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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 BA 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
  • Longitudinal Analysis

Courses

Undergraduate

  • PSYC 2000 - Statistics (with Lab)
  • PSYC 2010 - Research Methods (with Lab)


Graduate

 

  • PSYC 6802 - Introduction to Psychological Statistics (with Lab)
  • PSYC 7811 - Missing Data Analysis
  • PSYC 7830 - Structural Equation Modeling
  • PSYC 7850 - Hierarchical Linear Modeling (Multilevel Modeling)
  • PSYC 8999 - Statistical Learning and Data Mining (Tutorial)

 

Research Grants

REAM Foundation
Submitted
Assessment and feasibility treatment trial for childhood misophonia (Requested Cost = $317,829)
McKay, D. (PI), Kimball, S., Storch, E. (Co-I), Cham, H. (Consultant)

NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Revised & Resubmitted
Mechanisms and consequences of racial sleep disparities in young adulthood (Requested Cost = $3,365,389)
Yip, T. (PI), Chae, D., Cham, H., El-Sheikh, M. (Co-I), Wang, Y. (Consultant)

National Science Foundation
Submitted
Mechanisms and consequences of racial sleep disparities in college students (Requested Cost = $940,741)
Yip, T. (PI), Chae, D., Cham, H., El-Sheikh, M. (Co-I), Ong, A. (Consultant)

NIH/National Institute of Aging (R56 AG065110)
7/2019-6/2020
Study of aging Latinas/os for understanding dementia in HIV (SALUD HIV) (Funded)
Rivera-Mindt, M. (PI), Byrd, D., Cham, H., Clark, U., Hedden ,T., Jacobs, M., Morgello, S., Robinson-Papp, J., Weiss, J. (Co-I)

NIH/National Institute of Mental Health (R15 MH115356)
8/2017-7/2019
Examining adolescent outcomes of severe temper outbursts in childhood (Funded = $460,970)
Roy, A. (PI), Hoyt, L., Castellanos, F. X., Cham, H. (Co-I)

NIH/National Institute of Aging (R21 AG054668)
8/2017-7/2019
Aging together: Relationship dynamics between the very old and their old children (Funded = $419,855)
Boerner, K. (PI), Jopp, D. S. (Co-I), Rook, K., Kim, K., Cham, H. (Consultant)

NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (F31 MD011582)
7/2017-6/2019
The longitudinal effects of hypertension on cognitive aging in underrepresented minority adults with HIV (Funded = $87,098)
Guzman, V. A. (PI), Rivera-Mindt, M. G. (Sponsor), Byrd, D. A., Cham, H. (Co-sponsor)

Swiss National Science Foundation/NCCR LIVES (Switzerland)
9/2016-8/2018
Aging together: Relationship quality, antecedents and consequences of very old parent and advanced age children dyads (Funded = 15,400 Swiss Francs)
Jopp, D. S., (PI), Boerner, K., (Co-I), Cham, H. (Consultant)

NIH/National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R21 MD011388)
08/09/2016-05/31/2018
The effects of discrimination and sleep disturbance on health among Asian youth (Funded = $450,286)
Yip, T. (PI), Warren T., El Sheikh, M., Cham, H. (Co-I)    

NIH/National Cancer Institute (R21 CA186932)
12/10/2015-11/30/2017
Measurement of prognostic understanding in patients with advanced cancer (Funded = $460,410)
Rosenfeld, B. (PI), Applebaum, A., Breitbart, W., Pessin, H., Glare, P., Cham, H. (Co-I)

IES/National Center for Education Research (R30 5A120180)
3/1/2012-2/28/2017
Improving classroom learning environments by Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE): A cluster randomized controlled efficacy trial (Funded = $3,435,882)
Jennings, P. A. (PI), Greenberg, M. (Co-PI), Brown, J., Frank, J., Oh, Y. (Co-I), Cham, H. (Analyst)

Foundation Leenaards (Lausanne, Switzerland)
9/2015-8/2016
Reaching very old age together: Study on the nature and the implications of the relationship between a very old parent and their advanced age children (Funded = 50,000 Swiss Francs)
Jopp, D. S., (PI), Boerner, K., Darwiche, J., Spini, D. (Co-I), Cham, H. (Consultant)

Peking University (Beijing, China)
2007
President's Undergraduate Research Fellowship (Funded Amount = RMB3000)
Cham, H. (PI)

Peking University (Beijing, China)
2006
14th “Challenging Cup” Scientific Research Competition Grant (Funded Amount = RMB500)
Zhang, Y. (PI), Cham, H. (Co-I)

 

Recent Publications

Jung, S., Cham, H., Siedlecki, K. L., & Jopp, D. S. (in press). Measurement invariance and developmental trajectories of multidimensional self-perceptions of aging in middle-aged and older adults. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences.

