Getting to Know You: Dr. Kathy Xue

The College of Public Health has welcomed ten new faculty this fall who we want to introduce to the wider CPH community. Up this week is Kathy Xue, Ph.D., who has joined the Department of Environmental Health Science as a research scientist.

What brought you to the field of public health? 

I started working in Dr. Wang’s lab as undergraduate student researcher as a way to spend my summer. It was really fun and I had been working in his lab ever since, as a grad student, then a post doc, now research scientist.

What excites you or motivates you about your research?

I enjoy the prospect that with our research, we may be able to get close to understanding the risk factors of chronic diseases, how they contribute to the diseases, and how to device the optimal treatment and prevention methods. This could also contribute to solving the problem of health disparity, as the typical disadvantaged populations tends to have a higher chance of exposure to these normally-preventable risk factors.

How have you partnered with communities to improve health? Is there service or outreach work you’d like to do in Athens or Georgia? 

I have not yet partnered with communities but would be interested to participate.

What are you looking forward to this Fall semester? 

Meeting and mentoring new students, and cooler weather (hopefully).

Last one – what do you do for fun?

I enjoy various arts and crafts, including painting, knitting, baking, cake decorating, playing music. Also, video games.

Posted on December 19, 2022.