Name: Yin Wu

Email: yin.wu@mail.mcgill.ca

Position:  Postdoctoral Fellow 

Biography:

Dr. Wu is currently a FRQS postdoctoral research fellow at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research, Jewish General Hospital, under the co-supervision of Dr. Brett Thombs and Dr. Andrea Benedetti. She is also an instructor in the Department of Epidemiology at McGill University. She completed her Ph.D. in education psychology and quantitative methods at University at Buffalo in 2017, during which she got her advanced certificate in applied statistical analysis of New York state. Her research focuses on application of quantitative data analysis techniques and methodology in improving psychological health and well-being. She is involved in the DEPRESSD project of individual patient data meta-analyses on the diagnostic accuracy of depression screening tools.

Awards:

- The Fonds de Recherche Québec - Santé Postdoctoral Training Fellowship, FRQS ($45,000/year, 2019-2021).

- Utting Postdoctoral Fellowship for Studies in Depression. Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 2019 (Declined – Accepted only $5,000 training supplement)

- Utting Postdoctoral Fellowship for Studies in Depression. Department of Psychiatry, McGill University, 2018

- The Peter Drapiewski Scholarship. Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, 2016

- American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program. Institute on Statistical Analysis: Causal Analysis Using International Data. Funded by National Science Foundation, 2015

- Outstanding Graduate Student Award. South China Normal University, 2011

 

Grants:

- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Identifying Effective Mental Health Interventions and Populations in Need: A COVID-19 Living Systematic Review, CIHR (PIs: Thombs BD, Benedetti A; Co-investigators: Wu Y, et al., $ 199,836, 2020-2021). 

                                         

- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Identification of Factors to Improve Effectiveness and Implementation of a Multi-faceted COVID-19 Mental Health Intervention: Follow-up to the SPIN-CHAT Trial, CIHR (PIs: Thombs BD, Benedetti A; Co-investigators: Wu Y, et al., $ 199,836, 2020-2021).                                                                                                                               

- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Partially Nested Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Effectiveness of the Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network COVID-19 Home- isolation Activities Together (SPIN-CHAT) Program to Reduce Anxiety among Vulnerable Persons with a Pre-existing Medical Condition, CIHR (PIs: Thombs BD, Kwakkenbos L, Benedetti A; Co-investigators: Wu Y, et al., $156,353, 2020-2021).                                                               

- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Operating Grant: Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Living Systematic Review of Mental Health Burden, Factors Associated with Mental Health Outcomes, and Intervention Effectiveness in the General Population and Vulnerable Populations, CIHR (PIs: Thombs BD, Benedetti A; Co-investigators: Wu Y, et al., $50,000, 2020).                         

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- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Project Scheme Grant: Diagnostic Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 for Detecting Major Depression: An Updated Systematic Review and Independent Participant Data Meta-analysis, CIHR (PIs: Benedetti A, Thombs BD; Co-investigators: Wu Y, et al., $217,500, 2019-2021). 

                                                                                                           

Courses Taught:

- Adjunct Lecturer for Course: EPI613—Introduction to Statistical Software (2018 Fall, 2019 Fall & 2020 Fall (online)), Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, McGill University, September 2018 - Present.

                          

- Adjunct Instructor for Course: CEP400—Educational Psychology (2015 Spring, 2015 Fall, 2016 Spring & 2016 Fall: online), Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo, January 2015 - May 2017.

 

Publications:

Wu Y, Levis B, Ioannidis JPA, Benedetti A, Thombs, BD, DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) Collaboration. Probability of major depression classification based on the SCID, CIDI and MINI Diagnostic Interviews: a synthesis of three individual participant data meta-analyses. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 2020.  

Thombs BD, Bonardi O, Rice DB, Boruff JT, Azar M, He C, Markham S, Sun Y, Wu Y, Krishnan A, Thombs-Vite I. Curating evidence on mental health during COVID-19: A living systematic review. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2020;133:110113.

