Jason Wong, S.M., Sc.D.


Laboratory of Genomic Instability and Cardiopulmonary Outcomes


10 Center Dr.
Room 5N307B
Bethesda, MD 20892
United States



Research Topics

  1. Conduct multidisciplinary epidemiologic studies aimed at explaining the biological mechanisms by which exposures influence cardiopulmonary disease risk and progression in humans, with focus on genomic instability.
  2. Investigate whether the impact of exposures on cardiopulmonary outcomes differ across racial/ethnic groups and by geographic location.
  3. Assess how atmospheric conditions characteristic of climate change affect cardiopulmonary outcomes in humans.


Dr. Jason Wong earned his dual-doctorate in epidemiology and environmental health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. He later became a postdoctoral fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine, where he examined the chronic health effects of secondhand smoke in a multi-ethnic study of women in the United States. Prior to joining ECHB, Dr. Wong was a research fellow at the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, where he investigated the influence of occupational/environmental exposure to air pollutants on various biomarkers of genomic instability, with a focus on telomere length, as well as identifying risk factors for lung cancer among special populations (e.g., unique or high-exposure, minority, or geographic location).

Selected Publications

  1. Wong JYY, Cawthon R, Hu W, Ezennia S, Gadalla SM, Breeze C, Blechter B, Freedman ND, Huang WY, Hosgood HD, Seow WJ, Bassig BA, Rahman ML, Hayes RB, Rothman N, Lan Q. Alu Retroelement Copy Number and Lung Cancer Risk in the Prospective Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial. Chest. 2022;162(4):942-945.

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