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Shihfen Tu
shihfen.tu@umit.maine.edu

318 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5766

(207) 581-9064
(207) 581-9510 fax

Title
Associate Professor of Education and Applied Quantitative Methods

Education

Doctor of Philosophy — Psychology (Cognition and Perception)
University of Washington -1994
Minor in Quantitative Psychology
Bachelor of Science — Agricultural Economics
National Chung-Hsing University -1985
Taichung, Taiwan, Republic of China

Research Interests

  • Developmental Epidemiology
  • Biobehavioral and Educational Informatics
  • Instrument Development
  • Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum
  • Mind, Brain, and Education
  • Reasoning and Decision Making

Teaching Experience

  • Cognition
  • Cognitive Development
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Introductory Bio-Behavioral Statistics
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Laboratory in Experimental Psychology
  • Laboratory in Statistical Computation
  • Parenting
  • Statistical Methods in Education

Recent Publications

  • Mason, C.A., and Tu, S., (in press). Data linkage using probabilistic decision rules: A primer. Birth Defects Research, Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology (Formerly, Teratology).
  • Mason, C.A., and Tu, S., (in press). Sequential Partitioning a Population Attributable Fraction. Epidemiologic Perspectives & Innovations.
  • National Birth Defects Prevention Network, Data Presentation Workgroup (2008). Chapter 11: Data Presentation. In L.E. Sever (ed). Guidelines for Conducting Birth Defects Surveillance. Atlanta, GA: National Birth Defects Prevention Network, Inc.
  • Tu, S., Mason, C. A., & Song, Q. (2007). Second-order linkage and family datasets. In R. C. Urbano & R. M. Hodapp (Eds.), Developmental Epidemiology of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities – International Review of Research on Mental Retardation, Volume 33 . San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
  • Doherty, D., Tu, S., Schilmoeller, K., & Schilmoeller, G. (2006). Health-related issues in individuals with agenesis of the corpus callosum. Child: Care, Health, and Development, 32(3), 333-342.
  • Scott, M. S., Delgado, C. F., Tu, S., & Fletcher, K. L. (2005). Selecting and validating tasks from a kindergarten screening battery that best predict third grade educational placement. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 40(4), 377-389.
  • Mason, C. A., Walker-Barnes, C.J., Tu, S., Simons, J., & Martinez-Arrue, R. (2004). Ethnic differences in the affective meaning of parental control behaviors. Journal of Primary Prevention, 25, 59-79.
  • Tu, S. & Mason, C. A. (2004). Organizing Population Data into Complex Family Pedigrees: Application of a Second-Order Data Linkage to State Birth Defects Registries. Birth Defects Research Part A (formerly, Teratology), 70, 603-608.
  • Scott, M. S., Tu, S., & Fletcher, K. L. (2003). Cross validating a new preschool screening test. Education and Training in Developmental Disabilities, 38, 167-178.
  • Tu, S. (2003). Developmental epidemiology: a review of three key measures of effect. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 32 (2), 187-192.

Recent Presentations

  • Tu, S., Schilmoeller, G., Schilmoeller, K., Doherty, D., & Moes, P. (March, 2008). Social, Emotional, and Cognitive Features Associated with Agenesis of Corpus Callosum. The 41st Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research & Theory in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities, San Diego, California.
  • Tu, S., Bhuvanagiri, S., Song, Q., and Cobo-Lewis, C. (February 2008). Tracking and Referral via Web Reports and GIS Technology. 2008 National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Doherty, D.R., Tu, S., Schilmoeller, K.J., Schilmoeller, G.L.. (November 2006). Health Profile of Individuals with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. The 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Doore, S., Tu, S., Song, Q., Cobo-Lewis, C., Day, P., Wall, T., & Mason, C. (November, 2006). Using GIS and Data Linkage for Birth Defects Surveillance in a Small and Rural Population. The 134th Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Schilmoeller, G., Schilmoeller, K., Tu, S., & Doherty, D., (May, 2006). Health Characteristics Associated with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum. Invited presentation at the Multidisciplinary Psychiatric Grand Rounds, Bangor, Maine.
  • Tu, S. (February, 2006). Data Linkage Strategies and Issues. Invited presentation at the 2006 Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Mason, C.A., and Tu, S. (November, 2004). Partitioning a Population Attributable Fraction in a Model with Sequential Effects. The 132nd Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Tu, S. & Song, Q. (October, 2004). Data Linkage and De-Duplication. Invited presentation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teleconference on Data Quality and De-Duplication.
  • Schilmoeller, G., Schilmoeller, K. & Tu, S. (August, 2004). Children with ACC and Their Siblings: How alike are they? 2004 ACC (Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum) Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • Tu, S., Mason, C.A., and Song, Q. (February, 2004). QUAKE (Quadruple Key and Encrypiton): A protocol for Linking Sensitive Data. 2004 National Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Conference, Washington, D.C.
  • Mason, C.A., Tu, S., Cobo-Lewis, C., and Day, P. (January, 2004). Enhancing Birth Defects Surveillance and Public Health Programs Through Record Linkage in Maine. Invited presentation at the Seventh Annual Meeting of the National Birth Defects Prevention Network, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Tu, S., Song, Q., and Mason, C.A. (November, 2003). Use of Simulated Population Data in Evaluating Data Linkage. The 131st Annual Meeting of American Public Health Association, San Francisco, California.
  • Tu, S. (July, 2003). Data and Data Systems for Special Education Research in Developmental Epidemiology. Invited presentation at the 2003 Epidemiology & Disability Training Seminar Sponsored by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Mason, C.A., and Tu, S. (April, 2003). Epidemiological Effects in Developmental Models: A Causal Model Approach to Partitioning a Population Attributable Fraction. The Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Tampa, Florida.
  • Mason, C.A., and Tu, S. (February, 2003). Issues and Challenges in Second-Order Integrated Developmental Database Systems. Invited presentation at the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention / National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems Annual Assessment Initiative Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Mason, C.A., and Tu, S. (February, 2003). Tracking and Reporting of Infants Identified as At-Risk for Hearing Loss. Invited presentation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2nd Annual National Conference on Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Tu, S., and Mason, C.A. (February, 2003). Use of Data Obtained Through Early Hearing Detection and Intervention Programs. Invited presentation at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2nd Annual National Conference on Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Recent Funded Research & Grant Activities:

  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services (2008 – 2009). Biobehavioral Informatics in Newborn Screening – CDC. Total Cost: $90,684. (PI: S. Tu)
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services (2008 – 2009). Biobehavioral Informatics in Newborn Screening – HRSA. Total Cost: $78,272. (PI: S. Tu)
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services (2006 – 2007). Biobehavioral Informatics in Newborn Screening. Total Cost: $120,052. (PI: S. Tu)
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services (2007 – 2008). Biobehavioral Informatics in Newborn Screening. Total Cost: $141,544. (PI: S. Tu)
  • Maine Department of Health and Human Services (2004 – 2006). Biobehavioral Informatics in Newborn Screening. Total Cost: $189,575. (PI: S. Tu)
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2005 – 2006). Partnership for Early Childhood Health and Service. Total Cost: $248,000. (PI: C. Mason, Co-PI: S. Tu)

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