Associate Professor
Associate Head, Methodology & Statistics, CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network
Scientist, Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences, Providence Healthcare Research Institute
BASc (Engineering Physics)
PhD (Statistics)
At UBC: Room 145, 2206 East Mall
Mailing address: 588 – 1081 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6Z 1Y6
phone: 6048068443

Dr. Wong completed an undergraduate degree in Engineering Physics and a PhD in Statistics (2000), both from the University of British Columbia. Since then, he has maintained appointments as a faculty member in the UBC School of Population & Public Health, as the senior biostatistician at the CIHR Canadian HIV Trials Network, and as a Scientist at the Centre for Health Evaluation & Outcome Sciences (CHEOS) within the Providence Healthcare Research Institute (PHCRI). His current interests include statistical education & practice, methods for causal inference, and adaptive clinical trial designs. Dr. Wong collaborates extensively on clinical and epidemiological research with investigators in many disciplines including HIV/AIDS, mental health, neurology, emergency medicine, critical care, orthopaedics, and rheumatology. At CHEOS, he oversees the provision of statistical services to PHCRI investigators. Dr. Wong serves as a Corresponding Editor for the International Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Courses
SPPH 400 Statistics for Health Research (2002-2005)
SPPH 500 Analytical Methods in Epidemiological Research (2015)
SPPH 501 Analysis of Longitudinal Data from Epidemiologic Studies (2006-2011)
SPHA 555 Biostatistics (2004-2011)

Margolick, JB, L Apuzzo, J Singer, H Wong, T Lee, JE Gallant, P El-Helou, M Loutfy, A Rachlis, C Fraser, K Kasper, C Tremblay, H Tossonian, B Conway. “A randomized trial of time-limited antiretroviral therapy in acute/early HIV infection.” PLOS ONE. 2015 Nov 24;10(11):e0143259. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143259. PMID: 26600459.

Yatham, LN, S Beaulieu, A Schaffer, M Kauer-Sant’Anna, F Kapzinski, B Lafer, V Sharma, SV Parikh, A Daigneault, H Qian, DJ Bond, PH Silverstone, N Walji, R Milev, P Baruch, A da Cunha, J Quevedo, R Dias, M Kunz, LT Young, RW Lam, H Wong. “Optimal Duration of Atypical Antipsychotic Adjunctive Therapy to Mood Stabilizer Following Remission of a Manic Episode: A CANMAT Randomized Double Blind Trial.” MOLECULAR PSYCHIATRY. 2015 Oct 13. doi: 10.1038/mp.2015.158. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26460229.

Cheng, A, LL Brown, JP Duff, J Davidson, F Overly, NM Tofil, DT Peterson, ML White, F Bhanji, I Bank, R Gottesman, M Adler, J Zhong, V Grant, DJ Grant, SN Sudikoff, K Marohn, A Charnovich, EA Hunt, DO Kessler, H Wong, N Roberson, Y Lin, Q Doan, JM Dual-Arnould, VM Nadkarni, and the INSPIRE CPR Investigators. “Improving Cardipulmonary Resuscitation With a CPR Feedback Device and Refresher Simulations (CPR CARES Study): A Randomized Clinical Trial.” JAMA PEDIATRICS. 169.2 (2015): 137-44. PMID: 25531167.

Ayas, N, P Dodek, H Wang, R Fowler, H Wong, M Norena. “Attributable Length of Stay and Mortality of Major Bleeding as a Complication of Therapeutic Anticoagulation in the Intensive Care Unit”. JOURNAL OF PATIENT SAFETY. 11.1 (2015): 23-7. PMID: 25517649.

Leligdowicz, A, P Dodek, M Norena, H Wong, A Kumar, A Kumar. “Association between source of infection and hospital mortality in patients who have septic shock.” AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE. 189.10 (2014): 1204-13. PMID: 24635548.

Daniels TR, ASE Younger, MJ Penner, KJ Wing, PJ Dryden, H Wong, M Glazebrook. “Intermediate-Term Results of Total Ankle Replacement and Ankle Arthrodesis: A COFAS Multicenter Study.” JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY. 96 (2014): 135-142. PMID: 24430413.

Scheuermeyer, F, H Wong, E Yu, B Boychuk, G Innes, E Grafstein, K Gin, J Christenson. “Development and Validation of a Prediction Rule for Early Discharge of Low-risk Emergency Department Patients with Potential Ischemic Chest Pain”. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE. 16.2 (2014): 106-19. PMID: 24626115.

Cibere, J, EC Sayre, A Guermazi, S Nicolaou, JA Kopec, JM Esdaile, A Thorne, J Singer, H Wong. “Natural history of cartilage damage and osteoarthritis progression on magnetic resonance imaging in a population-based cohort with knee pain”. OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE. 19 (2011): 683-688. PMID: 21329760.

Wong, H. “Rubin, D.B. (2005) “Causal Inference Using Potential Outcomes: Design, Modeling, Decisions”, Journal of the American Statistical Association, 100, 322-331: Comment by Wong and Reply”. AMERICAN STATISTICIAN. 62.3 (2008): 275-277.

Wong, H and BS Clarke. “A characterization of consistency of model weights given partial information in normal linear models”. STATISTICS & PROBABILITY LETTERS. 68.1 (2004): 27-37.

Wong, H and BS Clarke. “Improvement over Bayes prediction in small samples in the presence of model uncertainty”. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF STATISTICS-REVUE CANADIENNE DE STATISTIQUE. 32.3 (2004): 269-283.

Christenson, J, G Innes, D McKnight, B Boychuk, E Grafstein, C Thompson, F Rosenberg, A Anis, K Gin, J Tilley, H Wong and J Singer. “Safety and efficiency of emergency department assessment of patients with chest discomfort”. CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL. 170.12 (2004): 1803-1807. PMID: 15184334.

Zidek, JV, H Wong, ND Le and RT Burnett. “Causality, measurement error and multicollinearity in epidemiology”. ENVIRONMETRICS. 7 (1996): 441-451.

My current research projects include:
• Bayesian adaptive clinical trial design
• Atypical antipsychotics in remission of acute mania RCT
• Antidepressants in remission of acute depression RCT
• Time-limited HAART in acute/early HIV infection RCT
• Natural history of knee osteoarthritis
• Epidemiology of femoral acetabular impingement
• Outcomes of ankle fusions and replacements
• Determinants of outcomes in ICU patients