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Dr. Amie E. Hwang is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Department of Preventive Medicine at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Hwang received her B.S. in Nutrition Science from UC Davis and earned her MPH and PhD in Epidemiology from USC. Dr. Hwang is a cancer epidemiologist with a special research focus on investigating burden of cancer and its consequences among underserved populations such as pediatric, adolescence and young adults (AYA) and racial/ethnic minority groups. She is one of the lead investigators at Los Angeles County Cancer Surveillance Program, a SEER-designated cancer registry for Los Angeles County. She responds to cancer clusters concerns in Los Angeles County and utilizes the central cancer registry data for cancer disparities research. Her current research effort is focused on 1) examining late effects of cancer and toxicities of cancer treatment among childhood and adolescent cancer survivors, 2) understanding the pattern of cancer occurrence, cancer care and survival from cancer for adolescents and young adults, and 3) integrating innovative automation tools to enhance data capture and utilization in the cancer registry. Dr. Hwang is committed to contribute in alleviating cancer disparity and adverse effects of its treatment in underserved populations.