Yin Cao, ScD, MPH
- Phone: 314-747-3925
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.
Dr. Cao is a cancer epidemiologist focusing on risk prediction, screening and early detection, and chemoprevention of major cancers, particularly gastrointestinal malignancies. She has extensive training and research experience in genetic, molecular, and nutritional epidemiology, and was an Instructor of Medicine at the Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School (2015-2017) before joining Washington University. Her research areas include the etiology and early detection of young onset colorectal cancer, the role of microbiome and host immunity in carcinogenesis, and the development of precision aspirin chemoprevention guidelines. She will utilize multiple -omic technologies, advanced prediction tools (e.g. machine learning), as well as methods in comparative effectiveness research (e.g. decision modeling), to develop personalized cancer prevention and early detection strategies.
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