PhD, Qualitative Methodology
MS, Research, Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics
University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
Shanshan Qin, PhD, is a Director, Psychometrics in the Patient-Centered Outcomes Assessment group at RTI-HS and has been working on psychometric evaluations of clinical outcome assessments (COAs) and the support of the regulatory review of COA labeling claims in a wide variety of therapeutic areas, including dermatology, gastroenterology, diabetes, obesity, chronic pain, ophthalmology, lysosomal disorder, rhinosinusitis, Alzheimer's disease, Prader-Willi syndrome, and alcohol and opioid use disorders. She received training from the University of Georgia on testing theories, estimation methods, structural equation modeling, mixed and mixture modeling, and hidden Markov modeling. She has over eight years of experience as a psychometric analyst and statistic consultant. In her psychometrics role, she managed data sets of large-scale testing programs, prepared aggregated reports, tracked individual records for data accuracy, scored and analyzed items response for scale reliability, validity, quality control, and test fraud. Being a statistic consultant, she helped clients from various research fields, including public health, psychology, and education, in designing data collection and analysis plans, conducting descriptive and inferential analysis, and providing hands-on instruction and troubleshooting in statistic programming. She is an experienced programmer of SAS, R, SPSS, BILOG-MG, and IRT PRO.