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Nursing professor Du Feng specializes in ordinal statistics, research methodology, and applications of longitudinal and multivariate data analysis. She can spot and the trends buried within research studies and determine what it all means in the real world. She also teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in nursing research, health promotion and intervention, and health disparity research.
UNLV is trying to achieve the Tier 1 Research University status and I want to contribute to this phenomenal goal.
Sophisticate statistics can cure data problems that are caused by poor measurement or research design. The reality is that ideal research is characterized by the seamless integration of a well-articulated theoretical model, a vigorous research design, and a statistical model that is an operationalization of the theoretical model.
I always liked working with numbers and finding real word implications for statistical findings.
My proudest moment is giving birth to my first child, which happened a few days after earning my Ph.D.
Keep your focus at all times.
Health care inequality within our country and across other nations.
When I was young, I never wanted to be a teacher because all my parents and grandparents were teachers. I wanted to do something different.
My favorite professors are those who can motivate their students to work hard, even when the subject matter is not the students’ favorite. I hope that my students benefit from my teaching not only now, but also long after they graduate.
A clear mind and blocks of time in solitary.
Any person who is mindful and compassionate.
—compiled by Kevin Dunegan, communications specialist for the schools of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences