Contact Information
Huiyan Ma, Ph.D.
  • Assistant Research Professor, Cancer Etiology

Professional Experience

  • 2008 - present, Assistant Research Professor, Division of Cancer Etiology, Department of Population Sciences, Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2006 - 2008, Research Associate, Institute for Health Promotion and Diseases Prevention, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA
  • 2005 - 2006, Research Associate, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, USC, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1995 - 1997, Research Technician, School of Pharmacy, USC, Los Angeles, CA
  • 1985 - 1993, Lecturer, Division of Biometry, Shandong Medical University, Jinan, P.R. China
  • 1983 - 1985, Teaching Assistant, Division of Biometry, Shandong Medical University, Jinan, P.R. China

Education

Education/Training
  • 1983, Shandong Medical University, P.R. China, M.D.
  • 1990, Shandong Medical University, P.R. China, M.S. Biometry
  • 1999, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, M.S., Applied Biometry and Epidemiology
  • 2006, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, Ph.D., Epidemiology
 

Honors/Awards

Awards
  • 2006 - 2008, Elsevier, Public Health "Top 10 Cited Paper 2006 - 2008" Award for the paper entitled "Tobacco use among youth and adults in Mainland China: The China Seven Cities Study"

Memberships

  • 1999, The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • 2009 - present, American Association for Cancer Research
  • 2010 - present, American Society of Preventive Oncology
  • 2010 - present, California Teachers Study Steering Committee

