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Elisa Tong, M.D., M.A.

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Elisa Tong

M.D., M.A.
Research Core Regional Director-Sacramento and New and Early Stage Investigator

Dr Tong, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine. Dr. Tong is a general internist who provides care to a diverse patient population, including Hmong. She has had substantial training in quantitative research methods and experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative work in her research. Dr. Tong has been an AANCART pilot investigator and AANCART Clinical Director at UCSF. As the current Research Director for AANCART Sacramento, she has worked closely with the community partner, Hmong Women’s Heritage Association, on research design of their breast and cervical cancer research projects. Along with having published significant work on tobacco control among Asian Americans, she has conducted studies on the effectiveness of continuing medical education on Chinese physicians and CRC screening.