Journal of Bioinformatics And Diabetes

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Bioinformatics And Diabetes- Genetic epidemiology and gene-environment interactions for obesity-Lu Qi ,  Ph.D, M.S, M.D.


Adjunct Professor; Harvard Medical School,
HCA Regents Distinguished Chair and Professor Director,
Tulane University Obesity Research Center,
Department of Epidemiology,
Tulane University.

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Lu Qi , Ph.D, M.S, M.D.


School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine,
1440 Canal Street, Suite 1724,
New Orleans, LA 70112.

Research Interests:

1. Genetic epidemiology and gene-environment interactions for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
2. Nutritional and biochemical predictors for metabolic diseases.
3. Epigenetic markers for cardiovascular disease and obesity.
4. Genetic modification on diet intervention in randomized weight-loss trials.


  • 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.
  • He serves as editorial board member for several journals such as Journal of Nutrition, BMC Medical Genetics (Associate Editor), The International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics, The Scientific World Journal, and Frontiers in Nutrigenomics.

He was awarded-

  • Roger R. Williams Award for Genetic Epidemiology (2008),
  • The Mark Bieber Award (2009),
  • Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators (finalist; 2010) by American Heart Association;
  • Michaela Modan Memorial Award (2010)- by American Diabetes Association.