Feng Gao, PhD

Feng Gao, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences





Genetics, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 2021
Environmental Health, Columbia University, New York, NY, 2023


PhD, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2019
BS, Nanjing University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 2014

Scientific Interests

Dr. Gao's research focuses on Environmental Health Data Science, which includes developing novel computational methodologies to predict cancers leveraging multi-omics data and understanding the associations between environmental exposures and cancers. His research includes survival analysis, epidemiology, and bioinformatics. Dr. Gao has developed both unsupervised models to identify different cancer types based on DNA methylation data and multi-modal models to predict cancer. With the help of computational modeling, his research aims to facilitate early cancer detection, assist health interventions, and eventually improve human health.