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F. Lennie Wong, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor, Population Sciences
  • Associate Professor, Biostatistics
  • Associate Professor, Outcomes Research


F. Lennie Wong, Ph.D. is a Biostatistician and an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Population Sciences with joint appointment in the Department of Information Sciences. Her expertise is in the analysis of longitudinal and cohort data. Her research interests lie in the application of statistical methods to epidemiologic studies, in examining the relationships between exposure factors and outcomes in longitudinal and cohort settings, in terms of disease occurrences and longitudinal measurement data.
Before joining the Department, she spent several years researching the late effects of exposure to ionizing radiation on the development of non-cancer diseases and on temporal trends of longitudinal biologic data in the Japanese Atomic-bomb survivors. Currently, she is examining the longitudinal trends of sexual dysfunction measures of quality of life in patients who underwent hematopoietic cell transplantations at City of Hope. Dr. Wong also provides consultations to Department researchers on study design, sampling and analysis plans, and power and sample size calculation.

Professional Experience

  • 2006 - present, Associate Research Scientist, Division of Outcomes Research, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, Duarte, CA; Associate Research Scientist, Department of Information Sciences, City of Hope
  • 2003 - 2006, Principal Statistician/Associate Research Biostatistician
  • 2002 - 2003, Senior Statistician, Center for Community Health, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Los Angeles, California
  • 1997 - 2002, Consultant, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1992 - 1994, Senior Staff Fellow, Radiation Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Etiology, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland
  • 1990 - 1992, Research Scientist, Department of Statistics
  • 1988 - 1990, Research Scientist, Research Information Center, Radiation Effects Research Foundation, Hiroshima, Japan
  • 1987 - 1988, Biostatistician, Medical Genetics Birth Defects Center, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
  • 1978 - 1987, Biostatistician, Division of Medical Genetics, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California


  • 1987, University of California, Los Angeles, Ph.D., Biostatistics
  • 1980, University of California, Los Angeles, M.S., Biostatistics
  • 1979, University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., Mathematics/Applied Science


  • American Statistical Association Biometrics Society
  • Southern California Chapter, American Statistical Association


  • 2002 - present, Chair, National Cancer Institute Chernobyl Research Program, Leukemia Advisory Group
  • 1986 - present, International Biometrics Society
  • 1986 - present, American Statistical Association