Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Lan Yu, PhD


Assistant Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry

Office: 200 Meyran Ave
Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-864-3020
Fax: 412-586-9672

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

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Survey Data
Item Respnse Theory

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.