EDWINA H. YEUNG, PHD

6100 Executive Blvd, 7B03 • Bethesda, MD 20892 • Tel: 301-435-6921 • yeungedw@mail.nih.gov

EDUCATION:

2005-2008 PhD CVD Epidemiology • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD Dissertation: "The effects of macronutrient intake and of weight loss on serum adiponectin levels, a study nested in the OMNI-Heart and Fatty Liver Look-AHEAD ancillary studies." Pre-doctoral fellowship: Clinical Research and Epidemiology in Diabetes and Endocrinology Training Grant (T32 DK62707-03) Advisor: Dr. W. H. Linda Kao
2003-2005 ScM Clinical Epidemiology • Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD Thesis: "Does a Family History of Coronary Heart Disease Increase the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes?" (in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study) Advisor: Dr. W. H. Linda Kao
1999-2002 BA Natural Sciences Area Public Health Studies • Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

EXPERIENCE:

2011-present Tenure-track Investigator
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research (DESPR), Epidemiology Branch, Bethesda, MD
2008 - 2011 Postdoctoral fellow
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development (NICHD), Division of Epidemiology, Statistics, and Prevention Research (DESPR), Epidemiology Branch, Bethesda, MD
2001-2008 Research Trainee
Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Baltimore, MD.
2005-2008 Teaching Assistant
Department of Epidemiology, JHSPH

MENTORING EXPERIENCE:

Sept 2012-present Postdoctoral fellow, Candace Robledo, PhD.
Sept 2011-present Postdoctoral fellow, Nansi Boghossian, PhD.
June -Aug 2012 NIH summer intern, Anna Poon, masters student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health • Maternal diet in association with birth weight and infant growth
June -Sept 2011 NIH summer intern, Stacy Blondin, masters student, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health • Serum retinol and carotenoids in association with biomarkers of insulin resistance among healthy, premenopausal women: the BioCycle Study
June -Aug 2010 NIH summer volunteer, Eric Shiroma, pre-doctoral student, Harvard School of Public Health • Meta-analysis of the association between height and gestational diabetes

SERVICE:

2012 Reviewer: NIH National Graduate Student Research Conference applications
2010-present Serving on the board for quarterly meetings of the NICHD Exchange

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

Ad hoc review: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, American Journal of Epidemiology, American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Diabetes Care, Diabetes, Fertility & Sterility, Human Reproduction, Pediatrics

GRANT REVIEW

2011 Reviewer: Task Order #2 "Large Scale Genetic St udies" with the Biomedical ID/IQ laboratory for the Epidemiology Branch, DESPR, NICHD.
2011 Laboratory committee member reviewing proposals for identifying the Division's ID/IQ laboratory for biomedical assays for DESPR, NICHD.
2009 University Grants Committee of Hong Kong, Areas of Excellence proposals

