BiographyDebbie M. Cheng is Professor of Biostatistics and has been on the faculty at the School of Public Health since 2002. Her research interests include longitudinal data analyses and the design and analysis of clinical trials. She collaborates with investigators at the Boston University School of Medicine on several projects in the areas of substance abuse and HIV research. She is Principal Investigator of the Biostatistics and Data Management Core for the URBAN ARCH Consortium, a consortium of studies designed to examine the consequences of alcohol on HIV disease progression. Dr. Cheng is also Co-Director of the Biostatistics Core for the Providence/Boston Center for AIDS Research (CFAR). In addition, she serves as lead statistician on several other studies including: a randomized clinical trial of a multi-facted intervention designed to improve HIV outcomes among HIV-infected people who inject drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia (LINC-II Study) and a clinical trial testing the effectiveness of a collaborative care intervention for HIV care physicians to improve the management of chronic opioid therapy and reduce the misuse of prescription opioids among HIV-infected persons (TEACH study). She has been an instructor for Introduction to Statistical Computing (BS723) and the Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials (BS722).
- Boston Medical Center
- Harvard University, ScD
- Northwestern University, BS
- Published on 6/19/2018
Weinstein ZM, Gryczynski G, Cheng DM, Quinn E, Hui D, Kim HW, Labelle C, Samet JH. Tapering off and returning to buprenorphine maintenance in a primary care Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2018 Jun 19; 189:166-171. PMID: 29958128.
- Published on 6/1/2018
West BS, Cheng DM, Toussova O, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Liu K, Samet JH, Raj A. Contraceptive Use Among HIV-Infected Females with History of Injection Drug Use in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2018 Jun; 22(6):1787-1791. PMID: 29170946.
- Published on 5/31/2018
Colasanti J, Lira MC, Cheng DM, Liebschutz JM, Tsui JI, Forman LS, Sullivan M, Walley AY, Bridden C, Root C, Podolsky M, Abrams C, Outlaw K, Harris CE, Armstrong WS, Samet JH, Del Rio C. Chronic Opioid Therapy in HIV-infected Patients: Patients' Perspectives on Risks, Monitoring and Guidelines. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 May 31. PMID: 29860411.
- Published on 5/24/2018
Wagman JA, Samet JH, Cheng DM, Gnatienko N, Raj A, Blokhina E, Toussova O, Forman LS, Lioznov D, Tsui JI. Female Gender and HIV Transmission Risk Behaviors Among People Living with HIV Who Have Ever Used Injection Drugs in St. Petersburg, Russia. AIDS Behav. 2018 May 24. PMID: 29797161.
- Published on 4/17/2018
Gnatienko N, Freiberg MS, Blokhina E, Yaroslavtseva T, Bridden C, Cheng DM, Chaisson CE, Lioznov D, Bendiks S, Koerbel G, Coleman SM, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Design of a randomized controlled trial of zinc supplementation to improve markers of mortality and HIV disease progression in HIV-positive drinkers in St. Petersburg, Russia. HIV Clin Trials. 2018 Jun; 19(3):101-111. PMID: 29663871.
- Published on 4/15/2018
Hahn JA, Cheng DM, Emenyonu NI, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Fatch R, Shade SB, Ngabirano C, Adong J, Bryant K, Muyindike WR, Samet JH. Alcohol Use and HIV Disease Progression in an Antiretroviral Naive Cohort. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Apr 15; 77(5):492-501. PMID: 29303844.
- Published on 2/6/2018
Lasser KE, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Walley AY, Tindle HA, Quinn E, Gnatienko N, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Depression and smoking characteristics among HIV-positive smokers in Russia: A cross-sectional study. PLoS One. 2018; 13(2):e0189207. PMID: 29408935.
- Published on 1/11/2018
Woolf-King SE, Fatch R, Cheng DM, Muyindike W, Ngabirano C, Kekibiina A, Emenyonu N, Hahn JA. Alcohol Use and Unprotected Sex Among HIV-Infected Ugandan Adults: Findings from an Event-Level Study. Arch Sex Behav. 2018 Jan 11. PMID: 29327090.
- Published on 1/1/2018
Bertholet N, Cheng DM, Palfai TP, Lloyd-Travaglini C, Samet JH, Saitz R. Anxiety, Depression, and Pain Symptoms: Associations With the Course of Marijuana Use and Drug Use Consequences Among Urban Primary Care Patients. J Addict Med. 2018 Jan/Feb; 12(1):45-52. PMID: 28984682.
- Published on 12/4/2017
Idrisov B, Lunze K, Cheng DM, Blokhina E, Gnatienko N, Quinn E, Bridden C, Walley AY, Bryant KJ, Lioznov D, Krupitsky E, Samet JH. Role of substance use in HIV care cascade outcomes among people who inject drugs in Russia. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2017 Dec 04; 12(1):30. PMID: 29198185.
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