Enju Liu

Research Scientist

Department of Global Health and Population

1635 Tremont Street
Room 108
Roxbury Crossing, Massachusetts 02120


Ph.D. in Nutritional Epidemiology, 2008, Tufts University

M.S. in Epidemiology & Biostatistics, 2000, Fudan University

M.D., 1995, Shanghai Medical University


Dr. Liu’s research has focused on risk factors associated with cardiovascular risk and other chronic diseases in domestic and international settings. Her current work aims to study nutritional status, cardiovascular risk, and other health outcomes among people living with HIV/AIDS.


Liu E, Meigs JB, Pittas AG, Economos CD, McKeown NM, Booth SL, Jacques PF.  Predicted 25-hydroxyvitamin D Score and Fasting Plasma Glucose in the Framingham Offspring Study. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition; doi 10.1038/ejcn.2011.181.

Andreotti G, Liu E, Gao YT, Safaeian M, Rashid A, Shen MC, Wang BS, Deng J, Han Q, Zhang BH, Hsing AW.  Medical history and the risk of biliary tract cancers in Shanghai, China: Implications for a role of inflammation. Cancer Causes Control 2011; 22:1289-96.

Liu E, Spiegelman D, Chalamilla G, Hertzmark E, Kibao A, Hawkins C, Semu H, Mehta S, Mtasiwa D, Fawzi WW.  Nutritional status and mortality among HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy in Tanzania. Journal of Infectious Diseases 2011; 204:282-90.

Armstrong C, Liu E, Okuma J, Hawkins C, Spiegelman D, Chalamilla C, Njelekela M, Grinspoon S, Fawzi W. Dyslipidemia in an HIV-positive Antiretroviral Treatment-Naïve population in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2011; 57:141-5.

Mwiru RS, Spiegelman D, Duggan C, Peterson K, Liu E, Msamanga T, Aboud S, Fawzi WW. Relationship of exclusive breastfeeding to infections and growth of Tanzanian children born to HIV-infected women. Public Health Nutrition 2011; 16:1-8.

Liu E, Meigs JB, Pittas AG, Economos CD, McKeown NM, Booth SL, Jacques PF.  Predicted 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Score and incident type 2 Diabetes in the Framingham Offspring Study. Am J Clin Nutr 2010; 91:1627-33.

Liu E, McKeown NM, Newby PK, Meigs JB, Vasan RS, Quatromoni PA, D’Agostino RB, Jacques PF.  Cross-sectional association of dietary patterns with insulin-resistant phenotypes among adults without diabetes in the Framingham Offspring Study. Br J Nutr 2009; 16:1-8.

Liu E, Meigs JB, Pittas AG, McKeown NM, Economos CD, Booth SL, Jacques PF. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D is associated with markers of the insulin resistant phenotype in nondiabetic adults. J Nutr 2009; 139(2):329-34.

Njelekela MA, Mpembeni R, Muhihi A, Mligiliche NL, Spiegelman D, Hertzmark E, Liu E, Finkelstein JL, Fawzi WW, Willett W, Mtabaji J. Gender-related differences in the prevalence of cardiovascular disease risk actors and their correlates in urban Tanzania. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2009; 9:30.

Zhang XH, Andreotti G, Gao YT, Deng J, Liu E, Rashid A, Wu K, Hsing AW. Tea drinking and the risk of biliary tract cancers and biliary stones: a population-based case-control study in Shanghai China. Int J Cancer 2006; 118: 3089-94

Liu E, Sakoda LC, Gao YT, Rashid A, Shen MC, Wang BS, Deng J, Han TQ, Zhang BH, Fraumeni JF Jr., Hsing AW. Aspirin use and risk of biliary tract cancer:  A population-based study in Shanghai, China. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 2005; 14:1315-8