PROFESSIONAL A FFILIATIONS

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

Published/in press

  1. Boulware LE, Ratner LE, Troll MU, Chaudron A, Yeung E, Chen S, Klein AS, Hiller J, Powe NR. Attitudes, psychology, and risk taking of potential live kidney donors: strangers, relatives, and the general public. Am J Transplant. 2005; 5:1671-1680.
  2. Jahren AH, Saudek C, Yeung EH, Kao WHL, Kraft RA, and Caballero B. An isotopic method for quantifying sweeteners derived from corn and sugar cane. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006;84:1380-1384.
  3. Yeung EH, Pankow JS, Astor BC, Neil PR, Saudek CS, Kao WHL. Increased risk of type 2 diabetes from a family history of coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2007;30:154-156.
  4. Astor BC, Hallan S, Miller ER III, Klag MJ, Yeung E, Coresh J. Glomerular filtration rate, albuminuria and risk of cardiovascular and all-cause mortality in the US population. Am J. Epidemiology 2008;167:1226-34.
  5. Gaskins AJ, Mumford SL, Zhang C, Wactawski-Wende J, Hovey KM, Whitcomb BW, Howards PP, Perkins NJ, Yeung E, Schisterman EF; for the BioCycle Study Group. Effect of daily fiber intake on reproductive function: the BioCycle Study. Am J Clin Nutr Oct 2009; 90(4):1061-9. PMCID: PMC2744625
  6. Yeung E, Appel L, Miller ER 3rd, WHL Kao. The Effects of Macronutrient Intake on Total and High Molecular Weight Adiponectin in the Optimal Macronutrient Intake Heart Trial to Prevent Heart Disease. Obesity (Silver Spring) 2010 Aug;18(8):1632-7. PMCID: PMC3045829
  7. Chen L, Hu FB, Yeung E, Willett C, Zhang C. Prospective study of pre-gravid sugar-sweetened beverage consumption and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus, Diabetes Care 2009, 32:2236-2241. PMCID: PMC2782983
  8. Yeung E, Hu F, Chen L, Louis G, Schisterman E, Solomon C, Willett W, Zhang C. Life Course Weight Characteristics and Risk of Gestational Diabetes. Diabetologia 2010; 53(4):668-678. PMCID: PMC2901841
  9. Yeung E, Zhang C, Louis G, Willett W, Hu F. Childhood and adolescent size in association with the risk of incident type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2010 June; 33(6):1364-9. PMCID: PMC2875455
  10. Schisterman E, Gaskins A, Mumford S, Browne R, Yeung E, Gross M, Trevisan M, Hediger M, Zhang C, Wactawski-Wende J, Perkins N, Hovey K. The Influence of Endogenous Reproductive Hormones on F2-Isoprostane Levels in Premenopausal Women: The BioCycle Study. Am J Epidemiology 2010;172(4):430-439. PMCID: PMC2950793
  11. Yeung E, Zhang C, Hediger M, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman E. Racial differences in the association between sex hormone-binding globulin and adiposity in premenopausal women: the BioCycle study. Diabetes Care 2010; 33(10):2274-6. Epub July 27. PMCID: PMC2945174
  12. Yeung E, Saudek CD, Jahren AH, Kao WHK, Islas M, Kraft R, Coresh J, Anderson CA. Evaluation of a novel dietary biomarker for consumption of sweets. Am J Epidemiology 2010; 172(9):1045-52. Epub Sept 3. PMCID: PMC2984252
  13. Yeung E, Zhang C, Ye A, Chen L, Mumford S, Perkins N, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman E. Longitudinal study of insulin resistance and sex hormones over the menstrual cycle: the BioCycle Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2010; 95(12):5435-42. PMCID: PMC2999972
  14. Gaskins AJ, Rovner AJ, Mumford SL, Yeung E, Browne RW, Trevisan M, Perkins NJ, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Adherence to a Mediterranean Diet and Plasma Concentrations of Lipid Peroxidation in Premenopausal Women. Am J Clin Nutr 2010; 92(6):1461-7. PMCID: PMC2980970
  15. Hernaez R, Yeung E, Clark JM, Kowdley KV, Brancati FL, Kao WHL. Hemochromatosis gene and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Hepatology. 2011 Nov;55(5):1079-85. PMCID: PMC3611963
  16. Chen L, Zhang C, Yeung E, Ye A, Mumford S, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman E. Age at menarche and metabolic markers for type 2 diabetes in premenopausal women: the BioCycle Study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011; 96(6):E1007-12. PMCID: PMC3100755
  17. Bowers K, Liu G, Wang P, Ye T, Tian Z, Liu E, Yu Z, Yang X, Klebanoff M, Yeung E, Hu G, Zhang C. Birth weight, postnatal weight change, and risk for high blood pressure among Chinese children aged 3-6 years. Pediatrics May;127(5):e1272-9. PMCID: PMC3387869
  18. Bowers K, Yeung E, Qi L, Tobias D, Hu F, Zhang F. A prospective study of pre-pregnancy dietary iron intake and risk for gestational diabetes. Diabetes Care 2011; 34(7):1557-63. PMCID: PMC3120196
  19. Yeung E, Qi L, Hu F, Zhang C. Novel abdominal adiposity genes and the risk of type 2 diabetes: findings from two prospective cohorts. Int J Mol Epidemiol Genet 2011;2(2):138-144 PMCID: PMC3110388
  20. Yeung E, Zhang C, Chen J, Bowers K, Hu F, Kang G, Qi L. Polymorphisms in the Neuropeptide Y Gene and the Risk Of Obesity: Findings from Two Prospective Cohorts. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2011 Dec;96(12):E2055-62 PMCID: PMC3232624
  21. Bowers K, Tobias D, Yeung E, Hu F, Zhang C. A prospective study of pre-pregnancy dietary fat intake and risk for gestational diabetes. Am J Clin Nutr 2012 Feb;95(2):446-53. PMCID: PMC3260071
  22. Yeung E, Zhang C, Albert PS, Mumford SL, Ye A, Perkins NJ, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Adiposity and sex hormones across the menstrual cycle: the BioCycle Study. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013 Feb;37(2):237-43. PMCID: PMC3361001
  23. Pollack AZ, Mumford SL, Wactawski-Wende J, Yeung E, Mendola P, Mattison D, Schisterman EF. Bone mineral density and blood metals in premenopausal women. Environmental Research. 2013 Jan;120:76-81. PMCID: PMC3534953
  24. *Blondin SA, Yeung EH, Mumford SL, Zhang C, Browne WR, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Serum retinol and carotenoids in association with biomarkers of insulin resistance among premenopausal women. ISRN Nutrition. [Open access: http://www.hindawi.com/isrn/nutrition/2013/619516/ External Web Site Policy]
  25. Song Y, Yeung E, Liu A, Vanderweele TJ, Chen L, Lu C, Liu C, Schisterman EF, Ning Y, Zhang C. Pancreatic beta-cell function and type 2 diabetes risk: quantify the causal effect using a Mendelian randomization approach based on meta-analyses. Hum Mol Genet. 2012 Nov;21(22):5010-8 PMCID: PMC3607483
  26. Gadgil MD, Appel LJ, Yeung E, Anderson CA, Sacks FM, Miller ER. The Effects of Carbohydrate, Unsaturated Fat and Protein Intake on Measures of Insulin Sensitivity: Results from the OmniHeart Trial. Diabetes Care. Epub 2012 Dec 5. PMC Journal – in process
  27. Yeung E, Druschel C. The Cardio-metabolic Health of Children Conceived by ART. Fertility and Sterility. 2013 Feb;99(2):318-326. PMCID: PMC3612937
  28. Buck Louis G, Yeung E, Laughon SK, Zhang C. The Exposome – exciting opportunities for discoveries in reproductive and perinatal epidemiology. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology. 2013 Apr; 27:229-236.
  29. *Boghossian NS, Yeung EH, Mumford SL, Zhang C, Gaskins AJ, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and body fat distribution in reproductive aged women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 Mar;67(3):289-94. PMCID:PMC3594052
  30. Bao W, Rong Y, Bowers K, Yeung E, Kiely M, Zhang C. Genetic variants and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: a systematic review. Human Reprod Update [in press]
  31. *Boghossian NS, Yeung EH, Lipsky LM, Poon AK, Albert PS. Dietary indices in association with postpartum weight retention. Am J Clin Nutr [in press]
  32. Filiberto AC, Mumford SL, Pollack AZ, Zhang C, Yeung EH, Perkins NJ, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Habitual dietary isoflavone intake is associated with decreased C-reactive protein concentrations among healthy premenopausal women. J. Nutr [in press]

