Dr. Fang Fang Zhang

Dissertation title:

Impacts of Food Intake and Nutrition Policy Interventions on Cancer and Cardiometabolic Health in the United States

Research/teaching interests:

Nutrition and Cancer Epidemiology, Nutrition/Policy Intervention, Clinical Nutrition, Biostatistics, Secondary Data Analysis, Cost-effectiveness Analysis

Mengxi Du is passionate about investigating nutrition as a modifiable factor for promoting healthy eating and the wellbeing of cancer survivors and the general population. She actively participated in research that evaluated nutritional needs and barriers experienced by adult cancer survivors, the feasibility of nutrition intervention in pediatric cancer patients, and dietary intake or diet quality in association with cancer survival outcomes. Her current research focuses on studying the impacts of food intake and nutrition policy interventions on cancer and cardiometabolic health in the US. Prior to her doctoral training, Mengxi graduated from Tufts with a Master of Nutrition Science in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition and a Master of Public Health specializing in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. After graduation, she received clinically-focused dietetic training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and became a Registered Dietitian in 2018.