Sa Shen, Ph.D.
Sa Shen received her Ph.D in statistics from the University of Pittsburgh. She has more than 20 years’ collaborating experience in working with researchers, scientists, physicians and clinicians on grant proposals and funded projects. Prior to Stanford, she was a senior biostatistician at the College of Applied Health Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has also worked as a senior biostatistician in New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University Medical Center, and in the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Her assisted projects have covered a wide range of fields, such as chronic disease, mental health, psychology, neuroscience, epidemiology, nursing, pediatrics, health technology, and social work. She served as a co-investigator or a lead biostatistician on several federal and foundation funded observational studies and randomized controlled trials. In addition, she has coauthored more than 60 peer-reviewed journal articles.
Clinical area of interest: chronic disease, psychiatry, psychology, neuroscience, nutrition, epidemiology, and health technology.
Methodology area of interest: causal inference, propensity score matching, randomized controlled trials, structural equation modeling, multilevel mixed models, and longitudinal data analysis.
Chiu C., Jones A., Montenegro E., Brooks J., and Shen S. (2021). Different Relationships Between Steps and Movements and Healthy Biomarkers in People With and Without Disability. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 1-12.
Strauser D.R., Greco C., Kosciulek J.F., Shen S., Strauser D.G., and Phillips B. (2021). A Tool to Measure Work Adjustment in the Post-Pandemic Economy: The Illinois Work Adjustment Scale. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. 54, 51-58.
Chiu C., Brooks J., Jones A., Wilcher K., Shen S., Driver S., and Krause J. (2021). Resilient Coping Types in People With Spinal Cord Injury. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.
Smith D. C., Davis J. P., Shen S., and Garcia Claro Fernandes H. (2021). The Emerging Adult Reasons for Substance Use (EARS): Preliminary Support for Multidimensionality, Validity and Reliability. Substance Use and Misuse. 56(2):297-307.
Strauser D.R., Fine E., Greco C., Shen S., and Liptak C. (2021). Work Personality, Perceived Barriers, and Age of Onset in Young Adult Pediatric Brain Tumor Survivors. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 31, 119-128.
Cheung W.C., Shen S., and Meadan H. (2021). Correlation Between Motor, Socio-Emotional Skills, and Academic Performance Between Young Children With and Without Disabilities. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities. 34, 211-231. doi: 10.1007/s10882-021-09796-8.
Strauser D.R, Shen S., Greco C., Fine E., and Liptak C. (2021). Work Personality, Core Self-Evaluation and Perceived Career Barriers in Young Adult Central Nervous System Cancer Survivors. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. 31(1):119-128.
Hsieh K.L., Mirelman A., Shema-Shiratzky S., Galperin I., Regev K., Shen S., Schmitz-Hübsch T., Karni A., Paul F., Devos H., Sosnoff J.J., and Hausdorff J.M. (2020). A Multi-Modal Virtual Reality Treadmill Intervention for Enhancing Mobility and Cognitive Function in People With Multiple Sclerosis: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 97:106122.
Sung J.H., Shen S., Peterson E.W., Sosnoff J.J., Galperin I., Regev K., Shen S., Schmitz-Hubsch T., Karni A., Paul F., Devos H., Sosnoff J.J., and Hausdorff J.M. (2020) A Multi-Modal Virtual Reality Treadmill Intervention for Enhancing Mobility and Cognitive Function in People With Multiple Sclerosis: Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 97:106122.