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  • Dr. Zhiwei Gao, MD, PhD

Appointments:

Assistant Professor, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St.John’s 

Affiliations:

Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Research Interests:

Genetic epidemiology of chronic diseases including cancer, asthma and COPD, and Tuberculosis

Dr. Gao graduated in Medicine from Tianjin Medical University and received his MSc in clinical Epidemiology and PhD in Epidemiology from University of Alberta. His main research areas include epidemiology of cancer, asthma, COPD, genetic epidemiology of occupational lung diseases and Tuberculosis, large population health data and statistical modeling.

Membership Status:

Dr. Zhewei Gao is a BHCRI Senior Scientist

Phone:

(709) 864-6523

Email:

zgao@mun.ca

Address:

Room 4M130, Clinical Epidemiology Unit, Dept. of Medicine, Memorial University, 300 Prince Philip Drive, St. John’s, NL, A1B 3V6, Canada

Publications:

Gao Z, Parhar A, Heffernan C, Ahmed R, Egedahl M, Long R (2015) . "a population-based study of tuberculosis case-fatality in Canada: do Aboriginal peoples fare less well?”. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2015 JUL:19(7):772-779. 

Parhar A, Gao Z (co-first author), Heffernan C, Ahmed R, Egedahl M, Long R (2015). Is early tuberculosis death associated with increased tuberculosis transmission? PLoS One 10(1):e0117036.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117036

A. Hah, H. Kharrat, R. Ahmed, Z. Gao, E. Der, E. Hansen, R. Long, D. Kunimoto, R. Cooper (2015). Serum drug concentrations of INH and RIF predict two month sputum culture results in M. tuberculosis infection. International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease. 2015 JAN:19(2):210-215. 

Z. Gao, JA Dosman, DC Rennie, DA Schwartz, IV Yang, J Beach, A Senthilselvan (2014): Effect of NOS3 polymorphism on lung function among workers in swine operation: results of two studies. The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2014 Aug:134(2):485-488.

Z. Gao, JA Dosman, DC Rennie, DA Schwartz, IV Yang, J Beach, A Senthilselvan (2013): Association of Toll-like receptor 2 gene polymorphisms with lung function in workers in swine operations. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013 Jan;110(1):44-50. 

M. Winget, J. Fleming, X. Li, Z. Gao and C. Butts (2011): Uptake and tolerance of adjuvant chemotherapy in early stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients in Alberta, Canada. Lung Cancer. 2011 Apr;72(1):52-8. 

Z. Gao, D. Rennie and A. Senthilselvan (2010). Allergic rhinitis and genetic components: Focus on toll-like receptors (TLRs) gene polymorphism. The Application of Clinical Genetics. 2010. Nov; 2010(3):109-120.

G. Low, N. Keating, Z. Gao (2009). The differential importance of personal and environmental resources to older Canadians.  The Canadian Review of Sociology. 2009 Nov; 46(4):371-392.

M. Winget, J. Stanger, Z. Gao, C. Butts (2009). Predictors of surgery and consult with an oncologist for adjuvant chemotherapy in early stage Non-small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) patients in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 2009 May; 4(5):629-34.

B. Danielson, M. Winget, Z. Gao, B. Murray, R. Pearcey (2008). Palliative radiotherapy for women with breast cancer. Clin Oncol (R Coll Radiol). 2008 Sep;20(7):506-12. 

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