Cynthia H. Chuang is Professor of Medicine and Public Health Sciences at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. She is a general internist, primary care provider, and health services researcher with a principal research interest in unintended pregnancy and contraceptive decision–making in adult women. Dr. Chuang serves as the Associate Director for Research for the Division of General Internal Medicine, the Research Director of the Penn State K12 BIRCWH (Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health) Program, and is co–leader of the Penn State CTSI Community Engagement and Research Core. Dr. Chuang was named Director of the Center in 2019.
Dr. Chuang completed her medical degree at NYU School of Medicine, Internal Medicine residency and chief residency at Temple University Hospital, and General Internal Medicine fellowship and Preventive Medicine residency at Boston University School of Medicine. She received a Masters of Science in Epidemiology from the Boston University School of Public Health, and has been on faculty at the Penn State College of Medicine since 2004. She is Principal Investigator of a PCORI contract to study reproductive life planning and contraceptive action planning interventions in adult women (CD–1304–6117) and the Penn State site PI for the PCORNet PaTH Clinical Data Research Network.
Dr. Chuang is the author of over 50 publications and received the Dean’s Award for Innovation in Team Science in 2014, the Department of Medicine Excellence in Mentoring Award in 2014 and Junior Faculty Award for Excellence in Research in 2008. She has also received the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010 and 2014, and the Special Recognition for Education Leadership and Service Award on 2005.
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