Seungyoung Hwang, MS, MSE

SAS Data Scientist

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Seungyoung is a SAS 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 and Medical Communications:

  • Classified levels of obesity in overweight and obese patients with chronic kidney disease based on clinical assessment of weight-related health problems, mental health, and quality of life using Cerner Health Facts data
  • Articulated real-world patient journey (treatment, diagnostics, costs, and outcomes) among type 2 diabetes patients in the inpatient and emergency department from 750 hospitals across the US
  • Identified hypotensive outcomes (acute kidney injury, myocardial injury) and exposures (time-weighted average of mean arterial pressure below certain thresholds), and confounders (medications, readmission rates) in hospitalized ICU sepsis patients within Cerner Health Facts
  • Improved clinical workflow, turnaround time, and patient care per test type by identifying errors of clinical chemistry cartridges and suspected erroneous results in point-of-care testing

Seungyoung holds an MSE 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 of analytics in clinical and epidemiological studies using advanced statistical methods with a variety of programming tools at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Public Health. He is globally recognized SAS professional with 9 awards and 7 certifications including Base, Advanced, and Clinical Trials 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 member and a journal and book reviewer for medical and psychiatry journals, including the Journal of Internal Medicine, Journal of American Geriatric Society, American Journal of Health Behavior, and SAS Press. In his spare time, Seungyoung enjoys traveling, reading, and watching movies.