Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health
Western Kentucky University
2012- Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, College of Health and Human Services, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY, USA. 2011-2012 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Health Administration, Public Health and Gerontology, School of Public Service Leadership, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN, USA. 2008-2011 Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology, Department of Community Health, Saint Louis University School of Public Health, Saint Louis, Missouri, USA. 2003-2007 Visiting Fellow of Cancer Epidemiology, OEEB, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics,US National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Rockville, Maryland, USA. 2002-2003 Research/Teaching Assistant, data search and management, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; data management and data analysis in the Emergency Department, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. 2000-2002 Research Assistant, Environmental Toxicology and Molecular Medicine Program, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, USA 1996-2000 Assistant Professor and Director of Food Toxicology Program, Department of Food Sciences and Engineering, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China. 1994-1996 Research Associate, Department of Toxicology, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China. 1992-1994 Faculty, Department of Epidemiology, Zhejiang University School of Public Health, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China. 1991-1992 Residence/Intern in Preventive Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Xia- Cheng District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China. 1990-1991 Residence/Intern in Clinical Medicine, Railroad Ministry Hospital in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, P.R. China.
Personal Statement: The goals of my career are to use epidemiologic research methods and the principles of toxicology to solve priority issues in public health and clinical medicine/health care and to train new epidemiologists for public health and other public health workers. I have expertise in epidemiologic research methods, application of epidemiologic research methods in public health and other health sciences, cancer etiology, cancer screening, cancer and other chronic and infectious diseases prevention and control in the community, toxicology, food toxicology, food and nutrition, environmental toxicology, reproductive toxicology, environmental exposure assessment, molecular medicine, application of biostatistics in epidemiology, writing, editing and commenting research articles, reviews, and grant proposals in both English and Chinese. Especially, I have a unique expertise in translating basic research into animal/tissue research and into clinical and population research and vice versa and interpret the clinical and population research results using the biologic mechanisms from basic and animal/tissue research.