Assistant Professor, Department of Population Health
I am a cardiovascular epidemiologist, and my research focuses on community, clinical and policy-based initiatives for the reduction of chronic disease morbidity and mortality. I have particular interest in improving cardio-metabolic health and lifestyle behaviors, including physical activity and nutrition in Asian American communities.
Prior to joining faculty at the NYU School of Medicine in 2014, I worked for six years at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) in the Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control on research pertaining to and evaluation of city nutrition policies and community-based initiatives to reduce the burden of chronic disease. At the NYU School of Medicine, I have deepened my expertise on health disparities in Asian American and immigrant populations and community-based, collaborative research approaches. Given these experiences, I possess a unique viewpoint on health, policy and research that encompasses both a citywide perspective paired with an understanding of specific health needs of disparity subgroups.
PhD from Johns Hopkins University
MPH from Yale University
Public health nutrition. 2020 Sep 08; 1-9
Journal of human hypertension. 2020 Sep; 34(9):624-632
Preventive medicine reports. 2020 Sep; 19:101135
Preventive medicine reports. 2020 Sep; 19:101162
ISME journal. 2020 Jul; 14(7):1639-1650
Journal of immigrant & minority health. 2020 May 16;
Family & community health. 2020 Apr/Jun; 43(2):100-105
Journal of racial & ethnic health disparities. 2020 Mar 09;