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Frances Hsu

  • NLM Pre-doctoral Fellow, Health and Clinical Informatics


Frances Hsu is a National Library of Medicine pre-doctoral fellow in Health and Clinical Informatics major. She received a BS in Biochemistry & Cell Biology and MS in Bioscience and Health Policy from Rice University. Prior to joining the HCI program, Frances participated in several systematic reviews and the development of the PTSD-repository. Her research interests include re-use of EHR data, patient-centered outcomes, and precision medicine.

Education and training

    • B.S., 2013, Rice University
    • M.S., 2017, Rice University
  • Internship

    • Health Policy Intern, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee - Washington, DC
    • Evidence Synthesis Intern, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) - Washington, DC


Selected publications

  • Hsu FC, Weeks CE, Selph SS, Blazina I, Holmes RS, McDonagh MS. Updating the evidence on drugs to treat overactive bladder: a systematic review. Int Urogynecol J. 2019;30(10):1603-1617. doi:10.1007/s00192-019-04022-8
  • O'Neil ME, Harik JM, McDonagh MS, et al. Development of the PTSD-Repository: A Publicly Available Repository of Randomized Controlled Trials for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2020;33(4):410-419. doi:10.1002/jts.22520
  • O’Neil ME, Cheney TP, Hsu FC, et al. Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatments for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: An Update of the PTSD-Repository Evidence Base. Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (US); November 2020.


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