Levis B, Sun Y, He C, Wu Y, Krishnan A, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Imran M, Brehaut E, Negeri Z, Benedetti A, Thombs, BD, DEPRESSD PHQ Collaboration. Accuracy of the PHQ-2 alone and in combination with the PHQ-9 for screening to detect major depression: systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2020;323:2290–2300.

Thombs BD, Kwakkenbos L, Carrier ME, Bourgeault A, Tao L, Harb S, Gagarine M, Rice D, Bustamante L, Ellis K, Duchek D, Wu Y, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Carboni-Jiménez A, Henry RS, Krishnan A, Sun Y, Levis B, He C, Turner KA, Benedetti A, Culos-Reed N, El-Baalbaki G, Hebblethwaite S, Bartlett SJ, Dyas L, Patten S, Varga J, Scleroderma Patient-centered Intervention Network (SPIN) COVID-19 Patient Advisory Team, SPIN Investigators. Protocol for a partially nested randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of the scleroderma patient-centered intervention network COVID-19 home-isolation activities together (SPIN-CHAT) program to reduce anxiety among at-risk scleroderma patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2020;135:110132.

Thombs BD, Levis B, Lyubenova A, Neupane D, Negeri Z, Wu Y, Sun Y, He C, Krishnan A, Vigod SN, Bhandari PM, Imran M, Rice DB, Azar M, Chiovitti MJ, Saadat N, Riehm KE, Boruff JT, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, Ioannidis JPA, Kloda LA, Patten SB, Shrier I, Ziegelstein RC, Comeau L, Mitchell ND, Tonelli M, Barnes J, Beck CT, Bindt C, Figueiredo BFC, Helle N, Howard LM, Kohlhoff J, Kozinszky Z, Leonardou AA, Nakić Radoš S, Quispel C, Rochat TJ, Stein A, Stewart RC, Tadinac M, Tandon SD, Tendais I, Töreki A, Tran TD, Trevillion K, Turner K, Vega-Dienstmaier JM, Benedetti A. Overestimation of postpartum depression prevalence based on a 5-item version of the EPDS: systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. In press.

Wu Y, Levis B, Sun Y, Krishnan A, He C, Riehm KE, Rice D, Azar M, Yan XW, Neupane D, Bhandari PM, Imran M, Chiovitti MJ, Saadat N, Boruff JT, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, McMillan D, Ioannidis J, Kloda LA, Patten S, Shrier I, Ziegelstein R, Henry M, Ismail Z, Loiselle C, Mitchell ND, Tonelli M, Al-Adawi S, Beraldi A, Braeken APBM, Büel-Drabe N, Buneviciu A, Carter G, Chen CK, Cheung G, Clover K, Conroy RM, Cukor D, da Rocha e Silva CE, Dabscheck E, Daray F, Douven E, Downing MG, Feinstein A, Ferentinos P, Fischer F, Flint A, Fujimori M, Gallagher P, Gandy M, Goebel S, Grassi L, Härter M, Jenewein J, Jette N, Julião M, Kim JM, Kim SW, Kjærgaard S, Köhler S, Loosman W, Löwe B, Martin-Santos R, Massardo L, Matsuoka Y, Mehnert A, Michopoulos I, Misery L, Navines R, O'Donnell M, Öztürk A, Peceliuniene J, Pérez L, Ponsford J, Quinn T, Reme SE, Reuter K, Rooney AG, Sánchez-González R, Schwarzbold ML, Senturk Cankorur V, Shaaban J, Sharpe L, Sharpe M, Simard S, Singer S, Stafford L, Stone J, Sultan S, Teixeira A, Tiringer I, Turner A, Walker J, Walterfang M, Wang LJ, White J, Wong D, Benedetti A, Thombs B. Probability of major depression diagnostic classification based on the SCID, CIDI and MINI diagnostic interviews controlling for Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale – Depression Subscale scores: an individual participant data meta-analysis of 73 primary studies. Journal of Psychosomatic Research. 2020;129:109892.