Aytürk, E.*, Cham, H., Jennings, P. A., & Brown, J. L. (2019). Latent variable interactions with ordered-categorical indicators: Comparisons of unconstrained product indicator and latent moderated structural equations approaches. Educational and Psychological Measurement. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/0013164419865017

Jaric, I.*, Rocks, D.*, Cham, H., Herchek, A.*, & Kundakovic, M. (2019). Sex and estrous cycle effects on anxiety- and depression-related phenotypes in two-hit developmental stress model. Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnmol.2019.00074

Saracino, R. M., Aytürk, E.*, Cham, H., Rosenfeld, B., Feuerstahler, L. M., & Nelson, C. J. (2019). Are we accurately evaluating depression in patients with cancer? Psychological Assessment. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000765

Wang, Y., Cham, H., Aladin, M.*, & Yip, T. (2019). Parental cultural socialization and adolescent private regard: Exploring mediating pathways through daily experiences. Child Development, 90, e19-e36. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.12911

Yip, T., Cham, H., Wang, Y., & El-Sheikh, M. (2019). Discrimination and sleep mediate ethnic/racial identity and adolescent adjustment: Uncovering change processes with slope-as-mediator mediation. Child Development. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13276

Yip, T., Cheon, Y. M., Wang, Y., Cham, H., Warren, T., & El-Sheikh, M. (2019). Racial disparities in sleep: Associations with discrimination among ethnic/racial minority adolescents. Child Development. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13234

Saracino, R. M., Cham, H., Rosenfeld, B., & Nelson, C. (2018). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression scale in oncology with examination of invariance between younger and older patients. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1027/1015-5759/a000510

Saracino, R. M., Cham, H., Rosenfeld, B., & Nelson, C. (2018). Latent profile analyses of depressive symptoms in younger and older oncology patients.Assessment. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191118784653

West, S. G., Liu, Y., & Cham, H. (2018). Causation. In M. H. Bornstein, M. E. Arterberry, K. L. Fingerman, & J. E. Lansford (Eds.), The SAGE encyclopedia of lifespan human development. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.https://doi.org/10.4135/9781506307633.n124

* Publication was joint-authored with students.

Recent Presentations and Symposia

Cheon, Y. M., Feng, Y.*, Cham, H., & Yip, T. (2019, March). Testing measurement invariance of Multigroup Ethnic Identity Measure (MEIM) and Multidimensional Inventory of Black Identity (MIBI): Across race and time in high school and college students. Paper presented at 2019 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Baltimore, MD.

Saracino, R. M., Aytürk, E.*, Cham, H., Rosenfeld, B., & Nelson, C. J. (2019, March). Substitutive depression criteria in oncology outperforms DSM criteria using IRT analyses. Paper going to be presented at 2019 Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Washington DC.

Jung. S., Cham, H., Siedlecki, K. L., &. Jopp, D. S. (2018, November). Effects of multidimensional self-perceptions of aging on longevity. Poster presented at the 70th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, Boston, MA.

Aytürk, E.*, & Cham, H. (2018, May). Performance of the LMS procedure in estimating latent interaction models with ordered-categorical indicators.Paper presented at 2018 Modern Modeling Methods (M3) Conference, Storrs, CT.

Cham, H. (2018, February). Above and beyond paired t test and repeated measures ANOVA: What else can we do with longitudinal data?. Paper presented at Brown Bag Seminar, Department of Neurology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY. [invited talk]

West, S. G., Hughes, J. N., Wu, W., Cham, H., & Kim, H. J. (2017, October).The effect of retention in grade on children’s achievement and early adult life outcomes: A methodological retrospective on a 14-year prospective study. Paper presented at 2017 Society of Multivariate Experimental PsychologyConference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ayturk, E.*, & Cham, H. (2017, April). Estimating latent variable interactions with non-normal and Likert-type variables. Paper presented at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME), San Antonio, Texas.

Brown, J. L., Jennings, P. A., Rasheed, D. S., Cham, H., Doyle, S. L., Frank, J. L, DeWeese, A. R., & Greenberg, M. T. (2017, April). Associations between teacher stress and well-being and children’s academic and social skills during middle childhood. Paper presented at the 2017 Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Biennial Meeting, Austin, Texas.

Jung. S. *, Siedlecki, K. L., & Cham, H. (2016, November). Developmental trajectories of multidimensional self-perceptions of aging. Poster to be presented at the 69th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, New Orleans, LA.

Cham, H., & Hurley, L. * (2016, August). Comparisons of different multiple imputation procedures via recursive partitioning. Paper presented at 2016 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Denver, CO.

* Joint-authored with students.

Academic Awards & Honors

  • 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