Faculty Spotlight

December 2018

Ickpyo Hong

Ickpyo Hong, PhD, OTR

Assistant Professor
Department of Occupational Therapy

Web Biography

Dr. Ickpyo Hong joined the Division of Rehabilitation Science as a post-doctoral fellow in 2016 to work on Dr. Timothy Reistetter’s research project creating rehabilitation service areas (R01-HS024711-01). In 2017, he transitioned to an assistant professor faculty position in the Department of Occupational Therapy.

Dr. Hong’s research focuses on health services and outcomes research in post-acute care settings using electronic health records and Medicare claim data. His research also includes cross-national disability comparisons using international population-based survey data and various item response theory and measurement models. Dr. Hong’s measurement background includes extensive work on patient-reported outcomes within the National Institutes of Health PROMIS measures.

Dr. Hong is currently a K12 scholar at UTMB and is exploring case mixed models for rehabilitation outcomes in post-acute care settings utilizing Medicare claim data and private electronic health records with natural language processing (NLP). He is also supported by the UTMB Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center (P30-AG024832) leading an international research collaboration to examine social, contextual and behavioral factors that influence function across the Asian stroke populations in United States, China and Korea which will help US policy makers understand the contribution of unique Asian social factors to improve stroke outcomes.

Ickpyo Hong stands in front of his poster presentation.

Assistant Professor Dr. Ickpyo Hong, OTR PhD, presented his recent poster at the Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, New Orleans, LA.