Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of California at Los Angeles, Epidemiology, Los Angeles, California
PhD, Cancer Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
MS, Immunology and Infection Diseases, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts
BS, Zoology, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
I am interested in the following research areas: (1) identification of risk and protective factors for cancer; (2) identification of prognostic biomarkers for cancer disease progression; (3) identification of predictors for adverse events associated with cancer treatment; and (4) utilization of HPV vaccine. Currently, I am leading several cancer epidemiology projects at Kaiser Permanente Southern California (KPSC), with an emphasis on non-Hodgkin lymphoma and HIV-related malignancies. I am particularly interested in tissue-based research. In my project of HIV-related diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, we performed tissue microarray and IHC staining to investigate the prognostic significance of several viral markers, cell cycle regulators and anti-apoptotic proteins, utilizing the comprehensive clinical information available at KPSC. My other studies aim at studying the risk/protective factors for cancer development, including the role of certain dietary intake, pharmacological agents and immunomodulation.