UCLA DomStat

Mei Leng

Principal Statistician, Division of General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research


MS Biostatistics, UCLA, 1998
BS Medicine, Tianjin Medical University, 1993


E-mail: mleng@mednet.ucla.edu
Phone: (310) 794-3890


With 20+ years of statistical research work at UCLA and a strong medical background, Mei is experienced with many different studies and models. Mei is interested in health improving related research, and has worked with public use survey data such as NHANES, HHANES, American Census (as well as APS), ADD Health, CMS, HRS, MEPS, CHIS, and more. 


Selected Manuscripts

Flores Y, Yee H, Leng M, Bastani R, Salieron J, Morales LS. "Risk Factors for Liver Disease Among African Americans, Latinos and Whites in the US: Results from NHANES III, 1988-1994." published: American Journal of Public Health 2008

Duru, O. Kenrik; Sarkisian, Catherine; Leng, Mei; Mnagione, Carol; "Sisters in Motion: A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Faith-Based Physical Activity Intervention" published: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 2010

Morales LS, Leng M, Escarce JJ.; "Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in First and Second Generation Mexican-Americans" published: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health 2011

Kara Odom Walker, Mei Leng, Li-Jung Liang, Nell Forge, Leo S. Morales, Loretta Jones, Arleen F. Brown; "Increased patient delays in care after the closure of Martin Luther King Hospital: implications for monitoring health system changes", published: Ethnicity and disease 2011

Nina T. Harawa, William Cunningham, Mei Leng, Junyeop Kim; "Racial/ethnic and gender differences among older adults in nonmonogamous partnerships, time spent single, and HIV testing" published: Sexually Transmitted Diseases 2011

Patrick DL, Skalicky AM, Edwards TC, Kuniyuki A, Morales LS, Leng M, Kirschenbaum DS. "Weight loss and changes in generic and weight-specific quality of life in obese adolescents" published: Quality of Life Research 2011

Patrick DL, Edwards TC, Skalicky AM, Schick B, Topolski TD, Kushalnagar P, Leng M, O'Neill-Kemp AM, Sie KS. "Validation of a quality-of-life measure for deaf or hard of hearing youth" published: Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011

Alejandra Casillas, Mei Leng, Kiang Liu, Alexandra Hernandez, Sandi Shrager, Alka Kanaya, "A Long Way from Home: Comparing mental-health measures between foreign and U.S.-born Latinos in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA)" published: Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 2012

Christoph I. Lee, Lawrence W. Bassett, Mei Leng, Sally L. Maliski, Colin J. Wells, Carol M. Mangione, Arash Naeim, "Patients' Willingness to Participate in a Breast Cancer Biobank at Screening Mammogram" published: Breast Cancer Res Treat 2012

Matthew P. Banegas, Mei Leng, Barry I. Graubard, Leo S. Morales "Risk of developing invasive breast cancer in Hispanic women: A look across Hispanic subgroups" published: Cancer 2012

Jimenez N, Moreno G, Leng M, Buchwald D, Morales LS. "Patient-reported quality of pain treatment and use of interpreters in spanish-speaking patients hospitalized for obstetric and gynecological care" published: Journal of General Internal Medicine 2012

Emma Aguila, Leo Morales, Mei Leng, Jose Escarce; "Health Status and Behavioral Risk Factors in Older Adult Mexicans and Mexican Immigrants to the U.S." submitted: Journal of Aging and Health 2013

Morales LS, Flores YN, Leng M, Sportiche N, Gallegos-Carrillo K, Salmeron J. "Risk factors for cardiovascular disease among Mexican-American adults in the United States and Mexico: a comparative study." published: Salud Publica Mex. 2014

Laing BY, Mangione CM, Tseng CH, Leng M, Vaisberg E, Mahida M, Glazier E, Morisky DE, Bell DS. "mFit: The Mobile Fitness Study A Randomized, Controlled Trial of a Smartphone Application for Weight Loss in Primary Care", published: Annals of Internal Medicine, 2014

Anne Stey, Elizabeth S. Barnert, Chi-Hong Tseng, Emmett Keeler, Jack Needleman, Mei Leng, Lorraine I. Kelley-Quon, Stephen B. Shew "Outcomes and Costs of Surgical Treatments of Necrotizing Enterocolitis" published: Pediatrics 2015

Robinson MT, Vickrey BG, Holloway RG, Chong K, Williams LS, Brook RH, Leng M, Parikh P, Zingmond DS. "The lack of documentation of preferences in a cohort of adults who died after ischemic stroke." published: Neurology. 2016

MA Han, R Clarke, SL Ettner, WN Steers, M Leng "Predictors of Out-of-ACO Care in the Medicare Shared Savings Program" published: Medical Care 2016

Luisa R. Blanco, Emma Aguila, Marco Angrisani, Mei Leng "Understanding the Racial/Ethnic Gap in Bank Account Ownership among Older Adults" published: Journal of Consumer Affairs 2018

Easterlin MC, Chung PJ, Leng M, Dudovitz R. Association of team sports participation with long-term mental health outcomes among individuals exposed to adverse childhood experiences. JAMA Pediatr. 2019. 173(7):681-688. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.1212