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Cynthia Chuang

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionCollege of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Phone7175318161

 Overview 
 overview
PREFERRED TITLE/ROLE:



Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences

Associate Director of Research, Division of General Internal Medicine

Research Director, Penn State BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health) Program



EDUCATION:



B.S., University of Michigan, 1992

M.D., New York University School of Medicine, 1997

Residency (Internal Medicine), Temple University Hospital

Fellowship (General Internal Medicine), Boston University School of Medicine

M.Sc. (Epidemiology), Boston University School of Public Health, 2003




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  1. Maag RL, Chuang CH. Uncommon complications of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia. Am J Med. 2013 Nov; 126(11):e5-6.
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  2. Rosenwasser LA, McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Weisman CS, Hillemeier MM, Perry AN, Chuang CH. Barriers to colorectal cancer screening among women in rural central Pennsylvania: primary care physicians' perspective. Rural Remote Health. 2013 Oct-Dec; 13(4):2504.
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  3. Kraschnewski JL, Chuang CH, Downs DS, Weisman CS, McCamant EL, Baptiste-Roberts K, Zhu J, Kjerulff KH. Association of prenatal physical activity and gestational weight gain: results from the first baby study. Womens Health Issues. 2013 Jul-Aug; 23(4):e233-8.
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  4. Abbasi S, Chuang CH, Dagher R, Zhu J, Kjerulff K. Unintended pregnancy and postpartum depression among first-time mothers. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2013 May; 22(5):412-6.
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  5. McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Chuang CH, Weisman CS. Prospective association of intimate partner violence with receipt of clinical preventive services in women of reproductive age. Womens Health Issues. 2013 Mar-Apr; 23(2):e109-16.
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  6. Kraschnewski JL, Sciamanna CN, Stuckey HL, Chuang CH, Lehman EB, Hwang KO, Sherwood LL, Nembhard HB. A silent response to the obesity epidemic: decline in US physician weight counseling. Med Care. 2013 Feb; 51(2):186-92.
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  7. Kjerulff KH, Velott DL, Zhu J, Chuang CH, Hillemeier MM, Paul IM, Repke JT. Mode of first delivery and women's intentions for subsequent childbearing: findings from the First Baby Study. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2013 Jan; 27(1):62-71.
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  8. Stengel MR, Kraschnewski JL, Hwang SW, Kjerulff KH, Chuang CH. "What my doctor didn't tell me": examining health care provider advice to overweight and obese pregnant women on gestational weight gain and physical activity. Womens Health Issues. 2012 Nov-Dec; 22(6):e535-40.
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  9. Macauley MJ, Showalter JW, Beck MJ, Chuang CH. The effect of a provider-enhanced clinical decision support tool for guiding venous thromboembolism pharmacoprophylaxis in low-risk patients. Hosp Pract (1995). 2012 Aug; 40(3):7-12.
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  10. Chuang CH, Cattoi AL, McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Camacho F, Dyer AM, Weisman CS. Longitudinal association of intimate partner violence and depressive symptoms. Ment Health Fam Med. 2012 Jun; 9(2):107-14.
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  11. Chuang CH, Hwang SW, McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Rosenwasser L, Hillemeier MM, Weisman CS. Primary care physicians' perceptions of barriers to preventive reproductive health care in rural communities. Perspect Sex Reprod Health. 2012 Jun; 44(2):78-83.
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  12. McCall-Hosenfeld JS, Weisman CS, Camacho F, Hillemeier MM, Chuang CH. Multilevel analysis of the determinants of receipt of clinical preventive services among reproductive-age women. Womens Health Issues. 2012 May-Jun; 22(3):e243-51.
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  13. Chuang CH, Martenis ME, Parisi SM, Delano RE, Sobota M, Nothnagle M, Schwarz EB. Contraception and abortion coverage: What do primary care physicians think? Contraception. 2012 Aug; 86(2):153-6.
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  14. Parisi SM, Zikovich S, Chuang CH, Sobota M, Nothnagle M, Schwarz EB. Primary care physicians' perceptions of rates of unintended pregnancy. Contraception. 2012 Jul; 86(1):48-54.
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  15. Weisman CS, Hillemeier MM, Downs DS, Feinberg ME, Chuang CH, Botti JJ, Dyer AM. Improving women's preconceptional health: long-term effects of the Strong Healthy Women behavior change intervention in the central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study. Womens Health Issues. 2011 Jul-Aug; 21(4):265-71.
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  16. Chuang CH, Hillemeier MM, Dyer AM, Weisman CS. The relationship between pregnancy intention and preconception health behaviors. Prev Med. 2011 Jul-Aug; 53(1-2):85-8.
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  17. Showalter JW, Rafferty CM, Swallow NA, Dasilva KO, Chuang CH. Effect of standardized electronic discharge instructions on post-discharge hospital utilization. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Jul; 26(7):718-23.
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  18. Hillemeier MM, Weisman CS, Chuang C, Downs DS, McCall-Hosenfeld J, Camacho F. Transition to overweight or obesity among women of reproductive age. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 May; 20(5):703-10.
