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Dr. Yiqing Song is a Professor in the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Director of the PhD program in Epidemiology. He received his Medical degree from Beijing Medical University and finished his 5-year residency training in Pediatrics at the Third Teaching Hospital of Beijing Medical University. Dr. Song then received a Master’s degree in Nutrition from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctor of Science (ScD) degree in Epidemiology and Nutrition from the Harvard School of Public Health. Before joining the faculty at Indiana University, Dr. Song was a faculty member in the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Song has a broad background in medicine, nutrition, genetics, and epidemiology and has extensive experience in the evaluation of nutritional, biochemical, and genetic markers as predictors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in several large prospective cohort studies, such as the Women’s Health Study (WHS), Physicians’ Health Study (PHS), and the Women’s Health Initiative-Observational Study (WHI-OS). He has also been actively involved in testing the role of several dietary supplements in preventing type 2 diabetes in multiple large-scale randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled trials, including the Women’s Health Study, the Women’s Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study (WACS), the Physicians’ Health Study (PHS) II randomized trial, and the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL). Dr. Song has been the PI and Co-PI on a number of NIH-funded grants. He has authored and co-authored more than 120 peer-reviewed research papers and eight book chapters. Dr. Song was the recipient of the Research Frontiers Trailblazer Award by the IUPUI in 2015 and was awarded the American Heart Association’s Award for Excellence in Research Addressing Cardiovascular Health Equity in 2017.
Dr. Song has served as ad hoc reviewer for over 30 peer-reviewed scientific journals and a number of national and international foundation/society funding agencies. Dr. Song currently serves as a permanent member on the NIH Study Section of Cancer, Heart, and Sleep Epidemiology Panel A (CHSA).
Dr. Song’s primary research area is the primary prevention and epidemiology of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
His major research interests include: