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


Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR): Core Support (Cores A, B, E, G, K, SWG)
07/01/2018 - 06/30/2023 (PI of Sub-Project / SP)
The Miriam Hospital NIH NIAID
5P30AI042853-22

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
4UH3AA026193-03

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

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
5U01AA020776-09

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
5U01AA020780-09

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
5R01DA045547-03

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

St. Peter HIV-Alcohol, Protein Biomarkers, and Cardiovascular Disease Risk
09/15/2017 - 08/31/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Boston Medical Center Corporation NIH NIAAA
5R01AA025859-03

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Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
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
2011 Biostatistics and Data Management (BDM) Core - Urban ARCH Consortium 1U24AA020779-01 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 HIV: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Jul 22.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32697847
     
  2. Muyindike WR, Fatch R, Cheng DM, Emenyonu NI, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Linas BP, Jacobson KR, Hahn JA. Tuberculin skin test positivity among HIV-infected alcohol drinkers on antiretrovirals in south-western Uganda. PLoS One. 2020; 15(7):e0235261.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32614873
     
  3. Foley JD, Sheinfil A, Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Muyindike WR, Kekibiina A, Ngabirano C, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Hahn JA. Assessing the interaction between depressive symptoms and alcohol use prior to antiretroviral therapy on viral suppression among people living with HIV in Rural Uganda. AIDS Care. 2020 10; 32(10):1251-1257.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32482097
     
  4. Weinstein ZM, Cheng DM, D'Amico MJ, Forman LS, Regan D, Yurkovic A, Samet JH, Walley AY. Inpatient addiction consultation and post-discharge 30-day acute care utilization. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 May 25; 213:108081.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32485657
     
  5. Freiberg MS, Cheng DM, Gnatienko N, Blokhina E, Coleman SM, Doyle MF, Yaroslavtseva T, Bridden C, So-Armah K, Tracy R, Bryant K, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Effect of Zinc Supplementation vs Placebo on Mortality Risk and HIV Disease Progression Among HIV-Positive Adults With Heavy Alcohol Use: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 05 01; 3(5):e204330.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32383748
     
  6. Bertholet N, Meli S, Palfai TP, Cheng DM, Alford DP, Bernstein J, Samet JH, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Saitz R. Screening and brief intervention for lower-risk drug use in primary care: A pilot randomized trial. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 Apr 25; 213:108001.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32563116
     
  7. White LF, Jiang W, Ma Y, So-Armah K, Samet JH, Cheng DM. Tutorial in Biostatistics: The use of generalized additive models to evaluate alcohol consumption as an exposure variable. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2020 04 01; 209:107944.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32145664
     
  8. Gnatienko N, Lioznov D, Raj A, Blokhina E, Rosen S, Cheng DM, Lunze K, Bendiks S, Truong V, Bushara N, Toussova O, Quinn E, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Design of a randomized controlled trial to Link Infectious and Narcology Care (LINC-II) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2020 01 13; 15(1):1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31931884
     
  9. So-Armah K, Freiberg M, Cheng D, Lim JK, Gnatienko N, Patts G, Doyle M, Fuster D, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Samet J. Liver fibrosis and accelerated immune dysfunction (immunosenescence) among HIV-infected Russians with heavy alcohol consumption - an observational cross-sectional study. BMC Gastroenterol. 2019 Dec 31; 20(1):1.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31892306
     
  10. Adong J, Fatch R, Emenyonu NI, Cheng DM, Muyindike WR, Ngabirano C, Kekibiina A, Woolf-King SE, Samet JH, Hahn JA. Social Desirability Bias Impacts Self-Reported Alcohol Use Among Persons With HIV in Uganda. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 2019 12; 43(12):2591-2598.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31610017
     
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This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 185 publications over 21 distinct years, with a maximum of 18 publications in 2007

YearPublications
20003
20013
20021
20031
20047
20053
20068
200718
20089
20097
20108
201110
201210
201315
201417
20158
201615
201713
201811
201910
20208

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Biostatistics
Methods for longitudinal data analysis
Design of clinical trials
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