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Heining Cham

 

Heining Cham

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology Program
Curriculum Vitae

Email: hcham@fordham.edu

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 226G
Phone: 718-817-3881

Education

  • 2008 BS in Psychology, Peking University
  • 2010 MA in Psychology, Arizona State University
  • 2013 PhD in Psychology (Quantitative Research Methods), Arizona State University

Major Research Interests

  • Propensity Score Analysis
  • Latent Variable Interaction
  • Missing Data Analysis

Recent Research Grants

1.    NIH//National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01MD015763)    9/2021-8/2026
Discrimination and adolescent substance use: Understanding mediating and moderating mechanisms of sleep in the ABCD study (Funded = $2,108,204)
Wang, Y. (PI), Alegria, M., Cham, H., Yip, T. (Co-I), Russell, A. (Consultant)

2.    NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01MD015715)    8/2021-4/2026
Social-environmental predictors of sleep disparities during the transition to college
(Funded = $2,908,292)
Yip, T. (PI), Chae, D., Cham, H., El-Sheikh, M. (Co-I), Mcmanus, E. (Consultant)

3.    Genentech Health Equity Innovations 2020 Fund    (G-89294)                     1/2021-12/2024
Digital engagement of Black/African American older adults in Alzheimer’s disease clinical research using the Brain Health Registry (Funded = $749,500)
Rivera Mindt, M., Nosheny, R., Hill, C. (Co-PI), Cham, H. (Co-I)

4.    NIH/National Institute of Aging                 (R01 AG065110)                     9/2020-5/2024
(R56 AG065110)                     9/2019-8/2020
Study of aging Latinas/os for understanding dementia in HIV (SALUD HIV)
(Funded = $4,966,708; $4,134,428 for R01; $832,280 for R56)
Rivera Mindt, M. (PI), Byrd, D., Cham, H., Clark, U., Hedden, T., Jacobs, M., Morgello, S.,
Robinson-Papp, J., Weiss, J. (Co-I)

5.    NIH/National Institute of Mental Health         (R21 MH124902)                    12/2020-11/2022
Sleep disturbance and inhibitory control as proximal predictors of suicidal ideation and behavior: A daily diary and actigraphy study of young adults (Requested Cost = $447,553)
Andover, M. (PI), Hoyt, L., Cham, H. (Co-I)

6.    Fordham University, Interdisciplinary Research Award                             4/2020-12/2021
Sex-specific effects of early-life stress on cocaine addiction vulnerability (Funded = $8,000)
Kundakovic, M. (PI), Cham, H. (Co-I)

7.    NIH/National Institute of Aging                (R21 AG054668)                    8/2017-4/2021
Aging together: Relationship dynamics between the very old and their old children (Funded = $419,855)
Boerner, K. (PI), Jopp, D. S., Rook, K., Kim, K. (Co-I),
Cham, H. (Consultant; Contributed to proposal development)

8.    NIH/National Institute of Mental Health        (R15 MH115356)                    9/2017-3/2021
Examining adolescent outcomes of severe temper outbursts in childhood (Funded = $460,767)
Roy, A. (PI), Hoyt, L., Castellanos, F. X., Cham, H. (Co-I)

 

Recent Publications

1.    Cham, H. (2022). Quasi-experimental designs. In G. J. G. Asmundson (Ed.), Comprehensive clinical psychology (2nd ed., Volume 3, pp. 29-48). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818697-8.00214-4 

2.    Abramovitch, A., Abramowitz, J. S., McKay, D., Cham, H., Anderson, K. S., Farrell, L. J., Geller, D. A., Hanna, G. L., Mathieu, S., McGuire, J. F., Rosenberg, D. R., Stewart, S. E., Storch, E. A., & Wilhelm, S. (2022). An ultra-brief screening scale for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: The OCI-CV-5. Journal of Affective Disorders, 312, 208-216. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2022.06.009 

3.    Abramovitch, A., Abramowitz, J. S., McKay, D., Cham, H., Anderson, K. S., Farrell, L., Geller, D. A., Hanna, G. L., Mathieu, S., McGuire, J. F., Rosenberg, D. R., Stewart, S. E., Storch, E. A., & Wilhelm, S. (2022). A revision of the Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory - Child Version: The OCI-CV-R. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 86, 102532. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2022.102532 

