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 (Subcontract Co-PI)
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


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

iCite Analysis       Copy PMIDs To Clipboard

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Marino M, Ni P, Kazis L, Brandt D, Jette A. Demographic and functional differences among social security disability claimants. Qual Life Res. 2021 Feb 21.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33611754
  4. 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
  5. Kramer JM, Schwartz AE, Davies DK, Stock SE, Ni P. Usability and Reliability of an Accessible Patient-Reported Outcome Measure (PROM) Software: The Pediatric Evaluation of Disability Inventory-Patient-Reported Outcome (PEDI-PRO). Am J Occup Ther. 2021 Jan-Feb; 75(1):7501205010p1-7501205010p10. PMID: 33399049
  6. Chang FH, Chiu V, Ni P, Lin YN, Kang JH, Liou TH, Lu L, Han DS, Skidmore ER. Enhancing community participation for stroke survivors with cognitive impairment: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial in Taiwan. BMJ Open. 2020 12 07; 10(12):e040241. PMID: 33293312
  7. McDonough CM, Carmichael D, Marino ME, Ni P, Tosteson ANA, Bynum JPW. The Development of a Crosswalk for Functional Measures in Postacute Medicare Claims. Phys Ther. 2020 09 28; 100(10):1862-1871. PMID: 32949237
  8. Ohrtman EA, Shapiro GD, Wolfe AE, Trinh NT, Ni P, Acton A, Slavin MD, Ryan CM, Kazis LE, Schneider JC. Sexual activity and romantic relationships after burn injury: A Life Impact Burn Recovery Evaluation (LIBRE) study. Burns. 2020 Sep 15.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32948357
  9. Quach ED, Kazis LE, Zhao S, Ni P, McDannold SE, Clark VA, Hartmann CW. Safety Climate Associated With Adverse Events in Nursing Homes: A National VA Study. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2021 Feb; 22(2):388-392.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32698990
  10. Brady KJS, Ni P, Sheldrick RC, Trockel MT, Shanafelt TD, Rowe SG, Schneider JI, Kazis LE. Describing the emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and low personal accomplishment symptoms associated with Maslach Burnout Inventory subscale scores in US physicians: an item response theory analysis. J Patient Rep Outcomes. 2020 Jun 01; 4(1):42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32488344
Showing 10 of 151 results. Show More

This graph shows the total number of publications by year, by first, middle/unknown, or last author.

Bar chart showing 147 publications over 22 distinct years, with a maximum of 14 publications in 2016


In addition to these self-described keywords below, a list of MeSH based concepts is available here.

Computerized Adaptive Testing
Disability Evaluation
Item Response Theory
Contact for Mentoring:

715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Google Map

Ni's Networks
Click the "See All" links for more information and interactive visualizations
Similar People
Same Department