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  19. Chuang CH, Velott DL, Weisman CS. Exploring knowledge and attitudes related to pregnancy and preconception health in women with chronic medical conditions. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Sep; 14(5):713-9.
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  20. Weisman CS, Chuang CH, Scholle SH. Still piecing it together: women's primary care. Womens Health Issues. 2010 Jul-Aug; 20(4):228-30.
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  21. Gonzalo JD, Chuang CH, Huang G, Smith C. The return of bedside rounds: an educational intervention. J Gen Intern Med. 2010 Aug; 25(8):792-8.
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  22. Chuang CH, Pinkowsky GJ, Hollenbeak CS, Armstrong AD. Medicine versus orthopaedic service for hospital management of hip fractures. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 Aug; 468(8):2218-23.
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  23. Weisman CS, Hillemeier MM, Downs DS, Chuang CH, Dyer AM. Preconception predictors of weight gain during pregnancy: prospective findings from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study. Womens Health Issues. 2010 Mar-Apr; 20(2):126-32.
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  24. Accordino MK, Masters PA, Chuang CH. Does medical student knowledge of anticoagulation differ by future intended practice? Med Teach. 2010; 32(10):857-9.
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  25. Weisman CS, Misra DP, Hillemeier MM, Downs DS, Chuang CH, Camacho FT, Dyer AM. Preconception predictors of birth outcomes: prospective findings from the central Pennsylvania women's health study. Matern Child Health J. 2011 Oct; 15(7):829-35.
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  26. Chuang CH, Weisman CS, Hillemeier MM, Camacho FT, Dyer AM. Predicting pregnancy from pregnancy intentions: prospective findings from the Central Pennsylvania Womens's Heath Study (CePAWHS). Womens Health Issues. 2009 May-Jun; 19(3):159-66.
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  27. Gonzalo JD, Masters PA, Simons RJ, Chuang CH. Attending rounds and bedside case presentations: medical student and medicine resident experiences and attitudes. Teach Learn Med. 2009 Apr-Jun; 21(2):105-10.
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  28. Chuang CH, Weisman CS, Hillemeier MM, Schwarz EB, Camacho FT, Dyer AM. Pregnancy intention and health behaviors: results from the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study cohort. Matern Child Health J. 2010 Jul; 14(4):501-10.
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  29. Hillemeier MM, Downs DS, Feinberg ME, Weisman CS, Chuang CH, Parrott R, Velott D, Francis LA, Baker SA, Dyer AM, Chinchilli VM. Improving women's preconceptional health: findings from a randomized trial of the Strong Healthy Women intervention in the Central Pennsylvania women's health study. Womens Health Issues. 2008 Nov-Dec; 18(6 Suppl):S87-96.
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  30. Chuang CH, Green MJ, Chase GA, Dyer AM, Ural SH, Weisman CS. Perceived risk of preterm and low-birthweight birth in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jul; 199(1):64.e1-7.
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  31. Downs DS, Feinberg M, Hillemeier MM, Weisman CS, Chase GA, Chuang CH, Parrott R, Francis LA. Design of the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS) strong healthy women intervention: improving preconceptional health. Matern Child Health J. 2009 Jan; 13(1):18-28.
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  32. Weisman CS, Hillemeier MM, Chase GA, Misra DP, Chuang CH, Parrott R, Dyer AM. Women's perceived control of their birth outcomes in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study: implications for the use of preconception care. Womens Health Issues. 2008 Jan-Feb; 18(1):17-25.
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  33. Gee RE, Delli-Bovi LC, Chuang CH. Emergency contraception knowledge after a community education campaign. Contraception. 2007 Nov; 76(5):366-71.
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  34. Chuang CH, Liebschutz JM, Cheng DM, Raj A, Samet JH. Substance use during sexual and physical assault in HIV-infected persons. Violence Vict. 2007; 22(2):216-25.
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  35. Weisman CS, Hillemeier MM, Chase GA, Dyer AM, Baker SA, Feinberg M, Symons Downs D, Parrott RL, Cecil HK, Botti JJ, MacNeill C, Chuang CH, Yost B. Preconceptional health: risks of adverse pregnancy outcomes by reproductive life stage in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study (CePAWHS). Womens Health Issues. 2006 Jul-Aug; 16(4):216-24.
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  36. Chuang CH, Liebschutz JM, Horton NJ, Samet JH. Association of violence victimization with inconsistent condom use in HIV-infected persons. AIDS Behav. 2006 Mar; 10(2):201-7.
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  37. Chuang CH, Shank LD. Availability of emergency contraception at rural and urban pharmacies in Pennsylvania. Contraception. 2006 Apr; 73(4):382-5.
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  38. Chuang CH, Freund KM. Emergency contraception: an intervention on primary care providers. Contraception. 2005 Sep; 72(3):182-6.
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  39. Chuang CH, Chase GA, Bensyl DM, Weisman CS. Contraceptive use by diabetic and obese women. Womens Health Issues. 2005 Jul-Aug; 15(4):167-73.
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  40. Chuang CH, Freund KM. Emergency contraception knowledge among women in a Boston community. Contraception. 2005 Feb; 71(2):157-60.
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  41. Borgatta L, Murthy A, Chuang C, Beardsley L, Burnhill MS. Pregnancies diagnosed during Depo-Provera use. Contraception. 2002 Sep; 66(3):169-72.
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