Chenjie worked with Dr. Wei Zheng to study risk factors for colorectal cancer survival and genetic epidemiology of cancer etiology.
After getting her Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, she decided to get training in public health and obtained a MPH degree in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta. During her MPH studies, she was interested in nutritional factors in colorectal carcinogenesis and primary prevention of colorectal cancer.
I came to Vanderbilt for two reasons. I really like the research team in Cancer Epidemiology at Vanderbilt, which is composed of experienced and highly productive researchers. It is a great opportunity for me to work with these brilliant epidemiologists. I also like the city, Nashville, which is a small and quiet town. It is a great place for PhD students who want to focus on their research.