Candice Hwang [Associate Researcher]

Candice Hwang

Candice Hwang is currently a MD candidate at Northwestern University and Honorary Associate Researcher at the University of the Witwatersrand. She is based at HE²RO as a Fogarty Global Health Fellow with the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the National Institutes of Health. Candice is studying changes in health-seeking behaviors in pregnant women living with HIV after the implementation of South Africa’s Option B+ policy, which made antiretroviral therapy available to these women for life, regardless of immune status. She is working under the mentorship of Dr. Mhairi Maskew, MBBCh, PhD, and Dr. Matthew Fox, DSc, MPH. Candice previously worked for the global health nonprofit Results for Development to track nutrition spending in Ethiopia and create a peer learning network for immunization program managers in countries transitioning out of Gavi support. She is originally from Shanghai, China, and is interested in supporting evidence-based policymaking in low- and middle-income healthcare systems.