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Su-Hsin Chang, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Graduate School

Ph.D. in Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. 2010.

S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. 2004.

Post Doctoral Education

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. 2010-2011.

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Washington University in St. Louis Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer Center. 2011-2012.

Honors and Awards

Ministry of Education Graduate Fellowship, Taiwan. 1995-1997.

Fellowship, Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University. 2004-2008.

Travel Award, Department of Economics, Johns Hopkins University. 2008, 2009.

Studying Abroad Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Taiwan. 2008-2010.

Travel Award, Econometric Society World Congress. 2010.

Washington University KM1 Career Development Award. 2012-2013.

AHRQ K01 Career Development Award. 2013-2017.

Research Interests

Dr. Chang is a health economist and an applied econometrician. Dr. Chang’s research focuses on topics related to obesity. Her research uses economic and econometric/statistical modeling to evaluate program and treatment effects. Dr. Chang’s research areas include treatment effect and policy evaluation, cost-effectiveness analysis, meta-analysis, and comparative effectiveness.

Dr. Chang co-teaches a course in the Master of Population Health Sciences program with Drs. Graham Colditz and ManYee Mallory Leung, entitled “Decision Analysis for Clinical Investigation and Economic Evaluation."

Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis MO 63110
(314) 862-8623

Selected Publications

Chang S-H, Pollack LM, Colditz GA. Obesity, mortality, and life years lost associated with breast cancer for U.S. nonsmoking females. Preventing Chronic Disease. In press.

Beason TS, Chang S-H, Sanfilippo KM, Luo S, Colditz GA, Vij R, Tomasson MH, Dipersio JF, Stockerl-Goldstein K, Ganti A, Wildes T, Carson KR. Influence of body mass index on survival in veterans with multiple myeloma. The Oncologist. In press.

Chang S-H, Stoll CR, Song J, Varela JE, Eagon CJ, Colditz GA. Bariatric surgery: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis, 2003-2012. JAMA surgery. In press.

Chang S-H, Pollack LM, Colditz GA. Life years lost associated with obesity-related diseases for U.S. non-smoking adults. PLoS ONE 8(6): e66550. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0066550.

Strope S, Chang S-H, Chen L, Sandhu G, Piccirillo JF, Schootman M. Efficiency of surveillance for bladder cancer survivors. Journal of Urology. 2013 May 29.

Carson KR, Bartlett NL, McDonald JR, Luo S, Zeringue A, Liu J, Fu Q, Chang S-H, Colditz GA. increased body mass index is associated with improved survival in united states veterans with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2012 Sep; 30(26):3217-22.

Chang S-H, Beason TS, Hunleth JM, Colditz GA. A systematic review of body fat distribution and mortality in older people. Maturitas. 2012 Jul;72(3):175-91.

Chang S-H, Stoll CR, Colditz GA. Cost-effectiveness of bariatric surgery: should it be universally available? Maturitas. 2011 Jul;69(3):230-8.

Dr. Chang on PubMed

Editorial Positions

Maturitas, 2013
Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 2012
Annual Meetings of the Society for Medical Decision Making, 2011-