OUYANG Fengxiu



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Has been professor of pediatrics, and professor of clinical epidemiology at Xinhua Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine since 2011. Dr. Ouyang is also an adjunct professor of maternal and child health at the Department of Maternal and Child health, School of Public Health in the same university. Dr. Ouyang received her M.D from Fudan University (Shanghai Medical University) in 1993, Ph.D degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Fudan University in 2001, and Master degree of Science from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in 2009. In 2004, Dr. Ouyang was invited to Harvard School of Public Health as a postdoctoral fellow and visiting scholar. She joined Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Children’s Memorial Hospital and Children’s Memorial Research Center, as a research associate during 2005-2011. In 2013, She was invited to the Center of Early Life Origins of Diseases at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University as a visiting professor for 3 months.

Dr. Ouyang’s researches focus on early life environmental exposure, fetal growth and child health. She has been studying the environmental and genetic risk factors of diseases including childhood obesity/metabolic syndrome and its biomarkers, and intervention of childhood obesity/metabolic syndrome in early life. She had published more than 100 papers, among which more than 80 papers were published in leading international SCI-index journals including Environmental Health Perspectives, American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, and Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

Research Projects

  • 2020 – 2024 China-U.S. Program by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and National Institutes of Health (NIH), Maternal Exposure to Low Level Mercury, Metabolome, and Child Cardiometabolic Risk in Multi-Ethnic Prospective Birth Cohorts, PI

  • 2019-2022 National Key Research and Development Program from the Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Sino-Canada Collaboration on Establishing a Data and Information Platform for Multi-Center Randomized Clinical Trials. PI

  • 2017-2022 International Atomic Energy Agency, Early Life Multifaceted Intervention and Body Composition in Children. China PI

  • 2018-2021 International Atomic Energy Agency Regional Asia and Pacific Project, Using Stable Isotope Techniques to Monitor Situations and Interventions for Promoting Infant and Young Child Nutrition - Phase II. China Counterpart and PI

  • 2017-2020 NSFC, Early Life Exposure to Triclosan, Gut Microbiome and Obesity in Children. PI  

  • 2015-2021 Shanghai Municipal Education Commission— Gaofeng Clinical Medicine Grant Support, Environmental Endocrine Disruptor Exposure, Gestational Metabolic Disorders and Birth Outcomes.  PI  

  • 2017-2027 NSFC- Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), Sino-Canada HeLTI: A Multifaceted Community-Family-Mother-Child Intervention Study for Prevention of Childhood Obesity, Co-investigator  

  • 2016-2017 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, A consortium project on child growth in China. PI

  • 2014-2017 NSFC, Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A and the Development of Obesity in Children, PI  

  • 2012-2014 NSFC, Prenatal Determinants and Biomarkers of Obesity at Birth and in Childhood. PI

  • 2012-2014 Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program, Prenatal Exposure to Bisphenol A and Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Childhood Obesity. PI