Loris Hwang, MD

Associate Adjunct Professor
Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
+1 415 502-5699

Dr. Hwang's program of clinical translational research is focused in the areas of cervical epithelial maturation, mucosal immunity, and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), specifically Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Chlamydia trachomatis. Her studies also involve the quantitative measurement of the cervical epithelial topography using colpophotography and novel imaging approaches in the clinical setting. Dr. Hwang is currently funded by the NCI/NIH to test the clinical performance of a novel coherence imaging platform for the practical screening and resolute diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical cancer. She is also funded by the Hellman Foundation to study the cervical cytokine responses to different Chlamydia trachomatis strain genotypes among young women with repeat infections. Her on-going projects include collaborations with Duke University Bioengineering and the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI).

Publications: 

Diversity of Cervicovaginal Cytokine Response to Incident Chlamydia trachomatis Infection Among a Prospective Cohort of Young Women.

American journal of reproductive immunology (New York, N.Y. : 1989)

Hwang LY, Scott ME, Ma Y, Moscicki AB

Adolescent contraception: review and guidance for pediatric clinicians.

Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care

Hartman LB, Monasterio E, Hwang LY

Cervical ectopy and the acquisition of human papillomavirus in adolescents and young women.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Hwang LY, Lieberman JA, Ma Y, Farhat S, Moscicki AB

Factors that influence the rate of epithelial maturation in the cervix in healthy young women.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Hwang LY, Ma Y, Benningfield SM, Clayton L, Hanson EN, Jay J, Jonte J, Godwin de Medina C, Moscicki AB

Adolescent sexual health.

Current problems in pediatric and adolescent health care

Monasterio E, Hwang LY, Shafer MA

Sexual behaviors after universal screening of sexually transmitted infections in healthy young women.

Obstetrics and gynecology

Hwang LY, Shafer MA, Pollack LM, Chang YJ, Boyer CB

Examination of the treatment and follow-up care for adolescents who test positive for Chlamydia trachomatis infection.

Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine

Hwang LY, Tebb KP, Shafer MA, Pantell RH

Chlamydia trachomatis infection in adolescents.

Advances in pediatrics

Hwang L, Shafer MA