Meng-Han Tsai

Assistant Professor

Meng-Han Tsai

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Medicine

  • (706) 721-7706
  • HS 1705


  • Ph.D., Medical/Health Management and University of South Carolina -, 2016

  • MS, Medical/Health Management and Kaohsing Medical University, 2010

Awards & Honors

  • Center for Health Equity Research (CHER) Fellow Center for Health Equity Research , 2021

  • American Association for Cancer Research Scholar-in-Training Award AACR, 2020

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8215

    Fundamentals of Oncology I

Teaching Interests

Quantitative analysis, Cancer epidemiology


Selected Recent Publications

  • Does Emergency Medical Services Transportation Mitigate Post-stroke Discharge Disability? A Prospective Observational Study, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Colorectal cancer prevention by a CLEAR principles-based colonoscopy protocol: an observational study, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Why acute ischemic stroke patients in the United States use or do not use emergency medical services transport? Findings of an inpatient survey, 2019
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Reducing High-Users' Visits to the Emergency Department by a Primary Care Intervention for the Uninsured: A Retrospective Study, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Persisting Racial Disparities in Colonoscopy Screening of Persons with a Family History of Colorectal Cancer, 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Dr. Tsai’s research interests are broadly related to health disparities with the following major research threads: (1) racial /ethnic disparities, (2) cancer prevention and control, and (3) access to care and health care utilization. Her early research topics include discussing utilization and cancer prevention on colonoscopy screening and surveillance, utilization of emergency room, and development of patient interview tool for ambulance use among stroke patients. She has several years of experience with data management, SAS programming and analysis of clinical data with multi-level nested units of analysis. She has experiences on cancer registry, national survey, electronic medical record (EMR), Medicare claim, and longitudinal data as well. She also has conducted research focuses on cancer screening prevention and control among the Latino population in an agricultural community, California. Currently, Dr. Tsai research focuses on the time trends of colorectal cancer incidence/mortality, predictors of cancer survival, and the impact of social determinant of health on cancer prevention, outcome, and survival. Her long-term goal of research is to increase the awareness of cancer prevention and improve healthcare access among minority/underserved populations through community-based research setting, especially for those impacted by colorectal cancer.