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Chaoran Ma
  • Graduate Student
  • B Med, Clinical Medicine, Xi'an Jiaotong University
  • M Med, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Xi'an Jiaotong University
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Research Interests

Nutritional epidemiology and neuroepidemiology

In the Media

Ma C, Gurol ME, Huang Z, Lichtenstein AH, Wang X, Wang Y, Neumann S, Wu S, Gao X. Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and risk of intracerebral hemorrhage: a prospective study. Neurology 2019: 93:1-13.

Ma C, Pavlova M, Li J, Liu Y, Sun Y, Huang Z, Wu S, Gao X. Alcohol consumption and probable REM sleep behavior disorder: a community-based study. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2018;5(10):1176–1183.

Ma C, Pavlova M, Liu Y, Liu Y, Huangfu C, Wu S, Gao X. Probable REM sleep behavior disorder and risk of stroke: A prospective study. Neurology 2017;88(19):1849-1855.

Ma C, Yin Z, Zhu P, Luo J, Shi X, Gao X. Blood cholesterol in late-life and cognitive decline: a longitudinal study of the Chinese elderly. Mol Neurodegener 2017;12(1):24.

Ma C, Liu Y, Neumann S, Gao X. Nicotine from cigarette smoking and diet and Parkinson Disease: A systematic review. Translational Neurodegeneration 2017;6:18.

Ma C, Bai L, Lei C, Wu C, Shi Q, Hu F, Hao Z, Ma L. Predictors of Visual and Anatomical Outcomes with Bevacizumab for Neovascular Age-related Macular Degeneration. Biomed Rep. 2015;3(4):503-508.

Additional Information

Advisor: Dr. Xiang Gao

Courses Taught:

  • NUTR 452 - Nutritional Aspects of Disease (Spring 2017)
  • NUTR 445 - Nutrient Metabolism I (Spring 2018)
  • NUTR 452 - Nutritional Aspects of Disease (Fall 2018)


  • Ruth L. Pike Fellow. The Pennsylvania State University, 2019
  • Best Poster Award. Penn State College of Medicine University Park Campus Research Symposium, 2019
  • Contributions to Science Awards. Penn State Department of Nutritional Sciences, 2019
  • Penn State Department of Nutritional Sciences Travel Award. 2018
  • Contributions to Science Awards. Penn State Department of Nutritional Sciences, 2018
  • Penn State Graduate Exhibition Awards – Second Place. 2017
  • Penn State Department of Nutritional Sciences Travel Award. 2017
  • America Society for Nutrition and North America Chinese Society for Nutrition Travel Award. 2016
  • Finalist, America Society for Nutrition Emerging Leaders in Nutrition Science Poster Competition, 2016
  • Excellence in Graduate Recruitment Award. The Pennsylvania State University, 2015