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  Division of General Internal Medicine

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photo Kar-Hai Chu, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Email: chuk@pitt.edu

Phone: 412-692-2578

Contact
Office: 230 McKee Place
Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
 
Phone: 412-692-2578
Fax: 412-692-4838
E-mail: chuk@pitt.edu
Education and Training
Education
BS, Johns Hopkins University, 2001
MS, Columbia University, 2005
PhD, University of Hawaii, 2012
Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Southern California, 2014
Research Interest
Dr. Chu's primary research focus is applying innovative methods in technology and data science to improve various health outcomes. His work includes public health surveillance, mobile health interventions, and studying big data online. Dr. Chu's expertise in social network analysis compliments his research through understanding the use of social media and how relationships can be effected to improve health outcomes. His current projects are focused on cancer surveillance and tobacco control. Dr. Chu is funded by an AHRQ PCOR K12 grant to integrate patient-centered research, smartphone apps, and social network analysis to improve tobacco cessation.
Sponsored Research/Activities
Title: The University of Pittsburgh PCOR Career Development Program
Role: Co-Investigator
Funding Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Grant Number: K12 HS022989
Start Year: 2014
End Year: 2019
Notable Achievements
Co-Chair, HICSS Network Analysis of Digital and Social Media Minitrack, 2017-present