POP Seminar: Pilar Hernández Con, Yehua Wang, and Shu Huang, 01/27/2022

PleasePilar, Yehua, Shu join us Thursday, 01/27/2022 for POP Research seminar of the Fall 2021, held from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in Communicore C1-04. We will be welcoming Pilar Hernández Con, MD, MS, Yehua Wang, MSPH and Shu Huang, M.S., M.P.H as our seminar speakers.

Pilar is a second-year PhD student in the department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. She earned her medical degree at the University of Costa Rica, where she practiced as a primary care physician for a few years before moving to the U.S. She recently obtained her master’s in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania (December 2021). Her current research focus is on the Hepatitis C virus care cascade and health disparities, particularly among patients with substance use disorder. Her primary mentor is Dr. Haesuk Park. Her seminar title presented is: Impulsive control disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease undergoing deep brain stimulation.

Yehua, is a second-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, with Dr. Almut Winterstein as his advisor. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Fudan University in China. He then completed his master’s at Johns Hopkins University, majoring in Global Health Epidemiology, with additional certificates in vaccine science and clinical trials. Yehua’s research interests lay mainly in the field of pharmacoepidemiology. He has been involved in research projects in different fields including cancers, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and women’s health. His seminar title presented is: Utilization of P2Y12 Inhibitors Among Patients With Acute Coronary Syndrome After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention.”

Shu, is a second-year Ph.D. student at the Department of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, with Dr. Jenny LoCiganic as her advisor. She obtained her MS degree in Biotechnology at Johns Hopkins University, and an MPH degree in Biostatistics at Yale school of public health. Her current research interests are in suicide prediction modeling, chronic pain, opioid overdose, and machine learning. Her seminar title presented is: Predictive Modeling for Suicide-Related Outcomes and Risk Factors among Patients with Pain Conditions: A Systematic Review.”

To join the Zoom meeting: Please contact Katherine Morris (kmorris@cop.ufl.edu), Valarie Jackson (vdj@cop.ufl.edu), or Motomori Lewis (motomorilewis@ufl.edu) for the Zoom link and password.