Ting-Yuan D Cheng

Ting-Yuan D Cheng

Assistant Professor

Department: PHHP-COM EPIDEMIOLOGY
Business Phone: (352) 294-5495
Business Email: tingyuan.cheng@ufl.edu

About Ting-Yuan D Cheng

I strive to establish my research program in cancer and molecular pathological epidemiology. I am currently the PI of an NIH/NCI K07 Mentored Career Development Award (K07 CA201334, 2016–2021). My K07 was awarded to the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center during my time there in the middle of 2016. My laboratory has been devoted to understanding the influence of environmental factors, including energy balance and hormones, on cancer etiology and outcomes among different racial and ethnic populations. I work with pathologists and laboratory scientists to retrieve tumor samples, perform immunohistochemistry assays, and develop scoring algorithms. The research component of my K07 is to examine the association of the mechanistic Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) pathway with breast cancer subtypes in Black and White women. As part of the training element of K07, I have led the molecular pathology component of an Intergroup project (SWOG 0424) to examine the protein expression of hormone receptors, coupling with data on mutations, genetic polymorphisms, and epidemiology questionnaires, to examine their etiologic role in lung cancer of female smokers and never smokers. The main finding was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. At UF, I direct the HealthStreet Cancer Survivor Cohort, an infrastructure of a community-outreach research engagement program that has enrolled >1,000 participants in Florida, to develop a resource to support research in cancer survivorship, comorbidity, and disparities in the catchment area of the UF Health Cancer Center.

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0002-4105-828X

Areas of Interest
  • Cancer epidemiology
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Energy balance and cancer
  • Health Disparities
  • Molecular pathological epidemiology

Publications

2020
FOXA1 Protein Expression in ER+ and ER- Breast Cancer in Relation to Parity and Breastfeeding in Black and White Women.
Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology. 29(2):379-385 [DOI] 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-19-0787. [PMID] 31871111.
2020
Associations between Plasma Choline Metabolites and Genetic Polymorphisms in One-Carbon Metabolism in Postmenopausa Women: The Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study
Journal of Nutrition. 150(11):2874-2881 [DOI] 10.1093/jn/nxaa266.

Grants

Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Together Transforming and Translating Discovery to Improve Health
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCATS
Jan 2017 ACTIVE
mTOR pathway in breast cancer subtypes by race: A molecular pathological study
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NCI

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018-2021
PHC6711 Measurement in Epidemiology and Outcomes Research
2020-2021
PHC7979 Advanced Research
2019-2021
PHC7918 Independent Study
2018-2019
HSC4970 Public Health and Health Professions Senior Honors Thesis
2018-2019
PHC6971 Research for Master’s Thesis
2017
PHC6601 Seminar in Contemporary Public Health Issues
2017
PHC6946 Public Health Internship
2017
PHC6001 Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health
2021
PHC6941 MPH Applied Practice Experience

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-5495
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