Director of Nutritional Epidemiology Lab
As an epidemiologist, Dr. Gao is interested in nutritional epidemiology, sleep disorders, neurological diseases, aging, stress, and global health.
- Nutritional Sciences - NUTR
- Graduate Program
- M.D., Shanghai Second Medical University, 1994
- Ph.D., Tufts University, 2005
- M.S., Peking Union Medical College & Chinese Academy for Medical Science, 2001
University Park, PA 16802
Dr Gao’s research interests include nutritional Epidemiology, sleep disorders, neurological diseases, aging, global health and stress. Data from several large international ongoing prospective cohorts have been used, in which approximately ~500,000 men and women have been followed regarding their lifestyles and health conditions. These cohorts include the Nurses’ Health Study, the Health Professionals Follow-up Study, the Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort, and the Kailuan Cohort.