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).

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 School of Medicine
Medicine
Clinical Addiction Research and Education Unit



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
1P01AA029541-01

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
1P01AA029542-01

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
5UH3AA026193-05

Interventions to reduce alcohol use and increase adherence to TB preventive therapy among HIV/TB co-infected drinkers - 1/2
09/15/2017 - 08/31/2022 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
The Regents of the University of California, San Francisco NIH NIAAA
5U01AA026223-05

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 - 08/31/2022 (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 - 08/31/2022 (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 - 08/31/2022 (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 - 07/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIDA
5R01DA045547-05

1/2 Alcohol associated Comorbidities and Microbiome Evaluation in HIV (ACME HIV)
08/01/2017 - 07/31/2022 (Subcontract PI)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center NIH NIAAA
5U01AA026222-05

Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR): Core Support (Cores A, B, E, G, K, SWG)
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2022 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID
5P30AI042853-23

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
2013 Biostatistics and Data Management (BDM) Core - Urban ARCH Consortium 5U24AA020779-03 54
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  1. Dey AK, Ennis N, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Raj A, Quinn E, Bendiks S, Palfai T, Dunne EM, Cook RL, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Impulsivity and linkage to HIV Care among People living with HIV in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2022 Jun 16.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35708831
     
  2. Kholodnaia A, So-Armah K, Cheng D, Gnatienko N, Patts G, Samet JH, Freiberg M, Lioznov D. Impact of illicit opioid use on markers of monocyte activation and systemic inflammation in people living with HIV. PLoS One. 2022; 17(5):e0265504.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35511802; PMCID: PMC9070930; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0265504;
     
  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. 2022 Mar 12; 57(2):219-225.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34027552; PMCID: PMC8919408; DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agab033;
     
  4. Ngabirano C, Fatch R, Muyindike WR, Emenyonu NI, Adong J, Weiser SD, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Hahn JA. Exploring the Association Between Social Support and Hazardous Alcohol Use Among Persons Living with HIV in South Western Uganda. AIDS Behav. 2022 Jul; 26(7):2113-2122.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35039935
     
  5. Westgate PM, Cheng DM, Feaster DJ, Fernández S, Shoben AB, Vandergrift N. Marginal modeling in community randomized trials with rare events: Utilization of the negative binomial regression model. Clin Trials. 2022 Apr; 19(2):162-171. PMID: 34991359; PMCID: PMC9038610; DOI: 10.1177/17407745211063479;
     
  6. Colasanti JA, Del Rio C, Cheng DM, Liebschutz JM, Lira MC, Tsui JI, Walley AY, Forman LS, Root C, Shanahan CW, Bridden CL, Harris C, Outlaw K, Armstrong WS, Samet JH. A collaborative care intervention to improve opioid prescribing among providers caring for persons with HIV: Impact on satisfaction, confidence, and trust. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 02 01; 231:109250.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34998255
     
  7. Fatch R, Luginbühl M, Cheng DM, Gaugler S, Emenyonu NI, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Muyindike WR, Samet JH, Bryant K, Hahn JA. Comparison of automated determination of phosphatidylethanol (PEth) in dried blood spots (DBS) with previous manual processing and testing. Alcohol. 2022 02; 98:51-54.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34767948
     
  8. 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; PMCID: PMC8492355; DOI: 10.1093/cid/ciaa1025;
     
  9. 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;
     
  10. 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;
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 205 publications over 23 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 publications in 2007

YearPublications
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200718
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201110
201210
201315
201417
20158
201615
201713
201811
201911
20209
202113
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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
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Biostatistics
Methods for longitudinal data analysis
Design of clinical trials
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