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Jiali Han, Ph.D., is currently Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology, Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health, and Rachel Cecile Efroymson Professor of Cancer Research at Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center, Indiana University, Indianapolis. Dr. Han earned his PhD in Biological Sciences in Public Health from Harvard University in 2004. He then joined the faculties of Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Prior to his move to Indianapolis in 2013, he was an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Dermatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
As an active investigator, Dr. Han is interested in understanding the influence of genetic and environmental factors on the etiology and prevention of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. In addition to identifying genetic markers for human pigmentation, nevus count and skin cancers and playing a leading role in several large national and international collaborative consortia, Dr. Han has conducted post-genome-wide association studies examining the biological function of genetic variants using bioinformatics and molecular biology tools. Besides a series of genetic and molecular epidemiological research investigations, he has conducted a great deal of epidemiological research to identify lifestyle and environmental risk factors and comorbidities for skin cancers. Furthermore, his research interests expanded to other skin lesions such as psoriasis, nevus, and acne. He has also worked on breast, endometrial, lung, and prostate cancers. He has recently made some significant strides in cancer network research and pharmacoepidemiology research. A series of his seminal research findings has been published in high-profile journals and drew enormous attention not only from the scientific community but also from public media.
Dr. Han has been the Principal Investigator on a dozen of NIH grants. He also serves as a key investigator on multiple NIH-funded projects, providing critical expertise in genetic and molecular epidemiology to his collaborators and peers. He has published over 180 original research articles in peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Han has been invited to speak about his research at regional, national, and international scientific meetings. He has served as ad hoc reviewer for over 100 peer-reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Han has served on a number of national and international committees and grant review panels in the NIH study sections, the U.S. Department of Defense, and the American Cancer Society. He has been on several committees and chaired sessions of national and international scientific societies.
Dr. Han is interested in understanding the influence of genetic and environmental factors on the etiology and prevention of skin lesions. His genetic epidemiological research started with the etiology of skin cancers and expanded to other skin lesions such as psoriasis, moles, and acne. Besides a series of genetic susceptibility investigation, he has also conducted a great deal of epidemiological research to identify lifestyle and environmental risk factors and comorbidities for skin cancers, psoriasis, and acne. He has played a leading role in large national and international collaborative consortia on melanoma, non-melanoma skin cancer, and human pigmentation. Currently he leads post-GWAS collaborative projects examining the biological function of genetic variants using bioinformatics and molecular biology tools. In addition, he recently has conducted cancer network research and pharmacoepidemiology research.