Tongzhang Zheng DSc

Susan Dwight Bliss Professor (Adjunct) of Epidemiology (Environmental Health)

Departments & Organizations

Environmental Influences

Cancer Prevention and Control

School of Public Health: Global Health Concentration

Cancer Prevention and Control

Research Interests

Environmental exposures; gene polymorphisms; gene-environment interaction and human health; Cancer epidemiology and etiology more...


  • D.Sc., Harvard University, 1990

Selected Publications

  • Conde L, Halperin E, Brown KM, Smedby KE, Rothman N, Nieter A, Slager SL, Brooks-Wilson A, Agana L, Akers NK, Riby J, Adami H, Chang ET, Darabi H, Glimelius B, Hjalgri H, Humphreys K, Liu L, Low HQ, Melbye M, Cozen W, Davis S, Hartge P, Morton LM, Schenk M, Wang SS, Armstrong B, Kricker A, Milliken S, Purdue MP, Vajdic CM, Boyle P, Lan Q, Zahm S, Zhang Y, Zheng T, et al. Genome-wide association study identifies novel HLA-DQB1 risk alleles specific to follicular lymphoma. Nat Genet. 2010;42(8):661-4.
  • Hoffman A, Zheng T, Yi CH, Leaderer D, Weidhaas J, Slack F, Zhang Y, Paranjape T, Zhu Y. microRNA miR-196a-2 and Breast Cancer: A Genetic and Epigenetic Association Study and Functional Analysis. Cancer Research 2009; 69(14): 5970-7 PMID: 19567675.
  • Wang R, Zhang Y, Lan Q, Holford TR, Leaderer B, SH Zahm, Dosemeci M, Rothman N, Boyle P, Zhu Y, Qin Q, and Zheng T. Occupational exposure to solvents and risks for non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in Connecticut women Am J Epidemiol 2009; 15;169(2): 176-85. PMID: 19056833.



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