Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine
Quantitative analysis, public health
Dr. Tsai’s research interests are broadly related to health disparities with the following major research threads: (1) racial /ethnic disparities, (2) cancer prevention and control, and (3) access to care and health care utilization. Her early research topics include discussing utilization and cancer prevention on colonoscopy screening and surveillance, utilization of emergency room, and development of patient interview tool for ambulance use among stroke patients. She has several years of experience with data management, SAS programming and analysis of clinical data with multi-level nested units of analysis. She has experiences on cancer registry, national survey, electronic medical record (EMR), Medicare claim, and longitudinal data as well. She also has conducted research focuses on cancer screening prevention and control among the Latino population in an agricultural community, California. Currently, Dr. Tsai research focuses on the time trends of colorectal cancer incidence/mortality, predictors of cancer survival, and the impact of social determinant of health on cancer prevention, outcome, and survival. Her long-term goal of research is to increase the awareness of cancer prevention and improve healthcare access among minority/underserved populations through community-based research setting, especially for those impacted by colorectal cancer.