Grace X. Ma, PhD

Grace Ma, PhD


Associate Dean for Health Disparities, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Professor, Clinical Sciences, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University

Laura H. Carnell Professor of Public Health, Temple University

Director, Center for Asian Health, Temple University

Research Program

Education and Training

Educational Background

  • PhD, Medical Anthropology (Ethnic Community Health), University of Oklahoma
  • MS, Mental Health, University of Oklahoma
  • BA, Xian International Studies University

Honors & Awards

  • Partnership Award by Nanjing Cancer Survivors Association, China, 2010
  • Outstanding Scientific Publication Award, National Cancer Institute-CRCHD, NIH, 2009 
  • Outstanding Health Leadership Award, Chinese Community Center, Inc. NYC, 2009 
  • Distinguished Asian Health Leader Award, Penn Asian Senior Services, 2008 
  • Martin Luther King Award in Reducing Health Disparities Award, National Institutes of Health (NIH), 2005 
  • Community Healthcare Leadership Award, National Cancer Institute, NIH, 2004           
  • National Cancer Institute’s Atlantic Region Cancer Information Service award, 2001
Research Profile

Research Program

Research Interests

  • Behavioral Health Intervention Trials
  • Health Disparities/Transcultural Health Care (Asian Americans and Ethnic Minority Populations)
  • Cancer Prevention and Intervention (Hep-B Liver, Lung, Cervical, Breast, Colon Cancers, Clinical Trials)
  • Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer
  • Chronic Disease Intervention (Diabetes and Hypertension)
  • Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention
  • Public Health Education and Community Health
  • Health Promotion, Wellness, and Holistic Health
  • Perception, Risk and Protective Factors of Health Behaviors
  • Global or International Health
  • Translation Health Research

Additional Publications


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