Pengsheng Ni, MD
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management

MD, Shanghai Medical University
MPH, Shanghai Medical University

Pengsheng Ni, MD, MPH has a medical degree from Shanghai Medical University is Research Associate Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management at Boston University School of Public Health. His main research interest is statistical methodology development and application for patient report outcome. His current work is applying different Item Response Theory (IRT) models to practical health care assessment issues, building Unidimensional and Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Testing (CAT) models. He has been worked in multiple health care outcome assessments development process (such as Activity Measure for Post-acute Care (AM-PAC), Late Life Function and Disability Instrument, Work Disability Functional Assessment Battery (WD-FAB), etc.), which included the data collection program development, item bank construct, CAT program development and evaluation.

Phase II STTR: Enabling self-reported outcomes for youth with developmental disabilities: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Patient Reported Outcome (PEDI-PRO)
07/03/2020 - 06/30/2022 (Subcontract PI)
University of Florida NIH NICHD

Personnel agreement for research services of Pengsheng Ni
09/28/2020 - 09/27/2021 (PI)
Bedford VA

Computerized Adaptive Testing to Direct Delivery of Hospital-Based Rehabilitation
04/03/2015 - 02/29/2020 (Subcontract PI)
Mayo Clinic NIH NICHD

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital-New England Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center Model System
09/30/2016 - 09/29/2017 (Co-Investigator)
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Adm for Comm. Living

Personal Agreement for Research Services of Pengsheng Ni
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel agreement for research services of Feng Tian
09/01/2011 - 03/31/2012 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System


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  1. Quach ED, Kazis LE, Zhao S, Ni P, Clark VA, McDannold SE, Hartmann CW. Organizational readiness to change as a leverage point for improving safety: a national nursing home survey. BMC Health Serv Res. 2021 Aug 20; 21(1):842.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34416894; PMCID: PMC8377962; DOI: 10.1186/s12913-021-06772-y;
  2. Ni P, Spellman K, Zafonte R, Wen H, Slavin MD, Jette AM. A Concordance Table to Convert FIM Basic Mobility and Self-Care Scale Scores to SCI-FI/AT Scores. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Jul 31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34343522
  3. Marfeo E, Ni P, Wang C, Weiss D, Cheville AL. Identifying Clinically Relevant Functional Strata to Direct Mobility Preservation Among Patients Hospitalized With Medical Conditions. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Jun 16. PMID: 34146535
  4. Brady KJS, Sheldrick RC, Ni P, Trockel MT, Shanafelt TD, Rowe SG, Kazis LE. Examining the measurement equivalence of the Maslach Burnout Inventory across age, gender, and specialty groups in US physicians. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2021 Jun 05; 5(1):43.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34089412; PMCID: PMC8179856; DOI: 10.1186/s41687-021-00312-2;
  5. Mulcahey MJ, Thielen CC, Slavin MD, Ni P, Jette AM. Pediatric measure of participation short forms version 2.0: development and evaluation. Spinal Cord. 2021 Jun 02.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34079073
  6. Brady KJS, Ni P, Carlasare L, Shanafelt TD, Sinsky CA, Linzer M, Stillman M, Trockel MT. Establishing Crosswalks Between Common Measures of Burnout in US Physicians. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 Mar 31. PMID: 33791938
  7. Boulton AJ, Kisala PA, Ni P, Tulsky DS. Linking the Spinal Cord Injury-Functional Index (SCI-FI) to the PROMIS Physical Functioning Item Bank. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2021 Mar 05. PMID: 33684365
  8. Marino M, Ni P, Kazis L, Brandt D, Jette A. Demographic and functional differences among social security disability claimants. Qual Life Res. 2021 Jun; 30(6):1757-1768.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33611754
  9. Cheville AL, Wang C, Yost KJ, Teresi JA, Ramirez M, Ocepek-Welikson K, Ni P, Marfeo E, Keeney T, Basford JR, Weiss DJ. Improving the Delivery of Function-Directed Care During Acute Hospitalizations: Methods to Develop and Validate the Functional Assessment in Acute Care Multidimensional Computerized Adaptive Test (FAMCAT). Arch Rehabil Res Clin Transl. 2021 Jun; 3(2):100112. PMID: 34179750; PMCID: PMC8212002; DOI: 10.1016/j.arrct.2021.100112;
  10. Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Schneider JC, Acton A, Amaya F, Saret C, Ohrtman E, Wolfe A, Ni P, Kazis LE. Interpreting Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation Profile Scores for Use by Clinicians, Burn Survivors, and Researchers. J Burn Care Res. 2021 02 03; 42(1):23-31.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32556266; PMCID: PMC8265741; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/iraa100;
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Computerized Adaptive Testing
Disability Evaluation
Item Response Theory
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