About Kenny Chung
Kenny Chung is a first year two-year masters student, who aspires to attend medical school after graduating from HSPH. He completed his B.A. degree at the University of California, Berkeley in May 2010 as a double major in Public Health and Molecular and Cell Biology. His research interests are varied. Kenny began conducting research as a freshman at the University of California, San Francisco in the Department of Neurological Surgery’s Brain Tumor Research Center studying meningioma tumorigenesis as well as post-operational outcomes and continued as a summer research associate throughout college. During his sophomore year, he worked for a semester at the United States Department of Agriculture’s Western Regional Research Center on a study focused on plant gamete gene expression. During his junior year, Kenny originated and directed the study: Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice towards Epilepsy (KAPE): A survey of Chinese and Vietnamese adults in the United States. He coordinated a core team of 6 UC Berkeley students and an auxiliary team of 30 students and community members and professionals to conduct this national cross-sectional study that reached over 2,800 participants in 7 states and 37 cities. During his senior year, Kenny originated and directed the study: Quality of Life in Epilepsy (QOLIE): A qualitative study of patients with epilepsy in the San Francisco Bay Area. This project was a focus group-based qualitative study involving patients with epilepsy. Both studies were conducted in memory of Kenny’s late uncle, Chiu Chung, who passed away due to complications arising from epilepsy. During his year off from school, he visited China, Vietnam, Cambodia, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates (Dubai), Florida (Disney World), Connecticut, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, and the Bahamas. After traveling, Kenny originated and directed the study: Risk Factors for Early Childhood Caries in Vietnam. This study is an ongoing three-year prevention-based intervention aimed at overcoming childhood malnutrition in Vietnam through the reduction of dental caries. He is currently coordinating a team of 11 UC Berkeley students/graduates and an auxiliary team of 40 students and community members and professionals to conduct the study, which has enrolled 700 children in 5 sites in Central and South Vietnam this past summer. Outside of public health research, Kenny’s interests lie in medicine, international business, real estate, denim jean manufacturing, football, basketball, and piano.
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Harvard School of Public Health
Website: http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ Type: Academic Institution Country: United States About: The Harvard School of Public Health includes more than 200 faculty members working in various disciplines of public health. The overarching mission of the School - to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication - comprises four objectives: to provide the highest level of education to public health scientists, practitioners, and leaders; to foster new discoveries leading to improved health for the people of this country and all nations; to strengthen health capacities and services for communities; and to inform policy debate, disseminate health information and increase awareness of public health as a public good and fundamental right.
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