Yu Bai

Statistician II

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.


Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. 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.

  2. Wells, R., Hillemeier, M. M., Bai, Y., and Belue, R. (2009). Health service access across racial/ethnic groups among children in the child welfare system. Child Abuse & Neglect, 33(5), 282-292.

  3. Bai, Y., Wells, R., and Hillemeier, M. (2009). Coordination between child welfare agencies and mental health providers, children’s service use, and outcomes. Child Abuse and Neglect, 33(6), 372-381.

  4. Bai Y., Hillemeier M.M., and Lengerich, E.J. (2007). Race/ethnic disparities in symptom severity among children hospitalized with asthma. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 18(1), 54-61.

  5. Hillemeier M.M., Gusic M., and Bai Y (2006). Rural and Urban Children with Asthma: Are School Health Services Meeting Their Needs?. Pediatrics, 118(3), 1097-1103.

Recent Presentations
  1. Putting Youth and Families First, Building on Family Strengths Conferences, Portland, Oregon, June, 2009
  2. Do mental health needs affect safety or permanence for children?, National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Portland, Oregon, April, 2007
  3. 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
  4. Communication with school nurses about asthma and perceived obstacles to care, Pediatric Academic Society’s Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, May, 2005
  5. 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

Yu Bai

Yu Bai
Office: 212 Rubenstein Hall
Phone: (919) 613-6408
Fax: (919) 684-3731
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