4.    Rosenfeld, B., Walsh, L. E.*, Zhu, D.*, Cham, H., Polacek, L. C., Duva, M. M., & Applebaum, A. (2022). Measuring a patient’s understanding of their prognosis. Psycho-Oncology. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1002/pon.6007 

5.    Yip, T., Cham, H., Wang, Y., & Xie, M. (2022). Applying stress and coping models to ethnic/racial identity, discrimination, and adjustment among diverse adolescents. Developmental Psychology, 58, 176-192. https://doi.org/10.1037/dev0001283 

6.    Yip, T., Xie, M., Cham, H., & El Sheikh, M. (2022). Linking discrimination to adolescent health: Sleep disturbances as an explanatory pathway. Child Development. Advanced online publication. http://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13747 

7.    Aytürk, E.*, Cham, H., Brown, J. L., & Jennings, P. A. (2021). Exploring the performance of latent moderated structural equations approach for ordered-categorical items. Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 28, 410-422. https://doi.org/10.1080/10705511.2020.1810047 

8.    Crook, C. L.*, Savin, M. J.*, Byrd, D., Summers, A. C.*, Guzman, V. A., Morris, E. P., Tureson, K., Aghvinian, M.*, Cham, H., & Rivera Mindt, M. (2021). The neurocognitive effects of a past cannabis use disorder in a diverse sample of people living with HIV. AIDS Care, 33, 1482-1491. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540121.2020.1822504 

9.    Feng, Y.*, Cheon, Y. M., Yip, T., & Cham, H. (2021). Multilevel IRT analysis of the Everyday Discrimination Scale and the Racial/Ethnic Discrimination Index. Psychological Assessment, 33, 637-651. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000906 

10.    Guzman, V. A., Cham, H., Gutierrez, J., Byrd, D., Morris, E. P., Tureson, K., Morgello, S., & Rivera Mindt, M. (2021). The longitudinal effects of blood pressure and hypertension on neurocognitive performance in people living with HIV. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 88, 197-205. https://doi.org/10.1097/QAI.0000000000002740 

11.    Jung, S., Cham, H., Siedlecki, K. L., & Jopp, D. S. (2021). Measurement invariance and developmental trajectories of multidimensional self-perceptions of aging in middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Series B, 76, 483-495. https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbz099

12.    Xie, M., Yip, T., Cham, H., & El Sheikh, M. (2021). The impact of daily discrimination on sleep/wake problem trajectories among diverse adolescents. Child Development, 92, e1061-e1074. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13605 
 

* Publication was joint-authored with students.

Recent Presentations and Symposia

1.    Ashford, M. T., Conti, C., Zhu, D.*, Deng, X.*, Ross, R., Ulbricht, A., Fockler, J., Camacho, M. R., Flenniken, D., Truran-Sacrey, D., Mackin, R. S., Weiner, M. W., Byrd, D., Turner, R. W., Cham, H., Hill, C. V., Rivera Mindt, M., Nosheny, R. L. (2022, June). Black online registry participants’ attitudes towards participation in the Brain Health Registry: A survey of motivators, barriers, and preferred communication channels. Poster presented at Promoting Diverse Perspectives: Addressing Health Disparities Related to Alzheimer’s and All Dementias, Washington, D.C.

2.    Cham, H., Zhu, D.*, & Lee, H.* (2022, May). Evaluation of multiple imputation in mean and variance adjusted weighted least square estimation to test measurement invariance. Poster presented at 2022 Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.

3.    Slaughter, A., Stiver, J.*, Savin, M.*, Cham, H., & Rivera-Mindt, M. (2022, May). The roles of Latinx ethnicity and perceived stress in HIV-related health inequities. Flash talk presented at 2022 Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL.

