Jeng-Jong "JJ" Pan, Ph.D.

Computer Scientist


Dr. Jeng-Jong "JJ" Pan serves as a project manager for the NCI Software License Management Program. His project management experience includes more than 15 IT projects, including those focused on: gene array database, national biomedical imaging archive, cancer bench-to-bedside translation, semantic infrastructure, biomedical vocabulary services, and more. He also supported the software development of scientific research applications including lung cancer screening and pathway analysis tools. In addition to NIH, Dr. Pan has worked at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Veteran Health Administration on data management, data mining, and IT architecture design. Dr. Pan received his doctorate in geophysics from the University of Connecticut, a master’s degree in geophysics from the National Taiwan University, and a bachelor’s degree in physics from National Tsing Hua University. He was a part-time visiting assistant professor at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where he taught digital signal/image/speech processing and focused on the applications of artificial neural networks and deep learning.


  • Pan, J. J., Nahm, M., Wakim, P., Cushing, C., Poole, L., Tai, B., and Pieper, C. A centralized informatics infrastructure for the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network, Clinical Trials 6 (2009): 67–75.
  • Wu, L.T., Pan, J.J., Blazer, D., Tai, B., Stitzer, M., Patkar, A., and Blaine, J. An item response theory modeling of alcohol and marijuana dependences: a National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trial Network Study, Journal of Studies of Alcohol & Drug, May, (2009): 414-425.
  • Wu, L.T., Pan, J.J., Blazer, D., Tai, B., Stitzer, M., Patkar, A., Brooner, R., and Blaine, J. The construct and measurement equivalence of cocaine and opioid dependences: a Clinical Trial Network Study, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 103 (2009): 114-123.
  • Wu, L.T., Ringwalt, C., Yang, C., Reeve, B., Pan, J.J., and Blazer, D. Construct and differential item functioning in the assessment of prescription opioid use disorders among American adolescents, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 18(18) (2009): 563-572.  
  • Wu, L.T., Pan, J.J., Yang, C., Ringwalt, C., Reeve, R., and Blazer, D. An item response theory analysis of DSM-IV criteria for hallucinogen abuse and dependence in adolescents, Addictive Behaviors, 35 (2010): 273-277.
  • Wu, L.T., Pan, J.J., Blazer, D., Tai, B., Stitzer, M., Woody, G. Using a latent variable approach to inform gender and racial/ethnic differences in cocaine dependence: A National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) study, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38 (2010) Suppl 1:S70-9.
  • Wu, L.T, Woody G.E., Yang C., Pan J.J., Blazer D.G. Abuse and dependence on prescription opioids in adults: A mixture categorical and dimensional approach to diagnostic classification. Psychological Medicine. V. 41(3) (2011): 653-64.
  • Wu, L.T., Ling W., Burchett B., Blazer D.G., Yang C, Pan J.J., Reeve B.B., Woody G.E. Use of item response theory and latent class analysis to link poly-substance use disorders with addiction severity, HIV risk, and quality of life among opioid-dependent patients in the Clinical Trials Network. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 118 (2011): 186-93.
  • Wu, L.T.,  Woody,G.E., Yang, C., Pan, J.J., Blazer, D.G. Racial/Ethnic Variations in Substance-Related Disorders Among Adolescents in the United States, Arch Gen Psychiatry, 68(11) (2008):1176-1185
  • Wu, L.T., Blazer D.G., Woody G.E, Burchett B., Yang C, Pan J.J., Ling W. Alcohol and drug dependence symptom items as brief screeners for substance use disorders: Results from the Clinical Trials Network, Journal of Psychiatric Research, 46 (2012): 360-369.
  • Wu, L.T, Woody G.E., Yang C., Pan J.J., Reeve, B. Blazer D.G. A dimensional approach to understanding severity estimates and risk correlates of marijuana abuse and dependence in adults, Int. J. Methods Psychiatr. Res. 21(2) (2012):117-133.
  • Wu, L.T., Swartz, M., Pan, J.J., Burchett, B., Mannelli, P., Yang, C., Blazer, B. Evaluating brief screeners to discriminate between drug use disorders in a sample of treatment-seeking adults, General Hospital Psychiatry, 35 (2013): 74–82.