Lingeng Lu, MD, PhD

Research Scientist in Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Center for Biomedical Data Science

Yale Cancer Center: Cancer Prevention and Control


Dr. Lu is currently a Research Scientist  in the Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Lu’s research focuses on determining the role of genetic, epigenetic and environmental factors in the susceptibility and clinical outcome of chronic diseases, particularly human cancer (gynecologic and gastrointestinal cancer), metabolic syndrome, HIV/ADIS, mental and reproductive health. He is now leading the Molecular Cancer Epidemiology Laboratory and Shared Resource of the Yale Cancer Center and YSPH, and develops molecular biology tools and technologies, providing critical laboratory supports for studies by colleagues. His research also involves data mining, bioinformatics and pathway analyses, DNA/RNA secondary structure. Using next-generation small RNA-seq technologies, he recently explored the associations of miRNAs in circulating cell-secreted exosomes and HIV-associated neurological disorders. His research has addressed the prognostic and predictive values of genetic, epigenetic (non-coding RNAs and DNA methylation), growth factors and immunological factors in several human malignancies, and the effect of the biological and environmental factors on the risk of several chronic diseases.

Education & Training

PhD Texas A & M University (2004)
MS Shanghai Medical University, Epidemiology (1999)
MD Shanghai Medical University (1991)
Postdoctoral Associate Yale University School of Medicine

Honors & Recognition

  • Tom Slick Graduate Research FellowTexas A&M University (2003)

  • Graduate Student Travel AwardAmerican Society for Microbiology (2003)

  • Shanghai Municipality Science and Technology Progress AwardShanghai Municipality Science and Technology (2001)

Professional Service

  • Clinical Epigenetics (2018 - Present) Statistical Editor

  • Scientific Reports (2017 - Present) Editor

  • Case Report in Oncology Medicine (2013 - 2017) Editor

  • World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (2011 - Present) Associate Editor

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science (2008 - Present) Member

  • American Association of Cancer Research (2005 - Present) Member

  • American Society of Microbiology (2001 - 2006) Member

  • Shanghai Association of Preventive Medicine (1998 - 2003) Board member of Director

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Lingeng Lu, MD, PhD
Office Location
60 College Street, Ste 706
New Haven, CT 06510
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Mailing Address
Chronic Disease EpidemiologyPO Box 208034
60 College Street

New Haven, CT 06520-8034