Rayjean Hung

Associate Director of Population Health
Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health

Dr. Rayjean Hung is the Associate Director of Population Health at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute of Sinai Health, Head of Prosserman Centre for Population Health Research and Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto. Dr. Hung’s research focuses on characterizing individual molecular profiles related to complex disease etiology and progression. In particular, Dr. Hung has expertise in integrative multi-omics data science based on machine learning analytics using high-dimensional data for disease prediction.  She has been leading several large-scale international studies, including aero-digestive tract cancer, pancreatic cancer and childhood cancers. In addition, Dr. Hung is leading work on early life determinants on complex diseases in longitudinal cohort studies.  She has several long-standing collaborative projects with the World Health Organization and National Institutes of Health, and has advisory roles for several national and international organizations.  Dr. Hung has authored or coauthored over 200 peer-reviewed publications including high-impact work in Nature, Nature Genetics, Lancet Oncology, Lancet Public Health and more.  She received several awards including most recently the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Molecular Epidemiology.

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