*Written by mentee

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Talks

  1. Yeung E. Racial differences in menstrual cycle patterns of hormones: an application of harmonic models. Presentation at student workshop of the Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research 23rd annual meeting, Seattle, WA, June 22, 2010.
  2. Yeung E. The curious case of obesity: going back to the womb. Presentation at the Diabetes and Obesity Journal Club of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology and Clinical Research. March 30, 2011.

Oral presentations

  1. Yeung E, Pankow J, Astor B, Saudek, C, Kao WH. Family History of Coronary Heart Disease Is Associated with Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Those with a Parental History of Diabetes. American Diabetes Association 66th Annual Scientific Sessions, Washington, DC, 2006.
  2. Yeung E, Kao WH, Sacks F, Carey V, Appel LJ. The Effects of Macronutrient Intake on Insulin Resistance, findings from the Optimal Macro-nutrient Intake Trial to Prevent Heart Disease. American Heart Association 48th Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, March 14, 2008.
  3. Yeung E, Saudek CD, Jahren H, Kao WHL, Islas M, Kraft R, Coresh J, Anderson C. Test of a Biomarker for Consumption of Sweets in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Magnetic Resonance Imaging (ARIC-MRI) Study. American Diabetes Association 68th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA, June 9, 2008.
  4. Yeung E, Appel L, Miller ER 3rd, WHL Kao. The Effects of Macronutrient Intake on High Molecular Weight (HMW) and Total Adiponectin in the Optimal Macronutrient Intake Heart Trial to Prevent Heart Disease (OMNI-Heart). American Diabetes Association 68th Scientific Sessions, San Francisco, CA, June 9, 2008.
  5. Yeung E, Hu F, Chen L, Louis G, Schisterman E, Solomon C, Willett W, Zhang C. Life Course Weight Characteristics and Risk of Gestational Diabetes. American Diabetes Association 69th Scientific Sessions, New Orleans, LA, June 9, 2009.
  6. Yeung E, Zhang C, Buck Louis G, Hu FB Childhood body size and life course weight characteristics in association with the risk of incident type 2 diabetes - findings from a prospective cohort of 109,013 women. Obesity Society 27th Annual meeting, Washington DC, October 27, 2009.
  7. Yeung E, Zhang C, Albert P, Ye A, Mumford S, Hediger M, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman E. Influence of obesity on menstrual cycle patterns of sex hormones. Society for Pediatric and Perinatal Epidemiologic Research (SPER) 23rd annual meeting, Seattle, WA, June 23, 2010.
  8. *Boghossian N, Yeung E, Albert P, Mendola P, Laughon S, Zhang C. Changes in Diabetes Status between Pregnancies and Newborn Outcomes. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington DC, May 4, 2013.