Publications

 
  • Togawa K, Ma H, Sullivan-Halley J, Neuhouser ML, Imayama I, Baumgartner KB, Wilder Smith A, Alfano CM, McTiernan A, Ballard-Barbash R, Bernstein L. Risk factors for self-reported arm lymphedema among female breast cancer survivors: a prospective cohort study, Breast Cancer Res. 2014,16(4):414. PMCID: PMC4189147.
  • Clague J, Reynolds P, Henderson KD, Sullivan-Halley J, Ma H, Lacey Jr JV, Chang S, Delclos GL, Du XL, Forman MR, Berstein L. Menopausal hormone therapy and lung cancer-specific mortality following diagnosis: the California Teachers Study. PLoS One. 2014 Jul 31;9(7). PMCID: PMC4117568.
  • Ma H, Lu Y, Marchbanks PA, Folger SG, Strom BL, McDonald JA, Simon MS, Linda K. Weiss LK, Malone KE, Burkman RT, Sullivan-Halley J, Deapen DM, Press MF, Bernstein L. Quantitative measures of estrogen receptor expression in relation to breast cancer-specific mortality risk among white women and black women, Breast Cancer Res. 2013, 15:R90. PMCID: PMC3978823.
  • Dieli-Conwright CM, Ma H, Lacey JV, Henderson KD, Neuhausen S, Horn-Ross PL, Deapen D, Sullivan-Halley J, Bernstein L. Long-term and recent recreational physical activity and risk of endometrial cancer: The California Teachers Study. Br J Cancer. 109(3), 761-768, 2013. PMCID: PMC3738142.
  • Ma H, Lu Y, Malone KE, Marchbanks PA, Deapen DM, Spirtas R, Burkman RT, Strom BL, McDonald JA, Folger SG, Simon MS, Sullivan-Halley J, Press MF, Bernstein L. Mortality risk of black women and white women with invasive breast cancer by hormone receptors, HER2, and p53 status. BMC Cancer. 2013, 13:225 (4 May 2013). PMCID: PMC3648503.
  • Wang SS, Voutsinas J, Chang ET, Clarke CA, Lu Y, Ma H, West D, Lacey JV Jr, Bernstein L. Anthropometric, behavioral, and female reproductive factors and risk of multiple myeloma: a pooled analysis. Cancer Causes Control. 2013 Apr 9. PMCID: PMC3684420.
  • Cash SW, Ma H, Horn-Ross PL, Reynolds P, Canchola AJ, Sullivan-Halley J, Beresford SAA, Neuhouser ML, Vaughan TL, Heagerty PJ, Bernstein L. Recreational physical activity and risk of papillary thyroid cancer among women in the California Teachers Study. Cancer Epidemiology. 2012 Oct 29. PMCID: PMC3543486.
  • Canchola AJ, Anton-Culver H, Bernstein L, Clarke CA, Henderson K, Ma H, Ursin G, Horn-Ross PL. Body Size and the Risk of Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Subtypes in the California Teachers Study Cohort. Cancer Causes Control. 2012 Jan 28. PMCID: PMC3366039.
  • Sun P, Unger J, Palmer P, Wei Y, Ma H, Ortega, E, Morgan R, Xie B, Sussman S, Johnson AC. Relative income inequality and selected health outcomes in urban Chinese youth. Soc Sci Med. 2011 Nov 18. PMCID: PMC4184428.
  • Lee E, McKean-Cowdin R, Ma H, Spicer DV, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Characteristics of triple-negative breast cancer in patients with a BRCA1 mutation, results from a population-based. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Nov 20;29(33):4373-80. PMCID: PMC3221522.
  • Ma H, Jane Sullivan-Halley J, Smith AW, Neuhouser ML, Alfano CM, Meeske k, George SM, McTiernan A, McKean-Cowdin R, Baumgartner KB, Ballard-Barbash R, Bernstein L. Estrogenic botanical supplements, health-related quality of life, fatigue, and hormone-related symptoms in breast cancer survivors: a HEAL Study report, BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Nov 8;11(1):109. PMCID: PMC3234199.
  • Lu Y, Wang SS, Reynolds P, Chang ET, Ma H, Sullivan-Halley J, Clarke CA, Bernstein L. Cigarette smoking, passive smoking, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk: evidence from the California Teachers Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Sep 1;174(5):563-73. PMCID: PMC3202153.
  • Lu Y, Ma H, Malone KE, Norman SA, Sullivan-Halley J, Lacey, Jr. Jv, Strom BL, Polly A. Marchbanks PA, Spirtas R, Burkman RT, Deapen D, Folger SG, Simon MS, Press MF, McDonald JA, Bernstein L. Obesity and survival among Black women and White women 35 to 64 years of age at diagnosis with invasive breast cancer. J Clin Oncol. 2011 Sep 1;29(25):3358-65. PMCID: PMC3164241.
  • Horn-Ross PL, Canchola A, Ma H, Leslie B, Reynolds P. Hormonal factors and the risk of papillary thyroid cancer in the California Teachers Study cohort. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Aug;20(8):1751-9. PMCID: PMC3258672.
  • Lu Y, Wang SS, Sullivan-Halley J, Chang ET, Clarke CA, Henderson KD, Ma H, Duan L, Lacey JV Jr, Deapen D, Bernstein L. Oral contraceptives, menopausal hormone therapy use and risk of B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the California Teachers Study. Int J Cancer. 2011 Aug 15;129(4):974-82. PMCID: PMC3258672.
  • Lu Y, Ma H, Malone KE, Norman SA, Sullivan-Halley J, Strom BL, Simon MS, Marchbanks P, McDonald JA, West DW, Henderson KD, Deapen D, Ursin G, Bernstein L. Oral contraceptive use and survival in women with invasive breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Jul;20(7):1391-7. PMCID: PMC3132273.
  • Ma H, Carpenter CL, Sullivan-Halley J, Bernstein L. The roles of herbal remedies in survival and quality of life among long-term breast cancer survivors – results of a prospective study. BMC Cancer. 2011 Jun 6;11(1):222. PMCID: PMC3126792.
  • Davis-Dao CA, Delellis Henderson K, Sullivan-Halley J, Ma H, West DW, Xiang YB, Gago-Dominguez M, Stern MC, Castelao JE, Conti DV, Pike MC, Bernstein L, Cortessis VK Lower risk in parous women suggests hormonal factors are important in bladder cancer etiology. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Jun; 20(6):1156-70. PMCID: PMC3312020.
  • Clague JN, Reynolds P, Sullivan-Halley J, Ma H, Lacey JV, Henderson KD, Ursin G, West DW, Chang S, Delclos G, Du XL, Forman MR, Bernstein L. Menopausal hormone therapy does not influence lung cancer risk: results from the California Teachers Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Mar;20(3):560-4. PMCID: PMC3065239.
  • Bessonova L, Marshall SF, Ziogas A, Largent J, Bernstein L, Henderson KD, Ma H, West DW, Anton-Culver H. The association of body mass index with mortality in the California Teachers Study. Int J Cancer. 2011 Nov 15;129(10):2492-501. PMCID: PMC3246901.
