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Jie Hu, M.D., 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
Division of Women's Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MAResearch Fellow06/2022Medicine/Women's Health
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MAResearch Fellow01/2023Epidemiology; Biostatistics
Center for Genomic Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MAResearch Fellow01/2023Systems epidemiology; Medicine
2018
Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Disease Research in Women’s Health
2019
Semifinalist, Charles J. Epstein Trainee Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Research
2020
Early Investigator Travel Award
2021
Connors-BRI Research Recognition Award
2022
Reviewers’ Choice Abstract
2024
Winner, The Sandra A. Daugherty Award for Excellence in CVD or Hypertension Epidemiology

Overview
I am a junior faculty member in the Saxena Lab in the Center for Genomic Medicine and Department of Anaesthesia at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, and the Liang Lab in the Department of Epidemiology at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. I am an epidemiologist with rich research experience in maternal and child health, women’s health, and environmental health. My long-term career goal is to become an independent researcher in the area of women’s and children’s health and cardiometabolic disease epidemiology, focusing on identifying novel risk factors, investigating the intergenerational link in disease susceptibility and the influencing factors, and examining health disparities and the underlying mechanisms to promote personalized treatment and prevention.

I am interested the etiology of adverse pregnancy outcomes and their long-term impact on cardiometabolic health in women and their children. My current research utilizes large-scale, multi-omics data, under the framework of systems epidemiology, to identify novel risk factors and the underlying mechanisms of adverse pregnancy outcomes and cardiometabolic diseases in women, as well as to examine the (epi)genetic and metabolic bases of the intergenerational link in cardiometabolic disease risk. My research also extends to examining the origin and mechanisms of sex and race differences in cardiometabolic disease risk. I am also leading or participating in multiple consortium metabolomics and (epi)genetics 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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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.