Shaoyong Su

Associate Professor

Shaoyong Su

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science: GA Prevention Institute

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

College of Nursing
Department of Physiological and Technological Nursing

  • (706) 721-6295
  • HS 1721

Education

  • Ph.D., Epidemiology Peking Union Medical College, 2005

Awards & Honors

  • Abstract selected by the American Psychosomatic Society's Program Committee as being especially newsworthy 2014 American Psychosomatic Society 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting, 2014

  • Recipient of the Scott Grundy Award for Excellence in Metabolism Research, Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention / Nutrition, Physical Activity and Metabolism 2013 Scientific Sessions, American Heart Association, 2013

  • Outstanding Young Basic Science Faculty Award Georgia Health Sciences University, 2012

  • Finalist for the Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators 49th Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention Annual Conference, American Heart Association, 2009

  • Postdoctoral Merit Award Emory University, 2008

Teaching Interests

genetic epidemiology; epidemiology

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Adverse childhood experiences and blood pressure trajectories from childhood to young adulthood the georgia stress and heart study, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Obesity is associated with more activated neutrophils in African American male youth, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Specific genetic influences on nighttime blood pressure, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Adverse childhood experiences are associated with detrimental hemodynamics and elevated circulating endothelin-1 in adolescents and young adults, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • DNA methylation of the LY86 gene is associated with obesity, insulin resistance, and inflammation, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

I am a genetic epidemiologist with broad interest on the complex interplay of emotional and behavioral factors, such as major depression and psychological stress, with the development of cardiovascular disease, obesity and metabolic disorders. Currently, I focus on genetic and epigenetic mechanisms underlying the neural-cardiac interaction.

Department Service

  • Interim Director, Division of Epidemiology 2017 - Present

Professional Service

  • Brain, Behavior, and Immunity 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Circulation 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Hypertension Research 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer
  • Journal of Affective Disorders 2015 - Present

    Role: Reviewer