The Friedman School pursues cutting-edge research and education from cell to society, including in molecular nutrition, human metabolism, population studies, clinical trials, nutrition interventions and behavior change, communication, food systems and sustainability, global food insecurity, humanitarian crises, and food economics and policy.
Mengxi is a Ph.D. candidate enrolled in the Nutritional Epidemiology and Data Science program at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. Mengxi is passionate about investigating nutrition as a modifiable factor for promoting healthy eating and the well-being of cancer survivors and the general population. She actively participated in research that evaluated nutritional needs and barriers experienced by adult cancer survivors, the feasibility of nutrition intervention in pediatric cancer patients, and dietary intake or diet quality in association with cancer survival outcomes. Her current research focuses on studying the impact of food intake and nutrition policy interventions on cancer and cardiometabolic health in the U.S. Prior to her doctoral training, Mengxi graduated from Tufts with a Master of Nutrition Science in Biochemical and Molecular Nutrition and a Master of Public Health specializing in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. After graduation, she received clinically focused dietetic training at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and became a Registered Dietitian in 2018.
Master of Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
Master of Public Health, School of Medicine, Tufts University