Assistant Professor Peiyin Hung

I am an Assistant Professor in Health Services Policy and Management at the University of South Carolina Arnold School of Public Health, US. As a health services researcher and a rural health advocate, I am driven to advance rural health equity via productive, insightful research collaborations. My work applies global and hyper-local perspectives (rural-urban, county-level, state-level variations) building statistical models to examine rural healthcare delivery on outcomes, access, and welfare of women.

Dr. Hung's primary research interests include rural health disparity, quality of care, spatial access to health services, and women's health. Her research focuses on geographic disparities in hospital services and quality of health care at the national, state, and institutional levels (e.g. hospital, nursing home, etc.). Dr. Hung specializes in quantitative methods for health services research, using surveys and administrative data, along with econometrics to understand the effects of organizational structure, clinical, and policy intervention.

Selected publications

  • Hung, Peiyin, Yiwen Shih, Monique Brown, and Elizabeth Crouch. The Association between Facility Ownership and the Provision of Suicide Prevention Services across Outpatient Mental Health Care Settings. Psychiatric Services (2020) In Press.
  • Hung, Peiyin, Whitney Zahnd, Heather M. Brandt, Swann A. Adams, Shi-Yi Wang, Jan M. Eberth. Cervical Cancer Survival and Time to Treatment Initiation: the Role of Residential Proximity to Cancer Care. Gynecologic Oncology (2020). S0090-8258(20)34014-2 
  • Hung, Peiyin, Yiwen Shih, Alecia McGregor, Shiyi Wang, Susan Busch. The association between changes in community mental health service availability and suicide mortality in the US, 2014-2017. BMC Psychiatry (2020): 1-12.
  • Hung, Peiyin, Shi-yi Wang, Sylvia H Hsu. Associations between end-of-life expenditures and hospice stay length vary by clinical condition and expenditure duration. Value in Health (2020). 23(6), 697-704
  • Hung, Peiyin, Songyuan Deng, Whitney Zahnd, Swann Adams, Banky Olatosi, Elizabeth Crouch, Jan Eberth. Geographic disparities in residential proximity to colorectal and cervical cancer care providers. Cancer (2019). 126(5), 1068-1076.
  • Hung, Peiyin, Michelle M. Casey, Katy B. Kozhimannil, Pinar Karaca-Mandic, and Ira S. Moscovice. "Rural-urban differences in access to hospital obstetric and neonatal care: how far is the closest one?." Journal of Perinatology 38, no. 6 (2018): 645-652.
  • Hung, Peiyin, Michelle Casey, Carrie Henning-Smith, Katy B. Kozhimannil. Access To Obstetrics ServicesIn Rural Counties StillDeclining, With 9 Percent Losing Services, 2004–14. Health Affairs 36, no. 9 (2017): 1663-1671.
United States
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Health Services Policy and Management
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