• 791 Citations
  • 17 h-Index

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Area of Expertise

My overall research objective is to investigate how environmental and lifestyle related factors–such as air pollution, diet, nutrition, alcohol consumption, and reproductive history–relate to risk and prognosis of cancer, with an emphasis on interaction with genetic/epigenetic factors. Since graduate school, I have been involved in several NIH-funded studies in different populations on both etiology and prognosis of cancers. I also have an interest in understanding how environmental and lifestyle factors occurring at different times throughout an individual’s life-span affect epigenetic changes in the initiation, development, and progression of cancer in different population subgroups.

Education/Academic qualification

MS in Epidemiology, Fudan University

MD, Shanghai Medical University

PhD in Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles

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Research Output

  • 791 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 36 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Comment/debate

Association of home food availability with prediabetes and diabetes among adults in the United States

McAtee, J. R., Tao, M. H., King, C. & Chai, W., May 2020, In : Nutrients. 12, 5, 1209.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Active and secondhand smoke exposure throughout life and DNA methylation in breast tumors

    Callahan, C. L., Bonner, M. R., Nie, J., Wang, Y., Tao, M. H., Shields, P. G., Marian, C., Eng, K. H., Trevisan, M. & Freudenheim, J. L., 1 Jan 2019, In : Cancer Causes and Control. 30, 1, p. 53-62 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Author Correction: Magnesium intake and mortality due to liver diseases: Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Cohort (Scientific Reports, (2017), 7, 1, (17913), 10.1038/s41598-017-18076-5)

    Wu, L., Zhu, X., Fan, L., Kabagambe, E. K., Song, Y., Tao, M., Zhong, X., Hou, L., Shrubsole, M. J., Liu, J. & Dai, Q., 1 Dec 2019, In : Scientific Reports. 9, 1, 6983.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Open Access