Hua Zhao, Ph.D.


Hua Zhao, Ph.D.

Department: Division of Epidemiology

Phone: (804) 628-4058


One Capitol Square, 8th Floor, Room 825
830 E. Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Undergraduate Education

  • Fudan University, Shanghai, China, BS, Genetics

Graduate Education

  • The University of Texas, School of Public Health at Houston, Houston, TX, PHD, Molecular and Cancer Epidemiology
  • Shanghai Institute of Cell Biology, Shanghai, China, MS, Cell Biology

Post Graduate Education

  • Research Fellowship, Molecular Epidemiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Research Expertise

  • Identification of epidemiological and genetic risk factors for cancer development and progression. 
    Model development for cancer risk and progression predictions 
    Investigation of genotype and phenotype interactions
    Identification of epidemiological, social, and genetic factors that may contribute to cancer racial disparity 
    Biomarker discovery for cancer early detection and progression

Teaching Expertise

  • Cancer Epidemiology: provide baseline and advanced knowledge in cancer epidemiology to students; develop critical thinking in cancer epidemiology
    Molecular Epidemiology: guide students on how to apply cutting-edge molecular analyses in epidemiological setting

Keywords & Interest Areas

  • Cancer Epidemiology, molecular Epidemiology
  • genetic epidemiology

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Cancer Research, member
  • American Public Health Association, member
  • American Society of Human Genetics

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