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Christie Jeon, ScD

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Christie Jeon, ScD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Christie Younghae Jeon, ScD, is an epidemiologist by training and an assistant professor at Cedars-Sinai Division of Hematology/Oncology, and at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health in the Department of Epidemiology. The overarching goal of her research program is to develop strategies that will lead to earlier diagnosis of cancer at stages when interventions can effectively lengthen survival. Of specific focus is early detection of pancreatic, gastric and liver cancers, and understanding the role of diabetes and infections in these cancers. Dr. Jeon is also interested in the analysis of ‘big data’ to detect patients at high risk of recalcitrant cancers and to evaluate the potential repurposing of metabolic drugs to improve cancer outcomes. Dr. Jeon completed a bachelor of arts degree in molecular and cell biology at the University of California, Berkeley, a master of science degree in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and a doctor of science degree in epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health. She subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in infectious diseases epidemiology at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer prevention and control at UCLA.

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  • Master's: Harvard School of Public Health, 2007
  • Doctorate: Harvard School of Public Health, 2010
  • Fulbright Award, J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Korean American Educational Commission. Seoul, Korea, 2009-10

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Jeon CY, Goodman MT, Cook-Wiens G, Sundaram V. Statin Use and Survival with Early-Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016 Apr;25(4):686-692. PMID: 26908429
  • Wu BU, Chang J, Jeon CY, Pandol SJ, Huang B, Ngor EW, Difronzo AL, Cooper RM. Impact of statin use on survival in patients undergoing resection for early-stage pancreatic cancer. Am J Gastroenterol. 2015 Aug;110(8):1233-9. PMID: 26195180
  • Jeon CY, Pandol SJ, Wu B, Cook-Wiens G, Gottlieb RA, Merz CN, Goodman MT. The association of statin use after cancer diagnosis with survival in pancreatic cancer patients: a SEER-medicare analysis. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 1;10(4):e0121783. PMID: 25830309
  • Jeon C, Chang SC, Mu L, Zhao J, Rao JY, Lu QY, Zhang ZF. Genetic variants of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor δ are associated with gastric cancer. Dig Dis Sci. 2013 Oct;58(10):2881-2886. PMID: 23907334
  • Ahn JS, Eom CS, Jeon CY, Park SM. Acid suppressive drugs and gastric cancer: a meta-analysis of observational studies. World J Gastroenterol. 2013 Apr 28;19(16):2560-2568. PMID: 23674860

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