Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Ophthalmology and Visual Science
The Hoh Lab
My research goals are to understand the principle of interactions among genes, environmental exposures as well as stochastic random effects in relationship to the disease expression and pathogenesis. In collaboration with epidemiologists, statisticians, computer scientists, molecular biologists and physicians, our strategy is to develop an organized and systematic approach to tackle the problem through the analysis of several chronic diseases. At the moment we are investigating age-related macular degeneration.
My laboratory has completed several epidemiological studies in well-defined populations of individuals with and without AMD. We are now following up these findings with additional computational analyses and studies in populations with different ethnic backgrounds.