Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Zheng, Wei , M.D., Ph.D.
Director, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center
Chief, Division of Epidemiology
Professor of Medicine
Anne Potter Wilson Chair in Medicine

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2525 West End Avenue, 8th Floor, Room 833

Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, IMPH 2525 West End Avenue, 8th Floor 37203

Research Specialty
Research interests: Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, nutrition, host susceptibility

Fu, Z, Shrubsole, MJ, Li, G, Smalley, WE, Hein, DW, Chen, Z, Shyr, Y, Cai, Q, Ness, RM, Zheng, W. Using gene-environment interaction analyses to clarify the role of well-done meat and heterocyclic amine exposure in the etiology of colorectal polyps. Am J Clin Nutr, 96(5), 1119-28, 2012.

Long, J, Cai, Q, Sung, H, Shi, J, Zhang, B, Choi, JY, Wen, W, Delahanty, RJ, Lu, W, Gao, YT, Shen, H, Park, SK, Chen, K, Shen, CY, Ren, Z, Haiman, CA, Matsuo, K, Kim, MK, Khoo, US, Iwasaki, M, Zheng, Y, Xiang, YB, Gu, K, Rothman, N, Wang, W, Hu, Z, Liu, Y, Yoo, KY, Noh, DY, Han, BG, Lee, MH, Zheng, H, Zhang, L, Wu, PE, Shieh, YL, Chan, SY, Wang, S, Xie, X, Kim, SW, Henderson, BE, Le Marchand, L, Ito, H, Kasuga, Y, Ahn, SH, Kang, HS, Chan, KY, Iwata, H, Tsugane, S, Li, C, Shu, XO, Kang, DH, Zheng, W. Genome-wide association study in east Asians identifies novel susceptibility loci for breast cancer. PLoS Genet, 8(2), e1002532, 2012.

Nechuta, S, Shu, XO, Li, HL, Yang, G, Ji, BT, Xiang, YB, Cai, H, Chow, WH, Gao, YT, Zheng, W. Prospective cohort study of tea consumption and risk of digestive system cancers: results from the Shanghai Women''s Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr, 96(5), 1056-63, 2012.

Shu, XO, Long, J, Lu, W, Li, C, Chen, WY, Delahanty, R, Cheng, J, Cai, H, Zheng, Y, Shi, J, Gu, K, Wang, WJ, Kraft, P, Gao, YT, Cai, Q, Zheng, W. Novel genetic markers of breast cancer survival identified by a genome-wide association study. Cancer Res, 72(5), 1182-9, 2012.

Wen, W, Cho, YS, Zheng, W, Dorajoo, R, Kato, N, Qi, L, Chen, CH, Delahanty, RJ, Okada, Y, Tabara, Y, Gu, D, Zhu, D, Haiman, CA, Mo, Z, Gao, YT, Saw, SM, Go, MJ, Takeuchi, F, Chang, LC, Kokubo, Y, Liang, J, Hao, M, Le Marchand, L, Zhang, Y, Hu, Y, Wong, TY, Long, J, Han, BG, Kubo, M, Yamamoto, K, Su, MH, Miki, T, Henderson, BE, Song, H, Tan, A, He, J, Ng, DP, Cai, Q, Tsunoda, T, Tsai, FJ, Iwai, N, Chen, GK, Shi, J, Xu, J, Sim, X, Xiang, YB, Maeda, S, Ong, RT, Li, C, Nakamura, Y, Aung, T, Kamatani, N, Liu, JJ, Lu, W, Yokota, M, Seielstad, M, Fann, CS, , , Wu, JY, Lee, JY, Hu, FB, Tanaka, T, Tai, ES, Shu, XO. Meta-analysis identifies common variants associated with body mass index in east Asians. Nat Genet, 44(3), 307-11, 2012.

Zhang, B, Shrubsole, MJ, Li, G, Cai, Q, Edwards, T, Smalley, WE, Ness, RM, Zheng, W. Association of genetic variants for colorectal cancer differs by subtypes of polyps in the colorectum. Carcinogenesis, , , 2012.

