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Herbert Yu, MD, PhD

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Herbert Yu, MD, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Chronic Disease Epidemiology

    PO Box 208034, 60 College Street

    New Haven, CT 06520-8034

    United States



Dr. Yu is adjunct professor at Yale School of Public Health, Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology, and a molecular epidemiologist with training in medicine, epidemiology, and clinical biochemistry. Dr. Yu has been involved in cancer research for over 20 years, and has had extensive experience in population-based epidemiologic investigation and patient-based clinical studies. Dr. Yu has conducted numerous epidemiologic and clinical research projects, addressing various issues in cancer research, from etiology to detection, and prognosis to treatment. Dr. Yu is especially experienced in laboratory-based molecular epidemiologic studies, and his research interests include gene-environment interaction in cancer development and progression and lifestyle's impact on epigenetic regulation. Dr. Yu has served on numerous national and international grant review committees, and has been involved in the design, execution and analysis of many epidemiological and clinical studies.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    University of Toronto (1996)
  • MSc
    University of Toronto (1990)
  • MD
    Shanghai Medical University (1983)


  • Case-control Study of Pancreas Cancer
    Shanghai, Shanghai Shi, China (2006-2011)
    Research Collaboration
  • Clinical Study of Lung Cancer
    Tianjin, Tianjin Shi, China (2005-2010)
    Research Collaboration and Guest Lectures
  • Clinical Studies of Ovarian and Breast Cancers
    Turin, Piedmont, Italy (2001-2015)
    Research Collaboration

Honors & Recognition

Wang Fellowship for International Study of Public Health, American Health Foundation
Young Investigator Award, American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Mitchell Scholarship in Cancer Research, University of Toronto Young Investigator Award, Louisiana State University Medical Center
International Scholar Award Host in Breast Cancer Research, Avon Foundation and American Association for Cancer Research

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