Lan Yu

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Phone: 412-864-3020
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E-mail: Lan Yu, PhD

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Lan Yu, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry


  • Survey Data
  • Psychometrics
  • Item Respnse Theory


  • BA, Renmin University of China, 1999
  • MS, Penn State University, 2006
  • PhD, Penn State University, 2007


Dr. Yu joined the faculty in 2012 as an assistant professor of medicine and psychiatry. Her research is focused on the applications of advanced psychometric theories such as item response theory (IRT) methods to health outcome measurement. She collaborates with investigators on the development and validation of item banks for various constructs using IRT. She is the lead psychometrician in developing the Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) item banks for Sleep and Alcohol Use.

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