My research interests primarily lie in global epidemiology of cancer, diabetes and obesity. Understanding the link between obesity, diabetes mellitus and cancer in low- and middle-income countries and their public health impact in these parts of the world is a major goal of my work. I am also specifically interested in the development and application of epidemiologic methods for more accurate phenotype assessment in chronic disease epidemiology.
Honors and Awards
2007: Fellowship for Research Training in Genetic Epidemiology, Netherlands Institute for Health Sciences (NIHES)
2007 Selected essay, Young Voices in Research for Health 2007, Global Forum for Health Research/The Lancet
2009: Cancer Research Training Award, National Cancer Institute, US National Institutes of Health
2010: Harvey M. Meyerhoff Fellowship in Cancer Prevention, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
2012: Dorothy and Arthur Samet Award, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Global cancer epidemiology, upper gastrointestinal cancers, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma, chroninc disease epidemiology, diabetes mellitus, obesity, developing countries