Dr. Hung – ScienceDocs Statistician, Database Expert
Dr. Hung is a health services researcher with a strong research background in geographic disparity, health care delivery and quality, and maternal and child health. Her research focuses on geographic disparities in hospital services and quality of health care in the national, state, and institutional levels (e.g. hospital, nursing home, etc.). Dr. Hung specializes in quantitative methods, using surveys and administrative data, along with econometrics. She applies empirical methods to theory-based research in understanding the effects of organizational structure, clinical, and policy intervention on quality, access, and costs.
Her research has adopted both a global perspective and a hyper-local perspective (rural-urban, community-level, and state-level equity in quality, access, and consumer surplus). As a research methodologist and statistical programmer, she has been simultaneously attuned to the tiniest nuances of loops of codes and also able to maintain a broad understanding of the massive datasets themselves. Her work integrates a broad range of large datasets, including Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results Program-Medicare linked database, Nationwide Inpatient Sample and State Inpatient Databases from Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project, Hospital Compare Dataset from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association Annual Survey, Provider of Services File, Natality Birth Data from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, etc. Her quantitative and qualitative research has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals, disseminated in many federal policy briefs, and highlighted in over 50 national and local media publications. She has been serving as a peer reviewer for many top clinical and health policy journals and is a member of AcademyHealth, American Public Health Association, National Rural Health Association, and the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society.
Dr. Hung conducted her postdoctoral training in Yale School of Public Health and School of Medicine studying breast cancer outcomes and rural-urban cancer disparity. She earned a MS degree in Public Health from Emory University, focusing on health policy and health economics. Prior to her academic work in the United States, she obtained a BA in Business Administration from Chung-Shan Medical University in Taiwan, and worked at a large hospital system and participated in a Central Healthcare Network Project at the Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare. Dr. Hung is committed to high quality health services research and looks forward to collaborating with researchers to advance scientific rigor in their research proposals, presentations, or manuscripts.
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