PhD, Professor and Chair
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Research Interests: Dr. Zhong conducts multidisciplinary research in epidemiology, nutrition, medical informatics and omics. His cross-disciplinary research program focuses on investigating the etiology, progression, prevention and surveillance of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Victor Wenze Zhong is professor and chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine. He serves as the Chair for the American Society for Nutrition Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section, and on the American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology and Prevention Early Career Committee.
Dr. Zhong conducts multidisciplinary research in epidemiology, nutrition, medical informatics and omics. The overarching goal of Dr. Zhong’s multidisciplinary research program is to advance our understanding of cardiometabolic diseases through investigating the etiology, progression, prevention and surveillance of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Zhong has secured research funds of over 3 million US dollars from government, not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions. He has published first author and corresponding author articles in leading journals such as JAMA, JAMA Internal Medicine, Diabetes Care and International Journal of Epidemiology. Research findings have been reported by more than 300 national and international news outlets for over 600 times including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and China Central Television as well as a NYT column article. His JAMA article in 2019 is the most talked about article of the year at JAMA and the Top 100 Articles of the Year (ranked No.23) according to the Altmetric among a total of 2.7 million research outputs in 2019. Dr. Zhong has served as a peer reviewer for JAMA, BMJ, Annals of Internal Medicine, Diabetes Care, among others. He co-authored and reviewed relevant chapters for Diabetes in America, 3rd edition, a comprehensive reference book for diabetes published by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). Dr. Zhong has received early-career investigator awards, postdoctoral fellowship and predoctoral fellowship multiple times from the American Heart Association and American Society for Nutrition.
2012-2016 Ph.D. in Nutrition (major) and Epidemiology (minor)
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
2006-2011 Bachelor of Medicine in Preventive Medicine
Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China
2017-2019 Department of Preventive Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, USA
2021-Present Professor and Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
School of Public Health, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine Shanghai, China
2019-2020 Assistant Professor (tenure track), Division of Nutritional Sciences
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
06/2021-06/2023 Chair, Nutritional Epidemiology Research Interest Section, American Society for Nutrition
07/2020-06/2022 Early Career Committee, Council on Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association
Honors and awards
2018 Winner, Council on Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Early Career Investigator Award, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2018, Chicago, USA
2018 Winner, Roger R. Williams Award for Genetic Epidemiology and the Prevention and Treatment of Atherosclerosis, American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2018, New Orleans, USA
2018 Finalist, Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators, American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions 2018, New Orleans, USA
2017 Postdoctoral AHA SFRN Fellowship, USA
2015 American Society for Nutrition Pre-doctoral Fellowship Award, USA
2012-2016 Sanofi-UNC Global Nutrition Scholar, USA,
Wang L, Li X, Wang Z, Bancks MP, Carnethon MR, Greenland P, Feng YQ, Wang H*, Zhong VW*. Trends in Prevalence of Diabetes and Control of Risk Factors in Diabetes Among US Adults, 1999-2018. JAMA. 2021 Jun 25;326(8):1-13.
Zhong VW*, Ning H, Van Horn L, Carnethon MR, Wilkins JT, Lloyd-Jones DM, Allen NB. Diet quality and long-term absolute risks for incident cardiovascular disease and mortality. Am J Med. 2021 Apr;134(4):490-498.e24.
Zhong VW*, Allen NB, Greenland P, Carnethon MR, Ning H, Wilkins JT, Lloyd-Jones DM, Van Horn L. Protein foods from animal sources, incident cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: a substitution analysis. Int J Epidemiol. 2021 Mar 3;50(1):223-233.
Zhong VW*, Van Horn L, Greenland P, Carnethon MR, Ning H, Wilkins JT, Lloyd-Jones DM, Allen NB. Associations of Processed Meat, Unprocessed Red Meat, Poultry, or Fish Intake With Incident Cardiovascular Disease and All-Cause Mortality. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 Feb 3;180(4):503-512.
Zhong VW*. Eggs, dietary cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease: the debate continues. J Thorac Dis. 2019 Sep;11(9):E148-E150.
