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Weng Kee Wong

Professor of Biostatistics


DepartmentsType of Faculty
BiostatisticsFull Time
Contact Information

Room 51-239B CHS

Department of Biostatistics

UCLA School of Public Health

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1772

Areas of Interest: 

My general area of research is in optimal design of experiments with applications to clinical trials and non-linear models. I am particularly interested in the construction of multiple-objective designs. These designs are appealing because they are flexible and they capture the goals of the practitioners more accurately. My work is published in both theoretical and applied journals in statistics, including pharmaceutical sciences and theoretical biology.

In 1997, I won the First Independent Research Support and Transition Award from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. I participated in several rheumatoid arthritis (RA) studies, including "High versus Low Dose Pencillamine in Systemic Sclerosis" and "Long Term Observational Study of Early Severe RA Patients". Earlier on, I also served as the director of the "Multipurpose Arthritis Center Data Analysis Core" from 1995-1998. Currently, I am the biostatistician for the "Multi-Center Phase II Trial of Oral Type I Bovine Collagen in Scleroderma" supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). I have also participated in NIH-supported research work in dentistry and environment health science.

PhD Statistics (1990) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St.Paul
MS Statistics (1989) University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-St.Paul
MS Mathematics (1985) University of Winsconsin-Milwaukee
BS Honors Mathematics (1983) National University of Singapore
This faculty member is available to serve as: 
Doctoral Advisor
Masters Advisor
PhD Committee Member
DrPH Committee Member

Please check with the faculty member or their office about availability to serve during current academic period.

Selected Courses: 
Biostat 200C Spring 2005-2014 Biostatistics
Biostat 238 Fall 2010, Methodology in Clinical Trials
Biostat 240 Spring 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009 MS Student Seminar
Biostat 250A Fall 2000-Fall 2008, Fall 2014 Linear Statistical Models I
Biostat 251 Spring 2002-Spring 2004 Multivariate Biostatistics
Biostat 279 Fall 2000, Winter 2005, Winter 2008, Spring 2015 Optimal Design Theory and Methods