Wei-Ting Hwang, PhD

Office Location628, Blockley Hall
Office Phone215-573-5946

Faculty Information

CCEB AppointmentSenior Scholar, Biostatistics
Primary Faculty AppointmentAssociate Professor of Biostatistics at HUP, University of Pennsylvania Perelman SOM

Research Statement

Dr. Hwang’s methodological research interests include statistical methods for survival and longitudinal data, with emphasis on population heterogeneity, multistate process, study design and biomarkers evaluation. She has many experiences in applications of cancer research including breast, prostate, brain, and melanoma through grants and consulting activities. Her main collaborative areas include clinical and translational cancer research, psychosocial and behavioral interventions in nursing and health services research.

Courses Taught

BSTA631 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis II

Selected Publications

Rogers AE, Hwang W-T, Scott LD, Aiken LH and Dinges DF. Hospital Staff Nurse Work Hours and Patients Safety. Health Affairs 23(4): 202-212, 2004.

Harris EE, Christensen VJ, Hwang W-T, Fox K, Solin LJ. Impact of Concurrent versus Sequential Tamoxifen with Radiation Therapy in Early-Stage Breast Cancer Patients undergoing Breast Conservation Treatment. Journal of Clinical Oncology 23(1): 11-16, 2005.

Scott SD, Rogers AE, Hwang W-T, Zhang Y. Effects of Critical Care Nurse Work Hours on Vigilance and Patients' Safety. American Journal of Critical Care. 15(1): 30-37, 2006.

Harris EE, Correa CR, Hwang W-T, Liao J, Litt HI, Ferrari V, Solin LJ. Late Cardiac Effects in Left Versus Right-Sided Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients Treated with Contemporary Breast Conservation Therapy. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 24(25): 4100-4106, 2006.

Scott LD, Hwang W-T, Rogers AE, Nysse T, Dean GE, Dinges DF. The Relationship Between Nurse Work Schedules, Sleep Duration and Drowsy Driving. Sleep. 30(12): 1801-1807, 2007.

Pai AL, Patino-Fernandez AM, McSherry M, Beele D, Alderfer MA, Reilly AT, Hwang W-T, Kazak AE. The Psychosocial Assessment Tool (PAT2.0): Psychometric Properties of a Screener for Psychosocial Distress in Families of Children Newly Diagnosed with Cancer. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 33: 50-62, 2008.

Solin LJ, Hwang W-T, Vapiwala N. Outcome after breast conservation treatment with radiation for women with triple-negative early-stage invasive breast carcinoma. Clinical Breast Cancer. 9(2): 96-100, 2009.

Speck B, Gross C.R., Hormes J.M., Ahmed R.L., Lytle L.A., Hwang W-T, Schmitz K.H.. Changes in the Body Image and Relationship Scale Following a One Year Strength Training Trial for Breast Cancer Survivors With or at Risk for Lymphedema. Breast Cancer Research Treatment. 2009. Sep 22.

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