Cai, Q, Long, J, Lu, W, Qu, S, Wen, W, Kang, D, Lee, JY, Chen, K, Shen, H, Shen, CY, Sung, H, Matsuo, K, Haiman, CA, Khoo, US, Ren, Z, Iwasaki, M, Gu, K, Xiang, YB, Choi, JY, Park, SK, Zhang, L, Hu, Z, Wu, PE, Noh, DY, Tajima, K, Henderson, BE, Chan, KY, Su, F, Kasuga, Y, Wang, W, Cheng, JR, Yoo, KY, Lee, JY, Zheng, H, Liu, Y, Shieh, YL, Kim, SW, Lee, JW, Iwata, H, Le Marchand, L, Chan, SY, Xie, X, Tsugane, S, Lee, MH, Wang, S, Li, G, Levy, S, Huang, B, Shi, J, Delahanty, R, Zheng, Y, Li, C, Gao, YT, Shu, XO, Zheng, W. Genome-wide association study identifies breast cancer risk variant at 10q21.2: results from the Asia Breast Cancer Consortium. Hum Mol Genet, 20(24), 4991-9, 2011.

Cai, Q, Wen, W, Qu, S, Li, G, Egan, KM, Chen, K, Deming, SL, Shen, H, Shen, CY, Gammon, MD, Blot, WJ, Matsuo, K, Haiman, CA, Khoo, US, Iwasaki, M, Santella, RM, Zhang, L, Fair, AM, Hu, Z, Wu, PE, Signorello, LB, Titus-Ernstoff, L, Tajima, K, Henderson, BE, Chan, KY, Kasuga, Y, Newcomb, PA, Zheng, H, Cui, Y, Wang, F, Shieh, YL, Iwata, H, Le Marchand, L, Chan, SY, Shrubsole, MJ, Trentham-Dietz, A, Tsugane, S, Garcia-Closas, M, Long, J, Li, C, Shi, J, Huang, B, Xiang, YB, Gao, YT, Lu, W, Shu, XO, Zheng, W. Replication and functional genomic analyses of the breast cancer susceptibility locus at 6q25.1 generalize its importance in women of chinese, Japanese, and European ancestry. Cancer Res, 71(4), 1344-55, 2011.

Zhang, B, Beeghly-Fadiel, A, Long, J, Zheng, W. Genetic variants associated with breast-cancer risk: comprehensive research synopsis, meta-analysis, and epidemiological evidence. Lancet Oncol, 12(5), 477-88, 2011.

Zheng, W, McLerran, DF, Rolland, B, Zhang, X, Inoue, M, Matsuo, K, He, J, Gupta, PC, Ramadas, K, Tsugane, S, Irie, F, Tamakoshi, A, Gao, YT, Wang, R, Shu, XO, Tsuji, I, Kuriyama, S, Tanaka, H, Satoh, H, Chen, CJ, Yuan, JM, Yoo, KY, Ahsan, H, Pan, WH, Gu, D, Pednekar, MS, Sauvaget, C, Sasazuki, S, Sairenchi, T, Yang, G, Xiang, YB, Nagai, M, Suzuki, T, Nishino, Y, You, SL, Koh, WP, Park, SK, Chen, Y, Shen, CY, Thornquist, M, Feng, Z, Kang, D, Boffetta, P, Potter, JD. Association between body-mass index and risk of death in more than 1 million Asians. N Engl J Med, 364(8), 719-29, 2011.

Long, J, Cai, Q, Shu, XO, Qu, S, Li, C, Zheng, Y, Gu, K, Wang, W, Xiang, YB, Cheng, J, Chen, K, Zhang, L, Zheng, H, Shen, CY, Huang, CS, Hou, MF, Shen, H, Hu, Z, Wang, F, Deming, SL, Kelley, MC, Shrubsole, MJ, Khoo, US, Chan, KY, Chan, SY, Haiman, CA, Henderson, BE, Le Marchand, L, Iwasaki, M, Kasuga, Y, Tsugane, S, Matsuo, K, Tajima, K, Iwata, H, Huang, B, Shi, J, Li, G, Wen, W, Gao, YT, Lu, W, Zheng, W. Identification of a functional genetic variant at 16q12.1 for breast cancer risk: results from the Asia Breast Cancer Consortium. PLoS Genet, 6(6), e1001002, 2010.

