Debra Horng


Postdoctoral Research Fellow, MGH
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, HMS


PhD. Medical Physics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2017

Contact Info

Gordon Center for Medical Imaging
125 Nashua Street, Suite 660
Boston, MA 02114


Dr. Horng earned her S.B. in electrical engineering from MIT in 2004, her M.S. in radiation oncology physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011, and her Ph.D. in medical physics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017. Her doctoral thesis was on signal models for MRI-based quantitative measurements of the liver such as fat-fraction and iron content. She has a strong basic scientific background from taking coursework in chemistry (both organic and inorganic), physics, biology, radiobiology, microbiology, and physiology. From her graduate work, she has two first-author publications and a university-sponsored patent. Her interests lie in the medical applications of signal processing, estimation, and data visualization. Currently, she is conducting research in the areas of magnetic resonance spectroscopy imaging (MRSI) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based attenuation correction for positron emission tomography (PET).