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photo Lan Yu, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Clinical and Translational Science

Email: yul2@upmc.edu

Phone: 412-864-3020

Contact
Office: 200 Meyran Ave
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-864-3020
Fax: 412-586-9672
E-mail: yul2@upmc.edu
Education and Training
Education
BA, Renmin University of China, 1999
MS, Penn State University, 2006
PhD, Penn State University, 2007
Research Interest
Dr. Yu's research has focused on applying advanced psychometric theories such as item-response theory and structural equation modeling to health-related outcomes. She has been the lead psychometrician for the NIH Roadmap Initiative, Patient-Reported Outcome Measurement Information System (PROMIS) Pittsburgh research site since 2007. Her research interests include large survey data, secondary data analysis, psychometrics, and item-bank development for various patient-reported outcomes.
Educational Interest
Dr. Yu teaches Survey Design and Data Analysis (CLRES 2045), which is a newly developed course offered every Spring semester. She is also interested in teaching advanced psychometric theories which can be applied to develop and improve patient-reported outcome measures.
Publications
For my complete bibliography, Click Here.
Selected Publications:
Yu, L., Buysse, D. J., Moul, D. E., Germain, A., Stover, A., Dodds, N.E., Johnston, K. L., Pilkonis, P.A. Development of 8-item PROMIS short forms for patient-reported sleep disturbance and sleep-related impairment. Behavioral Sleep Medicine. 2011; 10 (1): 6-24.
Pilkonis, P.A., Yu, L., Dodds, N.E., Johnston, K. L., Maihoefer, C.C., Lawrence, S.M. Validation of the depression item bank from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) in a three-month observational study. Journal of Psychiatric Research. 2014; 56: 112-9.
Lindhiem, O., Yu, L., Grasso, D. J., Kolko, D. J., Youngstrom, E.A. Adapting the posterior probability of diagnosis index to enhance evidence-based screening: an application to ADHD in primary care. Assessment. 2015; 22(2): 198-207.
Pilkonis, P.A., Yu, L., Dodds, N.E., Johnston, K. L., Lawrence, S.M., Hilton, T. F., Daley, D. C., Patkar, A. A., McCarty, D. Item banks for substance use from the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS): Severity of use and positive appeal of use. Drug Alcohol Dependence. 2015; 156: 184-92.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: WVU PROMIS
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: West Virginia University
Start Year: 2015
End Year: 2016
Title: Change-Sensitive Measurement of Emotion Dysregulation in ASD
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Grant Number: R01 HD079512
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Title: Role of Romantic Relationships in the Sexual Behavior of Obese and Non-Obese Girls
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia/National Institute of Child Health & Human Development
Grant Number: R01 HD067471
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2018
Title: Quality Adjusted Life Expectancy Estimates for the US General Population
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Aging
Grant Number: R03 AG048855
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: Measuring the Context of Healing: Using PROMIS in Chronic Pain
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2016
Title: Validation and Domain Development in Mental Health and Sleep-Wake Function
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Arthristis, Muscoskel, & Skin Disease
Grant Number: U01 AR052155
Start Year: 2013
End Year: 2014
Title: Knee CAT Study - Validity of Promis Pain Interference and Physical Functions CATs
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Institute of Arthristis, Muscoskel, & Skin Disease
Grant Number: R01 AR064047
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2016
Title: The Healing Context in CAM: Instrument Development and Initial Validation
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: National Center for Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Grant Number: R01 AT006453
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2016
Title: PROMIS Measures for Substance Use Disorders - Supplement
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Duke University/National Institute of Health
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2015
Title: Clinical Application of Quantitative Assessment of the Pivot Shift - A Multicenter Study
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2015
Title: Evaluating PROMIS Instruments and Methods for PCOR: Substance Use Treatment
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2015
Title: University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Research Education Core
Role: ICRE Faculty
Funding Agency: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
Grant Number: UL1 TR000005
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2016
Notable Achievements
Early Career Distinguished Research Award, 2012
Outstanding Poster Presentation/Faculty, WPIC Tenth Annual Research Day, 2010
Finalist of International Society For Quality for Life Research New Investigator Award, 2009
Conrad Frank, Jr. Graduate Fellowship, 2006-2007
Department Travel Grant, Competitive, Penn State University, 2003-2007
Graduate Tuition Scholarship, Penn State University, 2003-2006
University Academic Scholarship, Renmin University of China, 1997-1999