• 698 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

PhD in Epidemiology, University of California at Los Angeles

MD, Shanghai Medical University

MS in Epidemiology, Fudan University

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Projects 2015 2019

Research Output 2005 2019

  • 698 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
  • 32 Article
  • 3 Review article
  • 2 Comment/debate

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., 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

Tobacco Smoke Pollution
DNA Methylation
Breast Neoplasms

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
Nutrition Surveys
Liver Diseases
3 Citations (Scopus)

Lifetime exposure to ambient air pollution and methylation of tumor suppressor genes in breast tumors

Callahan, C. L., Bonner, M. R., Nie, J., Han, D., Wang, Y., Tao, M., Shields, P. G., Marian, C., Eng, K. H., Trevisan, M., Beyea, J. & Freudenheim, J. L., 1 Feb 2018, In : Environmental Research. 161, p. 418-424 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air Pollution
Tumor Suppressor Genes
Air pollution
2 Citations (Scopus)

No association between global DNA methylation in peripheral blood and lung cancer risk in nonsmoking women: Results from a multicenter study in Eastern and Central Europe

Davis, A., Tao, M., Chen, J., Scelo, G., Bencko, V., Fabianova, E., Foretova, L., Janout, V., Lissowska, J., Mates, D., Mates, I. N., Rudnai, P., Zaridze, D. & Boffetta, P., 1 Jan 2018, In : European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 27, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eastern Europe
DNA Methylation
Multicenter Studies
Lung Neoplasms
1 Citation (Scopus)

Oral bisphosphonate use and lung cancer incidence among postmenopausal women

Tao, M., Chen, S., Freudenheim, J. L., Cauley, J. A., Johnson, K. C., Mai, X., Sarto, G. E., Wakelee, H., Boffetta, P. & Wactawski-Wende, J., 1 Jun 2018, In : Annals of Oncology. 29, 6, p. 1476-1485 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lung Neoplasms
Women's Health
Confidence Intervals