Seungyoung Hwang, MS, MSE

Senior Data Scientist

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Seungyoung is a Senior Data Scientist with BSP whose engagements have focused primarily on the firm’s Health Economics and Medical Communications practices. His recent projects with BSP include:

Health Economics & Medical Communications:

  • Standardized norepinephrine-equivalent dose in order to assess the toxicity of the multiple vasopressor medications during ICU stay
  • Explored treatment patterns, health care resource utilization and costs among post-partum depression patients covered by Medicaid fee-for-service relative to other payers (Medicaid managed care, commercial, other)
  • Produced real-world diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) reports using 273MM patient visits from 750 US hospitals within Cerner Health Facts
  • Developed SAS codes to assess time-weighted average of mean arterial pressure (TWA-MAP) and TWA of shock index (TWA-SI) with certain thresholds in ICU patients
  • Explored medication usage, length of stay and hospital charges in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder patients using a retrospective analysis of a large US EHR database

Seungyoung holds an M.S.E. in Applied Statistics from Johns Hopkins University where he is currently pursuing a part-time doctoral degree in Health Services Research. He also holds an MS in Computational Applied Mathematics from Stony Brook University. He was a project lead biostatistician and managing director in clinical and epidemiological studies at Johns Hopkins using advanced statistical methods with a variety of programming tools. He is globally recognized SAS professional with 10 awards and 7 certifications including base, advanced, and clinical programmer SAS 9. His research passion lies in biomedical statistics, clinical and psychiatric epidemiology, and public health services research with special interests in depression and medical comorbidity. He has published more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and SAS programming papers, and countless conference abstracts. He was also invited to be an editorial board and reviewer member for medical and psychiatry journals, including the Journal of Internal Medicine, Journal of American Geriatric Society, Journal of Affective Disorders, and SAS Press. In his spare time, Seungyoung enjoys travelling, reading, and watching movies.