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.

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

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 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 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 drawn from the PROMIS v2.0 Upper Extremity item bank. Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 Jun 15. PMID: 35703194
  2. 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 Jun 12. PMID: 35705138
  3. 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
  4. 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;
  5. Resnik LJ, Borgia ML, Clark MA, Graczyk E, Segil J, Ni P. Structural validity and reliability of the patient experience measure: A new approach to assessing psychosocial experience of upper limb prosthesis users. PLoS One. 2021; 16(12):e0261865. PMID: 34962943; PMCID: PMC8714100; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0261865;
  6. Marfeo E, Ni P, Wang C, Weiss D, Cheville AL. Correlation and Crosswalks Between Patient-Reported Functional Outcomes and PROMIS Physical Function Among Medically Ill Patients. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 May; 103(5S):S15-S23.e2. PMID: 34963574; PMCID: PMC9064921; DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.12.002;
  7. Kelter BM, Shepler LJ, Ni P, Slavin MD, Acton A, Kazis LE, Ryan CM, Schneider JC. Developing trajectories of social recovery after burn injury: Preliminary results from the LIBRE Journey Study. Burns. 2022 Mar; 48(2):460-462.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34924225; PMCID: PMC9275732; DOI: 10.1016/j.burns.2021.11.025;
  8. Burrowes SAB, Barlam TF, Skinner A, Berger R, Ni P, Drainoni ML. Provider views on rapid diagnostic tests and antibiotic prescribing for respiratory tract infections: A mixed methods study. PLoS One. 2021; 16(11):e0260598.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34843599; PMCID: PMC8629209; DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0260598;
  9. Dumas HM, Rosen EL, Viray D, Sutherland C, Seifert M, Ni P. Inter- and Intra-rater Reliability of the Head Control Scale: Brief Report. Dev Neurorehabil. 2022 Jan; 25(1):68-71. PMID: 34719312
  10. Kisala PA, Boulton AJ, Slavin MD, Cohen ML, Keeney T, Ni P, Tate D, Heinemann AW, Charlifue S, Fyffe DC, Felix ER, Jette AM, Tulsky DS. Spinal Cord Injury-Functional Index/Capacity: Responsiveness to Change Over Time. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2022 02; 103(2):199-206.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34717921; PMCID: PMC8810572; DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2021.10.005;
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Computerized Adaptive Testing
Disability Evaluation
Item Response Theory
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