Yuk Fai Cheong

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office: 480 Psychology Department

Phone: 404-727-0611

Fax: 404-727-0372

Email: ycheong@emory.edu

Additional Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Psychology

36 Eagle Row
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322


Dr. Cheong received his Ph.D. in Measurement and Quantitative Methods from Michigan State University in 1997.  He has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Emory since 2016.


  • PSYC 380: An Introduction to Multivariate Data Analysis using R

  • PSYC 430: Advanced Statistics and Research Methods


My research interests include multilevel, Bayesian, and Rasch analyses as applied to the study and measurement of women’s agency, intimate partner violence, test bias, and learning. 

I am Co-Investigator on two NIH funded projects that study community influences on a) genital mutilation/cutting in Africa, and b) intimate partner violence in Bangladesh. I am also Co-Investigator on a project funded by the World Food Program that investigates the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and intimate partner violence in Columbia.


Yount, K. M., Crandall, A., Cheong, Y. F., Osypuk, T., Naved, R. T., Bates, L., & Schuler, S. R. (forthcoming). Child Marriage and Partner Violence in Bangladesh: A Multilevel Longitudinal Analysis. Demography

Cheong, Y. F., Yount, K. M., Crandall, A. (2017). Longitudinal measurement invariance of a Women’s Agency Scale. Bulletin of Sociological Methodology. doi: 10.1177/0759106317693787. 

Raina, S., Cheong, Y. F., & Yount, K. M. (2017). Is women’s work a pathway to their agency in rural Egypt? Social Indicators Research. doi: 10.1007/s11205-017-1573-9. 

Yount, K. M., James-Hawkins, L., Cheong, Y. F., & Navid, R. T. (2016). Men’s Perpetration of Partner Violence in Bangladesh: Community Gender Norms and Violence in Childhood.  Psychology of Men and Masculinity. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/men0000069.

Crandall, A., VanderEnde, K., Cheong, Y. F., Dodell, S., & Kathryn, M. Y. (2016). Women’s age at first marriage and postmarital agency in Egypt. Social Science Research, 57, 148-160. doi:10.1016/j.ssresearch.2016.01.005.

Yount, K. M., VanderEnde, K E., Dodell, S., & Cheong, Y. F. (2016). Measurement of women's agency in Egypt: A national validation study. Social Indicators Research, 128, 1171-1192.  doi: 10.1007/s11205-015-1074-7.

VanderEnde, K. E., Sibley, L. M., Cheong, Y. F., Naved, R. T., & Yount, K. M. (2015). Community economic status and intimate partner violence against women in Bangladesh: Compositional or contextual effects? Violence against women, 21, 679-699.

Cheong, Y. F., & Kamata, A. (2013). Centering, scale indeterminancy, and differential item functioning detection in hierarchical generalized linear and generalized linear mixed Models. Applied Measurement in Education, 26, 233-252. 

Randall, J., Cheong, Y.F., & Engelhard, G. (2011). Using explanatory IRT modeling to investigate context effects of differential item functioning for students with disabilities.  Educational and Psychological Measurement, 71, 129-147.