Honors, Publications, etc.


Outstanding Research Assistant Award, ATECAR Steering Committee, Department of Public Health, Temple University (Approximately 2-3 chosen of 20 research associates) March 2002.

Research Assistantship/Fellowship, Temple University/NCI Special  Populations Network for Cancer Awareness Research and Training.  September 2000, September 2001.

Outstanding Senior Award (#1 in Department of Public Health graduating class), Department of Public Health, Temple University, May 2001.

President’s Scholar (Approximately 15-20 chosen among thousands of seniors), Temple University, May 2001.


Ma, G.X., Shive, S., & Tan, Y., Thomas, P., & Vung, L.M. (2004). Development of a culturally appropriate smoking cessation program for Chinese American Youth. Journal of Adolescent Health, 35(3), 206-216.

Ma, G.X., Tan, Y., Feeley, R., & Thomas, P. (2002). Perceived risks of heart disease and cancers among Asian Americans. Journal of Community Health, 27(4), 233-246


  • Certified First Aid, CPR/AED and Babysitting Training Instructor, American Red Cross: 2010 – Present
  • Certified Health Education Specialist, National Committee for Health Education Credentialing: 2002-2006
  • Not-on-Tobacco Youth Smoking Cessation Facilitator, American Lung Association, 2001

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