Beom Seuk Hwang

Contact Information

NIH/NICHD 6100 Executive Blvd., Room 7B05L Bethesda, MD 20892
Office: (301) 435-6944
Cell: (614) 531-9776
E-mail: beomseuk.hwang@nih.gov

Current Position

Postdoctoral Fellow
Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch (BBB)
Division of Intramural Population Health Research (DIPHR)
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Research Interests

Nonparametric Bayes modeling, Joint models, Order constraints, Diagnostic accuracy, ROC curve estimation

Education

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA

Ph.D., Biostatistics
  • Thesis Topic: Semiparametric Bayesian Joint Modeling with Applications in Toxicological Risk Assessment
  • Advisor: Michael L. Pennell, Ph.D.
May 2013
M.S. Statistics June 2008

Duke University, Durham, NC USA

M.S. Economics May 2005

Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

M.A. Economics June 2002
B.A., Economics February 2000

Professional Experience

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Branch,
Division of Intramural Population Health Research,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,
National Institutes of Health

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Supervisor: Zhen Chen, Ph.D.
August 2013 to Present

Division of Biostatistics, College of Public Health, External Web Site Policy
The Ohio State University

Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Supervisor: Michael L. Pennell, Ph.D.
June 2013 to August 2013

Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, External Web Site Policy
The Ohio State University

Graduate Research Associate
  • Supervisor: Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph.D.
March 2009 to December 2012

Department of Statistics, External Web Site Policy
The Ohio State University

Graduate Teaching Associate
  • Recitation TA for STAT 135: Elementary Statistics
    • Winter 2007/Spring 2007/Winter 2008/Spring 2008/Autumn 2008
  • Recitation TA for STAT 245: Introduction to Statistical Analysis
    • Autumn 2007
  • Grader for STAT 427: Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences I
    • Winter 2007/Winter 2008
January 2007 to December 2008

Department of Economics, External Web Site Policy
Duke University

Teaching Assistant Autumn 2004

Economic Research Institute at Yonsei University, External Web Site Policy
Seoul, Korea

Research Assistant November 1999 to June 2002

Publications

Fagundes, C.P., Murray, D.M., Hwang, B.S., Gouin, J., Thayer, J.F., Sollers III, J.J., Shapiro, C.L., Malarkey, W.B. and Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2011), Sympathetic and parasympathetic activity in cancer-related fatigue: More evidence for a physiological substrate in cancer survivors. Psychoneuroendocrinology 36(8), 1137-1147

Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R., Malarkey, W.B., Hwang, B.S. and Glaser, R. (2012), Omega-3 supplementation lowers inflammation in healthy middle-aged and older adults: A randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 26, 988-995

Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Christian, L.M., Andridge, R., Hwang, B.S., Malarkey, W.B., Belury, M.A., Emery, C.F. and Glaser, R. (2012), Adiponectin, Leptin and Yoga Practice. Physiology & Behavior. 107, 809-813

Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., Epel, E.S., Belury, M.A., Andridge, R., Lin, J., Glaser, R., Malarkey, W.B., Hwang, B.S. and Blackburn, E. (2013), Omega-3 fatty acids impact oxidative stress and leukocyte telomere length. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 28, 16-24

Fagundes, C.P., Glaser, R., Hwang, B.S., Malarkey, W.B. and Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K. (2013), Depressive symptoms enhance stress-induced inflammatory responses. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 31, 172-176

Hwang, B.S. and Pennell, M.L. (2013), Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of a binary and continuous outcome with applications in toxicological risk assessment.
Statistics in Medicine. doi: 10.1002/sim.6007.

Presentations

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of a binary and continuous outcome (Poster). Conference on risk assessment and evaluation of predictions, Washington, D.C., October 2011

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of a binary and continuous outcome (Contributed paper). ENAR Spring Meeting, Washington, D.C., April 2012

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of a binary and continuous outcome (Poster). OSU/CCF/CWRU Biostatistics joint symposium, Columbus, OH, May 2012

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of a binary and continuous outcome with applications in toxicological risk assessment (Contributed paper). Joint Statistical Meetings, San Diego, CA, July 2012

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of clustered binary and continuous outcomes with informative cluster size (Contributed paper). ENAR Spring Meeting, Orlando, FL, March 2013

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of clustered binary and continuous out­comes with informative cluster size (Contributed paper). Joint Statistical Meetings, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, August 2013. Student Paper Competition Award.

Invited Talks

Depressive symptoms, omega-3 fatty acids and inflammation in older adults: a randomized controlled trial. Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, March 2013

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of clustered binary and continuous outcomes with informative cluster size. Brown University, Providence, RI, March 2013

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of clustered binary and continuous outcomes with informative cluster size. Penn State University, University Park, PA, April 2013

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of clustered binary and continuous outcomes with informative cluster size. Biostatistical Modeling Seminar Group, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, April 2013

Academic Honors and Awards

Gary Koch Travel Award, Dept. of Statistics, The Ohio State University July 2012
Honors and Awards 2013 JSM Student Paper Competition Award, Section on Risk Analysis January 2013
College Fellowship, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University Spring 2013

Academic Services

Journal reviewer for Biostatistics

Computing Skills

R, C/C++, Matlab, SAS, STATA, Unix/Linux, Windows Skills

Professional Membership

American Statistical Association (ASA)
Membership International Biometric Society (IBS)
International Society for Bayesian Analysis (ISBA)