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Hua Zhao, Ph.D.

Massey Cancer Center research program membership

Cancer Prevention and Control

Department affiliations

Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, School of Medicine


MS, Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, China (1998)
PhD, The University of Texas (2003)

Research description

In the context of racial disparity, we are carrying out a molecular epidemiologic study to identify genetic and molecular biomarkers associated with cancer risk and clinical outcomes. We focus on breast cancer. In addition, we are interested to study how social contextual factors and built environment factors may influence cancer risks, clinical outcomes, and cancer disparities.

Disease focus of research

Breast, Brain & nervous system, Genitourinary (GU)

Research keywords

Biomarkers,Cancer disparities,Cancer risk behaviors,Genomics,Obesity,Precision medicine,Prevention/population health,Translational science

Published research (during tenure as a Massey Cancer Center member)

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