Wei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor

wei.zheng@vanderbilt.edu

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Faculty Appointments
Chief, Division of Epidemiology Professor of Medicine Anne Potter Wilson Chair in Medicine
Education
Ph.D., Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MarylandM.P.H., Public Health, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, ChinaM.D., Medicine/Public Health, Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China
Office Address
Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, IMPH
2525 West End Avenue, 8th Floor
Nashville, TN 37203
Research Keywords
Research interests: Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, nutrition, host susceptibility
Publications
Shu XO, Li H, Yang G, Gao J, Cai H, Takata Y, Zheng W, Xiang YB.. Cohort Profile: The Shanghai Men's Health Study. 2015.

Yu D, Sonderman J, Buchowski MS, McLaughlin JK, Shu XO, Steinwandel M, Signorello LB, Zhang X, Hargreaves MK, Blot WJ, Zheng W.. Healthy Eating and Risks of Total and Cause-Specific Death among Low-Income Populations of African-Americans and Other Adults in the Southeastern United States: A Prospective Cohort Study. 2015.

Zeng C, Wen W, Morgans AK, Pao W, Shu XO, Zheng W.. Disparities by Race, Age, and Sex in the Improvement of Survival for Major Cancers: Results From the National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program in the United States, 1990 to 2010. 2015.

Zhang B, Shu XO, Delahanty RJ, Zeng C, Michailidou K, Bolla MK, Wang Q, Dennis J, Wen W, Long J, Li C, Dunning AM, Chang-Claude J, Shah M, Perkins BJ, Czene K, Darabi H, Eriksson M, Bojesen SE, Nordestgaard BG, Nielsen SF, Flyger H, Lambrechts D, Neven P, Wildiers H, Floris G, Schmidt MK, Rookus MA, van den Hurk K, de Kort WL, Couch FJ, Olson JE, Hallberg E, Vachon C, Rudolph A, Seibold P, Flesch-Janys D, Peto J, Dos-Santos-Silva I, Fletcher O, Johnson N, Nevanlinna H, Muranen TA, Aittom¿¿ki K, Blomqvist C, Li J, Humphreys K, Brand J, Gu¿¿nel P, Truong T, Cordina-Duverger E, Menegaux F, Burwinkel B, Marme F, Yang R, Surowy H, Benitez J, Zamora MP, Perez JI, Cox A, Cross SS, Reed MW, Andrulis IL, Knight JA, Glendon G, Tchatchou S, Sawyer EJ, Tomlinson I, Kerin MJ, Miller N, Chenevix-Trench G; kConFab Investigators, Australian Ovarian Study Group, Haiman CA, Henderson BE, Schumacher F, Marchand LL, Lindblom A, Margolin S, Hooning MJ, Martens JW, Tilanus-Linthorst MM, Coll¿¿e JM, Hopper JL, Southey MC, Tsimiklis H, Apicella C, Slager S, Toland AE, Ambrosone CB, Yannoukakos D, Giles GG, Milne RL, McLean C, Fasching PA, Haeberle L, Ekici AB, Beckmann MW, Brenner H, Dieffenbach AK, Arndt V, Stegmaier C, Swerdlow AJ, Ashworth A, Orr N, Jones M, Figueroa J, Garcia-Closas M, Brinton L, Lissowska J, Dumont M, Winqvist R, Pylk¿¿s K, Jukkola-Vuorinen A, Grip M, Brauch H, Br¿¿ning T, Ko YD, Peterlongo P, Manoukian S, Bonanni B, Radice P, Bogdanova N, Antonenkova N, D¿¿rk T, Mannermaa A, Kataja V, Kosma VM, Hartikainen JM, Devilee P, Seynaeve C, Van Asperen CJ, Jakubowska A, Lubi¿¿ski J, Jaworska-Bieniek K, Durda K, Hamann U, Torres D, Schmutzler RK, Neuhausen SL, Anton-Culver H, Kristensen VN, Grenaker Aln¿¿s GI; DRIVE Project, Pierce BL, Kraft P, Peters U, Lindstrom S, Seminara D, Burgess S, Ahsan H, Whittemore AS, John EM, Gammon MD, Malone KE, Tessier DC, Vincent D, Bacot F, Luccarini C, Baynes C, Ahmed S, Maranian M, Healey CS, Gonz¿¿lez-Neira A, Pita G, Alonso MR, ¿¿lvarez N, Herrero D, Pharoah PD, Simard J, Hall P, Hunter DJ, Easton DF, Zheng W.. Height and Breast Cancer Risk: Evidence From Prospective Studies and Mendelian Randomization. 2015.

Cai Q, Zhang B, Sung H, Low SK, Kweon SS, Lu W, Shi J, Long J, Wen W, Choi JY, Noh DY, Shen CY, Matsuo K, Teo SH, Kim MK, Khoo US, Iwasaki M, Hartman M, Takahashi A, Ashikawa K, Matsuda K, Shin MH, Park MH, Zheng Y, Xiang YB, Ji BT, Park SK, Wu PE, Hsiung CN, Ito H, Kasuga Y, Kang P, Mariapun S, Ahn SH, Kang HS, Chan KY, Man EP, Iwata H, Tsugane S, Miao H, Liao J, Nakamura Y, Kubo M; DRIVE GAME-ON Consortium, Delahanty RJ, Zhang Y, Li B, Li C, Gao YT, Shu XO, Kang D, Zheng W.. Genome-wide association analysis in East Asians identifies breast cancer susceptibility loci at 1q32.1, 5q14.3 and 15q26.1. 2014.

Cui Y, Deming-Halverson SL, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Lipworth L, Shrubsole MJ, Fair AM, Shu XO, Zheng W.. Interactions of hormone replacement therapy, body weight, and bilateral oophorectomy in breast cancer risk. 2014.

