Feifei Ye

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Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist
Pittsburgh Office


Ph.D. in education, Ohio State University; M.S. in statistics, Ohio State University


Feifei Ye is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation. She is a quantitative methodologist and psychometrician with methodological research focused on multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and psychometric modeling. She is experienced in factor analysis, item response theory, test equating and linking, propensity score modeling, fixed effects regression models, and structural equation models that aim to examine dynamic change relationships of different forms including the classic autoregressive cross-lag model, latent difference score models, and autoregressive latent trajectory models. Her recent substantive research interests include patient report outcome performance measure, patient experience of care survey, substance use for adolescents, and mental health and wellness of college students. Recently she has participated in several of RAND's CAHPS and CAHPS-related projects, developing and testing consumer reports on health care quality. She obtained her Master's degree in applied statistics and Ph.D. in quantitative research, evaluation, and measurement in education at the Ohio State University.

Selected Publications

12.Sontag-Padilla, L., Dunbar, M., Ye, F., Kase, C, Fein, R., Abelson, S., Seelam, R., & Stein, B.D., "Strengthening college students’ mental health knowledge, awareness, and helping behaviors: The impact of Active Minds, a Peer Mental Health Organization," Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57(7), 2018

13.Hipwell, A.E., Beeney, J., Ye, F., Gebresellassie, S.H., Stalter, M.R., Ganesh, D., Keenan, K., & Stepp, S.D., "Police contacts, arrests, and decreasing self-control and personal responsibility among female adolescents," Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2018

14.Foster, D., Ye, F., O’Malley, S.S., Chung, T., Hipwell, A., & Sartor, C., "Longitudinal associations between alcohol related cognitions and use in African American and European American adolescent girls," Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 2018

15.Foster, D., Ye, F., Chung, T., Hipwell, A., & Sartor, C. , "Longitudinal associations between marijuana related cognitions and marijuana use in African American and European American girls from early to late adolescence," Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 32(104-114), 2018

11.Schleider, J., Ye, F., Wang, F., Chung, T., Hipwell, A., & Sartor, C. , "Longitudinal reciprocal associations between anxiety, depression, and alcohol use in adolescent girls," Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research (forthcoming)

Christy Zigler and Feifei Ye, "A comparison of multilevel mediation modeling methods: Recommendations for applied researchers," Multivariate Behavior Research, 54(3), 2019


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