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Shufa Du, MD, PhD

Shufa Du, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Nutrition
  • 206 West Franklin Street
  • CB# 8120
  • Chapel Hill, NC 27514
  • USA

Dr. Shufa Du is a nutritional epidemiologist interested in how underlying factors (education, Income, and genetics) affect dietary behaviors and physical activity/inactivity and in turn health outcomes (cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and obesity). His expertise spans medical, dietary, and cardiometabolic arenas. As the project director and an investigator, Dr. Du has been working on an international collaborative cohort study, the China Health and Nutrition Survey, and serving as a mentor on an NIH Fogarty training project, Nutrition-Related Non-communicable Diseases Prevention Training in China, since 1996. Dr. Du has a long-term collaborative relationship with the China Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which serves as one of the host institutions for students’ global fieldwork internships. 

Research Activities

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Diabetes
  • Public Health

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