Ma X, Zhang B, Zheng W.. Genetic variants associated with colorectal cancer risk: comprehensive research synopsis, meta-analysis, and epidemiological evidence. 2014.

Zheng W, McLerran DF, Rolland BA, Fu Z, Boffetta P, He J, Gupta PC, Ramadas K, Tsugane S, Irie F, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Koh WP, Shu XO, Ozasa K, Nishino Y, Tsuji I, Tanaka H, Chen CJ, Yuan JM, Ahn YO, Yoo KY, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Qiao YL, Gu D, Pednekar MS, Sauvaget C, Sawada N, Sairenchi T, Yang G, Wang R, Xiang YB, Ohishi W, Kakizaki M, Watanabe T, Oze I, You SL, Sugawara Y, Butler LM, Kim DH, Park SK, Parvez F, Chuang SY, Fan JH, Shen CY, Chen Y, Grant EJ, Lee JE, Sinha R, Matsuo K, Thornquist M, Inoue M, Feng Z, Kang D, Potter JD.. Burden of total and cause-specific mortality related to tobacco smoking among adults aged ¿¿¿ 45 years in Asia: a pooled analysis of 21 cohorts. 2014.

Zhang B, Jia WH, Matsuda K, Kweon SS, Matsuo K, Xiang YB, Shin A, Jee SH, Kim DH, Cai Q, Long J, Shi J, Wen W, Yang G, Zhang Y, Li C, Li B, Guo Y, Ren Z, Ji BT, Pan ZZ, Takahashi A, Shin MH, Matsuda F, Gao YT, Oh JH, Kim S, Ahn YO; Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO), Chan AT, Chang-Claude J, Slattery ML; Colorectal Transdisciplinary (CORECT) Study, Gruber SB, Schumacher FR, Stenzel SL; Colon Cancer Family Registry (CCFR), Casey G, Kim HR, Jeong JY, Park JW, Li HL, Hosono S, Cho SH, Kubo M, Shu XO, Zeng YX, Zheng W.. Large-scale genetic study in East Asians identifies six new loci associated with colorectal cancer risk. 2014.

Jia WH, Zhang B, Matsuo K, Shin A, Xiang YB, Jee SH, Kim DH, Ren Z, Cai Q, Long J, Shi J, Wen W, Yang G, Delahanty RJ; Genetics and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO); Colon Cancer Family Registry (CCFR), Ji BT, Pan ZZ, Matsuda F, Gao YT, Oh JH, Ahn YO, Park EJ, Li HL, Park JW, Jo J, Jeong JY, Hosono S, Casey G, Peters U, Shu XO, Zeng YX, Zheng W.. Genome-wide association analyses in East Asians identify new susceptibility loci for colorectal cancer. 2013.

Long J, Delahanty RJ, Li G, Gao YT, Lu W, Cai Q, Xiang YB, Li C, Ji BT, Zheng Y, Ali S, Shu XO, Zheng W.. A common deletion in the APOBEC3 genes and breast cancer risk. 2013.

Yang G, Shu XO, Li HL, Chow WH, Wen W, Xiang YB, Zhang X, Cai H, Ji BT, Gao YT, Zheng W.. Prediagnosis soy food consumption and lung cancer survival in women. 2013.

Zheng W, Zhang B, Cai Q, Sung H, Michailidou K, Shi J, Choi JY, Long J, Dennis J, Humphreys MK, Wang Q, Lu W, Gao YT, Li C, Cai H, Park SK, Yoo KY, Noh DY, Han W, Dunning AM, Benitez J, Vincent D, Bacot F, Tessier D, Kim SW, Lee MH, Lee JW, Lee JY, Xiang YB, Zheng Y, Wang W, Ji BT, Matsuo K, Ito H, Iwata H, Tanaka H, Wu AH, Tseng CC, Van Den Berg D, Stram DO, Teo SH, Yip CH, Kang IN, Wong TY, Shen CY, Yu JC, Huang CS, Hou MF, Hartman M, Miao H, Lee SC, Putti TC, Muir K, Lophatananon A, Stewart-Brown S, Siriwanarangsan P, Sangrajrang S, Shen H, Chen K, Wu PE, Ren Z, Haiman CA, Sueta A, Kim MK, Khoo US, Iwasaki M, Pharoah PD, Wen W, Hall P, Shu XO, Easton DF, Kang D.. Common genetic determinants of breast-cancer risk in East Asian women: a collaborative study of 23 637 breast cancer cases and 25 579 controls. 2013.

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; Genetic Investigation of ANthropometric Traits (GIANT) Consortium, 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. 2012.

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. 2012.

Murff HJ, Shrubsole MJ, Cai Q, Smalley WE, Dai Q, Milne GL, Ness RM, Zheng W.. Dietary intake of PUFAs and colorectal polyp risk. 2012.

Shrubsole MJ, Cai Q, Wen W, Milne G, Smalley WE, Chen Z, Ness RM, Zheng W.. Urinary prostaglandin E2 metabolite and risk for colorectal adenoma. 2012.

Zhang B, Beeghly-Fadiel A, Long J, Zheng W.. Genetic variants associated with breast-cancer risk: comprehensive research synopsis, meta-analysis, and epidemiological evidence. 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. 2011.

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. 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. 2010.

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. 2009.

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. 2006.

Zheng W, Chow WH, Yang G, Jin F, Rothman N, Blair A, Li HL, Wen W, Ji BT, Li Q, Shu XO, Gao YT.. The Shanghai Women's Health Study: rationale, study design, and baseline characteristics. 2005.

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. 1998.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 11/2/2015
Multiple post-doctoral fellow and faculty positions are available to work on molecular, genetic, and nutritional epidemiology of cancer.