Hui Cheng

Hui Cheng

Principal Scientist
Regulatory Sciences

Hui Cheng, Ph.D., is a Principal Scientist, Population Science within the Regulatory Sciences organization of Altria Client Services (ALCS) in Richmond, VA. Dr. Cheng applies her knowledge and skills in epidemiology to tobacco harm reduction through the investigation of the potential impact of non-combusted tobacco products to the population, and research and analyses designed to aid in the prevention of underage tobacco use. 

In her current role, Dr. Cheng leads the Underage Tobacco Use Survey to surveille underage tobacco use behaviors, assesses tobacco use behaviors using existing data, designs and executes postmarket surveillance studies to assess the potential impact of products authorized as modified risk tobacco products, contributes to Premarket Tobacco Product and Modified Risk Tobacco Product applications for non-combusted products filed with the Food and Drug Administration, and supports Altria's external engagement strategies.

Before joining Altria in 2017, Dr. Cheng has served as a research fellow at multiple academic institutions, including Michigan State University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai Mental Health Center, and Peking University Institute of Mental Health, where she studied the fascinating interplay of micro-, meso-, and macro-level factors in the epidemiology of mental and behavioral health.

Dr. Cheng has played key roles in numerous population-based surveys nationally and internationally, reflected by her track record of peer-reviewed publications on the epidemiology of mental and behavioral health. In addition, she has served as ad hoc peer reviewers for various scientific journals and won travel awards from professional organizations such as the College on Problems of Drug Dependence and American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. 

PhD, Epidemiology, Michigan State University, United States of America, 2009

MBBS, Preventive Medicine, Peking University Health Science Center, China, 2001