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 doctoral student enrolled in the Nutritional Epidemiology program at Friedman School. She graduated from Tufts with Master of Nutrition Science and Master of Public Health specialized in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. After graduation, she went to Brigham and Women’s Hospital to be trained as a Registered Dietitian. Mengxi has particular interest and experience in conducting population-based studies to investigate how nutrition impact cancer outcomes. She has been involved in multiple interdisciplinary projects to evaluate the associations between dietary intake and/or diet quality and survival outcomes among pediatric and adult cancer survivors. She is focusing on how nutrition-related policies can reduce cancer burden in the US.