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Lu Qi

Lu Qi

Associate Professor
Harvard School of Public Health
USA

Biography

Dr. Lu Qi obtained a medical degree in China and PhD at Tufts University in the United States. He is now an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Qi’s major research interests have focused on genetic and nutritional epidemiology of obesity, type 2 diabetes and related cardiovascular diseases. His recent research topics also include epigenetics and metabolomics, and the complex interactions between genetic variations, omic events and lifestyle/diet factors in relation to metabolic disorder. He has extensive experience in leading epidemiology and genetic studies in large cohorts, randomized clinical trials, and international collaborations. He has been leading several projects funded by NIH and American Heart Association, and European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes.

Research Interest

Genetic/nutrition Epidemiology of type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular complications, and obesity, Gene-environment interactions in relation to type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications, Lifestyle/diet intervention in prevention of obesity and metabolic disorders, Application of metabolomics and epigenetics in epidemiology research.