Jiang He    

Jiang He, MD
Joseph S. Copes Chair and Professor
Department of Epidemiology
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2000
New Orleans, LA 70112
Phone: (504) 988-5165
Fax: (504) 988-1568

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:

Cardiovascular and genetic epidemiology; clinical trials; global health 


Educational Background:

  • PhD, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
  • DrMedSc, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, PR China
  • MD, Jiangxi Medical College, Jiangxi, PR China

Professional Achievements:

  • Delta Omega Society, 2001
  • President's Award for Excellence in Research of Tulane University, 2000
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1997
  • NIH-NHLBI Post-Doctoral Training Grant in Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology, 1994-96
  • Jeremiah Stamler New Investigator Award of the American Heart Association, Finalist, 1993, 1994

Selected Publications from >370:

He J, Vupputuri S, Allen K, Prerost MR, Hughes J, Whelton PK. Passive Smoking and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies. N Engl J Med. 1999;340(12):920–926. PMID: 10089185 

He J, Ogden LG, Vupputuri S, Bazzano LA, Loria CM, Whelton PK. Dietary Sodium Intake and Subsequent Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases in Overweight Adults.JAMA 1999;282(21):2027–2034. PMID: 10591385 

Reynolds K, Lewis B, Nolen JDL, Kinney GL, Sathya B, He J. Alcohol Consumption and Risk of Stroke: A Meta-Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies.JAMA. 2003;289:579–588. PMID: 12578491 

Muntner P, He J, Cutler JA, Wildman RP, Whelton PK. Trends in blood pressure among children and adolescents.  JAMA. 2004; 291:2107–13. PMID: 15126439 

Kearney PM, Whelton M, Reynolds K, Muntner P, Whelton PK, He J. Global burden of hypertension: analysis of worldwide data.Lancet. 2005; 365(9455):217–23. PMID: 15652604 

Gu G, Reynolds K, Wu X, Chen J, Duan X, Reynolds RF, Whelton PK, He J. Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome and overweight among adults in China.  Lancet. 2005; 365(9468):1398–405. PMID: 15836888 

He J, Gu D, Duan X, Reynolds K, Wu X, Chen C, Chen J, Wildman RP, Klag MJ, Whelton PK.  Major causes of death in China: A prospective study of 169,871 men and women.  N Engl J Med 2005;353(11):1124–34. PMID: 16162883 

Gu D, He J, Duan X, Reynolds K, Wu X, Chen J, Huang G, Chen CS, Whelton PK.  Body weight and mortality among men and women in China.  JAMA. 2006; 295(7):776–83. PMID: 16478900 

Bazzano LA, Reynolds K, Holder KN, He J. Effect of folic acid supplementation on risk of cardiovascular diseases: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. JAMA. 2006; 296(22):2720–2726. PMID: 17164458 

Gu D, Kelly TN, Wu X, Chen J, Samet JM, Huang JF, Zhu M, Chen JC, Chen CS, Duan X, Klag MJ, He J. Mortality attributable to smoking in China. N Engl J Med. 2009;360(2):150–9. PMID: 19129528 

Chen J, Gu D, Huang J, Rao DC, Jaquish CE, Hixson JE, Chen CS, Chen J, Lu F, Hu D, Rice T, Kelly TN, Hamm LL, Whelton PK, He J; GenSalt Collaborative Research Group. Metabolic syndrome and salt sensitivity of blood pressure in non-diabetic people in China: a dietary intervention study. Lancet. 2009; 373(9666):829–35. PMID: 19223069 

He J, Gu D, Chen J, Wu X, Kelly TN, Huang JF, Chen JC, Chen CS, Bazzano LA, Reynolds K, Whelton PK, Klag MJ. Premature deaths attributable to blood pressure in China: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009; 374(9703):1765–72. PMID: 19811816 

Yang W, Lu J, Weng J, Jia W, Ji L, Xiao J, Shan Z, Liu J, Tian H, Ji Q, Zhu D, Ge J, Lin L, Chen L, Guo X, Zhao Z, Li Q, Zhou Z, Shan G, He J; China National Diabetes and Metabolic Disorders Study Group. Prevalence of diabetes among men and women in China. N Engl J Med. 2010;362(12):1090–101. PMID: 21345101. 

Thompson AM, Hu T, Eshelbrenner CL, Reynolds K, He J, Bazzano LA. Antihypertensive treatment and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease events among persons without hypertension: a meta-analysis. JAMA. 2011; 305(9):913–22. PMID: 21364140 

Kato N, Takeuchi F, Tabara Y, Kelly TN, Go MJ, Sim X, Tay WT, Chen CH, Zhang Y, Yamamoto K, Katsuya T, Yokota M, Kim YJ,  Hee Ong RT, Nabika T, Gu D, Chang LC, Kokubo Y, Huang W, Ohnaka K, Yamori Y, Nakashima E, Jaquish CE, Lee JY, Seielstad M, Isono M, Hixson JE, Chen YT, Miki T, Zhang X, Sugiyama T, Jeon JP, Liu JJ, Takayanagi R, Kim SS, Aung T, Sung YJ, Zhou X, Wong TY, Han BG, Kobayashi S, Ogihara T, Zhu D, Iwai N, Wu JY, Teo YY, Tai ES, Cho YS, He J. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies identifies common variants associated with blood pressure variation in East Asians. Nat Genet. 2011;43:531–8. PMID: 21572416 

Xu Y*, Wang L*, He J*, Bi Y*, Li M, Wang T, Wang L, Jiang Y, Dai M, Lu J, Xu M, Li Y, Hu N, Li J, Mi S, Chen CS, Li G, Mu Y, Zhao J, Kong L, Chen J, Lai S, Wang W, Zhao W, Ning G; 2010 China Noncommunicable Disease Surveillance Group. Prevalence and control of diabetes in Chinese adults. JAMA. 2013;310(9):948–59 (*co-first author). PMID: 24002281 

He J, Zhang Y, Xu T, Zhao Q, Wang D, Chen CS, Tong W, Liu C, Xu T, Ju Z, Peng Y, Peng H, Li Q, Geng D, Zhang J, Li D, Zhang F, Guo L, Sun Y, Wang X, Cui Y, Li Y, a D, Yang G, Gao Y, Yuan X, Bazzano LA, Chen J; for the CATIS Investigators. Effects of immediate blood pressure reduction on death and major disability in patients with acute ischemic stroke: The CATIS randomized clinical trial. JAMA. 2014; 311(5):479–89. PMID: 24240777  

Mills KT, Chen J, Yang W, Appel LJ, Kusek JW, Alper A, Delafontaine P, Keane MG, Mohler E, Ojo A, Rahman M, Ricardo AC, Soliman EZ, Steigerwalt S, Townsend R, He J; Chronic Renal Insufficiency Cohort (CRIC) Study Investigators. Sodium Excretion and the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease. JAMA. 2016;315(20):2200-10. PMID: 27218629

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