Phillip Hwang, PhD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Public Health

PhD, University of Washington
MPH, Columbia University
BA, Brown University

Pronouns: he/him/his

Phillip Hwang, PhD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. As a neuroepidemiologist, his primary research focuses on modifiable lifestyle factors, such as physical activity, diet, and social engagement, across the life course on risk and resilience for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias (ADRD). He also conducts research on traumatic brain injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, as well as use of digital technologies to assess cognition and facilitate more inclusive and representative research around ADRD.

Physical Activity over the Adult Life Course and Cognitive Resilience to Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias
12/01/2022 - 11/30/2027 (PI)
NIH/National Institutes of Health

Early detection and monitoring of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias using non-semantic linguistic and acoustic features of speech derived from hearing aid
09/30/2022 - 08/31/2024 (Subcontract PI)
Headwaters Innovation, Inc NIH NIA

Impact of midlife and late-life dietary blueberry intake on dementia risk in the Framingham Heart Study
10/05/2022 - 10/04/2023 (Subcontract PI)
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council Dept of Agriculture


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  1. Popp Z, Low S, Igwe A, Rahman MS, Kim M, Khan R, Oh E, Kumar A, De Anda-Duran I, Ding H, Hwang PH, Sunderaraman P, Shih LC, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Au R. Shifting From Active to Passive Monitoring of Alzheimer Disease: The State of the Research. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031247.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226518; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.031247;
  2. Sunderaraman P, De Anda-Duran I, Karjadi C, Peterson J, Ding H, Devine SA, Shih LC, Popp Z, Low S, Hwang PH, Goyal K, Hathaway L, Monteverde J, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Au R. Design and Feasibility Analysis of a Smartphone-Based Digital Cognitive Assessment Study in the Framingham Heart Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e031348.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226510; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.031348;
  3. Azizi Z, Golbus JR, Spaulding EM, Hwang PH, Ciminelli ALA, Lacar K, Hernandez MF, Gilotra NA, Din N, Brant LCC, Au R, Beaton A, Nallamothu BK, Longenecker CT, Martin SS, Dorsch MP, Sandhu AT. Challenge of Optimizing Medical Therapy in Heart Failure: Unlocking the Potential of Digital Health and Patient Engagement. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e030952.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226520
  4. De Anda-Duran I, Sunderaraman P, Searls E, Moukaled S, Jin X, Popp Z, Karjadi C, Hwang PH, Ding H, Devine S, Shih LC, Low S, Lin H, Kolachalama VB, Bazzano L, Libon DJ, Au R. Comparing Cognitive Tests and Smartphone-Based Assessment in 2 US Community-Based Cohorts. J Am Heart Assoc. 2024 Jan 16; 13(2):e032733.View Related Profiles. PMID: 38226519; DOI: 10.1161/JAHA.123.032733;
  5. Christianson K, Prabhu M, Popp ZT, Rahman MS, Drane J, Lee M, Lathan C, Lin H, Au R, Sunderaraman P, Hwang PH. Adherence type impacts completion rates of frequent mobile cognitive assessments among older adults with and without cognitive impairment. Res Sq. 2023 Sep 29.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37841867; PMCID: PMC10571616; DOI: 10.21203/;
  6. Hwang PH, Ang TFA, De Anda-Duran I, Liu X, Liu Y, Gurnani A, Mez J, Auerbach S, Joshi P, Yuan J, Devine S, Au R, Liu C. Examination of potentially modifiable dementia risk factors across the adult life course: The Framingham Heart Study. Alzheimers Dement. 2023 Jul; 19(7):2975-2983.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36656649; PMCID: PMC10354206; DOI: 10.1002/alz.12940;
  7. De Anda-Duran I, Kolachalama VB, Carmichael OT, Hwang PH, Fernandez C, Au R, Bazzano LA, Libon DJ. Midlife Neuropsychological Profiles and Associated Vascular Risk: The Bogalusa Heart Study. J Alzheimers Dis. 2023; 94(1):101-113.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37212094; PMCID: PMC10443183; DOI: 10.3233/JAD-220931;
  8. Temkin N, Machamer J, Dikmen S, Nelson LD, Barber J, Hwang PH, Boase K, Stein MB, Sun X, Giacino J, McCrea MA, Taylor SR, Jain S, Manley G. Risk Factors for High Symptom Burden Three Months after Traumatic Brain Injury and Implications for Clinical Trial Design: A Transforming Research and Clinical Knowledge in Traumatic Brain Injury Study. J Neurotrauma. 2022 Nov; 39(21-22):1524-1532. PMID: 35754333; PMCID: PMC9689769; DOI: 10.1089/neu.2022.0113;
  9. Qiu S, Miller MI, Joshi PS, Lee JC, Xue C, Ni Y, Wang Y, De Anda-Duran I, Hwang PH, Cramer JA, Dwyer BC, Hao H, Kaku MC, Kedar S, Lee PH, Mian AZ, Murman DL, O'Shea S, Paul AB, Saint-Hilaire MH, Alton Sartor E, Saxena AR, Shih LC, Small JE, Smith MJ, Swaminathan A, Takahashi CE, Taraschenko O, You H, Yuan J, Zhou Y, Zhu S, Alosco ML, Mez J, Stein TD, Poston KL, Au R, Kolachalama VB. Multimodal deep learning for Alzheimer's disease dementia assessment. Nat Commun. 2022 Jun 20; 13(1):3404.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35725739; PMCID: PMC9209452; DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-31037-5;
  10. Hwang PH, Longstreth WT, Thielke SM, Francis CE, Carone M, Kuller LH, Fitzpatrick AL. Longitudinal Changes in Hearing and Visual Impairments and Risk of Dementia in Older Adults in the United States. JAMA Netw Open. 2022 May 02; 5(5):e2210734. PMID: 35511175; PMCID: PMC9073563; DOI: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.10734;
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