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Shine Chang, PhD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
Director, Cancer Prevention Research Training Program, Division of OVP, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Bio Statement

 I am the Director of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Cancer Prevention Research Training Program (CPRTP) and a University of Texas Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Department of Epidemiology.  For the CPRTP, a multi-disciplinary program that resides within the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences (comprised of five departments:  Behavioral Science, Clinical Cancer Prevention, Epidemiology, Health Disparities Research, and Health Services Research), I coordinate a specialized curriculum in cancer prevention that includes the Cancer Prevention and Control Grand Rounds, a weekly CME accredited seminar series of leading cancer prevention scientists at MD Anderson and elsewhere, graduate level courses in cancer prevention through the University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciencesn (GSBS), and cross listed at the UT School of Public Health (SPH).  The CPRTP has been continuously funded by NIH for more than two decades and supports between 35 and 40 trainees at any one time.  I have considerable experience administering training programs, have trained many junior scientists in cancer prevention research, and have doctoral-level training in cancer epidemiology, with faculty and adjunct appointments at the UT GSBS and SPH, respectively.  In addition to the four NIH R25 training and educational awards I lead as PI, I serve on Advisory Committees for other NIH R25 training awards, as well as other NIH T32 training programs at MD Anderson and elsewhere.  In past, I served as the Associate Director for the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program, a four-year postdoctoral training program in cancer prevention research at the National Cancer Institute.  I teach annually for the AAMC's Women in Medicine Program, an intensive career development workshop for early career women faculty of medical schools in the US and Canada.  My efforts aim to prevent chronic disease and to improve health scince.  As such, my research in cancer epidemiology focuses on obesity and my research on the health science workforce centers on mentorship, diversity, and leadership.  For these, I am the PI for an NIGMS R01 award to evaluate the role of mentoring in developing scientific communication skills of scientists, as well as PI for a subaward to an NIH R01 award that seeks to identify factors that promote women into leadership in academic medicine.

Research Interests

  • obesity and cancer risk
  • health scientist training and education
  • cancer prevention and education
  • career development and scientific writing

Office Address

Phone: (713) 563-3573
Fax: (713) 563-9203
Email: ShineChang@MDAnderson.org www.cancerpreventiontraining.org

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

1995 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, PhD, Epidemiology
1992 University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, MSPH, Epidemiology
1991 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Fellow, Epidemiology
1986 Brown University, Providence, RI, BS, Biology

Postgraduate Training

1/2011 Advanced Professional Training, Women's Faculty Programs, MD Anderson Cancer Center Women Faculty Programs, Houston, TX
1995-1997 Cancer Prevention Postdoctoral Fellowship (NCI R25T), Epidemiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, Drs. Stephen D. Hursting, Margaret R. Spitz, Robert M. Chamberlain

Experience/Service

Military or Other Governmental Service

Member, US National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services Panel for NCI-G Education Sub-Committee, Rockville, MD, 7/2011-4/2012

Institutional Committee Activities

Educational Sub-Committee Member, Institutional Ad Hoc Expense Analysis Steering Committee, 1/2011-2/2011
Member, Post-Doctoral Fellows Advisory Committee, Office of Trainee and Alumni Affairs, 2009-2012

Honors and Awards

2011 Nominated, Julie & Ben Rogers Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX
2011 Member, The University of Texas Academy of Health Science Education
2008 Community Outreach Award "Everything's Bigger in Texas: Biggest Loser Competition", Student Government Association, Houston Community College, Houston, TX
2004 Mentor of Merit, Outstanding Mentor Award, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
2004 NIH MERIT Award, Office of Preventive Oncology, Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Rockville, MD
2001 Faculty Development Academic Programs Award for Service, Office of Faculty Development, Division of Faculty Affairs, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Professional Memberships

American Association of Cancer Education
Chair, Cancer Prevention Education Committee, 2007-2010

