Department of Epidemiology
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, USA
Dr. Hui-Qi Qu’s research interest includes: (1) genetic epidemiology and functional genomics of human common diseases (e.g. obesity, diabetes, and tuberculosis); (2) translational research and biomarker development. He was trained as a clinical doctor of internal medicine in China. From 2003 to 2010, he worked on the genetics of type 1 diabetes and neonatal diabetes by candidate-based approach and genome-wide association study (GWAS) at McGill University, Canada. His study resulted in the identification of novel type 1 diabetes (T1D) loci and a novel gene critical in pancreas development, and the elucidation of molecular mechanisms of diabetes. In 2010, he joined the University of Texas School of Public Health. One of his major research interests is the genetic and environmental risk factors for tuberculosis.
Genetic epidemiology, functional genomics, translational research, Diabetes, Obesity, Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, Tuberculosis.