  • Lu Y, Ma H, Sullivan-Halley, J, Henderson KD, Chang E, Clarke C, Neuhausen S, West D, Bernstein L. Parents' ages at birth and risk of adult-onset hematological malignancies among California female teachers. Am J Epidemiol. 2010 Jun 15;171(12):1262-9. PMCID: PMC2915497.
  • Ma H, Henderson KD, Sullivan-Halley J, Duan L, Marshal SF, Ursin G, Horn-Ross PL, Largent J, Deapen DM, Lacey JV Jr, Bernstein L. Pregnancy-related factors and the risk of breast carcinoma in situ and invasive breast cancer among postmenopausal women in the California Teachers Study cohort. Breast Cancer Res. 2010;12(3):R35. PMCID: PMC2917030.
  • Lu Y, Sullivan-Halley J, Henderson KD, Ma H, Horn-Ross PL, Reynolds P, Cress R, Bernstein L. Anthropometric characteristics and multiple myeloma risk. Epidemiology. 2010 Mar; 21(2):272-3.
  • Ma H, Wang Y, Sullivan-Halley J, Weiss L, Marchbanks PA, Spirtas R, Ursin G, Burkman RT, Simon MS, Malone KE, Strom BL, McDonald JA, Press MF, Bernstein L. Use of Four Biomarkers to Evaluate the Risk of Breast Cancer Subtypes in the Women's Contraceptive and Reproductive Experiences Study. Cancer Research. 2010 Jan 15; 70 (2) 575-87.
  • Henderson KD, Duan L, Sullivan-Halley J, Ma H, Clarke CA, Ma H, Templeman C, Deapen D, Bernstein L. Menopausal hormone therapy use and risk of invasive colon cancer: The California Teachers Study. American Journal of Epidemiology. 2010 Feb 15; 171(4).
  • Lu Y, Prescott J, Sullivan-Halley J, Henderson KD, Ma H, Chang ET, Clarke CA, Horn-Ross PL, Ursin G, Bernstein L. Body size, recreational physical activity, and B-Cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk among women in the California Teachers Study, American Journal of Epidemiology. 2009 Nov 15; 170(10):1231-40.
  • Ma H, Wang Y, Sullivan-Halley J, Weiss L, Burkman RT, Simon MS, Malone KE, Strom BL, Ursin G, Marchbanks PA, McDonald JA, Spirtas R, Press MF, Bernstein L. Breast cancer receptor status: Do results from a centralized pathology laboratory agree with SEER registry reports? Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 18(8): 2214-20, 2009.
  • Stuedal A, Ma H, Bjorndal H, Ursin G. Postmenopausal hormone therapy with estradiol and norethisterone acetate and mammographic density - findings from a cross-sectional study among Norwegian women. Climacteric. 12(3): 248 - 258, June, 2009.
  • Lu Y, Sullivan-Halley J, Cozen W, Chang E, Henderson K, Ma H, Deapen D, Clarke C, Reynolds P, Neuhausen S, Anton-Culver H, Bernstein L. Family history of hematopoietic malignancies and non-Hodgkin lymphoma risk in the California Teachers Study. British Journal of Cancer. 100, 524-526, 2009.
  • Ma H, Luo J, Press MF, Wang Y, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Is there a difference in the association between percent mammographic density and subtypes of breast cancer? - Luminal A and triple negative breast cancer. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & prevention. 18(2): 479-85, 2009.
  • Lee E, Ma H, McKean-Cowdin R, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Henderson BE, Ursin G. The effect of the reproductive factors and oral contraceptives on breast cancer risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers and non-carriers, results from a population-based study. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 17(11):3170-8, 2008.
  • Lee E, McKean-Cowdin R, Ma H, Chen Z, Van Den Berg D, Henderson BE, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Evaluation of unclassified variants in the breast cancer susceptibility genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 using five methods: results from a population-based study of young breast cancer patients. Breast Cancer Research. 10(1):R19, 2008.
  • Ma H, Unger JB, Chou CP, Sun P, Palmer PH, Zhou Y, Yao J, Xie B, Gallaher PE, Guo Q, Wei Y, Chen B, Wang Z, Wang X, Duan H, Song Y, Gong J, Azen SP, Lee L, Johnson, CA. Risk factors for adolescent smoking in urban and rural China: Findings from the China Seven Cities Study. Addictive Behaviors. 33(8):1081-5, 2008.
  • Stuedal A, Ma H, Bernstein L, Pike MC, Ursin G. Does breast size modify the association between mammographic density and breast cancer risk? Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 17(3): 621-7, 2008.
  • Lee E, Haiman CA, Ma H, Van Den Berg D, Bernstein L, Ursin G. The role of established breast cancer susceptibility loci in mammographic density in young women. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 17(1):258-60, 2008.
  • Ma H, Hill CK, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Low-dose medical radiation exposure and breast cancer risk in women under age 50 years overall and by estrogen and progesterone receptor status - results from a case-control and a case-case comparison. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 109(1): 77-90, May 2008.
  • Berstad, P, Ma H, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Alcohol intake and breast cancer risk among young women. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 108(1): 113-120, 2008.
  • Sun P, Unger JB, Guo Q, Gong J, Ma H, Palmer PH, Chou CP, Li Y, Sussman S, Ritt-Olson A, Xiao L, Johnson CA. Comorbidity between depression and smoking moderates the effect of a smoking prevention program among boys in China. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 9(S4): S599-S609, November 2007.
  • Prescott J, Ma H, Bernstein L, Ursin G. Cigarette smoking is not associated with breast cancer risk in young women. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention. 16(3): 620-2, March 2007.
  • Sun W, Chou CP, Stacy AW, Ma H, Unger J, Gallaher P. SAS and SPSS macros to calculate standardized Cronbach's alpha using the upper bound of the phi coefficient for dichotomous items. Behavior Research Methods. 39:71-81, 2007.
  • Ma H, Bernstein L, Ross RK, Ursin G. Hormone-related risk factors for breast cancer in women under age 50 years by estrogen and progesterone receptor status - results from a case-control and a case-case comparison. Breast Cancer Research. 8(4): R43, 2006.
  • Ma H, Bernstein L, Pike MC, Ursin G. Reproductive factors and breast cancer risk according to joint estrogen and progesterone receptor status: a meta-analysis of epidemiological studies. Breast Cancer Research. 8(4): R43, 2006.

Locations

  • City of Hope - Main Campus (Duarte)
    1500 East Duarte Road
    Duarte, CA 91010