Qibin Qi

Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition

Department of Nutrition


Dr. Qi has a broad background in molecular epidemiology studies with specific training and expertise in genetics, biomarkers and nutrition. Dr. Qi’s current research focuses on multi omics, including metabolomics, genomics and transcriptomics, as well as gut microbiome, in relation to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) in both general populations and under-studied populations (e.g., US Hispanics, HIV-infected populations).

Other Affiliations

Dr. Qi is an Associate Professor at  Department of Epidemiology & Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

Selected Publications

  • Zhao W, Wang X, Deik AA, Hanna DB, Wang T, Haberlen SA, Shah SJ, Lazar JM, Hodis HN, Landay AL, Yu B, Gustafson D, Anastos K, Post WS, Clish CB, Kaplan RC, Qi Q. Elevated Plasma Ceramides Are Associated With Antiretroviral Therapy Use and Progression of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis in HIV Infection. Circulation. 2019 Feb 14. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.118.037487. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Moon JY, Zolnik CP, Wang Z, Qiu Y, Usyk M, Wang T, Kizer JR, Landay AL, Kurland IJ, Anastos K, Kaplan RC, Burk RD, Qi Q. Gut microbiota and plasma metabolites associated with diabetes in women with, or at high risk for, HIV infection. EBioMedicine. 2018;37:392-400.
  • Qi Q, Hua S, Clish CB, Scott JM, Hanna DB, Wang T, Haberlen SA, Shah SJ, Glesby MJ, Lazar JM, Burk RD, Hodis HN, Landay AL, Post WS, Anastos K, Kaplan RC. Plasma Tryptophan-Kynurenine Metabolites Are Altered in Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection and Associated With Progression of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis. Clin Infect Dis. 2018;67(2):235-242.
  • Shan Z, Clish CB, Hua S, Scott JM, Hanna DB, Burk RD, Haberlen SA, Shah SJ, Margolick JB, Sears CL, Post WS, Landay AL, Lazar JM, Hodis HN, Anastos K, Kaplan RC, Qi Q. Gut Microbial-Related Choline Metabolite Trimethylamine-N-Oxide Is Associated With Progression of Carotid Artery Atherosclerosis in HIV Infection. J Infect Dis. 2018 ;218(9):1474-1479.
  • Wang Z, Zolnik CP, Qiu Y, Usyk M, Wang T, Strickler HD, Isasi CR, Kaplan RC, Kurland IJ, Qi Q, Burk RD. Comparison of Fecal Collection Methods for Microbiome and Metabolomics Studies. Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2018;8:301.
  • Guo Y, Moon JY, Laurie CC, North KE, Sanchez-Johnsen LAP, Davis S, Yu B, Nyenhuis SM, Kaplan R, Rastogi D, Qi Q. Genetic predisposition to obesity is associated with asthma in US Hispanics/Latinos: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos. Allergy. 2018 Jul;73(7):1547-1550.
  • Moon JY, Wang T; Sofer T, North K, Isasi C, Cai J, Gellman M, Moncrieft A, Sotres-Alvarez D, Argos M, Kaplan RC, Qi Q. Objectively measured physical activity, sedentary behavior and genetic predisposition to obesity in US Hispanics/Latinos: results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Diabetes 2017;66(12):3001-3012.
  • Qi Q, Strizich G, Merchant G, Sotres-Alvarez D, Buelna C, Castañeda SF, Gallo LC, Cai J, Gellman MD, Isasi CR, Moncrieft AE, Sanchez-Johnsen L, Schneiderman N, Kaplan RC. Objectively-measured sedentary time and cardiometabolic biomarkers in U.S. Hispanic/Latino adults: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). Circulation. 2015 20;132(16):1560-9.
  • Qi Q, Downer MK, Kilpeläinen TO, et al. Dietary intake, FTO genetic variants and adiposity: a combined analysis of over 16,000 children and adolescents. Diabetes. 2015 64(7):2467-76.
  • Qi Q, Chu AY, Kang JH, Huang J, Rose LM, Jensen MK, Liang L, Curhan GC, Pasquale LR, Wiggs JL, De Vivo I, Chan AT, Choi HK, Tamimi RM, Ridker PM, Hunter DJ, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Chasman DI, Hu FB, Qi L. Fried food consumption, genetic risk, and body mass index: gene-diet interaction analysis in three US cohort studies. British Medical Journal (BMJ). 2014 19; 348.
  • Qi Q, Meigs JB, Rexrode KM, Hu FB, Qi L. Diabetes genetic predisposition score and cardiovascular complications among patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes care. 2013;36(3):737-9.
  • Qi Q, Chu AY, Kang JH, Jensen MK, Curhan GC, Pasquale LR, Ridker PM, Hunter DJ, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Chasman DI, Hu FB, Qi L. Sugar-sweetened beverages and genetic risk of obesity. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012 367(15):1387-96.
  • Qi Q, Li Y, Chomistek AK, Kang JH, Curhan GC, Pasquale LR, Willett WC, Rimm EB, Hu FB, Qi L. Television watching, leisure-time physical activity and the genetic predisposition in relation to body mass index in women and men. Circulation.2012 126(15):1821-7.
  • Qi Q, Workalemahu T, Zhang C, Hu FB, Qi L. Genetic variants, plasma lipoprotein(a) levels, and risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among two prospective cohorts of type 2 diabetes. European Heart Journal. 2012 33(3):325-334.
  • Qi Q, Bray GA, Smith SR, Hu FB, Sacks FM, Qi L. Insulin receptor substrate 1 gene variation modifies insulin resistance response to weight-loss diets in a 2-year randomized trial: the Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies (Pounds Lost) Trial. Circulation. 2011 124(5):563-571.