StaffGem Le, PhD, MHS
With over 14 years of experience in public health research, Dr. Le brings expertise in the design, implementation, analysis, and publication of research studies as a Senior Epidemiologist. Focused on reducing health disparities, Dr. Le's passion is to make a meaningful difference in the future of health and healthcare by promoting wellness and prevention through health behavior using social network-based strategies. At CVP, Dr. Le works with Dr. Urmimala Sarkar on the STARFISH Study (Social Ties Advancing Research on Information Sharing and Health Online), an R01 grant funded by the National Cancer Institute. She also works with Dr. Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo on chronic disease epidemiology as part of the Cardiovascular Disease Model Policy (CVDMP) Group to adapt a simulation model to assess the impact of changing risk factors on the burden of CVD in vulnerable populations. Prior to joining CVP, Dr. Le was a Research Scientist at the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, working on cancer prevention and control studies leveraging the use of innovative electronic and mobile health technologies. She also previously worked as a Research Associate on community- and clinic-based intervention studies in Asian populations at UCSF DGIM.
Dr. Le earned her doctoral degree in Epidemiology from UC Berkeley, her master's degree in Population and Family Health Sciences from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and her bachelor's degree in Philosophy from UC Berkeley. She is an Associate Member of the Asian American Research Center on Health (AARCH) at UCSF, an Associate Member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, and a Consulting Assistant Professor in the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine.