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Mingyu Zhang, Ph.D.

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Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDPhD07/2022Environmental Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDCertificate06/2020Clinical Trials
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MDMHS05/2018Cardiovascular and Clinical Epidemiology
Peking University, BeijingBS06/2016Experimental Medical Sciences
Peking University, BeijingBEcon06/2016Economics
Society for Epidemiologic Research Lilienfeld Postdoctoral Prize Paper Award, Finalist
Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, Alpha Chapter
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
American Heart Association Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research
Pediatric Research Reviewer Award of 2021
Public Health Conference Career Development Travel Award
American Heart Association Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators
Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research Honorable Mention Paper
Johns Hopkins Teaching Assistant Recognition Award
Ellen B. Gold Fund
The Winifred S. Hayes Fund
Moyses Szklo Teaching Assistantship in Epidemiologic Methods
American Heart Association Early Investigator Travel Award
The Charlotte Ferencz Fund

Dr. Mingyu Zhang is a faculty member in the Department of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zhang received his PhD (environmental epidemiology) and MHS (cardiovascular disease and clinical epidemiology) degrees from Johns Hopkins University. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute.

The primary focus of Dr. Zhang's research program is to understand how environmental exposures shape disease risks and impact cardiovascular and metabolic health across the lifespan. His scholarly collaborations at Johns Hopkins and Harvard have led to 39 manuscripts published in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals. Dr. Zhang has successfully competed for grants from the American Heart Association (AHA) and has received prestigious awards such as the AHA Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators and the Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research.

Major media outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Reuters, have covered Dr. Zhang's work. His research has also been cited in guidelines by national and international organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Public Health Association (APHA). Dr. Zhang currently serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Trials.

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  1. 827990 (Mingyu Zhang) Apr 1, 2021 - Aug 26, 2022
    American Heart Association
    In utero exposure to heavy metals and trace elements, maternal and cord metabolome, and childhood blood pressure
    Role: Principal Investigator

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