PMPH Faculty


Yong-Fang Kuo, PhDProfessor and Director, Office of Biostatistics

Contact Information

Ewing Hall, Suite 1.134B, 700 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas
Phone: 409-772-5276
Fax: 409-772-9127
Mailing address: 301 University Boulevard, Galveston, Texas 77555-1150

Yong-Fang Kuo, PhD

Dr. Kuo is the Don W. and Frances Powell Professor in Aging Research and the director of the Office Biostatistics. Her research assesses patterns of care, treatment toxicities, and health outcomes using a variety of large data sets. She also examines health care delivery focused on hospitalist care and its impact, and the use and effectiveness of primary care provided by nurse practitioners in communities and nursing homes. Her research is widely published in medical and health services research journals. Kuo’s research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. As a biostatistician, she serves as the director of Biostatistics and Analysis Core for several center grants funded by NIH and Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas. She has been a biostatistics mentor for more than 80 trainees including junior faculty, pre-doc and post-doc fellows. Her expertise is in the analyses for comparative effectiveness research, pharmacoepidemiology, and health outcome studies.

  • BS, Nursing, Taipei Medical College, Taipei, Taiwan, 1984
  • MEd, Health Education, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1986
  • MAS, Applied Statistics, Ohio State University
  • Comparative effectiveness research
  • Health services research
  • Cancer outcomes research
  • Health policy research
  • Pharmacoepidemiology
  • Developing/refining algorithms and prediction models
  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Population Health
  • Office of Biostatistics
  • Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatric Division
  • Sealy Center on Aging