Chair and Professor
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Department
Dr. He is a nutrition epidemiologist. He received his ScD in Nutritional Epidemiology from Harvard University, MPH from Tufts University and MD from Soochow University. Dr. He was an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University, and a tenured Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. He is an elected fellow of American Heart Association (AHA) and a fellow of American College of Nutrition (ACN). His primary research interests lie in nutritional epidemiology, specifically, diet and nutrients in relation to chronic diseases. Dr. He is the Principal Investigator of several NIH-supported projects, including trace elements and cardio vascular disease risk factors; trace elements and risk of stroke; amino acids, protein and obesity; fatty acids and ischemic stroke; and dietary supplement use and risk of pancreatic cancer. Dr. He is also the Principal Investigator of the project - diet including supplement use and colon cancer - supported by American Cancer Society.
Dr. He's primary research interests lie in nutritional epidemiology, specifically, diet and nutrients in relation to chronic disease, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, and cancer. He is the Principal Investigator of several NIH-supported projects: trace elements and cardiovascular disease risk factors; trace elements and risk of stroke; amino acids, protein and obesity; fatty acids and ischemic stroke; and dietery supplements and risk of pancreatic cancer.
Ka He; Eric B. Rimm; Anwar Merchant; Bernard A. Rosner; Meir J. Stampler; Walter C. Willet; Alberto Ascherio. Fish consumption and risk of stroke in men. Journal of the American Medical Association 2002;288(24):3130-3136.
Ka He; Anwar Merchant; Eric B. Rimm; Bernard A Rosner; Meir J. Stampler, Walter C. Willet, Alberto Ascherio. Dietary fat intake and risk of stroke in Male US healthcare professionals: 14 Year prospective cohort study. British Medical Journal 2003;327(7418):777-781.
Ka He; Yiqing Song; Martha L Daviglus; Kiang Liu; Linda Van Horn; Alan R. Dyer; Philip Greenland. Accumulated evidence on fish consumption and coronary heart disease mortality: A meta-analysis of cohort studies. Circulation 2004;109(22):2705-2711.
Ka He; Martha L. Daviglus. A few more thoughts about fish and fish oil. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2005;105(3):350-351.
Ka He; Kiang Liu; Martha L. Daviglus; Steven J. Morris; Catherine M. Loria; Linda Van Horn; David R. Jacobs, Jr.; Peter J. Savage. Magnesium intake and incidence of metabolic syndrome among young adults. Circulation 2006;113(13):1675-1682.
Ka He; Youjia Xu; Linda Van Horn. The Puzzle of Dietary Fat intake and Risk of Ischemic Stroke: A Brief Review of Epidemiologic Data. Journal of the American Dietetic Association 2007;107(2):287-295.
Ka He; Liancheng Zhao; Martha L. Daviglus; Alan R. Dyer; Linda Van Horn; Daniel Garside; Liguang Zhu; Dongshuang Guo; Yangfeng /wu; Beifan Zhou; et al. Association of monosodium glutamate intake with overweight in Chinese adults: The INTERMAP study. Obesity 2008;16(8):1875-1880.
Ka He. Fish, Long-Chain Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Preventiion of Cardiovascular Disease-Eat Fish or Take Fish Oil Supplements? Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 2009;52(2):95-114.
Pengcheng Sun; Kiang Liu; J. Steven Morris; Martha L. Daviglus; June Stevens; David R. Jacobs Jr.; Ka He. Associations of toenail selenium levels with inflammatory biomarkers of fibrinogen, high-sensitvity C-reactive protein, and interleukin-6. American Journal of Epidemiology 2010;171(7):793-800.
Ka He; Shufa Du; Pengcheng Xun; Sangita Sharma; Huijun Wang; Fengying Zhai; Barry Popkin. Consumption of monosodium glutamate in relation to incidence of overweight in Chinese adults: China Health and Nutrition Survery (CHNS). American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2011;93(6):1328-1336.
Sirin Uaemsiri; Souvik Sen; Lesley Tinker; Wayne Rosamond; Sylvia Wassertheil-Smother; Ka He. Trans fat, aspirin, and ischemic stroke in postmenopausal women. Annals of Neurology 2012.