Faculty Directory

Zhushan "Mandy" Li

Associate Professor; M.S. Program Director in Applied Statistics and Psychometrics, Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics & Assessment


MESA Measurement, Evaluation, Statistics & Assessment


  • Li, Z. (2020). The Power of Crossing SIBTEST.  Applied Psychological Measurement44(5), 393-408
  • Kim, M., Li, Z., Nguyen, T., Ko, J. Murry, N., Jocobs, E. Han, H., & Kim, K. (2020).  Development of a Diabetes-Focused Print Health Literacy Scale Using the Rapid Estimate of Adult Literacy in Medicine Model: DM-REALM HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice. 4(4), 237-249
  • Proctor, C.P., Daley, S., Xu, Y., Graham, S., Li, Z., & Hall, T. (2020). Shared knowledge between reading and writing among middle school adolescent readers. Elementary School Journal. 120 (3), 507-527
  • Tummala-Narra, P., Li, Z., Yang, E.J., Xiu, Z., Cui, E., & Song, Y. (in press). Family conflict and ethnic identity among Chinese American college students. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.
  • The Power of Crossing SIBTEST. (Li, Z.)  Applied Psychological Measurement. (2019-2020)
  • How Does Inquiry-Based Scientific Investigation Relate to the Development of Students’ Science Knowledge, Knowing, Applying, and Reasoning? An Examination of TIMSS Data. (with Zhang, L.) Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education. (2019)
  • Shared knowledge between reading and writing among middle school adolescent readers. (with Proctor, C. P. Daley, S., Xu, Y., Graham, S. & Hall, T.) Elementary School Journal. (2019)
  • Developmental and contextual correlates of mental health and help seeking among Asian American college students. (with Tummala_Narra, P. Chang, J. , Yang, E., Jiang, J. Sagherian, M., Phan, J. & Alfonso,A.)  American Journal of Orthopsychiatry (2018)
  • A Regularization Method for Detecting Differential Item Functioning under the Framework of Generalized Linear Models. (with Jiang, J.) In JSM Proceedings, Statistical Learning and Data Science Section. Baltimore, MD: American Statistical Association. (2017)
  • Coping Measurement: Creating Short Form of Coping and Adaptation Processing Scale Using Item Response Theory and Patients Dealing with Chronic and Acute Health Conditions. (with Roy, C., Bakan, G., Nguyen, T.) Applied Nursing Research. (2016)
  • Adolescent judgments and reasoning about the exclusion of peers with social disabilities. (with Bottema-Beutel, K.) Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. (2015)
  • A generalized formula for the power of the Mantel-Haenszel test for differential item functioning. (Li, Z.) Applied Psychological Measurement. (2015)
  • Power and sample size calculations for logistic regression tests for differential item functioning. (Li, Z.) Journal of Educational Measurement. (2014)
  • A power formula for the SIBTEST procedure for differential item functioning. (Li, Z.)  Applied Psychological Measurement. (2014)
  • The effect size for simultaneous item bias test. (Li, Z.)  In JSM Proceedings, Social Statistics Section. Boston, MA: American Statistical Association. (2014)
  • Violence exposure and mental health among adolescents: The role of ethnic identity and help seeking. (with Tummala-Narra, P., Liu, T., & Wang, Y.)  Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. (2013)
  • plRasch 1.0: Fit Log Linear by Linear Association models and Rasch family models. (with Hong, F.) R package available at http://cran.r-roject.org/web/packages/plRasch/index.html (2013)
  • A stochastic method for balancing item exposure rates in computerized classification tests. (with Huebner, A.)  Applied Psychological Measurement. (2012)
  • Teachers’ technological readiness for online professional development: Evidence from the US e-Learning for educators initiative.  (with Reeves, T. ) Journal of Education for Teaching. (2012)
  • Individual and systemic factors in clinicians’ self-perceived cultural competence. (with Tummala-Narra, P., Singer, R., et al.) Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. (2012)
  • Using three legacy measures to develop a health-related quality of life tool for young adult survivors of childhood cancer. (with Huang, I., Quinn, G., et al.). Quality of Life Research. (2011)
  • Estimation of models in a Rasch family for polytomous items and multiple latent variables. (with  Anderson, C. J., & Vermunt, J. K. ). Journal of Statistical Software. (2007)