Pei-Chuan Ho

Associate Fellow

Pei-Chuan Ho, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine / Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center, Perelman School of Medicine

Pei-Chuan Ho, PhD is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Penn Neurodegeneration Genomics Center (PNGC). She currently participates in the Asian Cohort for Alzheimer’s Disease (ACAD), which is an international collaboration and the first cohort focusing on the genomics of Alzheimer’s Disease for Asian Americans and Asian Canadians. She is interested in the social determinants of health and gene-environment interactions on Alzheimer’s Disease for disadvantaged populations. She is currently exploring the area of combining social science and genomics research technics to study Alzheimer’s Disease and improve the quality of life of Alzheimer’s Disease patients. She also studies opioid disorders and related mental disorders such as depression. Her dissertation studied the physician prescribing behaviors since the late 1990s and how the introduction of abuse-deterrent opioids affected opioid related hospitalizations. Building on her doctoral work, she is expanding the research to substance abuse for the older and disadvantaged populations. Dr. Ho received her PhD in Economics from Lehigh University in 2021.

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