Poster presentations

  1. Yeung E, Zhang C, Ye A, Chen L, Mumford S, Perkins N, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman E. Associations of sex hormones and sex hormone–binding globulin levels with insulin sensitivity in young women: BioCycle Study. Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology 22nd Annual Meeting, Annaheim, CA, June 22, 2009.
  2. Yeung E, Zhang C, Chen L, Ye A, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman E. Racial differences in the relationship between sex hormone binding globulin and body composition in young premenopausal women: the BioCycle Study. Obesity Society 27th Annual meeting, Washington DC, October 25, 2009.
  3. Yeung E, Zhang C, Bowers K, Hu F, Qi L. Neuropeptide Y gene variants and obesity: longitudinal analyses in two cohorts. American Diabetes Association 70th Scientific Sessions, Orlando, FL, June 27, 2010. (Featured poster on Obesity guided tour.)
  4. Yeung E, Hu FB, Qi F, Zhang C. Novel abdominal adiposity genes, plasma adipokines, and risk of type 2 diabetes. Society for Epidemiologic Research 43rd annual meeting, Seattle, WA, June 23-26, 2010.
  5. Yeung EH, Sun Q, Bowers K, Hu F, Zhang C. Zinc: friend or foe - a prospective study of habitual zinc consumption and the risk of gestational diabetes. Society for Pediatric & Perinatal Epidemiology 23rd Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada, June 20, 2011.
  6. *Blondin SA, Yeung EH, Mumford SL, Zhang C, Browne RW, Wactawski-Wende J, Schisterman EF. Serum retinol and carotenoids in association with biomarkers of insulin resistance among healthy, premenopausal women: the BioCycle Study. Society for Epidemiologic Research 44th annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 29,2012.
  7. *Boghossian NS, Yeung EH, Mumford SL, Zhang C, Gaskins AJ, Wactawski-Wende J, and Schisterman EF. Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and body fat in premenopausal women: the BioCycle study. Society for Epidemiologic Research 44th annual meeting, Minneapolis, MN, June 27,2012.
  8. *Boghossian NS, Yeung EH, Albert P, Poon A, Zhang C. Maternal Adherence to the Mediterranean Diet in Association With Offspring Birthweight and Infant Growth. Obesity Society 30th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 21, 2012.
  9. Yeung E, Zhang C, Boghossian NS, Koo, W. Determinants of Neonatal Body Adiposity Assessed By Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry. Obesity Society 30th Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, September 21, 2012.
  10. *Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Albert PS, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle SN, Zhang C. Changes in Diabetes Status Between Pregnancies and Impact on Newborn Outcomes. Society for Epidemiologic Research 45th annual meeting, Boston, MA, June 19, 2013.
  11. *Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Mendola P, Laughon SK, Hinkle SN, Zhang C, Albert PS. Changes in Diabetes Status Between Pregnancies and Impact on Newborn Outcomes. Society for Epidemiologic Research 45th annual meeting, Boston, MA, June 18, 2013.
  12. Hinkle SN, Laughon SK, Sjaarda L, Mendola P, Boghossian NS, Yeung E, Albert PS. The association between parity and birthweight in a longitudinal consecutive pregnancy cohort. Society for Epidemiologic Research 45th annual meeting, Boston, MA, June 18, 2013.
  13. *Robledo CA, Mendola P, Yeung E, Mannisto T, Sundaram R, Liu D, Ying Q, Sherman S, Lipsky L, Laughon SK. Preconception air pollution exposures and risk of gestational diabetes mellitus. Society for Epidemiologic Research 45th annual meeting, Boston, MA, June 18, 2013.

*Presentations by Mentees

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Powe NR, Yeung E.Do For-Profit Dialysis Companies Care More about Profits than Patients? Inner City Nephrology. Ed. Ifudu. Authorhouse, 2004.
  2. Yeung E, Song Y, Zhang C. Ch 126: Maternal anthropometric indices and gestational diabetes.In: Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease. Springer Science and Business Media, 2012; 2047-2072.
  3. Song Y, Yeung E, Zhang C. Ch 127: Body size at birth and risk of type 2 diabetes in adult life.In: Handbook of Anthropometry: Physical Measures of Human Form in Health and Disease. Springer Science and Business Media, 2012; 2073-2090.