Lee J, Liu K, Wu Y. Does the Asian catch-up model of world-class universities work? Revisiting the zero-sum game of global university rankings and government policies. Educational Research for Policy and Practice. 2020. 

Levis B, Benedetti A, Ioannidis JPA, Sun Y, Negeri Z, He C, Wu Y, Krishnan A, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Imran M. Rice DB, Riehm KE, Saadat N, Azar M, Boruff J, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, Kloda LA, McMillan D, Patten SB, Shrier I, Ziegelstein RC, Alamri SH, Amtmann D, Ayalon L, Baradaran HR, Beraldi A, Bernstein CN, Bhana A, Bombardier CH, Carter G, Chagas MH, Chibanda D, Clover K, Conwell Y, Diez-Quevedo C, Fann JR, Fischer FH, Gholizadeh L, Gibson LJ, Green EP, Greeno CG, Hall BJ, Haroz EE, Ismail K, Jetté N, Khamseh ME, Kwan Y, Lara MA, Liu SI, Loureiro SR, Löwe B, Marrie RA, Marsh L, McGuire A, Muramatsu K, Navarrete L, Osório FL, Petersen I, Picardi A, Pugh SL, Quinn TJ, Rooney AG, Shinn EH, Sidebottom A, Spangenberg L, Lynnette Tan PL, Taylor-Rowan M, Turner A, van Weert HC, Vöhringer PA, Wagner LI, White J, Winkley K, Thombs BD. Patient Health Questionnaire-9 scores do not accurately estimate depression prevalence: individual participant data meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology. 2020;122:115-128.

He C, Levis B, Riehm KE, Saadat N, Levis AW, Azar M, Rice DB, Krishnan A, Wu Y, Sun Y, Imran M, Boruff J, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, Ioannidis JPA, Kloda LA, McMillan D, Patten SB, Shrier I, Ziegelstein RC, Akena DH, Arroll B, Ayalon L, Baradaran HR, Baron M, Bombardier CH, Butterworth P, Carter G, Chagas MH, Chan JCN, Cholera R, Clover K, Conwell Y, de Man-van Ginkel JM, Fann JR, Fischer FH, Fung D, Gelaye B, Goodyear-Smith F, Greeno CG, Hall BJ, Harrison PA, Härter M, Hegerl U, Hides L, Hobfoll SE, Hudson M, Hyphantis T, Inagaki M, Ismail K, Jetté N, Khamseh ME, Kiely KM, Kwan Y, Lamers F, Liu S-I, Lotrakul M, Loureiro SR, Löwe B, Marsh L, McGuire A, Mohd-Sidik S, Munhoz TN, Muramatsu K, Osório FL, Patel V, Pence BW, Persoons P, Picardi A, Reuter K, Rooney AG, Santos IS, Shaaban J, Sidebottom A, Simning A, Stafford L, Sung S, Tan PLL, Turner A, van Weert HC, White J, Whooley MA, Winkley K, Yamada M, Thombs BD, Benedetti A. The Accuracy of the Patient Health Questionaire-9 (PHQ-9) algorithm for screening to detect major depression: An individual participant data meta-analysis. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 2020;89(1):25-37.

