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Professional Education


  • Bachelor of Science, University of California Berkeley (2007)
  • Master of Public Health, University of California Berkeley (2011)
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of California Berkeley (2016)

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  • A Comprehensive Review of Arsenic Exposure and Risk from Rice and a Risk Assessment among a Cohort of Adolescents in Kunming, China. International journal of environmental research and public health Liao, N., Seto, E., Eskenazi, B., Wang, M., Li, Y., Hua, J. 2018; 15 (10)

    Abstract

    Inorganic arsenic (iAs) is carcinogenic and highly concentrated in rice. Dietary exposure to iAs is concerning among adolescents due to their developmental stage and iAs's long-latency effects. This paper aimed to assess iAs exposure from rice and related lifetime cancer risks (LCR) among adolescents in Kunming, China. A comprehensive literature review of iAs levels in rice and LCR in humans was also conducted. Average daily consumption of rice (ADC) was estimated from 267 adolescents (15⁻18 years). Rice samples obtained from 6 markets were analyzed for iAs concentration (AC). Estimated daily intake (EDI) of iAs was calculated using ADC, AC, and average body weight (BW). Lifetime Cancer Risk (LCR) was calculated using EDI and U.S. EPA derived iAs oral slope factor. The AC was 0.058 mg/kg and the average BW and ADC were 67.5 kg and 410 g/day for males and 55.5 kg and 337 g/day for females. The EDI and LCR were 3.52 * 10-4 mg/kg-BW/day and 5.28 * 10-4 for both males and females, with LCR 5 times above the U.S. LCR upper limit of 1.0 * 10-4. While the AC was below the Chinese maximum contaminant level of 0.2 mg/kg, study results indicated that Kunming adolescents may be at increased risk for iAs-related cancers.

    View details for DOI 10.3390/ijerph15102191

    View details for PubMedID 30297612

  • HARNESSING TECHNOLOGY AND CITIZEN SCIENCE TO SUPPORT AGE-FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOODS IN TAIWAN Chou, Y., Hua, J., Banchoff, A., Winter, S. J., Liou, D., King, A. C. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2018: S818
  • AN SBIR INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA PARTNERSHIP IN EVALUATING A HEAD MOUNTED ACTIVITY MONITOR IN SENIORS Hua, J., Campero, I., Fierros, F., Garcia, D., Sheats, J., Fauci, M., King, A. C. OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC. 2018: S634