Pengsheng Ni, MD
Research Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
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.

Participatory Community Integration for TBI Survivors: Development of a Computer Adaptive Test
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2025 (Subcontract PI)
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Adm for Comm. Living

Spaulding-Harvard Traumatic Brain Injury Model System
10/01/2022 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital HHS ACL NIDILRR

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 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
University of Florida NIH NICHD

Personnel agreement for research services of Pengsheng Ni
05/20/2022 - 05/19/2023 (PI)
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

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

Personnel agreement for research services of Pengsheng Ni
07/01/2016 - 06/30/2017 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Personnel agreement for research services of Pengsheng Ni
10/01/2011 - 09/30/2013 (Key Person)
PI: Alan M. Jette, PhD
Department of Veterans Administration, Bedford

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


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  1. Resnik L, Borgia M, Clark MA, Ni P. Measuring residual limb health in persons with upper limb amputation: Modifications of the Prosthetic Evaluation Questionnaire residual limb health scale. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2023 Mar 09. PMID: 36897201
  2. Resnik LJ, Borgia M, Clark MA, Ni P. Out-of-pocket costs and affordability of upper limb prostheses. Prosthet Orthot Int. 2023 Mar 09. PMID: 36897203
  3. Kelter BM, Shepler LJ, Ni P, Kazis LE, Stewart BT, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Community Socioeconomic Status is Associated With Social Participation Outcomes. J Burn Care Res. 2023 Jan 05; 44(1):222-223.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36371723; PMCID: PMC9839542; DOI: 10.1093/jbcr/irac172;
  4. Chang FH, Lin YN, Liou TH, Ni PS. Predicting trends of community participation after hospital discharge for younger adults after stroke. Ann Phys Rehabil Med. 2023 Feb; 66(1):101644. PMID: 35150932; DOI: 10.1016/;
  5. Resnik L, Borgia M, Heinemann AW, Stevens P, Clark MA, Ni P. The Upper Extremity Functional Scale for Prosthesis Users (UEFS-P): subscales for one and two-handed tasks. Disabil Rehabil. 2022 Nov 10; 1-11. PMID: 36357971; DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2138572;
  6. Plummer P, Feld JA, Mercer VS, Ni P. Brief composite mobility index predicts post-stroke fallers after hospital discharge. Front Rehabil Sci. 2022; 3:979824. PMID: 36275923; PMCID: PMC9583924; DOI: 10.3389/fresc.2022.979824;
  7. Resnik LJ, Borgia ML, Clark MA, Heinemann AW, Ni P. Measuring Satisfaction With Upper Limb Prostheses: Orthotics and Prosthetics User Survey Revision That Includes Issues of Concern to Women. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 Dec; 103(12):2316-2324. PMID: 35705138
  8. Resnik LJ, Stevens PM, Ni P, Borgia ML, Clark MA. Assessment of Patient-Reported Physical Function in Persons With Upper Extremity Amputation: Comparison of Short Form Instruments. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2023 02 01; 102(2):120-129. PMID: 35703194; PMCID: PMC9751229; DOI: 10.1097/PHM.0000000000002044;
  9. Brady KJS, Barlam TF, Trockel MT, Ni P, Sheldrick RC, Schneider JI, Rowe SG, Kazis LE. Clinician Distress and Inappropriate Antibiotic Prescribing for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections: A Retrospective Cohort Study. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022 May; 48(5):287-297.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35489803
  10. Abouzeid CA, Wolfe AE, Ni P, Carrougher GJ, Gibran NS, Hammond FM, Holavanahalli R, McMullen KA, Roaten K, Suman O, Stewart BT, Wolf S, Zafonte R, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Are burns a chronic condition? Examining patient reported outcomes up to 20 years after burn injury-A Burn Model System National Database investigation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2022 Jun 01; 92(6):1066-1074.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35081598; PMCID: PMC9133040; DOI: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003547;
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Computerized Adaptive Testing
Disability Evaluation
Item Response Theory
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