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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 an applied econometrician and a health economist. Dr. Chang’s research focuses on health and economic consequences of obesity and surgical treatments of 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 teaches “Decision Analysis for Clinical Investigation and Economic Evaluation" in the Master of Population Health Sciences (MPHS) degree program.

Contact Information

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

Selected Publications

Yaghjyan L, Carlsson NP, Ghita GL, Chang S-H. Maternal exposure to di-2-ethylhexylphthalate and adverse delivery outcomes: a systematic review. Reprod Toxicol, 2016 Jul 10. pii: S0890-6238(16)30259-3. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2016.07.002.

Yaghjyan L, Carlsson NP, Ghita GL, Chang S-H. Associations of individual characteristics and lifestyle factors with metabolism of di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate in NHANES 2001-2012. Environmental Research, 2016; Aug;149:23-31. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2016.05.002. Epub 2016 May 9.

Samson P, Patel A, Robinson CG, Morgensztern D, Chang S-H, Colditz GA, Waqar S, Crabtree TD, Krupnick AS, Kreisel D, Patterson GA, Meyers BF, Puri V. The role of surgical resection in stage IIIA non-small cell lung cancer: a decision and cost-effectiveness analysis. Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec;100(6):2026-32; discussion 2032. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2015.05.091. Epub 2015 Aug 25.

Yaghjyan L, Sites S, Ruan Y, Chang S-H. Associations of Urinary Phthalates with Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference, and Serum Lipids Among Females: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2004. International Journal of Obesity, 2015; 39: 994-1000.

Drake BF, Abadin SS, Lyons S, Chang S-H, Steward LT, Kraenzle S, Goodman MS. Mammograms on-the-go: predictors of repeat visits to mobile mammography vans in St. Louis, Missouri, USA – A case-control study. BMJ Open, 2015 Mar 20; 5(3): e006960.

Chang S-H, Luo S, O’Brian KK, Thomas TS, Colditz GA, Carlsson NP, Carson KR. Association between metformin use and progression of monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance to multiple myeloma in US veterans with diabetes mellitus: a population-based retrospective cohort study. The Lancet Haematology, 2015;2:30-36.

Leung M, Pollack LM, Colditz GA, Chang S-H. Life years lost and lifetime healthcare expenditures associated with diabetes in the U.S., National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2000. Diabetes Care, 2015;38:1-9.

Colditz GA, Bohlke K, Chang S-H, Carson KR. Energy Balance and Multiple Myeloma in African Americans. In: Bowen DJ, Denis GV, Berger NA, eds. Impact of Energy Balance on Cancer Disparities: Springer; 2014:119-129.

Yaghjyan L, Wolin K, Chang S-H, Colditz GA. Racial disparities in healthy behaviors and cancer screening among breast cancer survivors and women without cancer: National Health Interview Survey 2005. Cancer Causes Control. 2014 May;25(5):605-14. doi: 10.1007/s10552-014-0365-7. Epub 2014 Mar 18.

Chang S-H, Stoll CR, Song J, Varela JE, Eagon CJ, Colditz GA. The effectiveness and risks of bariatric surgery: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis, 2003-2012. JAMA surgery. 2014 Mar;149(3):275-87. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.3654. Review. Click here for supplemental material, including review protocol and additional articles.

Colditz GA, Chang S-H. The Expanding Potential for Cohort Studies to Inform Priorities for Cancer Prevention. Epidemiology. 2013 3:e112. doi: 10.4172/2161-1165.1000e112.

Chang S-H, Pollack LM, Colditz GA. Obesity, mortality, and life years lost associated with breast cancer in nonsmoking U.S. women, National Health Interview Survey, 1997–2000. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2013 Nov 14;10:E186. doi: 10.5888/pcd10.130112.

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

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.

See all of Dr. Chang's publications on PubMed

Editorial Positions

British Journal of Cancer, 2014
BMJ Open, 2014
Diabetes Care, 2015, 2016
Journal of American College of Nutrition, 2014
Journal of American Medical Association, 2015
Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 2012
PLoS ONE, 2014
Preventing Chronic Disease, 2013, 2015
Maturitas, 2013
Value in Health, 2016