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Yeyi Zhu, PhD

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Kaiser Permanente Division of Research
2000 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94612

(510) 891-5937  (phone)
yeyi.zhu@kp.org


Yeyi Zhu, PhD, is a Staff Scientist at the Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research. She received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and M.S. in Statistics and Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences from The University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Zhu completed her postdoctoral training on nutritional and environmental epidemiology with an intramural research training award at Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health And Human Development (NICHD), NIH.

In August 2016, Dr. Zhu joined the DOR to expand the scale and generalizability of her work in real-world health care settings serving over 3 million members. Dr. Zhu’s research interests are at the interface of disease etiology and prevention strategies in the arena of women’s and children’s health across the lifespan. She has conducted collaborative investigations in etiological research using panels of pathway-driven biomarkers to identify pre-diagnostic markers for gestational diabetes (GDM) and its progression to type 2 diabetes after delivery, as well as the respective underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. In addition, She has collaborated with investigators of the NICHD initiated Consortium in Safe Labor Study of more than 228,000 pregnancies and investigated the associations between air pollution (i.e., criteria air pollutants and air toxics) and adverse pregnancy and birth outcomes.

Finally, using national cohort data from surveys, disease registries, and electronic medical records, she applies a life course approach to examine the developmental origins of metabolic impairments of high-risk offspring born to women with GDM, which may inform upstream preventive strategies to interrupt the vicious intergenerational cycle of GDM and its adverse sequelae across the lifespan.

Current Position(s):

  • Staff Scientist, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

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Primary Research Interests:

  • Developmental origins of metabolic impairments
  • Gestational diabetes and type 2 diabetes
  • Fetal growth and childhood obesity
  • Nutrition in critical windows of development
  • Prenatal exposure to environmental hazards

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​​Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy, and offspring growth through 7 years of age; a prospective cohort study.

Author(s): Zhu Y; ,; Olsen SF; Mendola P; Halldorsson TI; ,; ,; Rawal S; Hinkle SN; Yeung EH; Chavarro JE; Grunnet LG; Granström C; Bjerregaard AA; Hu FB; Zhang C;
PubMed abstract

Ambient air pollution and risk of gestational hypertension.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Zhang C; Liu D; Ha S; Kim SS; Pollack A; Mendola P.
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​Insulin-Like Growth Factor Axis and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Longitudinal Study in a Multiracial Cohort

Author(s): Zhu Y; Mendola P; Albert PS; Bao W; Hinkle SN; Tsai MY; Zhang C;
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​Growth and obesity through the first 7 y of life in association with levels of maternal glycemia during pregnancy; a prospective cohort study.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Olsen SF; Mendola P; Yeung EH; Vaag A; Bowers K; Liu A; Bao W; Li S; Madsen C; Grunnet LG; Granström C; Hansen S; Martin K; Chavarro JE; Hu FB; Langhoff-Roos J; Damm P; Zhang C
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Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes and Risk of Progression to Type 2 Diabetes; a Global Perspective.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Zhang C
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Maternal dietary intakes of refined grains during pregnancy and growth through the first 7 y of life among children born to women with gestational diabetes.

Author(s): Zhu Y; ,; Olsen SF; Mendola P; Halldorsson TI; ,; ,; Yeung EH; Granström C; Bjerregaard AA; Wu J; Rawal S; Chavarro JE; ,; Hu FB; ,; Zhang C;
PubMed abstract

Maternal dietary intakes of refined grains during pregnancy and growth through the first 7 y of life among children born to women with gestational diabetes

Author(s): Zhu Y; Olsen SF; Mendola P; Halldorsson TI; Yeung EH; Granstr�m C; Bjerregaard AA; Wu J; Rawal S; Chavarro JE; Hu FB; Zhang C
PubMed abstract

​​Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy, and offspring growth through 7 years of age; a prospective cohort study.

Author(s): Zhu Y; ,; Olsen SF; Mendola P; Halldorsson TI; ,; ,; Rawal S; Hinkle SN; Yeung EH; Chavarro JE; Grunnet LG; Granström C; Bjerregaard AA; Hu FB; Zhang C;
PubMed abstract

Maternal consumption of artificially sweetened beverages during pregnancy, and offspring growth through 7 years of age: a prospective cohort study

Author(s): Zhu Y; Olsen SF; Mendola P; Halldorsson TI; Rawal S; Hinkle SN; Yeung EH; Chavarro JE; Grunnet LG; Granstr�m C; Bjerregaard AA; Hu FB; Zhang C
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Validation of Self-Reported Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes at Six Weeks Postpartum.

Author(s): Hinkle SN; Rawal S; Zhu Y; Grewal J; Albert PS; Zhang C.;
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Validation of Self-Reported Diagnosis of Gestational Diabetes at Six Weeks Postpartum

Author(s): Hinkle SN; Rawal S; Zhu Y; Grewal J; Albert PS; Zhang C
PubMed abstract

Ambient air pollution and risk of gestational hypertension.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Zhang C; Liu D; Ha S; Kim SS; Pollack A; Mendola P.
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​Ambient temperature and air quality in relation to small for gestational age and term low birthweight.

Author(s): Ha S; Zhu Y; Liu D; Sherman S; Mendola P;
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Plasma concentrations of lipids during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes mellitus: A longitudinal study.

