Jie Mi, MD, PhD
Professor in cardiovascular pediatric epidemiology, child & adolescent health care. The honorary director of Center for Non-communicable Disease Management, Beijing Children's Hospital, Capital Medical University, National Center for Children's Health.
Professor Mi’s research interest is fetal and childhood origins of adult chronic diseases. As a leading expert in studying childhood obesity, hypertension and bone mineral health in China, she has directed several large cohort studies in tracking CVD risk factors beginning in childhood on lifelong health outcomes. She has made important contributions to prevent CVD risks in young people in China through developing national guidelines for prevention and treatment of obesity and hypertension in children and adolescents. She directed the development of the widely used Chinese age-sex-height-specific blood pressure percentiles for classifying childhood hypertension in China, and also the latest development of body composition (adiposity, muscle, bone mineral density) reference standards for children aged 3 to 18 years. She has published 362 papers in peer-reviewed journals. She is serving on a number of national and international expert panels and review committees, and also the editorial boards for more than ten peer-reviewed journals.