Dr. Pan is an Associate Professor of Methods and Analytics in the School of Nursing. He received his PhD in Measurement and Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University in 2001 and his MS in statistics from Fuzhou University, China, in 1989. Dr. Pan’s research interests focus on propensity score methods, latent variable modeling, meta-analysis, psychometrics, and their applications in the social, behavioral, and health sciences. Over the years, he has been involved in research projects funded by federal agencies, such as NIH, NSF, and the U.S. Department of Education. In addition to his many methodological publications, he has published numerous collaborative research studies on substantive topics including symptom clusters in children undergoing leukemia treatment. Dr. Pan is the Chair-Elect of the Applied Public Health Statistics Section of the American Public Health Association.