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 with methodology research focused on multilevel modeling, structural equation modeling, and psychometric modeling. Her studies include comparison of multilevel item response model and structural equation models in examining inter-individual and intra-individual change, model misspecification in cross-classified data structure, comparison of approaches for negatively worded items in survey scales, and development of multilevel item response model for differential item functioning and equating. She is also experienced in propensity score modeling, growth mixture modeling, trajectory analysis, fixed effects regression models, latent profile analysis, latent class analysis, and time varying effect analysis. Her recent substantive research interests include health care quality measurement, substance use for adolescents, measurement of student engagement in school and math/science, and cognitive and non-cognitive factors related with STEM learning and career. Ye received her Ph.D. from Ohio State University.


English; Chinese