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Caihong Rosina Li (Spring 2019 Graduate) is currently a Statistician in the Center for Research on Violence Against Women at University of Kentucky. Caihong received a Bachelor’s degree in Educational Technology in Tianjin Foreign Studies University (2009), MS degree in Educational Psychology (2015) and a Ph.D degree in QPM (2019) at University of Kentucky. Her research mainly focuses on the development, evaluation, and refinement of multi-item instruments measuring unobserved variables using item response theory and factor analysis techniques. She also received training on bifactor modeling, Monte Carlo simulation, multilevel modeling, multivariate modeling, and structural equation modeling. Her collaborative research interest involves the assessment and applications of such methodologies to specific study fields such as learning and motivation in educational psychology and the attitudes and beliefs in intimate partner violence. Caihong is competent at the following software packages: R, SAS, SPSS, Mplus, IRTpro, flexMIRT, Winstep, HLM, SQL. As a statistician, she manages multiple large data sets, designs analytic plans for research projects, and provides data analysis for ongoing research projects using statistical techniques. She also assists graduate research assistants to identify, analyze, and interpret trends or patterns in complex data sets, as well as filter and clean data by reviewing computer reports, printouts, and performance indicators to locate and correct code problems. Since 2016, she has collaborated with researchers and professors in the Center for Violence Against Women on several projects, including Campus Attitudes Towards Safety (C.A.T.S.), Life’s Snapshot, Affirmative Consent, Barriers of Help-seeking among University Students, and What is Justice. Many of her research studies have been presented at national and international conferences such as the annual conference of the American Society of Criminology (2017, 2018) and the international family violence and child victimization research conference (2018).