Nechuta, SJ, Shu, XO, Li, HL, Yang, G, Xiang, YB, Cai, H, Chow, WH, Ji, B, Zhang, X, Wen, W, Gao, YT, Zheng, W. Combined impact of lifestyle-related factors on total and cause-specific mortality among Chinese women: prospective cohort study. PLoS Med, 7(9), , 2010.

Shu, XO, Long, J, Cai, Q, Qi, L, Xiang, YB, Cho, YS, Tai, ES, Li, X, Lin, X, Chow, WH, Go, MJ, Seielstad, M, Bao, W, Li, H, Cornelis, MC, Yu, K, Wen, W, Shi, J, Han, BG, Sim, XL, Liu, L, Qi, Q, Kim, HL, Ng, DP, Lee, JY, Kim, YJ, Li, C, Gao, YT, Zheng, W, Hu, FB. Identification of new genetic risk variants for type 2 diabetes. PLoS Genet, 6(9), , 2010.

Yang, G, Gao, YT, Shu, XO, Cai, Q, Li, GL, Li, HL, Ji, BT, Rothman, N, Dyba, M, Xiang, YB, Chung, FL, Chow, WH, Zheng, W. Isothiocyanate exposure, glutathione S-transferase polymorphisms, and colorectal cancer risk. Am J Clin Nutr, 91(3), 704-11, 2010.

Zheng, W, Wen, W, Gao, YT, Shyr, Y, Zheng, Y, Long, J, Li, G, Li, C, Gu, K, Cai, Q, Shu, XO, Lu, W. Genetic and clinical predictors for breast cancer risk assessment and stratification among Chinese women. J Natl Cancer Inst, 102(13), 972-81, 2010.

Lee, SA, Shu, XO, Li, H, Yang, G, Cai, H, Wen, W, Ji, BT, Gao, J, Gao, YT, Zheng, W. Adolescent and adult soy food intake and breast cancer risk: results from the Shanghai Women''s Health Study. Am J Clin Nutr, 89(6), 1920-6, 2009.

Zheng, W, Long, J, Gao, YT, Li, C, Zheng, Y, Xiang, YB, Wen, W, Levy, S, Deming, SL, Haines, JL, Gu, K, Fair, AM, Cai, Q, Lu, W, Shu, XO. Genome-wide association study identifies a new breast cancer susceptibility locus at 6q25.1. Nat Genet, 41(3), 324-8, 2009.

Zhang, X, Shu, XO, Yang, G, Li, H, Cai, H, Gao, YT, Zheng, W. Abdominal adiposity and mortality in Chinese women. Arch Intern Med, 167(9), 886-92, 2007.

Cai, Q, Gao, YT, Chow, WH, Shu, XO, Yang, G, Ji, BT, Wen, W, Rothman, N, Li, HL, Morrow, JD, Zheng, W. Prospective study of urinary prostaglandin E2 metabolite and colorectal cancer risk. J Clin Oncol, 24(31), 5010-6, 2006.

Wen, W, Shu, XO, Gao, YT, Yang, G, Li, Q, Li, H, Zheng, W. Environmental tobacco smoke and mortality in Chinese women who have never smoked: prospective cohort study. BMJ, 333(7564), 376, 2006.

Zhang, X, Shu, XO, Li, H, Yang, G, Li, Q, Gao, YT, Zheng, W. Prospective cohort study of soy food consumption and risk of bone fracture among postmenopausal women. Arch Intern Med, 165(16), 1890-5, 2005.

Shu, XO, Jin, F, Dai, Q, Wen, W, Potter, JD, Kushi, LH, Ruan, Z, Gao, YT, Zheng, W. Soyfood intake during adolescence and subsequent risk of breast cancer among Chinese women. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 10(5), 483-8, 2001.

Zheng, W, Gustafson, DR, Sinha, R, Cerhan, JR, Moore, D, Hong, CP, Anderson, KE, Kushi, LH, Sellers, TA, Folsom, AR. Well-done meat intake and the risk of breast cancer. J Natl Cancer Inst, 90(22), 1724-9, 1998.

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Multiple post-doctoral fellow and faculty positions are available to work on molecular, genetic, and nutritional epidemiology of cancer.

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