Burden & Prevention of Chronic Diseases in China: implications for Healthy China 2020

April, 2009
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Frank Hu, Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Department of Nutrition and Department of Epidemiology. Dr. Hu’s research has focused on diet and lifestyle determinants of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. He is the Principal Investigator of the diabetes component of the Nurses’ Health Study, and leads two NIH-funded projects to study biochemical and genetic risk factors for cardiovascular complications among patients with diabetes in the Nurses’ Health Study and Health Professionals’ Follow-up Study. His group’s findings have contributed to current public health recommendations and policies for prevention of chronic disease. His current research has expanded to investigate complex interactions among nutrition, biomarkers, and genetic factors in the development of diabetes and cardiovascular complications. Dr. Hu is also collaborating with researchers from China to study obesity, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease in Chinese populations.

The HSPH China Initiative organizes and hosts the lecture in China Health and Healthcare Seminar Series. Dr. Frank Hu, presented on “Burden and prevention of chronic disease: implication for Healthy China 2020.”

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