Yin Cao, ScD, MPH

Yin Cao, ScD, MPH

Associate Professor of Surgery, Associate Professor of Medicine


Graduate School

ScD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA. 2013
MPH, Columbia University, New York, NY. 2009

Post Doctoral Education

Research Fellow: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA. 2013-2015.


Research Interests

Dr.Cao’s research group specializes in systems and translational cancer epidemiology with an overarching goal to develop precision-based cancer prevention/control strategies. Our current projects incorporate novel high-throughput technologies (genomics, microbiome, proteomics, accelerometers) into large-scale collaborative population-based/clinical studies to address provocative questions in gastrointestinal cancer prevention, including but not limited to the etiology of sporadic cancers among younger adults, the biological basis for cancer disparity, and the role of host-microbial interactions in carcinogenesis. Dr. Cao holds secondary appointment in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine.

PubMed page for Dr. Cao

Cao Lab website

Research Profile

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Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis MO 63110
(314) 747-3925