Julie HT Dang, Ph.D., M.P.H. for UC Davis Health

Julie HT Dang, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Division of Health Policy and Management

Executive Director, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Behavioral Medicine

Community and Rural Health Care


Locations and Contact

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
4501 X St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Dang is a cancer health disparities behavioral researcher with over a decade of experience engaging diverse and undeserved communities in cancer control and prevention. As an Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Executive Director of University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE), she develops, implements and oversees a range of community engagement/outreach programs and research studies that addresses a broad range of cancers and cancer-related risk factors for communities of the Comprehensive Cancer Center's catchment area.


Health Policy and Management

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center

Undergraduate School

B.A., English, UC Davis, Davis CA 2005

Other School

M.P.H., Community Health, San Jose State University, San Jose CA 2008

Other School

Ph.D., Health Policy, UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2018

Dang JHT, Stewart SL, Blumberg DA, Rodriguez HP, Chen MS Jr. Patient and clinician factors associated with uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine among adolescent patients of a primary care network. Vaccine. 2021 Jun 11;39(26):3528-3535. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2021.04.055. Epub 2021 May 19. PMID:34023133.

Dang JHT, Stewart SL, Blumberg DA, Rodriguez HP, Chen MS Jr. "There's Always Next Year": Primary Care Team and Parent Perspectives on the Human Papillomavirus Vaccine. Hum Vaccin Immunother. 2020 Aug 2;16(8):1814-1823. doi:10.1080/21645515.2019.1710410. Epub 2020 Feb 12. PMID:32048896.

Whitaker DE, Snyder FR, San Miguel-Majors SL, Bailey LO, Springfield SA. Screen to Save: Results from NCI's Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening Initiative to Promote Awareness and Knowledge of Colorectal Cancer in Racial/Ethnic and Rural Populations. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2020 May;29(5):910-917. doi:10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-19-0972. Erratum in: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2022 Jan;31(1):298. PMID:32358038.

Wang T, Liu Y, Letran D, Dang JHT, Harris AM, Li CS, Chen MS, Bowlus CL, Chak E. Healthcare Disparities Identified Between Hmong and Other Asian Origin Groups Living with Chronic Hepatitis B Infection in Sacramento County 2014-2017. J Community Health. 2020 Apr;45(2):412-418. doi:10.1007/s10900-019-00763-1. PMID:31612369.

Stewart SL, Dang JH, Török NJ, Chen MS Jr. Patterns and co-occurrence of risk factors for hepatocellular carcinoma in four Asian American communities: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2019 Jun 28;9(6):e026409. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026409. PMID:31256022.

Regnante JM, Richie NA, Fashoyin-Aje L, Vichnin M, Ford M, Roy UB, Turner K, Hall LL, Gonzalez E, Esnaola N, Clark LT, Adams HC 3rd, Alese OB, Gogineni K, McNeill L, Petereit D, Sargeant I, Dang J, Obasaju C, Highsmith Q, Lee SC, Hoover SC, Williams EL, Chen MS Jr. US Cancer Centers of Excellence Strategies for Increased Inclusion of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in Clinical Trials. J Oncol Pract. 2019 Apr;15(4):e289-e299. doi:10.1200/JOP.18.00638. Epub 2019 Mar 4. PMID:30830833.

Tepper CG, Dang JHT, Stewart SL, Fang DM, Wong KA, Liu SY, Davis RR, Dao DY, Gregg JP, Török NJ, Chen MS Jr. High frequency of the PNPLA3 rs738409 [G] single-nucleotide polymorphism in Hmong individuals as a potential basis for a predisposition to chronic liver disease. Cancer. 2018 Apr 1;124 Suppl 7(Suppl 7):1583-1589. doi:10.1002/cncr.31122. PMID:29578593.

Dang JHT, Chen MS Jr. Time, trust, and transparency: Lessons learned from collecting blood biospecimens for cancer research from the Asian American community. Cancer. 2018 Apr 1;124 Suppl 7:1614-1621. doi:10.1002/cncr.31168. PMID:29578601.

Chen MS Jr, Dang JH. What might we learn from the more successful uptake of Hepatitis B (HBV) vaccinations to increase Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations in adolescents?. Vaccine. 2017 Jul 5;35(31):3801-3802. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2017.05.078. Epub 2017 Jun 8. PMID:28602603.

Felicitas-Perkins JQ, Palalay MP, Cuaresma C, Ho RC, Chen MS Jr, Dang J, Loui WS. A Pilot Study to Determine the Effect of an Educational DVD in Philippine Languages on Cancer Clinical Trial Participation among Filipinos in Hawai'i. Hawaii J Med Public Health. 2017 Jul;76(7):171-177. PMID:28721310.