Xiaobin Wang, MD, PhD
Adjunct Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Dept of Pediatrics

MD, Beijing Medical University
ScD, Johns Hopkins University
MPH, Tulane University

Dr. Wang is a board certified pediatrician and a molecular epidemiologist whose work unites biomarkers, clinical medicine, epidemiology, and disease prevention. She has served as the principal investigator (PI) of multiple large-scale molecular and genetic epidemiological studies funded by the National Institute of Health, with a particular focus on environmental factors, nutritional biomarkers, genetic variants, epigenetic alterations, and their interactions in complex human diseases, including reproductive and pregnancy outcomes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, and other high-impact diseases such as food allergy and asthma. Dr. Wang and her team have established three large study cohorts (Boston Birth Cohort, Chicago Family-based Cohort, and Chinese Twin Cohort).

Along with extensive epidemiological and clinical data as well as related biorepositories, these cohorts are well-designed for studying a broad range of health and disease outcomes and early life precursors of pediatric and adult diseases. Dr. Wang has authored and co-authored more than 140 publications and many of them appear in prestigious medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Lancet. Her work has contributed to the understanding of environmental exposures, genetic susceptibility and gene-environment interactions in complex human diseases. Her work has provided evidence on folic acid supplementation in the prevention of stroke for populations without folate grain fortification; and was cited by the American Stroke Association in the latest guidelines for the prevention of stroke. Dr. Wang served as a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Understanding Premature Birth and Assuring Healthy Outcomes. She is a regular member of the NIH study section.

Dr. Wang received her MD from Beijing Medical University in Beijing, China, and a master of public health from the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine at Tulane University in New Orleans. She also received a doctor of science degree from the Department of Maternal and Child Health at the Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in Baltimore. She completed a three-year research fellowship in Environmental Epidemiology at the Harvard University School of Public Health and a residency in pediatrics at the Boston University Medical Center.

Molecular Epidemiology of Preterm Birth: Environmental and Genetic Interactions
03/01/2002 - 12/31/2003 (PI)
March of Dimes

Rotating Shiftwork and Reproductive Outcomes
07/01/2000 - 04/30/2001 (PI)
Harvard School of Public Health NIH NICHD

Gene Polymorphism, Infection I
09/24/2001 - 07/31/2006 (PI)
5R01HD041702-03 (A)

Molecular Epidemiology of Preterm Birth
03/27/2002 - 02/28/2005 (PI)
5R21ES11666-02 (A)

Dde, Endocrine Disruption
09/01/2001 - 08/31/2004 (PI)
1R01ES11682-03 (A)


Yr Title Project-Sub Proj Pubs
2023 Maternal Exposure to Low Level Mercury, Metabolome, and Child Cardiometabolic Risk in Multi-Ethnic Prospective Birth Cohorts 5R01ES031272-04
2022 Immune Development Across the Life Course: Integrating Exposures and Multi-Omics in the Boston Birth Cohort 1U01ES034983-01
2022 Functional RNA Modifications, Micronutrient Exposure, Developmental Disabilities 5R01ES031521-03
2022 Maternal Exposure to Low Level Mercury, Metabolome, and Child Cardiometabolic Risk in Multi-Ethnic Prospective Birth Cohorts 5R01ES031272-03
2022 Preterm Birth and Child Long-term Cardiometabolic Risk: Integrate Proteomics with Birth Cohort 2R01HD041702-17
2021 Functional RNA Modifications, Micronutrient Exposure, Developmental Disabilities 5R01ES031521-02
2021 Maternal Exposure to Low Level Mercury, Metabolome, and Child Cardiometabolic Risk in Multi-Ethnic Prospective Birth Cohorts 5R01ES031272-02
2021 Inter-generational Link of Cardio-Metabolic Risk: Integrate Multi-OMICs with Birth Cohort 5R01HD098232-03 2
2020 Functional RNA Modifications, Micronutrient Exposure, Developmental Disabilities 1R01ES031521-01
2020 Maternal Exposure to Low Level Mercury, Metabolome, and Child Cardiometabolic Risk in Multi-Ethnic Prospective Birth Cohorts 1R01ES031272-01
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  1. Wang X, Chen C, Wang L, Chen D, Guang W, French J. Conception, early pregnancy loss, and time to clinical pregnancy: a population-based prospective study. Fertil Steril. 2003 Mar; 79(3):577-84. PMID: 12620443
  2. Wang X, Zuckerman B, Pearson C, Kaufman G, Chen C, Wang G, Niu T, Wise PH, Bauchner H, Xu X. Maternal cigarette smoking, metabolic gene polymorphism, and infant birth weight. JAMA. 2002 Jan 9; 287(2):195-202.View Related Profiles. PMID: 11779261
  3. Wang X, Zuckerman B, Kaufman G, Wise P, Hill M, Niu T, Ryan L, Wu D, Xu X. Molecular epidemiology of preterm delivery: methodology and challenges. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2001 Jul; 15 Suppl 2:63-77.View Related Profiles. PMID: 11520401
  4. Wang X, Chen D, Niu T, Wang Z, Wang L, Ryan L, Smith T, Christiani DC, Zuckerman B, Xu X. Genetic susceptibility to benzene and shortened gestation: evidence of gene-environment interaction. Am J Epidemiol. 2000 Oct 15; 152(8):693-700.View Related Profiles. PMID: 11052546

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