Heejung Bang, Ph.D.

Heejung Bang, Ph.D.


Public Health Sciences- Division of Biostatistics

Health Economics and Health Policy

Quantitative Methods and Bioinformatics


  • Professor


UC Davis School of Medicine

Davis, CA 95616
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Additional Phone Numbers

Phone: 530-752-6287
Phone: 530-754-5664
Fax: 530-752-3239



Clinical Interests

Dr. Bang's research interests include: clinical trials and observational studies; Medical cost and cost-effectiveness analysis, prediction and screening modeling.

Research/Academic Interests

  • Blinding (e.g., blinding assessment, clinical trial methods)
  • Cost (e.g., censored cost and cost-effectiveness analysis)
  • Prediction (e.g., prediction model, risk assessment, risk or screening scores)
  • Education (e.g., statistical education, use of statistics & epidemiology in health news and medical sciences)


Public Health Sciences

Center/Program Affiliation

Clinical and Translational Science Center


M.S., North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 1997

Ph.D., Statistics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC 1999

B.S., Ewha Women's University, Seoul, S. Korea 1995


Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 1999-2001

Professional Memberships

Member, Graduate Group of Biostatistics (GGB)

Member, Graduate Group of Epidemiology (GGE)

Member, UC Davis School of Medicine, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research

Honors and Awards

Young Investigator Award, Statistics in Epidemiology Section at Joint Statistical Meetings, American Statistical Association, 2001

ENAR, International Biometric Society, Student Travel Award, 1999

Gertrude M. Cox Outstanding Academic Achievement Award Fellow: Outstanding M.S. Candidate, Department of Statistics, North Carolina State University, 1997

Mu Sigma Rho, Statistics Honor Society, North Carolina State University, 1996

Team member, Dean�s Team Award for Excellence, UC Davis, 2012,

Select Recent Publications

Kshirsagar AV, Alishahi Tabriz A, Bang H, Lee S-Y D. Patient satisfaction associates with dialysis facility quality and star ratings. AJMQ 2018 Sept 18 


Mu Y, Chin AI, Kshirsagar AV, Bang H. Data concordance between ESRD Medical Evidence Report and Medicare claims: is there any improvement? PeerJ 2018 July 27 6:e5284

Borelli M, Riden H, Bang H, Schenker M. Protocol for a cluster randomized controlled trial to study the effectiveness of an obesity and diabetes intervention (PASOS) in an immigrant farmworker population. BMC Public Health 2018 July 9

Manickam RN, Memtsoudis SG, Mu Yi, Kim J, Kshirsagar AV, Bang H. Excess readmission-based penalty: Is arthroplasty different from the other outcomes? JSOA

Walsh P, Rothenberg SJ, Bang H. Safety of ibuprofen in infants younger than six months: a retrospective cohort study. PLoS ONE 2018 June 25813(6) e0199493.


Fenton JJ, Weyrich MS, Durbin S, Liu Y, Bang H, Melnikow J. (2018). Prostate-specific antigen–based screening for prostate cancer: Evidence report and systematic review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. JAMA 2018 May 8, 319(18):1914-31

Clarke SO, Julie IM, Yao AP, Bang H, Barton JD, Alsomali SM, Kiefer MV, Al Khulaif AH, Aljahany M, Venogopal S, Bari AE. A longitudinal exploration of in situ mock code event and the performance of cardiac arrest skills. BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning 2018 March 2

Mu Y, Chin AI, Kshirsagar AV, Zhang Y, Bang H. (2018). Regional and temporal variations in comorbidity among US dialysis patients: a longitudinal study of Medicare claims data. 2018 Jan-Dec Inquiry 55:1-8

Landsman V, Fillery M, Vernon H, Bang H. Sample size calculations in blinding assessment. JBS 2018;28(5):857-869. doi: 10.1080/10543406.2017.1399898. Epub 2017 Nov 20

Fenton JJ, Kravitz RL, Jerant A, Paterniti DA, Bang H, Williams D, Epstein RM, Franks P. Promoting Patient-Centered Counseling to Reduce Use of Low-Value Diagnostic Tests: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016 Feb 1;176(2):191-7.

Spence JD, Urquhart BL, Bang H. Effect of renal impairment on atherosclerosis: only partially mediated by homocysteine. Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2015 Nov 14.

Thamer M, Kaufman JS, Zhang Y, Zhang Q, Cotter DJ, Bang H. Predicting Early Death Among Elderly Dialysis Patients: Development and Validation of a Risk Score to Assist Shared Decision Making for Dialysis Initiation. Am J Kidney Dis. 2015 Dec;66(6):1024-32.

Biron VL, Bang H, Farwell DG, Bewley AF. National Trends and Factors Associated with Hospital Costs Following Thyroid Surgery. Thyroid. 2015 Jul;25(7):823-9. doi: 10.1089/thy.2014.0495.

Bang H, Zhao H. Median-based incremental cost-effectiveness ratios with censored data. J Biopharm Stat. 2015 May 26:1-13.

Junck AD, Escobedo EM, Lipa BM, Cronan M, Anthonisen C, Poltavskiy E, Bang H,  Han JJ. Reliability Assessment of Various Sonographic Techniques for Evaluating Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. J Ultrasound Med. 2015 Nov;34(11):2077-88.

Bent C, Lee PS, Shen PY, Bang H, Bobinski M. Clinical scoring system may improve yield of head CT of non-trauma emergency department patients. Emerg Radiol. 2015 Oct;22(5):511-6.

Armstrong EJ, Anderson DR, Yeo KK, Singh GD, Bang H, Amsterdam EA, Freischlag JA, Laird JR. Association of dual-antiplatelet therapy with reduced major adverse cardiovascular events in patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. J Vasc Surg. 2015 Jul;62(1):157-165.

Shin JK, Shortridge-Baggett LM, Sachmechi I, Barron C, Chiu YL, Bajracharya B, Bang H. Screening for type 2 diabetes mellitus in patients with mental illness: application of a self-assessment score for diabetes mellitus risk. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Dec 30;220(3):1037-42.

Chisholm MF, Bang H, Maalouf DB, Marcello D, Lotano MA, Marx RG, Liguori GA, Zayas VM, Gordon MA, Jacobs J, YaDeau JT. Postoperative Analgesia with Saphenous Block Appears Equivalent to Femoral Nerve Block in ACL Reconstruction. HSS J. 2014 Oct;10(3):245-51.