Du Feng specializes in ordinal statistics, research methodology, and applications of longitudinal and multivariate data analysis. Her other research interests include health promotion and intervention, and reducing health disparity. She teaches courses in research methods in nursing, as well as introductory, intermediate, and advanced statistics.
Feng earned her bachelor’s in psychology from Peking University in Beijing, China, and her master’s and doctorate in Quantitative Psychology from University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles. She also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the School of Gerontology at USC.
She has served as principal and co-principal investigator on multiple research and intervention projects aimed at improving behavior and clinical outcomes in low-income and minority populations.
Feng has authored and co-authored more than 50 journal articles and book chapters, and has been a reviewer of many scientific journals including “Psychological Methods,” and “Journal of Gerontology.”
She is a member of the Asian American Pacific Islander Nurses Association and the Association of Psychological Sciences.
Prior to joining UNLV, Feng served as a biostatistician for the School of Nursing at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, and taught undergraduate and graduate courses for the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University, where she also served a statistical consultant for faculty and graduate students in the College of Human Sciences.