Rayjean Hung, PhD

Dr. Rayjean Hung is a current Co-Lead of the OBS Kids study, as well as a member of the Steering Committee. She is the Head of the Prosserman Centre for Population Health Research at the Sinai Health System and a Professor of Epidemiology at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. She has extensive research experiences in epidemiology and public health at the international level and has conducted several multi centre studies of adult cancer and paediatric tumours, particularly in the field of molecular and genomic epidemiology. In recent years, she has been studying trans-generational exposures and perinatal risk factor for childhood cancer etiology, as well as developmental origin of health and complex diseases.

Dr. Hung has several long-standing collaborations with the National Institute of Health and the World Health Organization, and she is a member of the Epidemiology Committee for Children’s Oncology Group. Dr. Hung has a stellar record of publications in the international peer review journals particularly in the field of genetic and molecular epidemiology, including those in high impact journals such as Nature, Nature Genetics, the Journal of National Cancer Institute, etc. To recognize her achievement, she was awarded the Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Integrative Molecular Epidemiology in 2018.