Feifei Ye

Feifei Ye
Senior Behavioral and Social Scientist


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


Feifei Ye (she/her) is a senior behavioral and social scientist at the RAND Corporation. She is a quantitative methodologist and psychometrician with extensive experience in statistical modeling, survey instrument development, and psychometric analysis. She is experienced in analysis of disparity and has studied race disparity in the predictors and sequelae of substance use among adolescent girls, racial/ethnic disparity in patient experiences of primary health care, and gender disparity in STEM careers. She is currently co-directing the project of Consumer Assessment of Health Care Providers and Systems (CAHPS) for Accountable Care Organizations and groups of Merit-based Incentive Payment System. She co-led the project of developing patient-reported outcome performance measures of oncologist groups that were endorsed by NQF. She has conducted psychometric analysis for the Emergency Department CAHPS Survey, the CAHPS for Hospice Care survey, and various surveys in educational and psychological fields, such as student engagement in school and math/science. 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

Ye, F., Parast, L., Hays, R.D., Elliott, M.N., Becker, K., Lehrman, W.G., Stark, D., & Martino, S.C., "Development and validation of a patient experience of care survey for emergency departments," Health Services Research, 57(1), 2022

Sartor, C.E., Ye, F., Simon, P., Zhai, Z.W., Hipwell, A.E., & Chung, T., "Cross-substance patterns of alcohol, cigarette, and cannabis use initiation in Black and White adolescent girls," Preventative Medicine, 156, 2022

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

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

Wang, M., Hofkens, T., & Ye, F., "Classroom Quality and Adolescent Student Engagement and Performance in Mathematics: A Multi-Method and Multi-Informant Approach," Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 49, 2020

Sartor, C., Ye, F., Simon, P., Zhai, Z.W., Hipwell, A.E., & Chung, T., "Youth perceptions of parental involvement and monitoring, discrepancies with parental perceptions, and their associations with first cigarette use in black and white girls," Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 81(2), 2020

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, 43(1), 2019

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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