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Qi Zhao
 

Qi Zhao, MD PhD
Research Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-2210
Fax: (504) 988-7448
qizhao@tulane.edu



Research Interests:

  • Genomic Research of Cardiovascular Disease and Related Risk Factors, especially Hypertension.
  • Gene-gene and Gene-environment Interactions in Cardiovascular Disease Etiology.
  • Application of Genetic Information to the Prediction and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.

 

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Medicine (Preventive Medicine), Peking University, Beijing, China, July 2003
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Epidemiology and Health Statistics), Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, July 2008

Professional Achievements:

  • Outstanding Student Award, Peking University, Beijing, China, 1998-2003
  • Outstanding Bachelor Dissertation Award, Peking University, Beijing, China, Jun 2003

 

Selected Publications:

Kelly TN, Takeuchi F, Tabara Y, Edwards TL, Kim YJ, Chen P, Li H, Wu Y, Yang CF, Zhang Y, Gu D, Katsuya T, Ohkubo T, Gao YT, Go MJ, Teo YY, Lu L, Lee NR, Chang LC, Peng H, Zhao Q, Nakashima E, Kita Y, Shu XO, Kim NH, Tai ES, Wang Y, Adair LS, Chen CH, Zhang S, Li C, Nabika T, Umemura S, Cai Q, Cho YS, Wong TY, Zhu J, Wu JY, Gao X, Hixson JE, Cai H, Lee J, Cheng CY, Rao DC, Xiang YB, Cho MC, Han BG, Wang A, Tsai FJ, Mohlke K, Lin X, Ikram MK, Lee JY, Zheng W, Tetsuro M, Kato N, He J. Genome-Wide Association Study Meta-Analysis Reveals Transethnic Replication of Mean Arterial and Pulse Pressure Loci. Hypertension. 2013 Sep 3.

Zhao Q, Gu D, Chen JC, Li J, Cao J, Lu F, Guo D, Wang R, Shen J, Chen J, Chen CS, Mills KT, Schwander K, Rao DC, He J. Blood Pressure Responses to Dietary Sodium and Potassium Interventions and the Cold Pressor Test in Chinese: the GenSalt Replication Study. Am J Hypertens.

Gu D, Zhao Q, Chen J, Chen JC, Huang J, Bazzano LA, Lu F, Mu J, Li J, Cao J, Mills KT, Chen CS, Rice T, Hamm LL, He J. Reproducibility of Blood Pressure Responses to Dietary Sodium and Potassium Interventions: The GenSalt Study. Hypertension. Accepted.

Zhang M, Zhao Q, Mills KT, Chen J, Li J, Cao J, Gu D, He J. Factors Associated With Blood Pressure Response to the Cold Pressor Test: The GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens. 2013. Published online.

Zhao Q, Bazzano LA, Cao J, Li J, Chen J, Huang J, Chen J, Kelly TN, Chen C-S, Hu D, Ma J, Rice TK, He J, Gu D. Reproducibility of Blood Pressure Response to Cold Pressor Test: the GenSalt Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012;176 Suppl 7:S91-8.

Gu D, Zhao Q, Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Cao J, Chen J, Li J, Chen JC, Ji X, Hu D, Wang X, Liu DP, He J. The Role of the Kallikrein-kinin System Genes in the Salt-Sensitivity of Blood Pressure: The GenSalt Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012;176 Suppl 7:S72-80.

Huang J, Chen S, Lu X, Zhao Q, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Hixson JE, Chen J, Wang L, Cao J, Li J, Li H, He J, Liu DP, Gu D. Polymorphisms of ACE2 are Associated with Blood Pressure Response to Cold Pressor Test: The GenSalt Study. Am J Hypertens. 2012;25:937-942.

Wang L, Chen S, Zhao Q, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Huang J, Lu X, Chen J, Cao J, Li J, Li H, He J, Liu DP, Gu D; GenSalt Collaborative Research Group. Association between genetic variants of the ADD1 and GNB3 genes and blood pressure response to the cold pressor test in a Chinese Han population: the GenSalt Study. Hypertens Res. 2012 Apr 5.

He J, Gu D, Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Zhao Q, Gu C, Huang J, Shimmin LC, Chen JC, Mu J, Ji X, Liu DP, Whelton PK; for the GenSalt Collaborative Research Group. Genetic variants in the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system and blood pressure responses to potassium intake. J Hypertens. 2011;29:1719-1730.

Zhao Q, Gu D, Hixson JE, Liu D, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Kelly TN, Lu F, Ma J, Mu J, Shimmin L, Chen J, Mei H, Hamm LL, He J. Common Variants in Epithelial Sodium Channel Genes Contribute to Salt-Sensitivity of Blood Pressure: the GenSalt Study. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2011;4:375-380.

