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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


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 PI 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 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 Interest Group on Epidemiology and Statistics, a Society for Epidemiologic Research Student Workshop Travel Award and a National Taiwan University Undergraduate Award. more


  • Sr. Epidemiologist, Osler Housestaff Research Program
  • Director, GIM Methods Core
  • Director, JHU-UMD Diabetes Research Center Health Care and Population Science Core
  • 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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Waheed S, Azad N, Waheed S, Yeh HC. Racial disparities and colorectal cancer survival in older adults with and without diabetes mellitus. J Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2014 Dec;29(12):1963-8. doi: 10.1111/jgh.12637. PubMed PMID: 24909501;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4612638.

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 Dec 17;300(23):2754-64. doi: 10.1001/jama.2008.824. Review. PubMed PMID: 19088353;PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3093051.

Appel LJ, Clark JM, Yeh HC, Wang NY, Coughlin JW, Daumit G, Miller ER 3rd,Dalcin A, Jerome GJ, Geller S, Noronha G, Pozefsky T, Charleston J, Reynolds JB, Durkin N, Rubin RR, Louis TA, Brancati FL. Comparative effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in clinical practice. N Engl J Med. 2011 Nov 24;365(21):1959-68. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1108660. Epub 2011 Nov 15. PubMed PMID:22085317; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4074540.

Golozar A, Liu S, Lin JA, Peairs K, Yeh HC. Does Metformin Reduce Cancer Risks? Methodologic Considerations. Curr Diab Rep. 2016 Jan;16(1):4. doi:10.1007/s11892-015-0697-z. Review. PubMed PMID: 26733059.

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Phone: 410-614-4316

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