Jing Dong, PhD

Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, China; Epidemiology Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, RTP, NC, United States

Over past ten years, Dr. Jing Dong has been focusing on genetic and molecular epidemiology. She has made efforts to seek genetic and environmental risk factors of complex traits and evaluate the roles of gene-gene, gene-environmental interactions. These risk factors and biomarkers could also help identify high risk populations for targeted traits. As PI of National Natural Science Foundation of China funded grants, Dr. Dong has established a strong track record of successful and productive research projects in identifying genetic susceptibility loci for lung cancer. Dr. Dong is also interested in neuroepidemiology, and led GWAS analyses of prodromal symptoms (anosmia) of main neurodegenerative diseases. 

Dr. Dong is the author of 48 peer review publications, including Nat Genet., PLoS Genet., Hum Mol Genet., Mol Psychiatry., Nat Commun, Am J Respir Crit Care Med., and Am J Hum Genet. She also severs as reviewer of many peer reviewed journals, including Oncotarget, Carcinogenesis, The Pharmacogenomics Journal, Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, Annals of Surgical Oncology, and Lung cancer, and serves as review editor of Frontiers in Genetics.