels in HIV/HCV Coinfected Patients. Viruses. 2021 04 21; 13(5).View Related Profiles. PMID: 33919027; PMCID: PMC8142976; DOI: 10.3390/v13050716;
     
  6. Lodi S, Freiberg M, Gnatienko N, Blokhina E, Yaroslavtseva T, Krupitsky E, Murray E, Samet JH, Cheng DM. Per-protocol analysis of the ZINC trial for HIV disease among alcohol users. Trials. 2021 03 23; 22(1):226.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33757560; PMCID: PMC7989012; DOI: 10.1186/s13063-021-05178-9;
     
  7. Ngo B, Liebschutz JM, Cheng DM, Colasanti JA, Merlin JS, Armstrong WS, Forman LS, Lira MC, Samet JH, Del Rio C, Tsui JI. Hazardous alcohol use is associated with greater pain interference and prescription opioid misuse among persons living with HIV and chronic pain. BMC Public Health. 2021 03 22; 21(1):564.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33752634; PMCID: PMC7986380; DOI: 10.1186/s12889-021-10566-6;
     
  8. Corcorran MA, Ludwig-Baron N, Cheng DM, Lioznov D, Gnatienko N, Patts G, So-Armah K, Blokhina E, Bendiks S, Krupitsky E, Samet JH, Tsui JI. The Hepatitis C Continuum of Care Among HIV-Positive Persons with Heavy Alcohol Use in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2021 Aug; 25(8):2533-2541.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33730255; PMCID: PMC8222188; DOI: 10.1007/s10461-021-03214-y;
     
  9. Bendiks S, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Vetrova M, Verbitskaya E, Gnatienko N, Bryant K, Krupitsky E, Samet JH, Tsui JI. Pilot study of tolerability and safety of opioid receptor antagonists as novel therapies for chronic pain among persons living with HIV with past year heavy drinking: a randomized controlled trial. AIDS Care. 2021 Mar 07; 1-10.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33682527; PMCID: PMC8421451; DOI: 10.1080/09540121.2021.1896663;
     
  10. Ngwa JS, Cabral HJ, Cheng DM, Gagnon DR, LaValley MP, Cupples LA. Revisiting methods for modeling longitudinal and survival data: Framingham Heart Study. BMC Med Res Methodol. 2021 02 10; 21(1):29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33568059; PMCID: PMC7876802; DOI: 10.1186/s12874-021-01207-y;
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 199 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 publications in 2007

YearPublications
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20021
20031
20047
20053
20068
200718
20089
20097
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201110
201210
201315
201417
20158
201615
201713
201811
201911
20209
202112

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Biostatistics
Methods for longitudinal data analysis
Design of clinical trials
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