Testimonial - Alison Hwong

A Wong

"I was an MD-PhD student and am now doing my residency in psychiatry, with plans to do both clinical work and research in my career.  The PhD in Health Policy program prepared me well to pursue clinically grounded policy research–first, through strong training in biostatistics and econometrics; secondly, by offering breadth and depth of opportunities to do research domestically and abroad, with access to datasets from insurance companies and with funding to collect my own, new data; and finally, with mentoring from faculty who are also clinicians, statisticians, economists and sociologists. This allowed for a multi-dimensional approach to policy research that I hope will help me develop creative, practical projects in the future.”

Alison Hwong, MD, PhD
Resident Physician, UCSF Department of Psychiatry