Ying Liu, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H.

Research Mentor: Wei Zheng, M.D., Ph.D.

Thesis Topic: Obesity and Cancer: Integrated Analysis of Genetic and Prospective Cohort Data in UK Biobank

First Position: Biostatistician, Cancer Vaccine Institute, University of Washington

Ying Liu came to Vanderbilt from Wuhan, a beautiful city in middle China. She earned a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Chinese pharmacy and pharmacology at Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine.She spent three years prior to joining the program studying and working at the Yale School of Public Health in the area of cancer epidemiology and prevention as well as social and behavioral epidemiology. She graduated from there in 2013 with the Master of Public Health degree in chronic disease epidemiology and a certificate in Regulatory Affairs track.