Changzheng Yuan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Nutrition

Department of Nutrition

Other Affiliations

Dr. Yuan is a Research Professor at School of Public Health, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Education and Training

Research Associate, 2018.6-2019.5, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Research Fellow, 2015.6-2018.5, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Sc.D. in Nutrition and Epidemiology, 2015, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

M.S. in Epidemiological Methods, 2012, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

B.A. in Economics(Dual-Degree), 2009, Peking University, China

B.M. in Preventive Medicine, 2010, Peking University, China

Selected Publications

1. Yuan C, Fondell E, Bhushan A, Ascherio A, Okereke OI, Grodstein F, Willett WC. Long-term intake of vegetables and fruits and subjective cognitive function in US men. Neurology. 2019 Jan 1;92(1):e63-e75. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000006684. Epub 2018 Nov 21. PubMed PMID: 30464030; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6336164.

2. Dhana K, Zong G, Yuan C, Schernhammer E, Zhang C, Wang X, Hu FB, Chavarro JE, Field AE, Sun Q. Lifestyle of women before pregnancy and the risk of offspring obesity during childhood through early adulthood. Int J Obes (Lond). 2018 Jul;42(7):1275-1284. doi: 10.1038/s41366-018-0052-y. Epub 2018 Mar 3. PubMed PMID: 29568108.

3. Bhushan A, Fondell E, Ascherio A, Yuan C, Grodstein F, Willett W. Adherence to Mediterranean diet and subjective cognitive function in men. Eur J Epidemiol.2018 Feb;33(2):223-234. doi: 10.1007/s10654-017-0330-3. Epub 2017 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 29147948.

4. Yuan C, Spiegelman D, Rimm EB, Rosner BA, Stampfer MJ, Barnett JB, Chavarro JE, Rood JC, Harnack LJ, Sampson LK, Willett WC. Relative Validity of Nutrient Intakes Assessed by Questionnaire, 24-Hour Recalls, and Diet Records as Compared With Urinary Recovery and Plasma Concentration Biomarkers: Findings for Women. Am J Epidemiol. 2018 May 1;187(5):1051-1063. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx328. PubMed PMID: 29036411; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5928456.

5. Li S, Zhu Y, Yeung E, Chavarro JE, Yuan C, Field AE, Missmer SA, Mills JL, Hu FB, Zhang C. Offspring risk of obesity in childhood, adolescence and adulthood in relation to gestational diabetes mellitus: a sex-specific association. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Oct 1;46(5):1533-1541. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyx151. Erratum in: Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Dec 1;46(6):2104. PubMed PMID: 29024955; PubMed Central PMCID:PMC5837775.

6. Cortese M, Yuan C, Chitnis T, Ascherio A, Munger KL. No association between dietary sodium intake and the risk of multiple sclerosis. Neurology. 2017 Sep 26;89(13):1322-1329. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004417. Epub 2017 Aug 25. PubMed PMID: 28842447; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5649760.

7. Yuan C, Sun Y, Lv J, Lusk AC. Cycle Tracks and Parking Environments in China: Learning from College Students at Peking University. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2017 Aug 18;14(8). pii: E930. doi: 10.3390/ijerph14080930. PubMed PMID:28820463; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5580632.

8. Zheng Y, Manson JE, Yuan C, Liang MH, Grodstein F, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Hu FB. Associations of Weight Gain From Early to Middle Adulthood With Major Health Outcomes Later in Life. JAMA. 2017 Jul 18;318(3):255-269. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.7092. PubMed PMID: 28719691; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5817436.

9. Ding M, Yuan C, Gaskins AJ, Field AE, Missmer SA, Michels KB, Hu F, Zhang C, Gillman MW, Chavarro J. Smoking during pregnancy in relation to grandchild birth weight and BMI trajectories. PLoS One. 2017 Jul 12;12(7):e0179368. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0179368. eCollection 2017. PubMed PMID: 28700699; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5507479.

10. Sun J, Ma J, Hu G, Zhao Q, Yuan C, Si W, Zhang X, Liu Y. Welfare, wellness,and job satisfaction of Chinese physicians: A national survey of public tertiary hospitals in China. Int J Health Plann Manage. 2017 Jul;32(3):270-284. doi:10.1002/hpm.2420. Epub 2017 Jun 30. PubMed PMID: 28664588.

11. Chomistek AK, Yuan C, Matthews CE, Troiano RP, Bowles HR, Rood J, Barnett JB, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Bassett DR Jr. Physical Activity Assessment with the ActiGraph GT3X and Doubly Labeled Water. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Sep;49(9):1935-1944. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001299. PubMed PMID: 28419028; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5561512.

12. Chavarro JE, Yuan C, Gaskins AJ. Obesity and Cesarean Section-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 Jun 1;171(6):598-599. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.0391. PubMed PMID: 28394994.

13. Yuan C, Spiegelman D, Rimm EB, Rosner BA, Stampfer MJ, Barnett JB, Chavarro JE, Subar AF, Sampson LK, Willett WC. Validity of a Dietary Questionnaire Assessed by Comparison With Multiple Weighed Dietary Records or 24-Hour Recalls. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 1;185(7):570-584. doi: 10.1093/aje/kww104. PubMed PMID: 28338828; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5859994.

14. AlEssa HB, Malik VS, Yuan C, Willett WC, Huang T, Hu FB, Tobias DK. Dietary patterns and cardiometabolic and endocrine plasma biomarkers in US women. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Feb;105(2):432-441. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.143016. Epub 2016 Dec 14. PubMed PMID: 27974312; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5267305.

15. Yuan C, Gaskins AJ, Blaine AI, Zhang C, Gillman MW, Missmer SA, Field AE, Chavarro JE. Association Between Cesarean Birth and Risk of Obesity in Offspring in Childhood, Adolescence, and Early Adulthood. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Nov 7;170(11):e162385. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.2385. Epub 2016 Nov 7. PubMed PMID: 27599167; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5854473.

16. Su Y, Yuan C, Zhou Z, Heitner J, Campbell B. Impact of an SMS advice programme on maternal and newborn health in rural China: study protocol for a quasi-randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2016 Aug 10;6(8):e011016. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-011016. PubMed PMID: 27515750; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4985924.

17. Jee D, Kang S, Yuan C, Cho E, Arroyo JG; Epidemiologic Survey Committee of the Korean Ophthalmologic Society. Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Levels and Dry Eye Syndrome: Differential Effects of Vitamin D on Ocular Diseases. PLoS One. 2016 Feb 19;11(2):e0149294. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0149294. eCollection 2016. PubMed PMID: 26894581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4760949.

18. Yuan C, Lee HJ, Shin HJ, Stampfer MJ, Cho E. Fruit and vegetable consumption and hypertriglyceridemia: Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (KNHANES) 2007-2009. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Nov;69(11):1193-9. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2015.77. Epub 2015 May 27. PubMed PMID: 26014266.

19. Yuan C, Lv J, VanderWeele TJ. An assessment of health behavior peer effects in Peking University dormitories: a randomized cluster-assignment design for interference. PLoS One. 2013 Sep 9;8(9):e75009. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0075009. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24040377; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3767642.