Kar-Hai Chu

Associate Professor of Public Health

Dr. Kar-Hai Chu has a diverse background in computer science, social network analysis, online social media, and cancer prevention. He is an NIH-funded researcher with a focus on leveraging innovative technologies to study tobacco control. Dr. Chu's recent projects include exploring the presence of tobacco companies on social media and analyzing their behavior and strategies in marketing; studying the diffusion of anti-vaccination topics online; interventions for electronic cigarette use by adolescents; modeling new tobacco trends to inform regulatory agencies.

    Education & Training

  • PhD (Communications and Information Sciences), University of Hawaii
  • MS (Computer Science), Columbia University
  • BS (Computer Science), Johns Hopkins University