Zhaozhong Zhu

Visiting Scientist

Department of Environmental Health

Department of Epidemiology

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital

I am an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. I received doctoral of science degree in Environmental and Molecular Epidemiology at Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health and bachelor of science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University.

My research interests mainly include identifying the shared effect of genetic and epigenetic components for respiratory and immune illnesses, such as asthma, allergy and COPD using large-scale UK Biobank and consortium data, and I hope to transform the research findings into community prevention and clinical intervention.

Selected publication:

#serve as corresponding author

Zhu Z, Lee PH, Chaffin MD, Chung W, Loh P-R, Lu Q, Christiani DC, Liang L. A genome-wide cross-trait analysis from UK Biobank highlights the shared genetic architecture of asthma and allergic diseasesNature Genetics 2018;50(6):857-864.

Zhu Z#, Zhu X, Liu CL, Shi H, Shen S, Yang Y, Hasegawa K, Camargo CA Jr., Liang L. Shared Genetics of Asthma and Mental Health Disorders: A Large-Scale Genome-Wide Cross-Trait AnalysisEuropean Respiratory Journal 2019;54(6).

Zhu Z#*, Guo Y*, Shi H, Liu CL, Panganiban RA, Chung W, O’Connor LJ, Himes BE, Gazal S, Hasegawa K, Camargo CA Jr., Qi L, Moffatt MF, Hu FB, Lu Q, Cookson WOC, Liang L. Shared genetic and experimental links between obesity-related traits and asthma subtypes in UK BiobankJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2019;145(2):537-549.

Zhu Z*, Hasegawa K*, Ma B, Fujiogi M, Camargo CA Jr, Liang L. Association of asthma and its genetic predisposition with the risk of severe COVID-19Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2020; Epub ahead of print.

Zhu Z, Hasegawa K, Camargo CA Jr, Liang L. Investigating asthma heterogeneity through shared and distinct genetics: insights from genome-wide cross-trait analysisJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2020; Epub ahead of print.

Zhu Z#, Camargo CA Jr., Hasegawa K. Metabolomics in the prevention and management of asthmaExpert Review of Respiratory Medicine 2019;13(12):1135-1138.

Lee PH, Anttila V, Won H, Feng YCA, Rosenthal J, Zhu Z (6th of 606 authors), …, Smoller JW. Genomic Relationships, Novel Loci, and Pleiotropic Mechanisms across Eight Psychiatric DisordersCell 2019;179(7):1469-1482.e11.

Contact information:

Email: zzhu5@mgh.harvard.edu

Address: 665 Huntington Ave, Building 1, 1406C, Boston, MA 02115