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Qi Sun, D.Sc., M.D.

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Biography
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MAScD2007Nutrition and Epidemiology
Beijing University Health Science Center, Beijing, ChinaMMS2002Social Medicine and Health Service Management
Beijing Medical University, Beijing, ChinaMD1997Maternal and Child Health
2013
Mark Bieber Award
2008
Trudy Bush Fellowship for Cardiovascular Research in Women’s Health
2002
Cum laude Graduate of Peking University

Overview
Dr. Qi Sun's research is focused on identifying novel biomarkers of diet and environmental exposures and risk of excess weight gain, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease by integrating the state-of-the-art of omics technologies and nutritional epidemiological approaches. His research has led to the discovery of endogenous metabolites (e.g., very-long chain saturated fatty acids), endocrine disruptors (e.g., bisphenol A and per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances), circulating proteins (e.g., fatty acid binding protein 4 and soluble leptin receptor), and gut microbiome as predictors or modulators of human metabolic diseases. He is also an established nutritional epidemiologist and has led numerous projects to elucidate associations between various dietary factors and cardiometabolic conditions in populations with and without diabetes. His study findings have enhanced the understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying nutrition and metabolic health and contributed to the US dietary guidelines for chronic disease prevention.

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  1. R01ES036206 (SUN, QI) Apr 16, 2024 - Jan 31, 2029
    NIH
    Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, apolipoproteins, and risk of coronary heart disease
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01DK126698 (SUN, QI) Jan 19, 2021 - Dec 31, 2024
    NIH
    Human Gut Microbiome and Incident Diabetes Risk in U.S. Populations
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01DK125403 (CHOPRA, ATUL ;LIU, SIMIN ;SUN, QI) Jul 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2024
    NIH
    Asprosin, body weight, and risk of type 2 diabetes in U.S. men and women
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
  4. R01DK120870 (SUN, QI) Apr 15, 2019 - Mar 31, 2025
    NIH
    FOOD-BASED BIOMARKERS, DIET QUALITY, AND CARDIOMETABOLIC HEALTH
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R01ES022981 (SUN, QI) Jul 1, 2014 - Mar 31, 2025
    NIH
    Environmental Obesogens and Weight Change in the POUNDS LOST Trial
    Role: Principal Investigator

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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.