Yu Bai, a statistician, has been with the Center since 2008. He is working with his colleagues on two projects, America’s Promise Alliance and the Child and Family Support Teams Initiative. His duties include data preparation and analysis; drafting the method and results sections of peer-review manuscripts; and independently preparing manuscripts for publication as the lead author.
Bai is interested in using advanced methodology to answer research questions, such as proportionate hazard model, multilevel modeling, multiple imputation approach, survey-design data analysis, propensity score approach, Oaxaca-Blinder decomposition approach, and semi-parametric modeling.
Originally from China, Bai earned a Ph.D. in health policy and administration at The Pennsylvania State University.
- Gifford, E.J.,Evans, K.E.,Berlin, L. and Bai, Y. "America’s Promise Alliance: 10 Indicators of Academic Achievement and Youth Success." 2011
- Foster, E.M., Hillemeier, M.M., & Bai, Y. (2011).
Explaining the disparity in placement instability among African-American and white children in child welfare: A Blinder–Oaxaca decomposition. Children & Youth Services Review, 33(1), 118-125.
- Wells, R., Chuang, E., Haynes, L.E., Lee, I.E., & Bai, Y. (2011).
Child Welfare Agency Ties to Providers and Schools and Substance Abuse Treatment Use by Adolescents. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 40(1), 26-34.
- Gifford, E.J., Wells, R.S, Miller, S., Troop, T.O., Bai, Y., Babinski, L. (2010).
Pairing nurses and social workers in schools: North Carolina’s school-based child and family support teams.. Journal of School Health.
- Foster, E.M., Wells, R., & Bai, Y. (2010).
Chapter 14: Information Management, Interagency Collaboration, and Outcomes in Child Welfare Agencies. In In Webb M.B., Dowd K.L., Harden B.J., Landsverk J., and Testa M. (Ed.).
Child Welfare and Child Wellbeing: New Perspectives from the National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-Being.
- Putting Youth and Families First, Building on Family Strengths Conferences, Portland, Oregon, June, 2009
- Do mental health needs affect safety or permanence for children?, National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Portland, Oregon, April, 2007
- Mental health services utilization for Pennsylvania children involved in child welfare, The 133rd Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association, New Orleans, LA., November, 2005
- Communication with school nurses about asthma and perceived obstacles to care, Pediatric Academic Society’s Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May, 2005
- Effects of insurance status on length of stay among hospitalized children with asthma in Pennsylvania, 2001, The 132nd Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association, Washington, DC, November, 2004
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