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Wenke Hwang

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentPublic Health Sciences
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Mailbox: A210
Phone7175317178

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Associate Professor; Division of Health Services Research

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Dr. Hwang specializes in risk adjustment methodology and measurement of individual’s comorbidity and disease burden in the context of evaluating treatment effects, quality of care, and health care cost and reimbursement. His research also focuses on the health system issues such as care coordination and the functional division between different medical specialties across different practice settings in care for persons with multiple conditions. He teaches courses in health services research and health care financing and payment policy. He receives grant funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AstraZeneca, and the National Cancer Institute to study on-going care for cancer patients with co-existing chronic conditions. Trained in health service research and economics, Dr. Hwang is currently serving as co-investigator on an NIH randomized controlled trial study on diabetes (ACCORD) and a co-investigator on a randomized controlled trial on the economic impact of using MRI technology in emergency department patients with chest pain.


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  1. Ursem CJ, Bosworth HB, Shelby RA, Hwang W, Anderson RT, Kimmick GG. Adherence to adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer: importance in women with low income. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2015 May; 24(5):403-8.
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  2. Hwang W, LaClair M, Camacho F, Paz H. Persistent high utilization in a privately insured population. Am J Manag Care. 2015 Apr; 21(4):309-16.
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  3. Fleming ST, Hamilton AS, Sabatino SA, Kimmick GG, Wu XC, Owen JB, Huang B, Hwang W. Treatment patterns for prostate cancer: comparison of Medicare claims data to medical record review. Med Care. 2014 Sep; 52(9):e58-64.
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  4. Hwang W, Derk J, LaClair M, Paz H. In response to "It's safety, not the score, that needs improvement". J Hosp Med. 2014 Apr; 9(4):275.
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  5. Kimmick G, Fleming ST, Sabatino SA, Wu XC, Hwang W, Wilson JF, Lund MJ, Cress R, Anderson RT. Comorbidity burden and guideline-concordant care for breast cancer. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Mar; 62(3):482-8.
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  6. Hwang W, Derk J, LaClair M, Paz H. Hospital patient safety grades may misrepresent hospital performance. J Hosp Med. 2014 Feb; 9(2):111-5.
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  7. Fleming ST, Mackley HB, Camacho F, Seiber EE, Gusani NJ, Matthews SA, Liao J, Yang TC, Hwang W, Yao N. Clinical, sociodemographic, and service provider determinants of guideline concordant colorectal cancer care for Appalachian residents. J Rural Health. 2014; 30(1):27-39.
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  8. Hwang W, Chang J, Laclair M, Paz H. Effects of integrated delivery system on cost and quality. Am J Manag Care. 2013 May; 19(5):e175-84.
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  9. Weaver KE, Camacho F, Hwang W, Anderson R, Kimmick G. Adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy and its relationship to breast cancer recurrence and survival among low-income women. Am J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr; 36(2):181-7.
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  10. Fleming ST, Kimmick GG, Sabatino SA, Cress RD, Wu XC, Trentham-Dietz A, Huang B, Hwang W, Liff JM. Defining care provided for breast cancer based on medical record review or Medicare claims: information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Patterns of Care Study. Ann Epidemiol. 2012 Nov; 22(11):807-13.
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  11. Hwang W, Liao K, Griffin L, Foley KL. Do free clinics reduce unnecessary emergency department visits? The Virginian experience. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2012 Aug; 23(3):1189-204.
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  12. Hwang W, Griffin L, Liao K, Hall M. The cost of Medicaid coverage for the uninsured: evidence from Buncombe County, North Carolina. N C Med J. 2012 Jul-Aug; 73(4):263-8.
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  13. Hall MA, Hwang W, Jones AS. Model safety-net programs could care for the uninsured at one-half the cost of Medicaid or private insurance. Health Aff (Millwood). 2011 Sep; 30(9):1698-707.
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  14. Fleming ST, Sabatino SA, Kimmick G, Cress R, Wu XC, Trentham-Dietz A, Huang B, Hwang W, Liff J. Developing a claim-based version of the ACE-27 comorbidity index: a comparison with medical record review. Med Care. 2011 Aug; 49(8):752-60.
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  15. Kimmick G, Anderson R, Camacho F, Bhosle M, Hwang W, Balkrishnan R. Adjuvant hormonal therapy use among insured, low-income women with breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2009 Jul 20; 27(21):3445-51.
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