Dr. Lu Qi is Director of Tulane Personalized Health Institute, and Director of Tulane University Obesity Research Center. His research focuses on nutritional epidemiology, nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics of obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases. As the Principal Investigator, he has led more than ten projects funded by NIH, American Heart Associations, and other funding agencies. He has published more than 400 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals, including the high-impact journals such as N Engl J Med., JAMA, BMJ, Circulation, J Am Coll Cardiol., Eur Heart J., Nature, Nature Genetics and Nature Medicine. He has also written more than 10 book chapters and edited a textbook entitled ‘Gene-Environment Interactions and Human Diseases’. Dr. Qi is a fellow of American Heart Association (FAHA), American College of Nutrition (FACN), and The Obesity Society (FOS).