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Magrane D, Helitzer D, Morahan P, Chang S. Systems of Career Influences: A Conceptual Model for Evaluating the Preofessional Development of Women in Academic Medicine. Journal of Women's Health 21(12):1244-1251, 1/2013. e-Pub 1/2013. PMCID: PMCPMC3518539.
2. Niu J*, Huang YJ, Wei S, Liu Z, Wang LE, Chang S, Chamberlain RM, El-Naggar AK, Sturgis EM, Wei Q. Association between a functional polymorphism (-1195T>C) in the IGFBP5 promoter and head and neck cancer risk. Head Neck 33(5):650-60, 5/2011. e-Pub 10/2010. PMCID: PMC3023825.
3. Anderson CB, Mâsse LC, Zhang H, Coleman KJ, Chang S. Ethnic, Gender, and BMI Differences in Athletic Identity in Children and Adolescents. J Phys Act Health 8(2):200-209, 2/2011. PMID: 21415447.
4. Anderson CB, Mâsse LC, Zhang H*, Coleman KJ, Chang S. Contribution of Athletic Identity to Child and Adolescent Physical Activity. Am J Prev Med 37(3):220-6, 9/2009. PMCID: PMC2759382.
5. Chang S, Mâsse LC, Moser RP, Dodd KW, Arganaraz F*, Fuemmler BF*, Jemal A. State Ranks of Incident Cancer Burden due to Overweight and Obesity in the United States, 2003. Obesity (Silver Spring) 16(7):1636-1650, 7/2008. e-Pub 4/2008. PMID: 18421271.
6. Chang S, Hughes DC, Chamberlain RM. Works-In-Progress: Guiding Junior Scientists Through Career Development Applications. J Cancer Educ 23(3):142-148, 2008. e-Pub 7/2008. PMID: 18709584.
7. Buist DS, Kanetsky PA, Studts JL, Li L, Terry MB, Trentham-Dietz A, Chang S, American Society of Preventive Oncology Junior Members Interest Group. Recruiting and training leadership through professional societies: a report from the American Society of Preventive Oncology Junior Members Interest Group. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15(7):1422-4, 7/2006. PMID: 16835350.
8. Dores GM, Chang S, Berger VW, Perkins SN, Hursting SD, Weed DL. Evaluating Research Training Outcomes: Experience from the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute. Acad Med 81(6):535-541, 6/2006. PMID: 16728801.
9. Chang S, Hursting SD, Perkins SN, Dores GM, Weed DL. Adapting postdoctoral training to interdisciplinary science in the 21st century: the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program at the National Cancer Institute. Acad Med 80(3):261-5, 3/2005. PMID: 15734808.
10. Chang S, Buist DS, Reid M, Terry MB, Trentham-Dietz A. The characteristics and training of professionals in cancer prevention and control: a survey of the American Society for Preventive Oncology. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13(7):1094-8, 7/2004. PMID: 15247118.
11. Chang S, Wu X, Yu H, Spitz MR. Plasma concentrations of insulin-like growth factors among healthy adult men and postmenopausal women: associations with body composition, lifestyle, and reproductive factors. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11(8):758-66, 8/2002. PMID: 12163330.
12. Chang S, Hursting SD, Contois JH, Strom SS, Yamamura Y, Babaian RJ, Troncoso P, Scardino PS, Wheeler TM, Amos CI, Spitz MR. Leptin and prostate cancer. Prostate 46(1):62-67, 1/2001. PMID: 11170133.
13. Chang S, Alderfer J, Asmar L, Buzdar A. Inflammatory breast cancer survival: the role of obesity and menopausal status at diagnosis. Breast Cancer Res Treat 64(2):157-163, 2000.
14. Chang S, Buzdar AU, Hursting SD. Inflammatory breast cancer and body mass index. J Clin Oncol 16(12):3731-5, 12/1998. PMID: 9850015.
15. Chang S, Parker SL, Pham T, Buzdar AU, Hursting SD. Inflammatory breast carcinoma incidence and survival: the surveillance, epidemiology, and end results program of the National Cancer Institute, 1975-1992. Cancer 82(12):2366-72, 6/1998. PMID: 9635529.

Abstracts

1. Kamrudin S*, Clague J, Wilkinson A, Chang S, Vernon S W, Bondy M. Are there differences in lifestyle factors between Mexican American women with and without a family history of breast cancer?. ASPO 2012, Washington DC. Submitted.

Grant & Contract Support

Title: Retention in Research Careers: Mentoring for Scientific Communication Skills
Funding Source: NIH/NIGMS
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 7/1/2013 - 6/30/2017
 
Title: Improving Retention of Minority Trainees: Mentoring in Scientific Communications
Funding Source: NIH/NIGMS
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
 
Title: ARRA Supplement for Cancer Prevention Education: Student Research Experiences, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/1/2011 - 8/31/2012
 
Title: Training Program in Pediatric Cancer Epidemiology and Control
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Spitz
Duration: 8/22/2011 - 6/30/2016
 
Title: Future Direction in Cancer Prevention & Control: Workforce Implications for Training, Practice & Policy
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012
 
Title: Community Networks Program
Funding Source: NIH
Role: Co-Investigator
Principal Investigator: Wetter, Bondy, Fernandez, Jones
Duration: 7/1/2010 - 6/30/2015
 
Title: Innovative Multidisciplinary Education: The Statistical Genetics of Addiction
Funding Source: NIH/NIDA
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 5/20/2010 - 3/31/2015
 
Title: Achieving a Critical Mass of Women Biomedical Faculty: Impact of 3 US Programs
Funding Source: NIH/NIGMS
Role: PI Subcontract
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. Helitzer, University of New Mexico
Duration: 9/20/2009 - 8/31/2013
 
Title: CURE Supplement for Dr. Viremarie Correa-Fernandez, UT M. D. Anderson Education Programs in Cancer Prevention
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/15/2009 - 8/31/2012
 
Title: CURE Supplement for Dr. Yessenia Castro, UT M. D. Anderson Education Programs in Cancer Prevention
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/1/2009 - 8/31/2012
 
Title: Future Directions in Cancer Prevention & Control: Workforce Implications for Training, Practice, & Policy
Funding Source: Pfizer Medical Education Group
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 7/1/2009 - 6/30/2010
 
Title: Optimizing the Delivery of Lifestyle Interventions in Cancer Survivors
Funding Source: The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Role: Co-Leader, Administration and Training Core
Principal Investigator: Wendy Demark-Wahnefried and Karen Basen-Engquist
Duration: 4/1/2009 - 3/31/2012
 
Title: University of Texas MD Anderson Education Programs in Cancer Prevention
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 9/15/1992 - 6/30/2017
 
Title: Cancer Prevention Education: Student Research Experiences
Funding Source: NIH/NCI
Role: Principal Investigator
Duration: 7/1/1992 - 6/30/2018

Last updated: 1/8/2014