Lab Members

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.

Marci Harris

Marci Harris

PhD Student

Marci is a PhD student in public health at the University of Utah. She graduated with a master’s degree in public policy and public health. She is currently researching the comorbidity burden of cancer survivorship and genetic mutations.

Siqi Hu

Siqi Hu

PhD Student

Siqi graduated with her medical degree and finished a two-year residency in China. She is currently pursuing her PhD in public health.

Alzina Koric

Alzina Koric

Alzina is a PhD student in the Division of Public Health at the University of Utah. Alzina holds a master’s in public policy from the University of Utah. Presently, as a graduate research assistant, Alzina is involved in multiple projects/studies working on data preparation and analysis, research publications, study participant recruitment, and enrollment. Alzina also serves as a reviewer for Substance Abuse Journal.

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.

Bayarmaa Mark

Bayarmaa Mark

Biostatistician

Bayarmaa graduated with a master’s degree in applied statistics and decision analytics. She is currently working as a statistician on projects involving cancer survivors to learn about causes and long-term health outcomes of colorectal cancer.

Krista Ocier

Krista Ocier

Krista is a PhD student in Public Health at the University of Utah. She graduated with a master’s degree in public health. She has been a part of a community engagement project in Ghana called Health 2 Go since 2016.

Judith Rosenthal

Judith Rosenthal

Senior Laboratory Specialist