Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Ph.D. (Statistics), Uppsala University, Sweden

  • 1989
    M.S. (Statistics), Tianjin University of Finance & Economics, China

  • 1984
    B.S. (Statistics), Tianjin University of Finance & Economics, China

Selected publications

  • (2012) ML versus MI for Missing Data with Violation of Distribution Conditions. Sociological Methods and Research. Vol 41(4), Pp. 598-629. (with Ke-Hai Yuan and Peter Bentler).

  • (2012) Pairwise Likelihood Estimation for factor analysis models with ordinal data Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. Vol. 56(12), Pp. 4243-4258, (with M. Katsikatsou, I. Moustaki, and K. Jöreskog).

  • (2016) Errors-in-variables system identification using structural equation modeling, Automatica, Vol. 66, Pp.218 – 230, (with David Kreiberg and Torsten Söderström).

  • (2016) Measuring unobservable factors in residential developments: A structural equation approach, Journal of European Real Estate Research. Vol. 9(3), Pp. 250 – 272. (with Berndt Lundgren).

  • (2016) An Empirical Study of Polychoric Instrumental Variable Estimation in Structural Equation Models, Structural Equation Modeling: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 23(5), Pp.680–694, 2016, (with Shaobo Jin and Hao Luo).

  • (2017) Asymptotic Robustness Study of the Polychoric Correlation Estimation with the Applications to the Elliptical Distribution Family. Psychometrika, Vol. 82(1): Pp. 67-85. (with Shaobo Jin).

  • (2017) The impact of microfinance on factors empowering women: Regional and Delivery Mechanisms in India’s SHG Programme, Journal of Development studies, Vol. 53(5), Pp.684–699, 2017, (with Ranjula Bali Swain).

  • (2017) A Swedish version of the General Medical Council's multisource feedback questionnaires for physicians: A Psychometric analytic approach. The International Journal of Medical Education. Vol 8: 252-261 (with Jan-Eric Olsson, etc.)

  • (2017) Psychometric validation of the Perceived Perioperative Competence Scale-Revised in the Swedish context. Journal of PeriAnesthesia Nursing, Accepted. (with Maria JAENSSON Brigid M GILLESPIE and Ulrica NILSSON).


Selected projects

  • Scholarship for young female researcher by The Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Sweden, 1998 – 1999

  • Non-linear Structural Equation Models. Funded by the Swedish Research Council for Arts and Social Sciences, project number F0484/1998, Principle Investigator. 1998 – 2003

  • Structural Equation modeling with Ordinal Ipsative variables. Funded by Swedish Research Council, project number 421-2004-1119, Principle Investigator. 2005 – 2009

  • “Kraftpaket för jämställdhet” (Power package for Equality). Financial support for promoting female researchers, Uppsala University, 80 % of full time, 2009 – 2010

  • Structural Equation Modeling with Ordinal Data. Funded by Swedish Research Council, project number 421-2011-1727, Principle Investigator. 2012 – 2015

  • Development Space (Visualiserad analys av social och ekonomisk dynamic) Funded by Swedish Research Council, project number 621-2013-4904,Co-Investigator. 2014 – 2016

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of Psychometric Society

  • Member of the American Statistical Association

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Rich experiences in statistical consultation


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