Laboratory of Genomic Instability and Cardiopulmonary Outcomes

Jason Wong

Senior Investigator Research Interests

Research Interests
  1. Conduct multidisciplinary epidemiologic studies aimed at explaining the biological mechanisms by which exposures influence cardiopulmonary disease risk and progression in humans, with focus on genomic instability.
  2. Investigate whether the impact of exposures on cardiopulmonary outcomes differ across racial/ethnic groups and by geographic location.
  3. Assess how atmospheric conditions characteristic of climate change affect cardiopulmonary outcomes in humans.

Meet the Team

Jason Wong

Jason Wong, S.M., Sc.D.

Tenure-Track Investigator

Dr. Jason Wong earned his dual-doctorate in epidemiology and environmental health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. He later became a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he examined the chronic health effects of secondhand smoke in a multi-ethnic study of women in the United States. Prior to joining ECHB, Dr. Wong was a research fellow at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, where he investigated the influence of occupational/environmental exposure to air pollutants on various biomarkers of genomic instability, with a focus on telomere length, as well as identifying risk factors for lung cancer among special populations (e.g., unique or high-exposure, minority, or geographic location).