Applied Health Science Department
- Ph.D. at Emory University, 2008
- M.Sc at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, 1998
- M.D. at Sun Yat-sen University of Medical Sciences, 1991
Past Professional Position
Associate Professor, School of Public Health, Sun Yat-sen University, China
10SDG2630182 - Dai J (PI) - 01/01/2010-12/31/2013
American Heart Association Scientist Development Grant - National Center ($308,000 total)
The Mediterranean Diet, Biomarkers, Cardiovascular Death: the NHLBI Twin Study
2008 - Winner for the Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators on Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention, American Heart Association
2009 - Winner for Sandra Daugherty Award for Excellence in Cardiovascular Disease or Hypertension Epidemiology, American Heart Association
Epidemiology in the field of nutrition, genetics, and chronic diseases including cardiovascular disease, obesity and diabetes; nutrition and maternal and child health
(Selected publications in peer-reviewed journals in chronological order)
Dai J, Miller AH, Bremner JD, Goldberg J, Jones L, Shallenberger L, Buckham R, Murrah NV, Veledar E, Wilson PW, Vaccarino V. Adherence to the mediterranean diet is inversely associated with circulating interleukin-6 among middle-aged men: a twin study. Circulation. 2008;117(2): 169-75.
Dai J, Jones DP, Goldberg J, Ziegler TR, Bostick RM, Wilson PW, Manatunga AK, Shallenberger L, Jones L, Vaccarino V. Association between adherence to the Mediterranean diet and oxidative stress. Am J Clin Nutr 2008;88(5): 1364-70.
Su S, Snieder H, Miller AH, Ritchie J, Bremner JD, Goldberg J, Dai J, Jones L, Murrah NV, Zhao J, Vaccarino V. Genetic and environmental influences on systemic markers of inflammation in middle-aged male twins. Atherosclerosis. 2008; 200(1): 213-20. PMCID: 2599923
Vaccarino V, Brennan ML, Miller AH, Bremner JD, Ritchie JC, Lindau F, Veledar E, Su S, Murrah NV, Jones L, Jawed F, Dai J, Goldberg J, Hazen SL. Association of major depressive disorder with serum myeloperoxidase and other markers of inflammation: a twin study. Biol Psychiatry. 2008;64(6): 476-83. PMCID: 2597204
Dai J, Su YX, Bartell S, Le NA, Ling WH, Liang YQ, Gao L, Wu HY, Veledar E, Vaccarino V. Beneficial effects of designed dietary fatty acid compositions on lipids in triacylglycerol-rich lipoproteins among Chinese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism. 2009;58(4): 510-8.
Dai J, Lampert R, Wilson PW, Goldberg J, Ziegler T, Vaccarino V. Mediterranean dietary pattern is associated with improved cardiac autonomic function among middle-aged men: A twin study. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2010 Jul;3(4):366-73.
Dai J, Ziegler TR, Bostick RM, Manatunga AK, Jones DP, Goldberg J, Wilson PW, Jones L, Shallenberger L, Vaccarino V. High habitual dietary alpha-linolenic acid intake is associated with decreased plasma soluble interleukin-6 receptor concentrations among male twins. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Jul;92(1):177-85.
Selected Recent Invited Talk
"Diet for Heart Disease Prevention and Treatment". Presented at the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Society for Nutrition Joint Meeting on Nutrition 2010 "Therapeutic Diets for Cardiometabolic Disorders: What is the Evidence"?, Boston, MA, April 21, 2010.
Otolaryngological Trauma: Clinical Nutrition Support in Otolaryngological Trauma. 1st ed. Beijing, PR China: People's Medical Publishing House; 2004 [Chinese]
Courses Recently Taught
N231 Human Nutrition
N432/N532 Advanced Nutrition