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

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


  • Assistant Adjunct Professor
  • Executive Director, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Dang is a cancer health disparities researcher interested in developing, implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate behavioral interventions that will understand and address the cancer burden among diverse populations. Her research focuses on: accelerating uptake of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine; enhancing Hepatitis B testing, care linkage, and vaccination coverage for Asian Americans; conducting community-engaged research in both clinical and community settings; and improving the quality of care and outcomes across the cancer control and prevention continuum.


Health Policy and Management

Center/Program Affiliation

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center


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

Ph.D., UC Berkeley, Berkeley CA 2018

B.A., UC Davis, Davis CA 2005

Select Recent Publications

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. 2019 Oct 14. doi: 10.1007/s10900-019-00763-1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed 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. PubMed PMID: 31256022; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6609066.

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. PubMed 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 7:1583-1589. doi: 10.1002/cncr.31122. PubMed PMID: 29578593; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5875707.

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. PubMed PMID: 29578601; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5894865.

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. PubMed 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. PubMed PMID: 28721310; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5511334.

Stewart SL, Dang J, Chen MS Jr. Diabetes Prevalence and Risk Factors in Four Asian American Communities. J Community Health. 2016 Dec;41(6):1264-1273. doi: 10.1007/s10900-016-0214-6. PubMed PMID: 27339064; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5291122.

Dang JH, Chen MS Jr. Increasing Hepatitis B Testing and Linkage to Care of Foreign-Born Asians, Sacramento, California, 2012-2013. Public Health Rep. 2016 May-Jun;131 Suppl 2:119-24. doi: 10.1177/00333549161310S218. PubMed PMID: 27168671; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4853338.

Chen MS Jr, Dang J. Hepatitis B among Asian Americans: Prevalence, progress, and prospects for control. World J Gastroenterol. 2015 Nov 14;21(42):11924-30. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v21.i42.11924. Review. PubMed PMID: 26576081; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4641114.