Hui Shen
, PhD
Assistant Professor
Tsai and Kung Professorship in Biostatistics
Department of Global Biostatistics and Data Science
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2001
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-6987
Fax: (504) 988-1706

Research Interests:

My research interests are mainly focused on identifying and characterizing genetic and epigenetic variation that affects susceptibility to complex human disorders, such as osteoporosis and sarcopenia. Toward these ends, we are integrating multidisciplinary approaches including genetic epidemiology, functional genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, bioinformatics, and molecular biology. We recently performed an epidgenome-wide MeDIP sequencing (MeDIP-Seq) study to identify differentially methylated regions associated with osteoporosis. We also performed several pioneering sequencing-based projects, including a whole genome sequencing study and an exome sequencing project for osteoporosis in different ethnic groups, using the next-generation sequencing technologies. The successful identification and characterization of genetic and epigenetic variations underlying osteoporosis and sarcopenia will markedly increasing our understanding of disease pathophysiology and may lead to novel and individualized treatment.



  • Member, American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG)
  • Member, American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR)

Educational Background:

  • Postdoc, Yale University, 2008
  • Ph.D.. Creighton University, 2005
  • B.S., University of Science and Technology of China, 1999

Selected Publications: 

View Dr. Shen's publications at his NCBI profile page.

Level of Instruction:


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