National Cancer Institute
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Special Populations Networks Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2003 Renaissance Washington D.C. Hotel
July 13-15, 2003
Grace X. Ma, Ph.D., CHES
Dr. Grace Ma is an Associate Professor at the Department of Public Health and Director, ATECAR Center for Asian Health, Temple University. She has 20 years of experience in research, teaching, and training. Dr. Ma has directed 17 NIH-, other Federal agency-, and foundation-funded research projects in her areas of expertise. She has an established record, with the publication of 54 books and articles in peer-reviewed journals, 60 research monographs, health education curricula, and journal editorial commentary articles, as well as 162 scientific and professional presentations.
Dr. Ma's areas of expertise are behavioral health, tobacco-related cancer control, and other cancer prevention and intervention for Asian and other ethnic populations. Her research emphases also include topics related to reducing health disparities in service delivery.
Dr. Ma has been actively involved in community and national health advisory boards and committees. She established the first Asian Community Cancer Coalition (ACCC) in the Delaware Valley region of PA and NJ. She is a member of the American Public Health Association and serves on editorial and review boards of 11 peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Ma is the recipient of 14 outstanding research and training awards from academic institutions, scientific associations, and U.S. Government agencies, including Temple University's 1999 through 2003 Outstanding Research/Scholarship Awards, the 2003 Pon Award from the National Association of Ethnic Studies, and NCI's 2001 Atlantic Region Cancer Information Service Partner in Reaching Special Populations.