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Areas of Interest

Type 1 Diabetes, Type 2 diabetes, Obesity, Metabolism, Brain, Neuroimaging, Aging


Dr. Hwang is chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her philosophy of care is that the partnership formed between a patient and his or her doctor is the fulcrum upon which everything in medicine revolves around. She believes that the highest quality care comes with engaging patients to become active partners in managing their disease. Furthermore, as a physician-scientist, she believes that actively listening to her patients is the best way to understand what are the most meaningful scientific questions to pursue. Dr. Hwang’s academic interests are at the intersection of metabolism and neuroscience. Her research focuses on using advanced brain imaging modalities such as functional MRI and magnetic resonance spectroscopy coupled with classic investigative techniques in metabolism to understand the effects of diabetes and obesity on the brain.

Education and Training

  • Undergraduate Princeton University
  • Medical School Harvard Medical School
  • Residency Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
  • Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Masters in Health Science Yale School of Medicine
Hwang, Janice