Tom Chin, M.D., MPH

Professor Emeritus

Education and Training

University of Michigan: Doctorate of Medicine
Tulane University: Master of Public Health

Research Interests

Viral hepatitis; Hepatocellular carcinoma


Dr. Chin's entire professional career has centered on preventive medicine and epidemiology. His postgraduate training includes an internship, a medical residency and Epidemic Intelligence Service Training (CDC). He is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine, American Board of Medical Microbiology, and American Board of Forensic Examiners. This includes practicing as local health officer in the Louisiana State Health Department, preventive medicine officer in the U.S. Army, and medical epidemiologist in the CDC and health officer and medical adviser in the Johnson County Health Department.

He was appointed instructor in medicine, University of Kansas Medical Center, in 1955 and was promoted to clinical professor in microbiology in 1964 and professor of human ecology (preventive medicine) and of medicine in 1973. He was chair of Department of Preventive Medicine and became chair emeritus in 1989.

Dr. Chin has been active in many professional societies including AAAS (fellow), APHA (fellow), American Epidemiological Society (past president), International Epidemiological Association, and Society for Epidemiological Research.

He was on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Epidemiology and Applied and Environmental Microbiology and was a regular member in three NIH Study Sections, including the Epidemiology and Disease Control Study Section, and ad hoc member in many NIH Study Sections.

Last modified: Jun 15, 2017

Tom Chin


Tom Chin, M.D., MPH
Professor Emeritus

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