Dr. Hswen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Bakar Computational Health Institute at the University of California San Francisco. She holds an Adjunct Faculty Position in the Computational Epidemiology Lab at the Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hswen graduated with a Doctoral Degree in social and computational epidemiology at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health where she focused on leveraging online big data to uncover social patterns of disease and to inform the development of interventions to improve the health and well-being of the most marginalized subgroups of the population. 

Her current research seeks to use unconventional informal data to understand social context and underground beliefs and behaviors that traditional data sources have limited ability to capture.