4.    Oleas, D. S.*, Aghvinian, M. N.*, Summers, A. C.*, Savin, M. J.*, Stiver, J.*, Breen, E. A.*, Slaughter, A., Cham, H., Talavera, S., Byrd, D., Robinson-Papp, J., & Rivera-Mindt, M. (2022, February). The effects of acculturation and perceived discrimination on neurocognitive functioning in immigrants and U.S. born individuals with HIV. Paper presented at International Neuropsychological Society 2022 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

5.    Savin, M. J.*, Byrd, D., Judd, T., Verney, S., Radford, K., Cysique, L. A., Rourke, S. B., Armenta, R. F., Franklin, D., Marcotte, T. D., Cham, H., & Rivera-Mindt, M. (2022, February). American Indian and Alaska Native disparities in trajectories of cognitive aging. Paper presented at International Neuropsychological Society 2022 Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (Savin is the receipt of the International Neuropsychological Society’s (INS) Graduate Student Research Award)

6.    Zhu, D.*, Cham, H., & Cao, Z.* (2021, May). Psychometric analysis of Student Evaluation of Education Quality on instructor gender and race differences. Poster presented at 2021 Association for Psychological Science Virtual Convention and Poster Showcase.

7.    Xie, M., Yip, T., & Cham, H. (2021, April). The daily impact of discrimination on sleep/wake problems among diverse adolescents. Paper presented at 2021 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Virtual Biennial Meeting.

8.    Zhu, D.*, Cham, H., Hariprasad, J.*, & Fordham Arts and Science Council Faculty Evaluation Committee (2020, June-September). A meta-analysis of instructor gender and race differences on student evaluation of teaching. Poster presented at 32nd Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention – Virtual Poster Showcase.

9.    Cao, Z.*, & Cham, H. (2020, June). Effect size measure for mediation analysis with multicategorical predictor. Poster presented at 2020 Modern Modeling Methods (M3) Conference, Storrs, CT. (Conference canceled)

10.    Feng, Y.*, & Cham, H. (2019, July). Dealing with item-level missingness in multilevel data structure. Poster presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Psychometric Society, Santiago, Chile.

* Joint-authored with students.

Academic Awards & Honors

  • 2023    Fellow, American Psychological Association Division 5 (Quantitative and Qualitative Methods) 

  • 2019 - Best abstract award for the poster titled “Substitutive Depression Criteria in Oncology Outperforms DSM Criteria using IRT Analyses” and presented at 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington DC (co-authored with Saracino, R. M., Aytürk, E., Rosenfeld, B., and Nelson, C. J [third author]), SBM Multi-Morbidities Special Interest Group.

  • 2017 - 2017 APS Rising Star designation to outstanding psychological scientists in the earliest stages of their research careers post-PhD, Association for Psychological Science

  • 2017 - Workshop Award, Q-Center Methodological Workshop, for the workshop “Design and Analysis of Practical Quasi-Experiments Workshop” (supported by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES))

  • 2015 - Prix Leenaards “Qualité de vie des personnes âgées”, Foundation Lennaards (Lausanne, Switzerland), for innovative exploratory research projects on quality of life in older adults.
     
  • 2012 - Student Conference Travel Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, for the conference “2012 Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology Student Pre-Conference”
  • 2012 - Workshop Travel Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, for the workshop “Exploratory Data Mining in Behavioral Research”
  • 2011 - Graduate & Professional Student Association Travel Grant, Arizona State University, for the conference “The 76th Annual and the 17th International Meeting of the Psychometric Society”
  • 2010 - Student Conference Travel Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, for the conference “Current Topics in the Theory and Application of Latent Variable Models: A Conference Honoring the Scientific Contributions of Michael W. Browne”
  • 2010 - APA Advanced Training Institute Travel Grant, for the workshop “Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research”
  • 2010 - Workshop Travel Award, Society of Multivariate Experimental Psychology, for the workshop “Structural Equation Modeling in Longitudinal Research”
  • 2004-2008 - China Resources (Holdings) Co. Ltd. Scholarship
  • 2007 - Scholarship for Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Overseas Chinese Students, Peking University
  • 2006 - Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence, Peking University
  • 2006 - 1st Honor Award, 14th “Challenging Cup” Scientific Research Competition, Peking University