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  • Assistant Professor of Biostatistics, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, School of Medicine

Dr. Hwang joined the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology in 2001, after completing her Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health. As a biostatistician, she creates and applies statistical methods for quantitative research across a wide spectrum of health sciences studies. Her main methodological research interests include statistical methods in survival analysis and longitudinal data analysis. Many of Dr. Hwang’s past and on-going collaborative projects has been making important contributions in the area of public health; for example, Dr. Hwang has teaming-up with a group of psychologists at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to develop and implementation a brief screening instrument in assessing psychosocial risks for families of newly diagnosed children with cancer. The goal of this work is to identify families at higher risk for poor adaptation during the treatment of childhood cancer and beyond, so that the utilization of health care can be effective and efficient.

Dr. Hwang serves regularly on study sections for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHQR), and is a member of the American Statistical Association, the Internal Society of Biometrics, Society of Clinical Trials, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and American Association for Cancer Research.

whwang@mail.med.upenn.edu