The Asian Liver Center conducts collaborative research to identify the gaps in hepatitis B knowledge, healthcare providers’ training, preventive practices, screening and chronic hepatitis B care continuum in the United States and in countries with a high prevalence of chronic hepatitis B infection.  We also conduct modeling research to estimate the population level health and economic impact if new national policies are implemented to increase hepatitis B prevention, screening and treatment. An example is research in collaboration with the Stanford Prevention Policy Modeling Lab and US CDC that provided the cost-effectiveness evidence for the 2023 CDC recommendation to screen every adult in the United States at least once in their lifetime for hepatitis B.  

In collaboration with the World Health Organization, we have also developed Hep B Calculator, a free mathematical research tool to help countries determine the economic and population health impact of chronic hepatitis B treatment.  

Publications By Year

Chang, E. T., Lin, S. Y., Sue, E., Bergin, M., Su, J., So, S. K. (2007). Building partnerships with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners to increase hepatitis B awareness and prevention. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, 13(10), 1125-1127.

Chang, E. T., So, S. K. (2007). Re: "Ten largest racial and ethnic health disparities in the United States based on healthy people 2010 objectives". American Journal of Epidemiology, 166(9), 1105-1106.

Hutton, D. W., Tan, D., So, S. K., Brandeau, M. L. (2007). Cost-effectiveness of screening and vaccinating Asian and Pacific Islander adults for hepatitis B. Annals of Internal Medicine, 147(7), 460-469.

Lin, S. Y., Chang, E. T., So, S. K. (2007). Why we should routinely screen Asian American adults for hepatitis B: A cross-sectional study of Asians in California. Hepatology, 46(4), 1034-1040.

Chang, E. T., Keegan, T. H., Gomez, S. L., Le, G. M., Clarke, C. A., So, S. K., Glaser, S. L. (2007). "The burden of liver cancer in Asians and Pacific Islanders in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, 1990 through 2004." Cancer, 109(10), 2100-2108.

Wu, C. A., Lin, S. Y., So, S. K., Chang, E. T. (2007). "Hepatitis B and liver cancer knowledge and preventive practices among Asian Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area, California." Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 8(1), 127-134.