Author(s): Bao W; ,; Dar S; Zhu Y; Wu J; Rawal S; Li S; Weir NL; Tsai MY; Zhang C;
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The Pregnancy Environment and Lifestyle Study (PETALS); a population-based longitudinal multi-racial birth cohort

Author(s): Zhu Y; Hedderson MM; Feng J; Mevi AA; Ferrara A
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​A longitudinal study of sleep duration in pregnancy and subsequent risk of gestational diabetes: findings from a prospective, multiracial cohort.

Author(s): Rawal S; Hinkle SN; Zhu Y; Albert PS; Zhang C;
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Racial/ethnic differences in preterm perinatal outcomes.

Author(s): Wallace ME; Mendola P; Kim SS; Epps N; Chen Z; Smarr M; Hinkle SN; Zhu Y; Grantz KL;
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Ambient Temperature and Early Delivery of Singleton Pregnancies.

Author(s): Ha S; Liu D; Zhu Y; Kim SS; Sherman S; Mendola P.
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Spontaneous and indicated preterm delivery risk is increased among overweight and obese women without prepregnancy chronic disease

Author(s): Kim SS; Mendola P; Zhu Y; Hwang BS; Grantz KL
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​A longitudinal study of iron status during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes: findings from a prospective, multiracial cohort.

Author(s): Rawal S; Hinkle SN; Bao W; Zhu Y; Grewal J; Albert PS; Weir NL; Tsai MY; Zhang C;
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Proximity to major roadways and prospectively-measured time-to-pregnancy and infertility.

Author(s): Mendola P; Sundaram R; Louis GMB; Sun L; Wallace ME; Smarr MM; Sherman S; Zhu Y; Ying Q; Liu D;
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​A longitudinal study of depression and gestational diabetes in pregnancy and the postpartum period

Author(s): Hinkle SN; Buck Louis GM; Rawal S; Zhu Y; Albert PS; Zhang C
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​Insulin-Like Growth Factor Axis and Gestational Diabetes Mellitus: A Longitudinal Study in a Multiracial Cohort

Author(s): Zhu Y; Mendola P; Albert PS; Bao W; Hinkle SN; Tsai MY; Zhang C;
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Obstetric and Neonatal Risks Among Obese Women Without Chronic Disease.

Author(s): Kim SS; Zhu Y; Grantz KL; Hinkle SN; Chen Z; Wallace ME; Smarr MM; Epps NM; Mendola P
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​Exposure to Ambient Air Pollution and Premature Rupture of Membranes.

Author(s): Wallace ME; Grantz KL; Liu D; Zhu Y; Kim SS; Mendola P
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Dietary Patterns and the Risk of Hypertension Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; A Prospective Cohort Study.

Author(s): Li S; Zhu Y; Chavarro JE; Bao W; Tobias DK; Ley SH; Forman JP; Liu A; Mills J; Bowers K; Strøm M; Hansen S; Hu FB; Zhang C
PubMed abstract

​Growth and obesity through the first 7 y of life in association with levels of maternal glycemia during pregnancy; a prospective cohort study.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Olsen SF; Mendola P; Yeung EH; Vaag A; Bowers K; Liu A; Bao W; Li S; Madsen C; Grunnet LG; Granström C; Hansen S; Martin K; Chavarro JE; Hu FB; Langhoff-Roos J; Damm P; Zhang C
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Age at Menarche and Risk of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; A Prospective Cohort Study Among 27,482 Women.

Author(s): Chen L; Li S; He C; Zhu Y; Buck Louis GM; Yeung E; Hu FB; Zhang C
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​Predictive Models for Characterizing Disparities in Exclusive Breastfeeding Performance in a Multi-ethnic Population in the US.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Hernandez LM; Mueller P; Dong Y; Hirschfeld S; Forman MR;
PubMed abstract

Prevalence of Gestational Diabetes and Risk of Progression to Type 2 Diabetes; a Global Perspective.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Zhang C
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Low Carbohydrate-Diet Scores and Long-term Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Among Women With a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus; A Prospective Cohort Study.

Author(s): Bao W; Li S; Chavarro JE; Tobias DK; Zhu Y; Hu FB; Zhang C
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Maternal ambient air pollution exposure preconception and during early gestation and offspring congenital orofacial defects.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Zhang C; Liu D; Grantz KL; Wallace M; Mendola P
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Longer breastfeeding duration reduces the positive relationships among gestational weight gain, birth weight and childhood anthropometrics.

Author(s): Zhu Y; Hernandez LM; Dong Y; Himes JH; Hirschfeld S; Forman MR
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Arm span and ulnar length are reliable and accurate estimates of recumbent length and height in a multiethnic population of infants and children under 6 years of age.

Author(s): Forman MR; Zhu Y; Hernandez LM; Himes JH; Dong Y; Danish RK; James KE; Caulfield LE; Kerver JM; Arab L; Voss P; Hale DE; Kanafani N; Hirschfeld S
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Data Acquisition and Preprocessing in Studies on Humans: What Is Not Taught in Statistics Classes?

Author(s): Zhu Y; Hernandez LM; Mueller P; Dong Y; Forman MR
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