1974 BSc graduate; 1977 PhD graduate
“Pursue the higher purpose on hands and knees; unlock the impossible with your mind.”
Vice Chancellor for Research of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, USA (2019 – present)
Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Arkansas, USA (2019 – present)
Director of Cincinnati Cancer Centre and Hayden Family Endowed Chair for Cancer Research University of Cincinnati Medical Centre, Cincinnati, USA (2013 – 2019)
Associate Dean for Basic Research of University of Cincinnati Medical Centre, Cincinnati, USA (2011 – 2019)
Jacob G Schmidlapp Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati Medical Centre, Cincinnati, USA (2005 – 2019)
Director of Urological Research, Director of Translational Research for the Department of Surgery, and Professor of Surgery, Cell Biology and Physiology, University of Massachusetts Medical Centre, Massachusetts, USA (1999 – 2005)
Associate Dean for Research of School of Graduate Studies, Research and Continued Education, and Professor of Biology, Tufts University, Massachusetts, USA (1997 – 1999)
Being the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Professor Shuk-Mei HO oversees a research portfolio for six colleges including Medicine, seven specialty institutes, and a statewide health-care network with over 10,000 employees.
As an internationally renowned expert in hormonal carcinogenesis, endocrine disruption, epigenetics regulation, and early origins of later-life diseases, she published over 240 original articles and received funding from National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation in three decades. Her research has profoundly impacted public health policies via changing industrial practices and consumer behavior on endocrine disrupting chemicals worldwide and improving health outcomes for millions around the globe.
Professor HO has received many awards and honours for her leadership and research, including being one of Ohio’s Finest Citizens of the State of Ohio for Outstanding Achievement, and being appointed as a Member of the National Advisory Environmental Health Sciences Council.