Lab Members

Sarah Abdelaziz, Mstat

Sarah Abdelaziz, Mstat

Biostatistician

Sarah graduated with a Master of Statistics degree at the University of Utah. She had a bachelor's degree in Statistics and Computer Science. She is currently working on projects involving Head and Neck cancer survivors to learn about long-term health effects and necessary care provided.

David Baraghoshi, Mstat

David Baraghoshi, Mstat

Chun-Pin Chang (Esther), PhD

Chun-Pin Chang (Esther), PhD

Chun-Pin Chang (Esther) graduated with her MPH and PhD degrees in epidemiology at UCLA Fielding School of Public Health. Her dissertation focused on how glycemic index (GI) diet, glucose metabolism-related SNPs and GxE interaction influence the risk of lung and upper aerodigestive tract cancers. Her previous research experiences have spanned broad topics covering, the association between environmental exposure and breast cancer among young women, the prevalence of Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) among HIV-infected and general population in Taiwan, and the association between genetic variants of B cell and non-Hodgkin lymphoma among HIV-infected men. Her current work focuses on reproductive epidemiology and cancer survivors study.

Yuji Chen

Yuji Chen

Research Assistant
Qingqing Hu

Qingqing Hu

PhD student
Qingqing graduated with her master's degree in Health Promotion and Education at University of Utah. She got her bachelor's degree of preventive medicine in China had a 7-year work experience in CDCs in China. She is currently working her PhD in Public Health.

Yuan-Chin Amy Lee, PhD

Yuan-Chin Amy Lee, PhD

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Dr. Yuan-Chin Amy Lee graduated with her PhD degree in epidemiology at University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health. She has been working closely with Dr. Mia Hashibe on smoking-related cancers, such as lung and head and neck cancers, at the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France and at the University of Utah. She is interested in research that can be applied in the population. Currently, she is performing research on head and neck cancer etiology by conducting a case-control study in East Asia, and on head and neck cancer risk prediction modeling by utilizing the pooled database in the International Head and Neck Cancer Epidemiology Consortium.

Judith Rosenthal

Judith Rosenthal

Senior Laboratory Specialist

Former Members

Brenna Blackburn

Brenna Blackburn

Zach Burningham, MPH

Zach Burningham, MPH

Carrie Butler

Carrie Butler

Former Research Assistant
Makenzie Hawkins, MSPH

Makenzie Hawkins, MSPH

Mark Hyde, PA

Mark Hyde, PA

PhD Student
Daisuke Kawakita

Daisuke Kawakita

Jill Jim

Jill Jim

Shuang (Nancy) Li

Shuang (Nancy) Li

Former Research Assistant
Jihye Park, MSPH

Jihye Park, MSPH

Jihye graduated with a Master of Science in Public Health degree at the University of Utah. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing and has over 3 years of experience working as a Registered nurse in Seoul Nation University Hospital and a clinical research associate/medical writer in a pharmaceutical company. She is currently working on her paper assessing cardiovascular disease risk among thyroid cancer patients as Dr.Hashibe’s research assistant.

Ali Al Sarray

Ali Al Sarray

Sean Soisson

Sean Soisson

PhD Student

Sean Soisson is a PhD student in the Division of Public Health at the University of Utah. He graduated with a master's degree in anthropology from Ohio State University. He is currently working with Dr. Hashibe on projects involving survivors of endometrial and ovarian cancer. He has been working with Dr. Lisa Cannon-Albright in the Division of Genetic Epidemiology on identifying genetic contributions to colorectal cancer since 2013.

Mohammed Al-Temimi, MD, MPH

Mohammed Al-Temimi, MD, MPH

Mei Wei, MD, PhD

Mei Wei, MD, PhD