Willing to Mentor

    Available to Mentor:

    PhD/MSTP Students, Health Professions (Medical, OT, PT, Dental, Audiology, etc.) Students, Postdocs, Residents and Fellows

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    1996 …2022

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    Research interests

    Health-related quality of life, patient-reported outcomes, Psychometrics, item response theory, computerized adaptive testing, psycho-social oncology, palliative and end-of-life care, quality improvement, physical medicine and rehabilitation, mHealth

    Mentoring

    Dr. Chang directs the Psychometrics+Informatics Laboratory (pi Lab), which aims to integrate modern psychometrics and evolving informatics to advance human ability and health. The pi Lab is envisioned to develop, design, deploy and disseminate methodological and technological innovations for clinical research, education and practice.

    The pi Lab is guided by the team science principle to serve as a centralized location for students, clinical staff and faculty with unique and complementary expertise to learn and share. Its multidisciplinary approach brings researchers, educators and clinicians together to collectively solve significant issues in biomedical and public health.

    The pi Lab specifically focuses on the knowledge translation of measurement theory and data science methods and on the design, development, deployment and dissemination of universally designed data capture, analysis, report and visualization systems to improve our understanding of participation and the impact that being actively engaged in family, work and community participation has on health.

    General Description of Student Activities:

    Students will have the opportunity to participate in lab activities such as literature/scoping reviews, assessment tool design, data collection and analysis, presenting results, writing journal articles and working with lab participants. Students will also work with other members of the lab to design and develop the prototype systems and deploy the final products for use in clinical settings. Time requirements are in line with the Program in Occupational Therapy expectations.

    Examples of Projects:

    • Patient-Reported Outcomes Universal Design (PROUD): Utilizing a systematic and integrative approach to design, develop and deploy a patient-reported outcomes assessment and management system across clinical settings and populations.
    • Smarter Testing and Learning (STL): Using proven methodology and evolving technology to deliver dynamic assessment and tailored education.
    • Dynamic Rehabilitation to Empower Ability Management (DREAM): Using item response theory (IRT)-based assessment and data science-based management to facilitate informed clinical decision making.
    • PEOP Assessment Library System (PALS): Developing an integrated system with assessment tools relevant to areas/domains under the Person-Environment-Occupation-Performance (PEOP) framework.
    • Virtual Academy: Designing a dynamic and multimedia online learning and management system to offer free and fee-based online training and education, delivered by experts in rehabilitation, to help clinicians and clinical staff continually learn and improve clinical core competencies.
    • Patient-Clinician MATCH: Matching patient preference and clinician competency to maximize clinical outcomes via activation and participation during clinical counters.

    Available to Mentor:

    • PhD/MSTP Students
    • Health Professions Students
    • Postdocs
    • Residents and Fellows

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