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Man Hung, Ph.D., M.Ed., M.Stat

Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese, French

Academic Information

Departments: Orthopaedics - Adjunct Associate Professor, Family & Preventive Medicine - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Public Health

Academic Office Information

Research Interests

  • Statistics
  • Psychometrics
  • Data Mining
  • Research Methods
  • Psychology
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Structural Equation Modeling
  • Information Systems
  • Measurement
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Cloud Computing

Dr. Man Hung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Operations. She is also a senior psychometrician, statistician and research consultant at the University of Utah Study Design and Biostatistics Center and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Dr. Hung is specialized in research & statistical methods, measurement and information technology. Much of her recent work has been involved in directing patient-centered outcomes research. One focus of her research has been the evaluation and validation of appropriate patient-reported outcome measures for health care research. She has also conducted studies to compare the utilities of computerized adaptive testing and traditional instruments. Dr. Hung is interested in models and causal mechanisms of patient outcomes. Her past and present research in this area attempts to identify and understand specific mediators, moderators and predictors that are attributed to increase treatment effectiveness and reduce health care cost and disparities. Most of this work integrates her knowledge and skills in the areas of research design, statistical analysis, measurement and informatics.

Dr. Hung’ skills and interests cut across multiple disciplines. She has special interests in educational equity and leadership, health care finance and policies, business intelligence, as well as technological issues in the area of computer security and networking. She has expertise and experience in the following areas: Curriculum development, Teacher Training, Program evaluation, Higher education leadership, Computerized adaptive testing, Structural equation modeling, Hierarchical linear modeling, Longitudinal data analysis, Discrete choice modeling, Agent-based modeling, Causal modeling, Event forecasting, Genomic analysis, Meta-analysis, Survival analysis, Conjoint analysis, Cost analysis, Decision analysis, Social network analysis, Application of classical test theory and item response theory, Instrument development, Psychometric evaluation, Data mining, Natural language processing, Social engineering, Marketing research, Web site development, Online analytics, Search engine optimization, Data warehouse and database design/management, Information security management, Computer network management, Strategic planning, Project management, Risk assessment, and Business process improvement.

Education History

Graduate Training Texas A&M University
Managing People in a Global Enterprise
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Training Texas A&M University
Leadership, Crisis Management & Communication, Financial Management
Graduate Training University of Utah
Data Science, Information Systems
Graduate Training University of Utah
Digital Security and Forensics, Systems & Software Architecture, Cloud Computing
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Training University of Utah
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Educational Psychology - Psychometrics, Research & Statistical Methods
Graduate Training University of Utah
Teaching & Learning - Information Technology, Science & Math Education
Undergraduate San Francisco State University
Undergraduate San Francisco State University