Meng-Han Tsai

Assistant Professor

Meng-Han Tsai

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine

  • (706) 721-7706
  • HS 1705


  • Ph.D., Medical/Health Management and University of South Carolina -, 2016

  • MS, Medical/Health Management and Kaohsing Medical University, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) Fellow Center for Health Equity Research , 2021

  • American Association for Cancer Research Scholar-in-Training Award AACR, 2020

Teaching Interests

Quantitative analysis, Cancer epidemiology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Abstract A095: Rural disparities in telemedicine use among cancer survivors during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Abstract A121: Colorectal cancer screening utilization among breast, cervical, prostate, skin, and lung cancer survivors, 2023
    Conference Proceeding
  • Abstract B137: Examining racial disparities in the association between food swamps, liquor store density, and colorectal cancer mortality among Georgia cancer patients, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Allostatic Load/Chronic Toxic Stress and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Breast, Lung and Colon Cancer Patients, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Association of Food Deserts and Food Swamps With Obesity-Related Cancer Mortality in the US, 2023
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dr. Tsai’s research interests are broadly related to health disparities with the following major research threads: (1) racial /ethnic disparities, (2) cancer prevention and control, and (3) access to care and health care utilization. Her early research topics include discussing utilization and cancer prevention on colonoscopy screening and surveillance, utilization of emergency room, and development of patient interview tool for ambulance use among stroke patients. She has several years of experience with data management, SAS programming and analysis of clinical data with multi-level nested units of analysis. She has experiences on cancer registry, national survey, electronic medical record (EMR), Medicare claim, and longitudinal data as well. She also has conducted research focuses on cancer screening prevention and control among the Latino population in an agricultural community, California. Currently, Dr. Tsai research focuses on the time trends of colorectal cancer incidence/mortality, predictors of cancer survival, and the impact of social determinant of health on cancer prevention, outcome, and survival. Her long-term goal of research is to increase the awareness of cancer prevention and improve healthcare access among minority/underserved populations through community-based research setting, especially for those impacted by colorectal cancer.