MyDzung Chu, PhD, MSPH

Director, Addressing Disparities in Asian Populations through Translational Research (ADAPT); Research Scientist; Assistant Professor
Tufts CTSI; Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies (ICRHPS); Tufts University School of Medicine

Dr. MyDzung Chu is an assistant professor in the Departments of Medicine and Public Health and Community Medicine at the Tufts University School of Medicine. As an environmental epidemiologist, she is invested in community-engaged research on social, structural, and environmental determinants of health for Asian and immigrant populations, particularly in the built environments.

She is currently collaborating with community partners to investigate acculturation and environmental risk factors of gestational diabetes for Asian immigrants; air pollution, heat stress, and urban design disparities across open spaces in Boston’s Chinatown; and the cultural responsiveness of mental health resources for Asian populations. Prior to joining Tufts, she was a postdoctoral scientist at the George Washington University, where she examined the impact of federal housing assistance on residential environmental hazards. She has also worked at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

Dr. Chu is a JPB in Environmental Health Fellow, a former Agents of Change in Environmental Justice Fellow, and one of Popular Science’s Brilliant 10. She received her PhD in Population Health Sciences from Harvard University, an MSPH in Environmental Health and Epidemiology from Emory University, and a BA in Neuroscience from Smith College.