研究成員

Professor Su Xuefen (蘇雪芬博士)

Professor Su Xuefen (蘇雪芬博士)

MPH(Temple), Sc.D (Harv.)

Assistant Professor

Email: xuefensu@cuhk.edu.hk

Biography

Prof. Su joined the School as an Instructor in January 2009. She received her Doctor of Science degree in Epidemiology from Harvard University School of Public Health in 2009 and Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from Temple University in the United States (US) in 2004. Prof. Su has extensive experience in research on breast cancer etiology, screening, and prevention. Her doctoral research focused on identifying molecular, genetic, and adolescent dietary risk factors of proliferative benign breast disease, a marker of increased breast cancer risk, in Nurses’ Health Study II, one of the largest cohort studies on women’s health in the U.S. She also involved in research to assess the relations between birth weight, childhood, adolescent and adult body size measures, adult physical activity and inactivity, and alcohol consumption and postmenopausal plasma prolactin levels. Her master’s research concentrated on population-based needs assessment surveys and intervention studies on breast and cervical cancer prevention and tobacco control.

Currently Prof. Su is working on research projects on knowledge, attitudes, and practices of breast cancer screening among Hong Kong women, pharmacoepidemiology to examine the anti-hypertensive and anti-diabetes drug use patterns in primary care settings in Hong Kong, and epidemiology of dementia in Guangdong and Guangxi.

Teaching Modules

  • EPB5111 Epidemiology I Introduction to Epidemiology
  • EPB5112 Epidemiology II Epidemiological Study Designs
  • EPB5113 Epidemiology III Analysis of Epidemiological Data
  • EPB6111 Selected Topics in Epidemiology
  • EPB6112 Writing of Research Thesis
  • EPB6302 Writing Up of Thesis and Presentation of Results
  • MFM8002 Basic Epidemiology and Statistics in Primary Care
  • MFM8006 Protocol Development

Research interests

Nutritional Epidemiology, life course epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, cancer epidemiology and prevention, breast cancer etiology and prevention, and tobacco control

Awards

  • 2012 Teachers of the Years’ Award (2011-2012) for Public Health Year 3 Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2011 Global Scholarship Programme for Research Excellence – CNOOC Grants for 2011-12 The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2004 Best Abstract Award of 5th TWGHs Eddie Wang Symposium on Complementary Chinese & Western Medicine-Integrated Approach Tung Wah Group

Selected Publications

  • Su, X., Colditz, G.A., Willett, W.C., Collins, L.C., Schnitt, S.J., Connolly, J.L., Pollak, M.N., Rosner, B., Tamimi, R.M. Genetic variation and circulating levels of IGF-I and IGFBP-3 and risk of proliferative benign breast disease. International Journal of Cancer, 126(1), 180-190.
  • Su, X., Hankinson, S.E., Clevenger, C.V., Eliassen, A.H., Tworoger, S.S. (2009). Energy balance, early life body size, and plasma prolactin levels in postmenopausal women. Cancer Causes & Control, 20(2), 253-62.
  • Su, X., Ma, G. X., Seals, B., Tan, Y., & Hausman A. (2006). Breast cancer early detection among Chinese Women in the Philadelphia Area. Journal of Women’s Health, 15(5), 507-519.
  • Fang, C.Y., Ma, G.X., Miller, S.M., Tan, Y., Su, X., & Shive, S. (2006). A brief smoking cessation intervention for Chinese and Korean American smokers. Preventive Medicine, 43(4), 321-324.
  • Ma, G.X., Fang, C., Shive, S., Su, X., Toubbeh, J.I., Miller, S., & Tan, Y. (2005). A culturally enhanced smoking cessation study among Chinese and Korean smokers. The International Journal of Health Education, 8, 1-10.
  • Ma, G.X., Toubbeh, J.I., Su, X., & Edwards, R.L. (2004). ATECAR: An Asian American community-based participatory research model on tobacco and cancer control. Health Promotion Practice, 5(4), 382-394.
  • Ma, G.X., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J.I., Su, X., Shive, S., & Lan, Y. (2004). Acculturation and smoking behavior in Asian-American populations. Health Education Research, 19(6), 615-625.
  • Ma, G.X., Tan, Y., Toubbeh, J., & Su, X. (2003). Difference in stages of change of smoking behavior among current smokers of four Asian American subgroups. Addictive Behaviors, 28(8), 1431-1439.
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