Staff: Jacqueline (Jacky) Hua, PhD, MPH

Jacqueline (Jacky) Hua

Jacqueline (Jacky) Hua, PhD, MPH

Current Fellow

Cancer Prevention Fellow
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Jacqueline (Jacky) Hua, PhD, MPH is a Cancer Prevention Fellow in the Basic Biobehavioral and Psychological Sciences Branch of the Behavioral Research Program.

Dr. Hua's scientific interests include the intersection of social and health psychology. In particular, she is interested in how psychological and social factors (e.g., identity, self-affirmation, social support) influence cancer-related decision making and cancer preventive behaviors. She is also interested in racial/ethnic minority health and the factors that contribute to racial/ethnic disparities in cancer. During her fellowship, Dr. Hua aims to develop a portfolio of projects that span multiple types of cancer-related decisions and behavior, including decisions to avoid cancer information, cancer treatment decisions, vaccination, and cancer screening.

Dr. Hua earned a PhD in health psychology at the University of California, Merced, where her dissertation proposed a model for predicting decisions to avoid health information. She also earned a Master of Public Health degree in epidemiology from the University of California, Berkeley where her research focused on cervical cancer screening among Vietnamese populations.

Current and/or past BRP mentors include Amanda Acevedo and William Klein.

Research Areas

  • Psychological processes
  • Decision making
  • Cancer preventive behavior
  • Racial disparities in cancer

Selected Publications and Presentations

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