Mei H, Rice TK, Gu D, Hixson JE, Jaquish CE, Zhao Q, Chen J, Cao J, Li J, Kelly TN, Rao DC, He J. Genetic correlation of blood pressure responses to dietary sodium and potassium intervention and cold pressor test in Chinese population. J Hum Hypertens. 2011;25:500-508.

Zhao Q, He J. Application of epidemiology method in the study of diabetes mellitus. Chinese Journal of Diabetes Mellitus. 2010;2:410-413.

Zhao Q, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Gu D, Jaquish CE, Rice T, Shimmin LC, Chen J, Cao J, Kelly TN, Hamm LL, He J. Genetic variants in the Apelin system and blood pressure responses to dietary sodium interventions: A family-based association study. J Hypertens. 2010;28:756-763.

Zhao Q, Gu D, Kelly TN, Hixson JE, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Chen J, Huang J, Chen CS, Gu CC, Whelton PK, He J. Association of genetic variants in the Apelin-APJ system and ACE2 with blood pressure responses to potassium supplementation: The GenSalt study. Am J Hypertens. 2010;23:606-613.

Liu X, Li Y, Lu X, Wang L, Zhao Q, Yang W, Huang J, Cao J, Li H, Gu D. Interactions among genetic variants from SREBP2 activating-related pathway on risk of coronary heart disease in Chinese Han population. Atherosclerosis. 2010;208:421-426.

Zhao Q, Gu D, Chen J, Bazzano LA, Rao DC, Hixson JE, Jaquish CE, Cao J, Chen J, Li J, Rice T, He J. Correlation between blood pressure responses to dietary sodium and potassium intervention in a Chinese population. Am J Hypertens. 2009;22:1281-1286.

Shen C, Lu X, Li Y, Zhao Q, Liu X, Hou L, Wang L, Chen S, Huang J, Gu D. Emilin1 gene and essential hypertension: A two-stage association study in northern Han Chinese population. BMC Med Genet. 2009;10:118.

Mei H, Gu D, Rice TK, Hixson JE, Chen J, Jaquish CE, Zhao Q, Chen C, Chen J, Gu CC, Kelly TN, He J. Heritability of blood pressure responses to cold pressor test in a Chinese population. Am J Hypertens. 2009;22:1096-1100.

Zhao Q, Wang L, Yang W, Chen S, Huang J, Fan Z, Li H, Lu X, Gu D. Interactions among genetic variants from contractile pathway of vascular smooth muscle cell in essential hypertension susceptibility of Chinese Han population. Pharmacogenet Genomics. 2008;18:459-466.

Wang L, Li B, Lu X, Zhao Q, Li Y, Ge D, Li H, Zhang P, Chen S, Chen R, Qiang B, Gu D. A functional intronic variant in the tyrosine hydroxylase (TH) gene confers risk of essential hypertension in the northern Chinese Han population. Clin Sci (Lond). 2008;115:151-158.

Liu X, Li Y, Wang L, Zhao Q, Lu X, Huang J, Fan Z, Gu D. The INSIG1 gene, not the INSIG2 gene, associated with coronary heart disease: tagSNPs and haplotype-based association study. The Beijing Atherosclerosis Study. Thromb Haemost. 2008;100:886-892.

Li Y, Zhao Q, Liu X, Wang L, Lu X, Li H, Chen S, Huang J, Gu D. Relationship between cystathionine gamma-lyase gene polymorphism and essential hypertension in northern Chinese Han population. Chin Med J (Engl). 2008;121:716-720.

GenSalt Collaborative Research Group. GenSalt: rationale, design, methods and baseline characteristics of study participants. J Hum Hypertens. 2007;21:639-646.

Zhao W, Huang J, Wang L, Li HF, Zhang P, Zhao Q, Chen S, Gu D. Association of the apolipoprotein B gene polymorphisms with essential hypertension in northern Chinese Han population. Biomed Environ Sci. 2007;20:260-264.

Zhao Q, Fan Z, He J, Chen S, Li H, Zhang P, Wang L, Hu D, Huang J, Qiang B, Gu D. Renalase gene is a novel susceptibility gene for essential hypertension: A two-stage association study in northern Han Chinese population. J Mol Med. 2007;85:877-885.

Zhao Q, Su S, Chen S, Li B, Gu D. Association study of the endothelial nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms with essential hypertension in northern Han Chinese. Chin Med J (Engl). 2006;119:1065-1071.

Wang Y, Li B, Zhao W, Liu P, Zhao Q, Chen S, Li H, Gu D. Association study of G protein-coupled receptor kinase 4 gene variants with essential hypertension in northern Han Chinese. Ann Hum Genet. 2006;70:778-783.

Huang W, Yang W, Wang Y, Zhao Q , Gu D, Chen R. Association study of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 gene (ACE2) polymorphisms and essential hypertension in northern Han Chinese. J Hum Hypertens. 2006;20:968-971.

Level of Instruction:

Graduate

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