James Hong-En Kang

Fulbright-Elsevier Data Analytics Award - Master’s in Public Health at University of California, Berkeley

James is a Gastroenterology doctor interested in the use of epidemiology and ‘big data’ analytics to improve healthcare delivery and equity. Since qualifying from the University of Oxford, James moved to the East of England to work as an Academic Foundation doctor and later as an NIHR Academic Clinical Fellow, Specialist Registrar and Chief Resident at his hospital. Between hospital shifts, James learned to work with large epidemiological datasets as part of a European cohort study examining the role of nutrition in cancer development.

At the University of California, Berkeley, James will learn methodologies that will be foundational for his future research career. Although he is currently interested in using big data to develop risk prediction models for early cancer detection, such methodology will be applicable to many different health problems. After his return to the UK, James hopes to use the knowledge and expertise that he gains abroad to complete a PhD and eventually become an academic clinician.  

Outside of the classroom, James aims to explore California’s national parks. He looks forward to experiencing graduate school life including attending a college football game. In turn, he plans to share his passion for (English) football and specifically Tottenham Hotspur F.C