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Research Associate

Contact Info

Research Interests

clinical trials; multi-center studies; orthopaedic trauma outcomes; infections; rehabilitation outcomes

Experiences & Accomplishments
University of Sciences in Philadelphia
University of Maryland

Suna Chung, MPH, is a Research Associate at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health Policy & Management. She currently serves as the research project director for the Major Extremity Trauma Research Consortium (METRC), a large multicenter clinical trials consortium in orthopaedic trauma. As a part of her role, she is serving as a project director for a number of studies, working with 60 trauma centers throughout the United States. Prior to METRC, Ms. Chung contributed to studies focused on STDs, chronic health conditions including cancer, COPD, and hypertension.

Honors & Awards
  • Elizabeth Winston Lanier Kappa Delta Award, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 2023 (as member of METRC Coordinating Center)
  • Erickson Foundation Research Award in Positive Aging, American Public Health Association (APHA), 2016 and 2018



Select Publications

Selected publications: 

  • Marsteller, Jill A.; Hsu, Yea-Jen; Weeks, Kristina; Oduwole, Modupe; Boonyasai, Romsai T.; Avornu, Gideon D.; Dietz, Katherine B.; Zhou, Zehui; Brown, Deven; Hines, Anika; Chung, Suna; Lubomski, Lisa; Carson, Kathryn A.; Ibe, Chidinma; Cooper, Lisa A.;  for the RICH LIFE Project Investigators. Assessing Factors Influencing Commitment to a Disparities Reduction Intervention: Social Justice Attitudes and Organizational Mission. The Journal for Healthcare Quality. July/August 2023; 45(4): 209-219. DOI: 10.1097/JHQ.0000000000000385.

  • Daniel Stinner, MD, Jessica Rivera, MD, Christopher Smith, MD, David Weiss, MD, Robert Hymes, MD, Paul E. Matuszewski, MD, Joshua Gary, MD, Saam Morshed, MD, Andrew Schmidt, MD, Jason Wilken, PT, PhD, Kristin R. Archer, DPT, PhD, Lane Bailey, PhD, Jackie Kleihege, PT, Kevin McLaughlin, DPT, Richard Thompson, PhD, Suna Chung, MPH, Craig Remenapp, MS; Ellen MacKenzie, PhD, Lisa Reider, PhD, and METRC. Early Advanced Weight Bearing Following Peri-articular Fractures: A Randomized Trial comparing Anti-Gravity Treadmill Therapy versus Standard of Care. Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma. January 2022.

  • H. Aboumatar, M. Naqibuddin, S. Chung, H. Chaudhry, S. Kim, J. Saunders, L. Bone, A. Gurses, A. Knowlton, P. Pronovost, N. Putcha, C. Rand, D. Roter, C. Sylvester, C. Thompson, J. Wolff, J. Hibbard, R. Wise. Effect of a Hospital Initiated Program Combining Transitional Care and Long-term Self-management Support on Outcomes of Hospitalized Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA General Internal Medicine. October 2019: 322(14): 1371-1380.

  • H. Aboumatar, M. Naqibuddin, S. Chung, H. Adebowale, L. Bone, T. Brown, L.A. Cooper, A.P. Gurses, A. Knowlton, D. Kurtz, L. Piet, N. Putcha, C. Rand, D. Roter, E. Shattuck, C. Sylvester, A. Urteaga-Fuentes, R. Wise, J.L. Wolff, T. Yang, J. Hibbard, E. Howell, M. Myers, K. Shea, J. Sullivan, L. Syron, Nae-Yuh Wang, P. Pronovost, the BREATHE Study Patient Family Partners Group. Better Respiratory Education and Treatment Help Empower (BREATHE) study: Methodology and baseline characteristics of a randomized controlled trial testing a transitional care program to improve patient-centered care delivery among chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients. Contemporary Clinical Trials. Nov 2017: 62(2017): 159-167.

The Major Extremity Trauma and Research Consortium