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Jie Hu, Ph.D.

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Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, ChinaMD06/2011Preventive Medicine
School of Public Health, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, ChinaPhD06/2016Environmental Epidemiology
Department of Epidemiology, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RIVisiting Scholar06/2018Epidemiology
Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health
Semifinalist, Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research
Early Investigator Travel Award
Connors-BRI Research Recognition Award

I am a postdoctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I have a background in environmental epidemiology and have led or contributed to multiple epidemiological and epigenome-wide studies investigating environmental and behavioral risk factors related to maternal health during pregnancy, fetal growth, and human aging in several Chinese cohorts.

I am interested in women's health, sex differences, cardiometabolic disease, (epi)genetics, and integrated omics. My current research primarily focuses on the investigation of risk factors and underlying mechanisms of coronary heart disease, ischemic stroke, and type 2 diabetes. I am leading several multi-cohort projects identifying hormonal, inflammatory, metabolomic, and genetic factors related to cardiometabolic risk, using data from the Women's Health Initiative, Nurses' Health Studies, Health Professional Follow-up Study, Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis, and UK Biobank. I am also leading, co-leading, or participating in several consortium metabolomics and epigenetics projects in the Trans-Omics for Precision Medicine (TOPMed), Cohorts for Heart and Aging Research in Genomic Epidemiology (CHARGE), and COnsortium of METabolomics Studies (COMETS).

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  1. Cruz DE, Tahir UA, Hu J, Ngo D, Chen ZZ, Robbins JM, Katz D, Balasubramanian R, Peterson B, Deng S, Benson MD, Shi X, Dailey L, Gao Y, Correa A, Wang TJ, Clish CB, Rexrode KM, Wilson JG, Gerszten RE. Metabolomic Analysis of Coronary Heart Disease in an African American Cohort From the Jackson Heart Study. JAMA Cardiol. 2022 02 01; 7(2):184-194. PMID: 34851361.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  2. Balasubramanian R, Hu J, Guasch-Ferre M, Li J, Sorond F, Zhao Y, Shutta KH, Salas-Salvado J, Hu F, Clish CB, Rexrode KM. Metabolomic Profiles Associated With Incident Ischemic Stroke. Neurology. 2022 02 01; 98(5):e483-e492. PMID: 34853177.
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  3. Qi Q, Li J, Yu B, Moon JY, Chai JC, Merino J, Hu J, Ruiz-Canela M, Rebholz C, Wang Z, Usyk M, Chen GC, Porneala BC, Wang W, Nguyen NQ, Feofanova EV, Grove ML, Wang TJ, Gerszten RE, Dupuis J, Salas-Salvadó J, Bao W, Perkins DL, Daviglus ML, Thyagarajan B, Cai J, Wang T, Manson JE, Martínez-González MA, Selvin E, Rexrode KM, Clish CB, Hu FB, Meigs JB, Knight R, Burk RD, Boerwinkle E, Kaplan RC. Host and gut microbial tryptophan metabolism and type 2 diabetes: an integrative analysis of host genetics, diet, gut microbiome and circulating metabolites in cohort studies. Gut. 2021 Jun 14. PMID: 34127525.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    
  4. Li J, Lee DH, Hu J, Tabung FK, Li Y, Bhupathiraju SN, Rimm EB, Rexrode KM, Manson JE, Willett WC, Giovannucci EL, Hu FB. Dietary Inflammatory Potential and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease Among Men and Women in the U.S. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2020 11 10; 76(19):2181-2193. PMID: 33153576.
    Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Li J, Guasch-Ferré M, Chung W, Ruiz-Canela M, Toledo E, Corella D, Bhupathiraju SN, Tobias DK, Tabung FK, Hu J, Zhao T, Turman C, Feng YA, Clish CB, Mucci L, Eliassen AH, Costenbader KH, Karlson EW, Wolpin BM, Ascherio A, Rimm EB, Manson JE, Qi L, Martínez-González MÁ, Salas-Salvadó J, Hu FB, Liang L. The Mediterranean diet, plasma metabolome, and cardiovascular disease risk. Eur Heart J. 2020 07 21; 41(28):2645-2656. PMID: 32406924.
    Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  6. Hu J, Lin JH, Jiménez MC, Manson JE, Hankinson SE, Rexrode KM. Plasma Estradiol and Testosterone Levels and Ischemic Stroke in Postmenopausal Women. Stroke. 2020 04; 51(4):1297-1300. PMID: 32078496.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. Hu J, Li Y, Rexrode KM, Xu S. Response by Hu et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Impact of the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for High Blood Pressure on Evaluating Gestational Hypertension-Associated Risks for Newborns and Mothers: A Retrospective Birth Cohort Study". Circ Res. 2020 01 03; 126(1):e5-e6. PMID: 31895664.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Hu J, Li Y, Rexrode KM, Xu S. Response by Hu et al to Letter Regarding Article, "Impact of the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for High Blood Pressure on Evaluating Gestational Hypertension-Associated Risks for Newborns and Mothers: A Retrospective Birth Cohort Study". Circ Res. 2019 11 08; 125(11):e96-e97. PMID: 31697632.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. Ding M, Zeleznik OA, Guasch-Ferre M, Hu J, Lasky-Su J, Lee IM, Jackson RD, Shadyab AH, LaMonte MJ, Clish C, Eliassen AH, Sacks F, Willett WC, Hu FB, Rexrode KM, Kraft P. Metabolome-Wide Association Study of the Relationship Between Habitual Physical Activity and Plasma Metabolite Levels. Am J Epidemiol. 2019 11 01; 188(11):1932-1943. PMID: 31364705.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  10. Hu J, Zhao H, Braun JM, Zheng T, Zhang B, Xia W, Zhang W, Li J, Zhou Y, Li H, Li J, Zhou A, Zhang Y, Buka SL, Liu S, Peng Y, Wu C, Jiang M, Huo W, Zhu Y, Shi K, Li Y, Cai Z, Xu S. Associations of Trimester-Specific Exposure to Bisphenols with Size at Birth: A Chinese Prenatal Cohort Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2019 10; 127(10):107001. PMID: 31573832.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  11. Li J, Liu W, Xia W, Zhao H, Zhou Y, Li Y, Wu C, Liu H, Zhang B, Zhu Y, Hu J, Wang X, Ye D, Xu S, Cai Z. Variations, Determinants, and Coexposure Patterns of Personal Care Product Chemicals among Chinese Pregnant Women: A Longitudinal Study. Environ Sci Technol. 2019 06 04; 53(11):6546-6555. PMID: 31081626.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  12. Hu J, Li Y, Zhang B, Zheng T, Li J, Peng Y, Zhou A, Buka SL, Liu S, Zhang Y, Shi K, Xia W, Rexrode KM, Xu S. Impact of the 2017 ACC/AHA Guideline for High Blood Pressure on Evaluating Gestational Hypertension-Associated Risks for Newborns and Mothers. Circ Res. 2019 07 05; 125(2):184-194. PMID: 31104583.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Zhang W, Xia W, Liu W, Li X, Hu J, Zhang B, Xu S, Zhou Y, Li J, Cai Z, Li Y. Exposure to Bisphenol a Substitutes and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Prospective Cohort Study in China. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019; 10:262. PMID: 31114544.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    
  14. Li Y, Xu S, Li Y, Zhang B, Huo W, Zhu Y, Wan Y, Zheng T, Zhou A, Chen Z, Huang Z, Hu J, Zhang W, Wang X, Ye D, Xia W. Association between urinary parabens and gestational diabetes mellitus across prepregnancy body mass index categories. Environ Res. 2019 03; 170:151-159. PMID: 30579989.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  15. Wu C, Xia W, Li Y, Li J, Zhang B, Zheng T, Zhou A, Zhao H, Huo W, Hu J, Jiang M, Hu C, Liao J, Chen X, Xu B, Lu S, Cai Z, Xu S. Repeated Measurements of Paraben Exposure during Pregnancy in Relation to Fetal and Early Childhood Growth. Environ Sci Technol. 2019 01 02; 53(1):422-433. PMID: 30427191.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Hu J, Wu C, Zheng T, Zhang B, Xia W, Peng Y, Liu W, Jiang M, Liu S, Buka SL, Zhou A, Zhang Y, Jiang Y, Hu C, Chen X, Zeng Q, Chen X, Xu B, Zhang X, Truong A, Shi K, Qian Z, Li Y, Xu S. Critical Windows for Associations between Manganese Exposure during Pregnancy and Size at Birth: A Longitudinal Cohort Study in Wuhan, China. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 12; 126(12):127006. PMID: 30675808.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  17. Hu J, Peng Y, Zheng T, Zhang B, Liu W, Wu C, Jiang M, Braun JM, Liu S, Buka SL, Zhou A, Wise JP, Zhang Y, Jiang Y, Hu C, Chen X, Huang Z, Zheng D, Shi K, Zhang X, Truong A, Qian Z, Xia W, Li Y, Xu S. Effects of trimester-specific exposure to vanadium on ultrasound measures of fetal growth and birth size: a longitudinal prospective prenatal cohort study. Lancet Planet Health. 2018 10; 2(10):e427-e437. PMID: 30318100.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  18. Peng Y, Hu J, Li Y, Zhang B, Liu W, Li H, Zhang H, Hu C, Chen X, Xia W, Lu S, Xu S. Exposure to chromium during pregnancy and longitudinally assessed fetal growth: Findings from a prospective cohort. Environ Int. 2018 12; 121(Pt 1):375-382. PMID: 30245360.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  19. Wu C, Li J, Xia W, Li Y, Zhang B, Zhou A, Hu J, Li C, Zhao H, Jiang M, Hu C, Liao J, Huo W, Chen X, Xu B, Lu S, Cai Z, Xu S. The association of repeated measurements of prenatal exposure to triclosan with fetal and early-childhood growth. Environ Int. 2018 11; 120:54-62. PMID: 30064055.
    Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  20. Jiang M, Li Y, Zhang B, Zhou A, Zhu Y, Li J, Zhao H, Chen L, Hu J, Wu C, Peng Y, Liao J, Xia Z, Cai Z, Chen X, Xu B, Xia W, Xu S. Urinary concentrations of phthalate metabolites associated with changes in clinical hemostatic and hematologic parameters in pregnant women. Environ Int. 2018 11; 120:34-42. PMID: 30059848.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  21. Li J, Zhu X, Yu K, Jiang H, Zhang Y, Wang B, Liu X, Deng S, Hu J, Deng Q, Sun H, Guo H, Zhang X, Chen W, Yuan J, He M, Bai Y, Han X, Liu B, Liu C, Guo Y, Zhang B, Zhang Z, Hu FB, Gao W, Li L, Lathrop M, Laprise C, Liang L, Wu T. Exposure to Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Accelerated DNA Methylation Aging. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 06; 126(6):067005. PMID: 29906262.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
  22. Wan Y, Huo W, Xu S, Zheng T, Zhang B, Li Y, Zhou A, Zhang Y, Hu J, Zhu Y, Chen Z, Lu S, Wu C, Jiang M, Jiang Y, Liu H, Yang X, Xia W. Relationship between maternal exposure to bisphenol S and pregnancy duration. Environ Pollut. 2018 Jul; 238:717-724. PMID: 29621731.
    Citations: 22     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  23. Huo W, Xia W, Wu C, Zhu Y, Zhang B, Wan Y, Zhou A, Qian Z, Chen Z, Jiang Y, Liu H, Hu J, Xu B, Xu S, Li Y. Urinary level of triclosan in a population of Chinese pregnant women and its association with birth outcomes. Environ Pollut. 2018 Feb; 233:872-879. PMID: 28987566.
    Citations: 9     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  24. Hu J, Xia W, Pan X, Zheng T, Zhang B, Zhou A, Buka SL, Bassig BA, Liu W, Wu C, Peng Y, Li J, Zhang C, Liu H, Jiang M, Wang Y, Zhang J, Huang Z, Zheng D, Shi K, Qian Z, Li Y, Xu S. Association of adverse birth outcomes with prenatal exposure to vanadium: a population-based cohort study. Lancet Planet Health. 2017 09; 1(6):e230-e241. PMID: 29851608.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  25. Pan X, Hu J, Xia W, Zhang B, Liu W, Zhang C, Yang J, Hu C, Zhou A, Chen Z, Cao J, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Huang Z, Lv B, Song R, Zhang J, Xu S, Li Y. Prenatal chromium exposure and risk of preterm birth: a cohort study in Hubei, China. Sci Rep. 2017 06 08; 7(1):3048. PMID: 28596517.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  26. Zhou A, Chang H, Huo W, Zhang B, Hu J, Xia W, Chen Z, Xiong C, Zhang Y, Wang Y, Xu S, Li Y. Prenatal exposure to bisphenol A and risk of allergic diseases in early life. Pediatr Res. 2017 Jun; 81(6):851-856. PMID: 28141789.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  27. Cheng L, Zhang B, Zheng T, Hu J, Zhou A, Bassig BA, Xia W, Savitz DA, Buka S, Xiong C, Braun JM, Zhang Y, Zhou Y, Pan X, Wu C, Wang Y, Qian Z, Yang A, Romano ME, Shi K, Xu S, Li Y. Critical Windows of Prenatal Exposure to Cadmium and Size at Birth. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 01 09; 14(1). PMID: 28075368.
    Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  28. Wu C, Huo W, Li Y, Zhang B, Wan Y, Zheng T, Zhou A, Chen Z, Qian M, Zhu Y, Jiang Y, Liu H, Hu J, Chen X, Xu B, Xia W, Xu S. Maternal urinary paraben levels and offspring size at birth from a Chinese birth cohort. Chemosphere. 2017 Apr; 172:29-36. PMID: 28061343.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  29. Jiang M, Li Y, Zhang B, Zhou A, Zheng T, Qian Z, Du X, Zhou Y, Pan X, Hu J, Wu C, Peng Y, Liu W, Zhang C, Xia W, Xu S. A nested case-control study of prenatal vanadium exposure and low birthweight. Hum Reprod. 2016 09; 31(9):2135-41. PMID: 27381766.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  30. Xia W, Zhou Y, Zheng T, Zhang B, Bassig BA, Li Y, Wise JP, Zhou A, Wan Y, Wang Y, Xiong C, Zhao J, Li Z, Yao Y, Hu J, Pan X, Xu S. Maternal urinary manganese and risk of low birth weight: a case-control study. BMC Public Health. 2016 Feb 12; 16:142. PMID: 26869268.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  31. Zhu X, Li J, Deng S, Yu K, Liu X, Deng Q, Sun H, Zhang X, He M, Guo H, Chen W, Yuan J, Zhang B, Kuang D, He X, Bai Y, Han X, Liu B, Li X, Yang L, Jiang H, Zhang Y, Hu J, Cheng L, Luo X, Mei W, Zhou Z, Sun S, Zhang L, Liu C, Guo Y, Zhang Z, Hu FB, Liang L, Wu T. Genome-Wide Analysis of DNA Methylation and Cigarette Smoking in a Chinese Population. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 07; 124(7):966-73. PMID: 26756918.
    Citations: 44     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  32. Zhu Y, Wan Y, Li Y, Zhang B, Zhou A, Cai Z, Qian Z, Zhang C, Huo W, Huang K, Hu J, Cheng L, Chang H, Huang Z, Xu B, Xia W, Xu S. Free and total urinary phthalate metabolite concentrations among pregnant women from the Healthy Baby Cohort (HBC), China. Environ Int. 2016 Mar; 88:67-73. PMID: 26722670.
    Citations: 11     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  33. Xia W, Hu J, Zhang B, Li Y, Wise JP, Bassig BA, Zhou A, Savitz DA, Xiong C, Zhao J, du X, Zhou Y, Pan X, Yang J, Wu C, Jiang M, Peng Y, Qian Z, Zheng T, Xu S. A case-control study of maternal exposure to chromium and infant low birth weight in China. Chemosphere. 2016 Feb; 144:1484-9. PMID: 26498095.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  34. Huo W, Xia W, Wan Y, Zhang B, Zhou A, Zhang Y, Huang K, Zhu Y, Wu C, Peng Y, Jiang M, Hu J, Chang H, Xu B, Li Y, Xu S. Maternal urinary bisphenol A levels and infant low birth weight: A nested case-control study of the Health Baby Cohort in China. Environ Int. 2015 Dec; 85:96-103. PMID: 26382648.
    Citations: 25     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
  35. Zhang B, Xia W, Li Y, Bassig BA, Zhou A, Wang Y, Li Z, Yao Y, Hu J, Du X, Zhou Y, Liu J, Xue W, Ma Y, Pan X, Peng Y, Zheng T, Xu S. Prenatal exposure to lead in relation to risk of preterm low birth weight: A matched case-control study in China. Reprod Toxicol. 2015 Nov; 57:190-195. PMID: 26122562.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  36. Xia W, Du X, Zheng T, Zhang B, Li Y, Bassig BA, Zhou A, Wang Y, Xiong C, Li Z, Yao Y, Hu J, Zhou Y, Liu J, Xue W, Ma Y, Pan X, Peng Y, Xu S. A Case-Control Study of Prenatal Thallium Exposure and Low Birth Weight in China. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Jan; 124(1):164-9. PMID: 26009470.
    Citations: 17     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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