Wu Y, Levis B, Riehm KE, Saadat N, Levis AW, Azar M, Rice DB, Boruff J, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, Ioannidis JPA, Kloda LA, McMillan D, Patten SB, Shrier I, Ziegelstein RC, Akena DH, Arroll B, Ayalon L, Baradaran HR, Baron M, Bombardier CH, Butterworth P, Carter G, Chagas MH, Chan JCN, Cholera R, Conwell Y, de Man-van Ginkel JM, Fann JR, Fischer FH, Fung D, Gelaye B, Goodyear-Smith F, Greeno CG, Hall BJ, Harrison PA, Härter M, Hegerl U, Hides L, Hobfoll SE, Hudson M, Hyphantis T, Inagaki M, Jetté N, Khamseh ME, Kiely KM, Kwan Y, Lamers F, Liu S-I, Lotrakul M, Loureiro SR, Löwe B, McGuire A, Mohd-Sidik S, Munhoz TN, Muramatsu K, Osório FL, Patel V, Pence BW, Persoons P, Picardi A, Reuter K, Rooney AG, Santos IS, Shaaban J, Sidebottom A, Simning A, Stafford L, Sung S, Tan PLL, Turner A, van Weert HC, White J, Whooley MA, Winkley K, Yamada M, Benedetti A, Thombs BD. Equivalency of the diagnostic accuracy of the PHQ-8 and PHQ-9: a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. Psychological Medicine. 2019;50(8):1368-1380. 

Levis B, McMillan D, Sun Y, Saadat N, He C, Rice DB, Krishnan A, Wu Y, Azar M, Sanchez TA, Chiovitti MJ, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Saadat N, Riehm KE, Imran M, Boruff JT, Cuijpers P, Gilbody S, Ioannidis JPA, Kloda LA, Patten SB, Shrier I, Ziegelstein RC, Comeau L, Mitchell ND, Tonelli M, Vigod SN, Aceti F, Alvarado R, Alvarado-Esquivel C, Bakare MO, Barnes J, Beck CT, Bindt C, Boyce PM, Bunevicius A, Couto TC, Chaudron LH, Correa H, de Figueiredo FP, Eapen V, Fernandes M, Figueiredo BFC, Fisher JRW, Garcia-Esteve L, Giardinelli L, Helle N, Howard LM, Khalifa DS, Kusminskas L, Kohlhoff J, Kozinszky Z, Lelli L, Leonardou AA, Lewis BA, Maes M, Meuti V, Nakić Radoš S, Navarro García P, Nishi D, Okitundu Luwa E-Andjafono D, Robertson-Blackmore E, Rochat TJ, Rowe HJ, Siu BWM, Skalkidou A, Stein A, Stewart RC, Su KP, Sundström-Poromaa I, Tadinac M, Tandon SD, Tendais I, Thiagayson P, Töreki A, Torres-Giménez A, Tran TD, Trevillion K, Turner K, Vega-Dienstmaier JM, Wynter K, Yonkers KA, Benedetti A, Thombs BD. Comparison of major depression diagnostic classification probability using the SCID, CIDI and MINI diagnostic interviews among women in pregnancy or postpartum: An individual participant data meta-analysis. International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research. 2020;28(4):e1803.

Lee J, Kim N, Wu Y. College readiness and engagement gaps between domestic and international students: re-envisioning educational diversity and equity for global campus. The Journal of Higher Education. 2019;77(3):505-523.

Benedetti A, Wu Y, Levis B, Wilchesky M, Boruff J, Ioannidis JP, Patten SB, Cuijpers P, Shrier I, Gilbody S, Ismail Z. Diagnostic accuracy of the Geriatric Depression Scale-30, Geriatric Depression Scale-15, Geriatric Depression Scale-5 and Geriatric Depression Scale-4 for detecting major depression: protocol for a systematic review and individual participant data meta-analysis. BMJ Open. 2018;8(12):e026598.

Thombs BD, Levis B, Rice BD, Wu Y, Benedetti A. Reducing waste and increasing the usability of psychiatry research: The family of EQUATOR reporting guidelines and one of its newest members – the PRISMA-DTA Statement. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. 2018 [Epub ahead of print].https://doi.org/10.1177/0706743718773705

Lee J, Kim N, Wu Y. College readiness and engagement gaps between domestic and international students: Re-envisioning educational diversity and equity. The Journal of Higher Education. 2018 [Epub ahead of print]. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10734-018-0284-8

Wu Y. Universal beliefs and specific practices: Students’ math self-efficacy and its influencing factors between the United States and China.International Education Studies. 2016;9(12):61-74.

