Professor Zhengming Chen
- Adiposity, disease burden and aetiological mechanisms
- Assessment of the role of EBV infection in aetiology of nasopharyngeal and gastric cancers in Chinese adults CRUK STUDENTSHIP AVAILABLE
- Bone mineral density and osteoporosis: patterns, determinants and their relationships with cardiometabolic disorders in Chinese adults
- Burden and risk factors of infectious complications among Chinese adults with diabetes (MRC PHRU)
- Burden and risk factors of infectious complications among Chinese adults with diabetes
- Chronic infection, host immunity and risk of cancer (MRC PHRU)
- Chronic infection, host immunity, and non-communicable disease risk
- Development of cardiovascular risk prediction model for Chinese adults
- Diabetes and risk of cancer in diverse populations. CRUK SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABLE
- Epidemiology of autoimmune disease in Chinese adults
- Female reproductive history and risks of cancer and other diseases in a prospective cohort study of 300,000 Chinese women
- Identification of biomarkers and drug targets for diabetes using proteo-genomic approaches in diverse populations
- Medical Research Council Population Health Research Unit (MRC PHRU)
- Obesity, mechanisms of action, and long-term health risks
- Patterns and risk factors of arthritis, fractures and other musculoskeletal disorders in 0.5 million Chinese adults
- Phenome-wide association studies of functional genetic variants to validate drug targets (MRC PHRU)
- Phenome-wide association studies of functional genetic variants to identify and validate drug targets
- Physical activity and risk of non-vascular chronic diseases in Chinese men and women
Professor of Epidemiology and Director of China Programmes
- Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit
Professor Zhengming Chen qualified in medicine at Shanghai Medical University in 1983 (now Fudan University), and gained his DPhil in Epidemiology at the University of Oxford in 1993. He was appointed as Professor of Epidemiology by the University of Oxford in 2006. He is now the Director of the China Programs at the Oxford University’s Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU) and co-executive director of the China Oxford Centre for International Health Research. His main researches focus on the environmental and genetic causes of chronic disease, evidence-based medicine and evaluation of widely practicable treatments for chronic diseases (such as IHD, stroke and cancer) as well as efficient strategies for chronic disease control in developing countries. Over the past 20 years, he has led several large randomised trials in heart disease (eg, COMMIT/CCS-2), stroke (eg, CAST) and cancer and 3 cohort studies involving >750,000 individuals. Since 2003 he has been the lead principal investigator in the UK for the China Kadoorie Biobank (CKB) prospective study of 0.5 million adults. He leads a research team in Oxford which is responsible for study design and development of procedures and IT systems for the CKB, and for central data management, curation and detailed analyses. He is an honorary professor of Peking Union Medical College and Fudan University in China.
Tobacco control in China.
Chan KH. et al, (2023), Lancet Public Health, 8, e1006 - e1015
Plasma Proteomics to Identify Drug Targets for Ischemic Heart Disease
Mazidi M. et al, (2023), Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 82, 1906 - 1920
A high-resolution haplotype-resolved Reference panel constructed from the China Kadoorie Biobank Study.
Yu C. et al, (2023), Nucleic Acids Res
Minimal improvement in coronary artery disease risk prediction in Chinese population using polygenic risk scores: evidence from the China Kadoorie Biobank.
Yang S. et al, (2023), Chin Med J (Engl), 136, 2476 - 2483
Association between fresh fruit consumption and the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-related hospitalization and death in Chinese adults: A prospective cohort study.
Huang X. et al, (2023), Chin Med J (Engl), 136, 2316 - 2323