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Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Ph.D.

Hsin-Chieh Yeh, Ph.D.

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  • Sr. Epidemiologist, Osler Housestaff Research Program
  • Associate Professor of Medicine

Research Interests

obesity and cancer; cancer epidemiology; clinical trials; racial disparity more


Dr. Hsin-Chieh "Jessica" Yeh is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the General Internal Medicine Division, and is also a core faculty member at the Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research. Her research focuses on clinical trials and cohort studies of diabetes, obesity, cancer, and hypertension. She serves as principal investigator or co-investigator in numerous studies funded by government agencies including NIDDK, NHLBI, NCI, AHRQ, HRSA, and the State of Maryland. Dr. Yeh has published numerous high-impact articles in clinical trials, complex surveys, large cohort studies, large administrative databases, and meta-analyses. She directs the General Internal Medicine-Welch Center Methods Core.  In School of Public Health, she is the director of the Epidemiology of Diabetes and Obesity course.

Dr. Yeh received a bachelor’s degree from the National Taiwan University and a PhD in Epidemiology from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health before joining the Johns Hopkins faculty. Her work has been recognized with a Michaela Modan Award from the American Diabetes Association Epidemiology and Statistics Council, a Society for Epidemiologic Research Student Workshop Travel Award, and Excellence in Teaching from School of Public Health. more


  • Sr. Epidemiologist, Osler Housestaff Research Program
  • Director, GIM Methods Core
  • Director, JHU-UMD Diabetes Research Center Health Care and Population Science Core
  • Associate Director, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research
  • Core Faculty Member, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Oncology

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  • Ph.D.; Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) (1998)
  • B.S.; National Taiwan University (Taiwan) (1990)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Yeh HC, et al, for Look AHEAD Research Group. Intensive Weight Loss Intervention and Cancer Risk in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Analysis of the Look AHEAD Randomized Clinical Trial. Obesity, Sep, 2020 (In Press)

Palta P, Huang ES, Kalyani RR, Golden SH, Yeh HC. Hemoglobin A(1c) and Mortality in Older Adults With and Without Diabetes: Results From the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (1988-2011). Diabetes Care. 2017 Apr;40(4):453-460. doi: 10.2337/dci16-0042. Epub 2017 Feb 21. PubMed PMID: 28223299

Miller III ER, Cooper LA, Carson KA, Wang NY, Appel LJ, Gayles D, Charleston J, White K, You N, Weng Y, Martin-Daniels LM, Bates-Hopkins B, Robb I, Franz WK, Brown EL, Halbert JP, Albert MC, Dalcin A, Yeh HC. A dietary intervention in Urban African Americans: Results of The “Five-Plus Nuts and Beans” randomized trial. Am J Prev Med. 2016 Jan;50(1):87-95. PMCID: PMC4691550 Epub 2015 Aug 29. PubMed PMID: 26321012; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4691550

Yeh HC, Platz EA, Wang NY, Visvanathan K, Helzlsouer KJ, Brancati FL. A prospective study of the associations between treated diabetes and cancer outcomes. Diabetes Care. 2012 Jan;35(1):113-8. doi: 10.2337/dc11-0255. Epub 2011 Nov 18. PubMed PMID: 22100961; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3241297

Barone BB, Yeh HC, Snyder CF, Peairs KS, Stein KB, Derr RL, Wolff AC, Brancati FL. Long-term all-cause mortality in cancer patients with preexisting diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA. 2008;300[23]:2754-2764

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