Xiaoxiao Wen

Xiaoxiao Wen,

PhD Student/Research Assistant; Mentor: Dr. Jinying Zhao

Department: Department of Epidemiology
Business Email: xiaoxiao.wen@ufl.edu

About Xiaoxiao Wen

I am a third-year PhD student in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Florida. Under the supervision of Dr. Jinying Zhao, my research focuses on understanding the lifestyle and dietary factors affecting the risk of cardiometabolic diseases using an omics approach. Before joining UF, I earned a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Medical Statistics from Peking Union Medical College and the National Center for Cardiovascular Diseases in China. My prior research centered on sodium intake, obesity, and hypertension. Currently, I am investigating the role of the lipidomic profile in the association of multiple lifestyle factors with the risk of diabetes among American Indians. My career goal is to become an epidemiologist specializing in multi-omics studies related to cardiometabolic diseases. I aim for my findings to inform targeted prevention and intervention strategies, contributing to the prevention of cardiometabolic diseases in both high-risk minority groups and the general population.

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)


Areas of Interest
  • Cardiometabolic disease epidemiology
  • Epigenetics
  • Novel biomarker discovery
  • Omics data analysis


Plasma lipidomic markers of diet quality are associated with incident coronary heart disease in American Indian adults: the Strong Heart Family Study
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 119(3):748-755 [DOI] 10.1016/j.ajcnut.2023.12.024.
DNA methylation is differentially associated with glycemic outcomes by different types of weight-loss interventions: an epigenome-wide association study
Clinical Epigenetics. 15(1) [DOI] 10.1186/s13148-023-01522-9. [PMID] 37393279.
Sampling and data missingness in Almandoz et al.
Obesity. 31(4):889-889 [DOI] 10.1002/oby.23694.
Associations between the chemical composition of PM2.5 and gestational diabetes mellitus
Environmental Research. 198 [DOI] 10.1016/j.envres.2020.110470.
Racial, Ethnic, and Geographic Disparities in Cardiovascular Health Among Women of Childbearing Age in the United States
Journal of the American Heart Association. 10(17) [DOI] 10.1161/jaha.120.020138.
Association Between Serum Cotinine and Severe Abdominal Aortic Calcification in US Adults
Angiology. 71(4):333-339 [DOI] 10.1177/0003319719899847.
Agreement between 24-h dietary recalls and 24-h urine collections for estimating sodium intake in China, Japan, UK, USA
Journal of Hypertension. 37(4):814-819 [DOI] 10.1097/hjh.0000000000001941.

Contact Details

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