Dr. Wei Pan is an Associate Professor and Faculty Lead for the Research Area of Excellence in Methods and Analytics at the Duke University 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 in China in 1989.
His research work focuses on causal inference and propensity score methods, multilevel and structural modeling, research synthesis and meta-analysis, measurement and evaluation, and their applications in the social, behavioral, and health sciences, such as substance abuse and symptom management.
He has been involved in many research projects funded by federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Department of Education. He has published numerous refereed journal articles on both methodological and applied research studies. His recently published book entitled "Propensity Score Analysis: Fundamentals and Developments" tackles both methodological and practical issues in propensity score analysis, a statistical technique for reducing selection bias so as to increase the validity of causal inference from non-randomized controlled trials or observational studies.