Dr. Liu is an epidemiologist whose work unites molecular genetics, nutrition, physiology and clinical medicine. He earned his medical degree from Jinan University in China and master of public health and doctoral degrees in both epidemiology and nutrition from Harvard University. Dr.Liu also completed a fellowship in public health and preventive medicine in the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Dr. Liu is currently Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and founding director of the Program on Genomics and Nutrition at the UCLA School of Public Health, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund Inter-school Training Program in Metabolic Diseases and the Center for Metabolic Disease Prevention . At UCLA, He has served on the Faculty Senate Committee for Undergraduate Scholarships, Awards, and Prizes. He is currently serving on the Medical Institutional Review Board I (IRB). Prior to joining the UCLA faculty, Dr. Liu served as Instructor, Assistant, and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women?s Hospital in Boston, and Assistant and Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Liu is an elected fellow of the Epidemiology and Nutrition Councils of the American Heart Association, and has served on committees/study sections for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the CDC, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Canadian Foundation for Inovation, and the Qatar Foundation. He has also served on international advisory committees including the World Health Organization (WHO) and Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations addressing policy issues related to public health and nutrition. He is currently serving on the scientific advisory board for the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)?s Global Health Initiative to guide the scientific and strategic directions and activities of establishing Centers of Excellence in low and middle-income countries to combat chronic diseases.
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