|Institution||College of Medicine|
|Department||Public Health Sciences|
|Address||500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033|
Associate Professor; Division of Health Services Research
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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