Zhong VW*, Van Horn L, Allen NB. Dietary Cholesterol or Egg Consumption and Cardiovascular Outcomes-Reply. JAMA. 2019 Aug 6;322(5):467. (Letter to the Editor)
Zhong VW, Kuang A, Danning RD, van Dam RM, Chasman DI, Cornelis MC. A genome-wide association study of bitter and sweet beverage consumption. Hum Mol Genet. 2019 Jul 15;28(14):2449-2457. (Ranked #2 among all HMG articles tracked by the Altmetric)
Zhong VW, Juhaeri J, Cole SR, Shay CM, Gordon-Larsen P, Kontopantelis E, Mayer-Davis EJ. Proximal HbA1C level and first hypoglycemia hospitalization in adults with incident type 2 diabetes: a nested case-control study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2019 Jun 1;104(6):1989-1998.
Zhong VW*, Van Horn L, Cornelis MC, Wilkins JT, Ning H, Carnethon MR, Greenland P, Mentz RJ, Tucker KL, Zhao L, Norwood AF, Lloyd-Jones DM, Allen NB*. Associations of dietary cholesterol or egg consumption with incident cardiovascular disease and mortality. JAMA. 2019 Mar 19;321(11):1081-1095. (Top 100 Articles of 2019 by Altmetric (No. 23) & No. 1 in JAMA in 2019)
Zhong VW, Bancks MP, Schreiner PJ, Lewis CE, Steffen LM, Meigs JB, Schrader LA, Schorr M, Miller KK, Sidney S, Carnethon MR. Insulin resistance since early adulthood and appendicular lean mass in middle-aged adults without diabetes: 20 years of the CARDIA study. J Diabetes Complications. 2019 Jan;33(1):84-90.
Zhong VW, Juhaeri J, Mayer-Davis EJ. Trends in hospital admission for diabetic ketoacidosis in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in England, 1998-2013: a retrospective cohort study. Diabetes Care. 2018 Sep;41(9):1870-1877. (Featured on the Cover)
Zhong VW, Juhaeri J, Cole SR, Shay CM, Gordon-Larsen P, Kontopantelis E, Mayer-Davis EJ. HbA1C variability and hypoglycemia hospitalization in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes: a nested case-control study. J Diabetes Complications. 2018 Feb;32(2):203-209.
Zhong VW, Juhaeri J, Cole SR, Kontopantelis E, Shay CM, Gordon-Larsen P, Mayer-Davis EJ. Incidence and temporal trends in hypoglycemia hospitalization in adults with type 1 and type 2 diabetes in England, 1998 to 2013: a retrospective cohort study. Diabetes Care. 2017 Dec;40(12):1651-1660.
Zhong VW, Crandell JL, Shay CM, Gordon-Larsen P, Cole SR, Juhaeri J, Kahkoska AR, Maahs DM, Seid M, Forlenza GP, Mayer-Davis EJ. Dietary intake and risk of non-severe hypoglycemia in adolescents with type 1 diabetes. J Diabetes Complications. 2017 Aug;31(8):1340-1347.
Zhong VW, Obeid JS, Craig JB, Pfaff ER, Thomas J, Jaacks LM, Beavers DP, Carey TS, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, Hamman RF, Bowlby DA, Pihoker C, Saydah SH, Mayer-Davis EJ. An efficient approach for surveillance of childhood diabetes by type derived from electronic health record data: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 Nov;23(6):1060-1067.
Zhong VW, Lamichhane AP, Crandell JL, Couch SC, Liese AD, The NS, Tzeel BA, Dabelea D, Lawrence JM, Marcovina SM, Kim G, Mayer-Davis EJ. Association of adherence to a Mediterranean diet with glycemic control and cardiovascular risk factors in youth with type I diabetes: the SEARCH Nutrition Ancillary Study. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2016 Jul;70(7):802-7.
Zhong VW, Pfaff ER, Beavers DP, Thomas J, Jaacks LM, Bowlby DA, Carey TS, Lawrence JM, Dabelea D, Hamman RF, Pihoker C, Saydah SH, Mayer-Davis EJ; Search for Diabetes in Youth Study Group. Use of administrative and electronic health record data for development of automated algorithms for childhood diabetes case ascertainment and type classification: the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study. Pediatr Diabetes. 2014 Dec;15(8):573-84.