Wu Y, Chen X, Zheng X. Post-traumatic stress symptoms and mental health and correlates among women after being exposed to the Wenchuan Earthquake. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology. 2011;19(1):92-95.

Li Y, Wang R, Wu Y, Cheng H, Zhao Y, Yang L, Zhang Y, Liu J. Investigation and analysis quality of life and its influencing factors in the elderly.Chinese Journal of Geriatrics. 2011;30(03):248-250.

Wu Y, Chen X. Report of investigation of Guangzhou middle school students experienced traumatic events: Case study of a middle school of Yuexiu district. Journal of Shanxi Teachers University: Social Science. 2010;37(S1):138-140.

Wu Y. Investigation and analysis on the state of mind, family function and social support of pregnant and lying-in women in Changzhi city. Chinese Nursing Research. 2010;24(30):2759,2819.

Li Y, Wang R, Wu Y, Cheng H, Zhao Y, Yang L, Zhang Y, Liu J. Quality of life of elderly caregivers living in Changzhi city. Chinese Journal of Health Management. 2010;04(05):272-274.

 

Session Organizer/Chair/Moderator:

- Symposium Organizer/Chair. (2020, May). Addressing challenges in evaluating depression screening tool accuracy via individual participant data meta-analysis. Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (presented virtually due to COVID-19).

Oral Conference Presentations (selected):

- Wu Y, Levis B, Ioannidis JPA, Benedetti A, Thombs BD, and the DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) Collaboration. Major depression classification based on different diagnostic interviews: a synthesis of individual participant data meta-analyses. Methods for Evaluation of medical prediction Models, Tests and Biomarkers (MEMTAB) Conference. Leuven, Belgium. December 2020.

- Negeri ZF, Levis B, Wu Y, Thombs BD, Benedetti A and the DEPRESSED PHQ Collaboration. Latent class models for individual participant data meta-analyses of diagnostic test accuracy studies with imperfect reference standards. 27th Cochrane Colloquium. Toronto, ON, Canada, October 2020. (cancelled due to COVID-19).

- Levis B, Sun Y, He C, Wu Y, Krishnan A, Bhandari PM, Neupane D, Imran M, Brehaut E, Negeri ZF, Fischer FH, Benedetti A, Thombs BD, and the DEPRESSD PHQ Collaboration. Screening for depression with the Patient Health Questionnaire-2 (PHQ-2) alone and in combination with the PHQ-9: individual participant data meta-analysis. 27th Cochrane Colloquium. Toronto, ON, Canada. October 2020. (cancelled due to COVID-19).

- Levis B, Dehtiarova Y, Sun Y, Wu Y, Benedetti A, Thombs BD, and the DEPRESSD PHQ Collaboration. depressionscreening100.com/phq: a practice-based perspective to using the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 to screen for depression. 27th Cochrane Colloquium. Toronto, ON, Canada. October 2020. (cancelled due to COVID-19).

- Wu Y, Levis B, Ioannidis JPA, Benedetti A, Thombs BD, DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) Collaboration. Major depression classification based on different diagnostic interviews: a synthesis of individual participant data meta-analyses. In Wu Y (Chair). Addressing challenges in evaluating depression screening tool accuracy via individual participant data meta-analysis (Symposium). 9th Interdisciplinary Conference in Psychology (ICP). Ottawa, ON, Canada. May 2020 (presented virtually due to COVID-19).

- Wu Y, Levis B, Ioannidis JPA, Benedetti A, Thombs BD, and the DEPRESsion Screening Data (DEPRESSD) Collaboration. Major depression classification based on the SCID, CIDI and MINI diagnostic interviews: a meta-analysis of individual participant data meta-analyses. In Levis B (Chair). Use of individual participant data meta-analysis to address challenges in evaluating depression screening tool accuracy (Symposium). 81st Canadian Psychological Association Annual Convention. Montreal, QC, Canada. May 2020. (presented virtually due to COVID-19).

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