June 21, 2017

L. Joseph Su, PhD, MPH

COPH Professor, Department of Epidemiology Joseph Su, P h D, M P H


1998, Ph.D., Nutritional Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1995, MPH, Public Health Nutrition, University of Minnesota
1993, BS, cum laude, Nutritional Sciences, University of Minnesota
1987, BS, Chemistry, Chung-Yuan University (Taiwan)

Research Interests

Nutrition and cancer epidemiology: nutritional status assessment: environmental epidemiology: analytical chemistry: metabolomics: epigenetics

Courses Taught

  • EPID 5332 Cancer Epidemiology
  • COPH 6437 Grantsmanship and the Peer Review Process

Recent Publications

Johnson K, Ounpraseuth S, Su LJ, Hutchins E, Yeary KHK. Adaptation of Two Evidence-Based Weight Loss and Quality of Life Interventions for Rural Breast Cancer Survivors. Submitted to Preventing Chronic Disease. April, 2019.

Shah S, Jones-Carr M, Bimali M, Su LJ, Nakagawa M. An Online Survey and Focus Group Addressing Cancer Health Disparities in Arkansas. Submitted to American Journal of Preventive Medicine. March 2019.

Hsu PC, Kadlubar SA, Siegel ER, Rogers LR, Todorova VK, Su LJ, Makhoul I. “Genome-wide DNA methylation signatures to predict pathologic complete response from combined neoadjuvant chemotherapy with Bevacizumab in breast cancer”. Submitted to PLOS ONE. January 2019.

Su LJ, Sun W, Fontham ETH, Bensen JT, Mohler JL. Occupational history for high aggressive prostate cancer in a population-based study of African Americans and European Americans. Submitted to Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (In revision). 2018.

Su LJ, Berndt SI, Moore LE, Katki HA, Yegnasubramanian S, Purdue MP, Huang W. Body Mass Index and global methylation in leukocyte DNA in a prospective cohort. Submitted to Obesity. (In revision). 2018.

Steck SE, Su LJ, Antwi S, Blackard B, Adams SA, Hebert JR, Fontham ETH, Bensen JT, Mohler JL, Arab L. Occupational and recreational physical activity in relation to prostate cancer aggressiveness: The North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP).Submitted to Cancer Causes and Control. (In revision). 2018.

Antwi S, Steck SE,Su LJ, Hebert JR, Zhang H, Fontham ETH, Smith G, Bensen JT, Mohler JL, Arab L. Carotenoid Intake and Adipose Tissue Carotenoid Levels in Relation to Prostate Cancer Aggressiveness among African-American and European-American Men in the North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project (PCaP). Accepted for publication The Prostate. March 2016.

Vance TM, Wang Y,Su LJ, Fontham ETH, Bensen JT, Mohler JL, Chen MH, Chun OK. Dietary total antioxidant capacity is inversely associated with prostate cancer aggressiveness in a population-based study. Nutrition and Cancer. 68(2):214-24, 2016.

>Allott EH, Farnan L, Steck SE, Arab L,Su LJ, Mishel M, Fontham ETH, Mohler JL, Bensen JT. Statin use and prostate cancer aggressiveness: results from the population-based North Carolina-Louisiana Prostate Cancer Project. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. Published OnlineFirst January 27, 2016; doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0631.

Vance TM, Azabdaftari G, Pop EA, Lee SG,Su LJ, Fontham ETH, Bensen JT, Steck SE, Arab L, Mohler JL, Chen MH, Koo SI, Chun OK. Intake of dietary antioxidants is inversely associated with biomarkers of oxidative stress among men with prostate cancer. Submitted to British Journal of Nutrition. 115(1):68-74, 2016.

Stanko KE, Cherry KE, Ryker KS, Mughal F, Marks LD, Brown JS, Gendusa PF, Sullivan MC, Bruner J, Welsh DA,Su LJ, Jazwinski SM. Looking for the silver lining: Benefit finding after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in middle-aged, older, and oldest-old adults. Current Psychology. 34(3): 564-575, 2015.