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Faculty

Epidemiology Appointees

Chair

Karen Edwards, PhD, Chair

Genetic Epidemiology, chronic diseases, 
diet and nutritional epidemiology,
Gene x Environment interactions
Professor

Rufus Edwards, PhD.

Human exposures to air pollution,
Indoor air pollution, Paint emissions, 
Emissions of climate altering 
pollutant species, 
Health co-benefits
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Deborah Goodman, MD, PhD, MPH

Cancer Epidemiology,
Chronic Disease Prevention
Professor

Luohua Jiang, MD, PhD

Multilevel and Longitudinal Data 
Analysis, Latent Variable Modeling,
Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, Health Disparities Research
Professor

Feng Liu-Smith, PhD

Cancer Epidemiology, cancer biology,
 melanoma drug resistance,
 melanoma risk factors, gender 
difference/gender disparity
Professor

Trina Norden-Krichmar, PhD

Bioinformatics; genetic factors in
human diseases;
gene expression analysis; methylation; 
non-coding RNA; metagenomics; 
medical, environmental and marine
genomics; pharmacogenomics and
computational drug discovery
Professor

Christine McClaren, PhD

Finite Mixture Distributions,
Goodness-of-fit Testing, Statistical
Modeling of Biological Processes,
Iron Deficiency Anemia, Iron Overload, Hemochromatosis,
Epidemiology
Professor

Andrew Odegaard, PhD

diet, nutrition, lifestyle, physical 
activity, fitness, obesity, body 
composition, metabolic disorders,
type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular 
disease, cancer, Alzheimer's,
cognition, translation
Professor

Hannah Lui Park, PhD

Cancer epigenetics, environmental
exposures, DNA methylation,
cancer biomarkers,
genetic epidemiology,
epigenetic epidemiology
Professor

Sora Park Tanjasiri, DrPH, PhD

Cancer health disparities, cancer prevention, breast and cervical 
early detection, 
community-based participatory research

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Joint Appointees

Professor

Maria Corrada-Bravo, ScD

aging, dementia, oldest-old, 
risk and protective factors for dementia, 
longitudinal epidemiological studies
Professor

Kathryn Larsen, MD

Disease prevention,
health maintenance, 
Breast cancer,
Women's health, 
Family medicine,
Primary care
Professor

Nathan Wong, PhD, MPH

Epidemiology, prevention, coronary calcium, 
metabolic syndrome, 
cardiovascular diseases

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Other Appointees

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Shu-Yuan Liao, MD

St. Joseph Hospital, 
Children's Hospital Orange County (CHOC)
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Bichlien Nguyen, MD

Memorial Care Health System
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Thomas Prendergast, MD, MPH

Epidemiology