Beom Seuk Hwang

September 2015

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

Bayesian modeling, Nonparametric Bayes, Diagnostic accuracy, Order restricted inference, High-dimensional data analysis, Latent class models, Longitudinal data analysis.

Education

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH USA

Ph.D., Biostatistics
  • Advisor: Michael L. Pennell, Ph.D.
May 2013
M.S. Statistics June 2008

Duke University, Durham, NC USA

M.A. 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, The Ohio State University

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

Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, The Ohio State University

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

Department of Statistics, 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, Duke University

Teaching Assistant Autumn 2004

Publications

Statistics Journals

Hwang, B.S. and Chen, Z. (2015) An integrated Bayesian nonparametric approach for stochastic and variability orders in ROC curve estimation: An application to endometriosis diagnosis. Journal of the American Statistical Association.DOI:10.1080/01621459.2015.1023806

Hwang, B.S. and Pennell, M.L. (2014) Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of a binary and continuous outcome with applications in toxicological risk assessment. Statistics in Medicine. 33, 1162-1175. JSM 2013 Student/Young Researcher PaperCompetition Award.

Hwang, B.S. and Pennell, M.L. Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of clustered binary and continuous outcomes with informative cluster size. Submitted.

Hwang, B.S. and Chen, Z. Order-constrained Bayesian nonparametric modeling of correlated three-way ROC surfaces. Submitted.

Hwang, B.S. and Chen, Z. Bayesian high-dimensional risk models with latent interactions: Applications in fecundity studies. In preparation.

Hwang, B.S. and Chen, Z. Bayesian analysis for fitting zero-inflated Poisson model using auxiliary mixture sampling. In preparation.

Kim, S., Chen, Z., and Hwang, B.S. Bayesian direct modeling of ROC curves with constraints using placement values. In preparation.

Liu, D., Hwang, B.S. and Chen, Z. Semiparametric estimation of ROC curve with multiple imperfect gold standard. In preparation.

Biomedical Journals

Flores, K.F., Robledo, C., Hwang, B.S., Leishear, K., Grantz, K. and Mendola, P. (2015) Does maternal asthma contribute to racial/ethnic disparities in obstetric and neonatal complications? Annals of Epidemiology. 25, 392-397.

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.

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, oxidative stress, and leukocyte telomere length: A randomized controlled trial. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity. 28, 16-24.

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 Immu- nity. 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.

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.

Wallace, M.E., Mendola, P., Chen, Z, Hwang, B.S. and Grantz, K. Preterm birth in the context of increasing income inequality. Under revision.

Mendola, P., Wallace, M., Hwang, B.S., Liu, D., Robledo, C., Mannisto, T., Sun- daram, R., Sherman, S., Ying, Q. and Grantz, K.L. Preterm birth and air pollution: Critical windows of exposure for women with asthma. Under revision.

Kissell, K.A., Schisterman, E.F., Hwang, B.S., Chen, Z., Perkins, N., Wactawski- Wende, J. and Mumford, S.L. History of adverse pregnancy outcomes and maternal serum anti-Mullerian hormone levels. Submitted.

Kim, S.S., Mendola, P., Zhu, Y., Hinkle, S.N., Hwang, B.S. and Grantz, K.L. Maternal obesity and preterm birth among women without pre-pregnancy chronic diseases. In preparation.

Robledo, C., Mendola, P., Hwang, B.S., Chen, Z., Grantz, K.L., Mannisto, T., Zhu, Y. and Liu, D. Autoimmune disease and pregnancy outcomes. In preparation.

Presentations

Invited

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 StateUniversity, Columbus, OH, April 2013.

Contributed

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

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of a binary and continuous outcome. ENARSpring 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. Joint Statistical Meetings, San Diego, CA, July 2012.

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

Semiparametric Bayesian joint modeling of clustered binary and continuous outcomes with informative cluster size. Joint Statistical Meetings, Montréal, Québec, Canada, August 2013.

An integrated Bayesian nonparametric approach for stochastic and variability orders in ROC curve estimation: An application to endometriosis diagnosis. Joint Statistical Meetings, Boston, MA, August 2014.

Order-constrained Bayesian nonparametric modeling of correlated three-way ROC surfaces. ENAR Spring Meeting, Miami, FL, March 2015

Academic Honors and Awards

Gary Koch Travel Award, Dept. of Statistics, The Ohio State University July 2012
2013 JSM Student/Young Researcher Paper Competition Award January 2013
College Fellowship, College of Public Health, The Ohio State University Spring 2013

Academic Services

Journal reviewer for Biometrics; Biostatistics ; Statistics in Medicine; Environmental Services Science & Technology.
Review Editor in Frontiers in Public Health.

Computing Skills

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

Professional Membership

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