Simo Du, MBBS, MHS
Simo has an interdisciplinary background in medicine, clinical research and public health. She originally trained in clinical medicine and later developed deeper interests in public health and pursued a master's degree in epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (JHSPH). She currently works in the healthcare industry while remaining passionate about public health and actively participating in multiple hospital and community volunteer events.
Over the past several years, I have seen many battles against breast cancer, not only in hospital wards during my intern years, but also in the communities I live in, from our family friends to my immediate family members. After all, this is the world we live in. The incidence of breast cancer remains the high among females and impacts 1% of males. However, in the society where I grew up, people don’t talk about breast cancer as much as they should. Stigma, rumor, and misinformation are common -- the status quo that needs future change and transformation. I’m thrilled to join survivingbreastcancer.org, a self-organized community providing education, resources and platform to patients, and I’m looking forward to working together with this passionate team to make a difference.