Hoogland Lymphoma Biobank

Brian Chiu, PhD

Associate Professor (Epidemiology)
Department of Public Health Sciences

Dr. Chiu is part of the epidemiology research core for the Hoogland Lymphoma Biobank. His main research interests include cancer etiology and prevention, environment and lifestyle, as well as racial/ethnic disparities in incidence and survival of hematopoietic cancers. He is also interested in epidemiologic and molecular studies of hematopoietic cancers, particularly lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

Dr. Chiu’s major research interests are the interplay between diet and other lifestyle characteristics, environmental exposures, and genetic factors in the development and outcome of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) and multiple myeloma, and exploiting this information in cancer prevention in the population. His current research projects involve integrating epidemiological data with cytogenetic and molecular markers to identify risk factors for NHL among 1,400 NHL cases and 3,200 population-based controls; a prognostic cohort of 772 NHL patients to investigate the influence of lifestyle and host-, tumor-, and treatment-related factors on survival; and evaluating racial/ethnic disparities in the incidence and survival of hematopoietic cancers. Dr. Chiu is a member of the International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium (InterLymph) and International Multiple Myeloma Consortium to study risk factors for NHL and multiple myeloma. He is also collaborating with the U.S. National Cancer Institute and a group of international investigators in a multicenter case-control study of lymphoid neoplasms in Eastern Asia.